The Anaheim Ducks will host the 13th annual Dux in Tux presented by Honda this Friday, Feb. 22 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. Dedicated to raising funds for theAnaheim Ducks Foundation, the evening will feature some of Orange County’s most renowned chefs, each of whom has donated their time to the cause. Paired with an Anaheim Ducks “sous chef,” each chef will serve a table of 12 for a unique dining experience. With an expected attendance of over 300 guests, supporters of this sold-out event ($250 per plate) will enjoy an evening of stellar food and great company, while also learning about the primary program facilitated by the Anaheim Ducks Foundation: Ducks S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation & Education).
All local chefs featured at Dux in Tux have created a distinctive menu for their individual table (complete list of participants included below). A Ducks player will be paired with each chef to assist in meal preparation tableside for their guests. The evening will begin with a V.I.P. reception at 6 p.m., followed by a general reception at 6:30 p.m. and a seated dinner program at 7:30 p.m. During the dinner program co-emceed by Ducks television play-by-play announcer John Ahlers and Ducks television host Kent French, fifth-grade teacher Rachel Therrien of Graham Elementary School (Los Angeles) will be recognized for her selection as S.C.O.R.E. Captain. Each year, the S.C.O.R.E. Captain award is presented to a teacher or educator who exemplifies the mission of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation through his or her work within the S.C.O.R.E. program.
Also as part of the dinner program, a live auction with not-to-be missed packages and experiences will be offered. With Kent French serving as the live auctioneer, supporters can bid on four tickets to the 2014 BCS Championship Game at the Rose Bowl, a Ducks Road Trip package for later this season, a three-month all-access San Manuel Level (club level at Honda Center) pass including tickets to all Ducks regular season and playoff games and concerts including Rihanna, Fleetwood Mac, Andrea Bocelli and a one-of-a-kind dinner for six hosted by Ducks Head Coach Bruce Boudreau and his wife, Crystal.