The Ducks will host the 14th annual Dux in Tux presented by Honda this Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Hilton Anaheim. Dedicated to raising funds for the Anaheim 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. Supporters of this sold-out event ($350/$500 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. The dinner program will co-emceed by Ducks television color commentator Brian Hayward and Ducks television host Kent French. In addition, Christine Mayfield from the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at California State University, Fullerton 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 an Anaheim Ducks Road Trip package; a One-of-a-kind Wine Cellar starter collection featuring hand-selected favorites from Anaheim Ducks players and coaches; Winnipeg to Anaheim: 22 years of Teemu package, including commemorative replica jerseys from all of his NHL franchises and a suite night for 10 to Anaheim’s Mar. 31 game vs. Winnipeg; Olympic send-off packages featuring country jerseys personalized by all seven Anaheim Ducks Olympians (Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Teemu Selanne, Jonas Hiller, Cam Fowler, Sami Vatanen and Jakob Silfverberg); and a one-of-a-kind dinner for six hosted by Ducks Head Coach Bruce Boudreau and his wife, Crystal.
About the Ducks S.C.O.R.E. Program
The award-winning Ducks S.C.O.R.E. program offers free educational standards-based curriculum to students through in-class and physical education. The program was developed in 2005 with the goal of making a positive impact with youth in local schools and hockey communities throughout Southern California. Based on the team’s goals in the community and through funding from the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, Ducks S.C.O.R.E. has been made free of charge to all its participants. The program uses the sport of hockey to teach educational themes, encourage healthy and active living, reinforce the importance of positive character building, and reward youth for their dedication of pursuing academic excellence. Through its initiatives, Ducks S.C.O.R.E. has contributed to the educational landscape within traditional and non-traditional settings while impacting over 28,000 students annually. For more information, visit ducksscore.com.
About The Anaheim Ducks Foundation
The mission of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation is to facilitate and support programs that produce positive change for children and families throughout Southern California by providing educational opportunities, broadening access to the sport of hockey and addressing the health and wellness needs of our community.
Through the Foundation, the Anaheim Ducks look to support exemplary Southern California nonprofit organizations and to help make a positive impact in the local community with programs such as Ducks S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation & Education).
Dux in Tux ParticipantsCHEFS & RESTAURANTSThree Seventy Common Kitchen + Drink
Hilton Anaheim - Kyung Soo Carroll
- Ryan Adams & Chef Wendie HuffmanAnaheim White House
- Bruno Serato & Chef Eddie Meza
Chef Aron Habiger Bruxie
- Dean Simon & Kelly Buca di Beppo
- Omar ArambulaChapter One
- Chicken WangCharlie Palmer @ Bloomingdales South Coast Plaza
- Sea Kyeong KimCoto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club
- John MillerFIG & OLIVE
- Pascal LorangeHaven Gastropub
- Craig BradyHonda Center Food & Beverage
- Joseph Doyle, George Drakulich & Matthew SpragueRalph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
- Darrin FinkelLandmark
- Ryan RobertsonMaggiano’s Little Italy
- Paul SidotiMastro’s Restaurants
- Josef Morphis & Nick FoegalMesa
- Ernesto Alvarado & Eliott MonteroMorton’s The Steakhouse
- Scott SavageOrange Hill Restaurant
- Chef Dustin White
- Karl MatzRA Sushi Bar Restaurant
- Sean HwangSelanne Steak Tavern
- Josh Severson, Randall Hane & Heather FisherThe Cannery Newport Beach
- Nick Weberthe crow bar and kitchen
- Brandon CorbyTHE RANCH Restaurant & Saloon
- Michael RossiWays and Means Oyster House
- Benjamin Wallenbeck & Justin Odegard