Tivoli Village Hosts Special Community Dinner to benefit Make-A-wish of Southern Nevada

Giving Back from the Chefs’ Table took place this past weekend, Sunday, October 18


This past Sunday, October 18 Tivoli Village hosted a special community dinner benefiting Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada where over 100 guests gathered under the night sky to enjoy an inspired five-course meal prepared by the city’s best and brightest culinary all-stars.


Local favorites Johnny Church (Artisanal Foods Café and Catering), Kim Canteenwalla (Made LV), Sam Marvin (Echo & Rig), Daniel Krohmer (Other Mama) and Desyree Alberganti (Gelatology) all donated their time and talents to create the mouth-watering menu which included:

  • A series of delectable passed appetizers including Nashville Hot Chicken and Bacon Deviled Eggs, prepared by Kim Canteenwalla.
  • Featuring a combination of fall flavors, Johnny Church presented a Curried Kabocha Squash Soup to kick off the seated portion of the meal.
  • Daniel Krohmer plated a light and flavorful dish of Fregola with Halibut and Clams.
  • Served family style, Sam Marvin prepared Baby Back Berkshire Pork Ribs which were braised, smoked and grilled alongside fresh herb spicy slaw.
  • Desyree Alberganti finished off the evening with a surprising flavor combination, serving Bosc Pear Carpaccio, Gorgonzola and Pear Gelato, topped with Oprto Sauce and Candied Walnuts for dessert.


In addition to the culinary lineup, Las Vegas headliner Clint Holmes closed out the evening with a set of fan favorites and wish inspired numbers.


The event donated 100 percent of the ticket sales to support the important work of Make-A-Wish Foundation and specifically to a special nine-year-old within the Las Vegas community, Emma Thurgood, who is battling a malignant neoplasm of the kidney, to help realize her dream of visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studio. Additionally, enough money was raised through the silent auction to fund another wish through the foundation.

Chef Johnny Church pouring his course for the event for guests_Credit Andrew James Chef Kim Canteenwalla poses with Make-A-Wish beneficiary Emma Thurgood_Credit Andrew James Desyree Alberganti of Gelatology plating her dessert_Credit Andrew James Emma Thurgood is presented with Harry Potter themed cupcake specially designed by local bakery Cupkates_Credit Andrew James Guests seated family style at Giving Back from the Chefs' Table_Credit Andrew James Ribs prepared by Chef Sam Marvin_Credit Andrew James Tables set for Giving Back from the Chefs' Table _October 18_Credit Andrew James


Photos courtesy of Tivoli Village


About Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is part of one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children living in Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda Counties. With the help of generous donors and more than 500 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada has granted over 1600 wishes since its inception in 1996.Visit Make-A-Wish at to learn more or visit Twitter/Instagram at @MakeAWish_SNV or Facebook at MakeAWishofSNV.


About Tivoli Village

Tivoli Village features a unique mix of retailers ranging from luxury brands to one-of-a-kind boutiques, as well as enticing restaurants. The exclusive shopping and dining destination is located in one of the most affluent sections of Southern Nevada, 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and adjacent to One Queensridge Place. Tivoli Village is currently developing a second phase that will add more than 270,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, entertainment and office space. For more information on events at Tivoli Village visit, follow Tivoli Village on Twitter or like Tivoli Village on Facebook.


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