What is Gourmets for God?
Gourmets for God is an inspired and fun-filled series of food-related events and opportunities for each of us to gather together, share some delicious food, support Center for Spiritual Living, and get to know others in our community.
Gourmets for God events include delicious food and other activities of all kinds; casual picnics, cooking classes, elegant meals, and fun food-related outings. Attend an event by bidding on a seat at the event during our annual Gourmets for God Silent Auction. Events in 2021 will be held July-December and may be held in-person or virtually. All in-person events will comply with current heath guidelines to reduce the risk of Covid transmission.
Attend an Event
Bid on a seat at the silent auction!
Gourmets for God 2021 – Important Dates
Event Dates: Jul-Nov 2021
Online Bidding: Fri, Apr 30, 9pm – Sun, May 23, 1pm
To Bid Online, Visit Silent Auction Pro
How do I bid on events in the Silent Auction?
If you’ve participated in other silent auctions before, you have most likely placed a bid to buy the whole event. The Gourmets for God Silent Auction operates differently, however. Rather than bidding on the event itself, you’ll be bidding for one seat at a specific event. If the event accommodates six people, then you will be bidding for just one of six possible seats. You can also bid for more than one seat if you plan to take a guest.
The Gourmets for God Silent Auction is ONLINE ONLY this year. To get registered as an official bidder, click the Silent Auction Pro link and then “Log-In/Register to Bid” on the top right. Download your Auction Book to view all events, get tips for online bidding, and help you keep track of your bids. There is no fee to register for the online auction and your credit card information is held securely and won’t be accessible to anyone else. You will only be charged when you win something!
While anyone can bid, and we do not place any limits on the number of events you can bid on, your bid is financially binding and you will be charged for all events for which you have submitted a winning bid. Please note that should any event need to be cancelled you will be offered the opportunity for a full refund. You do not need to be a CSL member to participate.
Upon winning, your bids will be processed on your credit card a few days following the close of the auction. You will receive an email with the event information and receipt. The event host will then contact you with the final details for attending. Happy bidding and enjoy your wins!
Tips about Bidding!
The Regular auction events have individual tiles to represent each available seat. To get the best deal, place your bid on a spot that says Current Bid: No Bid. If all the tiles already have bids placed on them, place your higher bid on one of the tiles to keep the bidding going.
Note: You will receive notification of being “outbid” via text message or email depending on which option you chose when registering.
The Buy-It-Now auction events have one tile showing the remaining number of seats available. To secure your spot, simply click on the tile and click the green “Buy It” button.
A Special Note
We are moving forward with our annual Auction Event this year. Our community’s safety and well being are a priority consideration for us and as an organization we are continuing to operate within the guidelines from the Washington State Health Dept. As the State guidelines and recommendations change, we will adjust our programming and events schedule accordingly. If any event must be cancelled, you will have the opportunity to receive a full refund.
Please note that Gourmets for God events are considered private events sponsored by the event host and chef. Event hosts determine any and all event restrictions, including COVID-19 vaccination requirements. If you have any questions about event restrictions, please reach out to the event host directly.
Tips for attending events:
All hosts for all events all year will be asked to have hand washing stations and sanitizing opportunities available for all guests as they enter homes.
All participants are to maintain physical distancing and wear masks when needed.
Host an Event!
Do you like to host events big and small, enjoy good food, and, most importantly, make new friends?
Yes! Then, being a Gourmets for God host might be the thing for you.
We are currently seeking event hosts and chefs to create inspired opportunities for people involved in the Center for Spiritual Living community to gather in-person or virtually and get to know one another.
Gourmets for God events include delicious food and other activities of all kinds; casual picnics, cooking classes, elegant meals, fun food related outings, and can be in-person or virtual – the sky is the limit! All in-person events will need to incorporate Covid safety guidelines.
If you have an event in mind, download the event form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about hosting or need some help with your idea, contact the Gourmets for God Team at email@example.com.