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SEATTLE, Wash. – (Dec. 29, 2008) – Too many cooks in the kitchen will be a good thing on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, as more than a dozen of Seattle's best and brightest chefs unite for the 17th annual Chefs' Dinner to benefit Seattle's Bailey-Boushay House, a skilled nursing facility for people living with HIV/AIDS and other complex, life-threatening diseases.

Guests will enjoy the best Seattle chefs have to offer at the hors d'oeuvres reception and silent wine auction at 5 p.m. An exclusive multi-course dinner featuring entrées by leading culinarians will follow the reception at 7 p.m. Bell Harbor International Conference Center hosts the event. Organizers hope to raise $200,000 to support the nutrition program at Bailey-Boushay House.

"AIDS is not over," said Brian Knowles, executive director of Bailey-Boushay House. "The complex nature of the disease requires that our residents and clients receive special care. The need for a facility like Bailey-Boushay House is greater than it ever has been. We owe many thanks to these culinary masters for putting on such a wonderful celebration of our work."

Featured Area Chefs:
Eric Banh, Baguette Box & Monsoon
Daniel Molina, Bailey-Boushay House
Jay Bartleson, Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Holly Smith, Café Juanita
Joseba Jimenez de Jimenez, The Harvest Vine and Txori
Chris Garr, Ivar's
Jim Drohman, Le Pichet & Café Presse
Brock Johnson, Lola
Rich Coffey, Madison Park Café
Eric Bechard, Opal
Adam Federoff, Rosebud Restaurant & Bar
Peter Birk, Ray's Boathouse
Craig Hetherington, TASTE Restaurant
Walter Pisano, Tulio
Erin Powell, Yarrow Bay Grill

Visit chefsdinner.org for more information.

About Bailey-Boushay House
Bailey-Boushay House, opened in 1992, is America's first skilled nursing facility that was planned, funded, built and staffed to meet the needs of people living with AIDS. The nationally-recognized facility provides care for people living with HIV/AIDS and other complex, life-threatening diseases promoting their health, well-being and functional independence. Bailey-Boushay is operated by Virginia Mason Medical Center.

Contact:
Alisha Mark
(206) 341-1509

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