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15th Annual Cocktails & Cuisine

Tickets are available NOW on Eventbrite!

Sip. Graze. Bid. Stargaze!

Join us LIVE and IN PERSON for Crisis Center North's signature fundraiser supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence! Welcome back to the foodie event of the season!

For the first time since 2019, Crisis Center North’s Cocktails & Cuisine (C&C) returns as an exciting OUTDOOR, LIVE and IN PERSON event at the Woodlands Foundation!

Friday, May 13, 2022, 6:00p
The Woodlands
134 Shenot Rd, Wexford, PA 15090


Live Entertainment

The regionally and nationally renowned jazz duo Jessica Lee, vocalist, and Mark Strickland, guitarist, provide the musical styling and ambiance for the evening. Visit www.jessicaleejazz.com for a sneak peek!

Experts in the Spotlight

Julie Grant, host on Court TV and former KDKA-TV legal reporter, joins Cocktails & Cuisine as emcee.

Chef Showdown! New and live: Esteemed regional chefs face off to prepare a dish on the spot. Emily Larsen, Spilling the Soup , & Christopher A. Galarza, Founder, Forward Dining Solutions LLC.

Foodie Judges from area media: Our super Foodie Judges are: food and garden maven Doug Oster: radio host Nan Cohen, heard on KDKA; Channing Powell, Made in PGH. Sampling the restaurant offerings, their votes determine the best in show for cuisine and desserts. All guests have vote for the People’s Choice award.

Auction for Advocacy

The excitement of our in-person, live and silent auctions returns! Browse from more than $25,000 worth of goods and services packaged to our delight in the silent auction, or join in the drama directly with the live auction, featuring Trips of a Lifetime.

Watch our social media for auction highlights!

Why this Event Matters...

“We count on the greater community’s support in our mission to empower victims of domestic violence and be vigilant in breaking the cycle of violence,” Grace Coleman, CCN executive director says. “Whether it’s counseling, our 24-hour hotline, or essential house referrals or everyday goods to sustain those in transition, our services are related to the urgent need of victims who may be sheltering in place with an abusive partner.”

Cocktails & Cuisine is an essential and principal source of individual and corporate donations for Crisis Center North during the agency’s fiscal year. In the organization’s tradition of innovation and response to vital individual and community needs, the event aims to give the victim service non-profit necessary resources for the provision of services and programming to survivors at no cost.

In lieu of tickets, CCN suggests community members and prospective attendees make donations in any amount online before and during the event. All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I purchase individual tickets, parking passes, or Tables of 8 for Cocktails & Cuisine?

A. Tickets are for sale on EventBrite. If you are having any difficulties, please contact Michael Brayack @ 724-709-4279 or mbrayack@crisiscenternorth.org for alternative options.
Q. What apparel is best for Cocktails & Cuisine?

A. Relaxed, business casual attire. The event is held primarily outdoors with pavilion and tent coverings, so please dress for weather as appropriate.
Q. Do I need a paper ticket for entry to the event?

A. No paper tickets used at Cocktails & Cuisine. At our registration table, you will simply tell us your name (if you purchased an individual ticket) or which group or table you are with if you are part of a Table of 8 or with a sponsoring organization. We will then collect your name and basic contact information and assign you a bid number to be used at Live and Silent Auctions.
Q. CORRECTION: I purchased a Parking Pass: When do I receive this?

A. This is a correction to the answer shown here from May 9-11: You should receive your Parking Pass via email by 24 hours in advance of the event. Please PRINT and place your Parking Pass on your vehicle's dashboard facing outward as you enter the Woodlands driveway. Please contact Michael Brayack @ 724-709-4279 or mbrayack@crisiscenternorth.org if your Parking Pass has not been received by the evening of May 12, 2022.

Please disregard any previous messages with contradictory instructions. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Q. Where do I park?

A. If you purchased a Parking Pass, you will be able to park at the Woodlands Foundation. Use the emailed PARKING PASS sent 24 hours in advance of the event. Please PRINT and place your Parking Pass on your vehicle's dashboard facing outward as you enter the Woodlands driveway.

If you do not have a Parking Pass, you will be able to park at Marshall Middle School (5145 Wexford Run Rd, Wexford, PA 15090). Two buses will be shuttling attendees to and from the Woodlands Foundation from 5:45-10:15pm.
Q. What if my question is not on this FAQ?

A. We are happy to address any other questions! Please contact Michael Brayack @ 724-709-4279 or mbrayack@crisiscenternorth.org with any concerns.

Event Sponsorships and Program Ads are still available

Individuals, corporations, local businesses, and community groups can also show their support for the mission of Crisis Center North by becoming an Event Sponsor. Each level of Sponsorship comes with its own perks, including tickets, parking passes, special mentions, and ads in the Cocktails & Cuisine Program Booklet (a cost-effective way to reach the 400+ dedicated attendees of the event over the last 15 years!).

Please see the Cocktails & Cuisine 2022 Pledge Form for details of what is included in each level, and please reach out to Crisis Center North directly for inquires. Purchase of individual quarter-sized, half page, and full page ads are also available.

Presenting - $5,000
Gold Spoon - $3,000
Silver Spoon - $1,400
Beverage Table - $1,000
Bronze Spoon - $500
Friend of CCN - $300 (Available on EventBrite)

All sponsorships are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Updated May 11, 2022