A Toast to Our Attendees, Donors & Sponsors!
Our 31st Annual Gourmet Festival & Auction held at the Nashua Country Club on March 24th was an incredible success — and we have so many individuals and businesses to thank! This signature fundraiser for our Agency brought together some of the best local chefs and beverage vendors in the area, a large selection of “must have” donated auction items, plus generous sponsors and guests. With strong community support, we raised nearly $180,000 to support our mission!!!
What makes the Gourmet Festival & Auction so special?
Our guests tell us each year how much they enjoy the opportunity to chat with local chefs and sample some amazing cuisine. This is a fundraiser that appeals to those who are tired of the traditional “sit-down” chicken dinner. Plus by hosting it in an intimate setting at the Nashua Country Club, the event flows like a cocktail party, with opportunities for guests to network with each other. One long-time guest shared what she likes best about the event:
“I’ve been attending the Gourmet Festival and Auction for over ten years. It’s the best event in Nashua! Truly a ‘gourmet feast’ with an amazing variety of food. The auctions– both silent and live– always have great items. The Front Door is an agency I’m very happy to support. Their programs have a significant and important impact in our community.”
And it’s all thanks to the community in the first place! The generous donations of time, food/drink and biddable items are what makes it all possible!
Thank You, Participating Restaurants
We are so grateful to the many area restaurants and vendors who participated this year, donating their time and food, including: Bertucci’s, Bite Me Kupcakez, Burtons Grill & Bar, Celebration’s Catering, Courtyard by Marriott — The Event Center Nashua, Djinn Spirits, Frederick’s Pastries, Margargita’s, MOAT Mountain Brewing Company, MT’s Dining Group, Nashua Community College, Nashua Country Club, Not Your Average Joe’s, 110 Grill, Pho Tai Loc, Pine State Beverage, Southern Glazers & Wine of New Englad, and You You Japanese Bistro.
Thank You, Partners & Sponsors
The 31st Annual Gourmet Festival & Auction was presented by the Front Door Agency’s 2019 Corporate Partners: BAE Systems (Gold); and Bronze Partners: Bellwether Credit Union, Lowell Five, and Southern NH Health. Media Partners include The Telegraph and WMUR-TV and the Agency’s Community Partner is United Way of Greater Nashua.
Major Gourmet sponsors included RBC Wealth Management as presenting sponsor, as well as Caring Level Sponsors: Conway Office Solutions, Eastern Bank, Stanley Elevator, and UBS Financial. Eaton & Berube Insurance was the Golden Brick Sponsor. Additional Major Sponsors included Charles Schwab, Edward Jones, Enterprise Bank, Global Plastics, The Harbor Group, J. Lawrence Hall, Masi Plumbing & Heating, Metropolis Property Management, The Monahan Companies, NH Healthy Families, The Rev. Dr. Robert and Heidi Odierna, Optisure, The Provident Bank, The Polished Man, The Red Sox Foundation, Seelye & Schulz, Uniclean and Offices Established by Weisman, Tessier, Lambert & Halloran.