Graduation dinner at The Coach House
The Coach House, 6437 Avondale Drive, is hosting a pair of graduation dinners for chef Caleb Byers at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28.
The event serves as the culmination of his two-plus years in The Coach House Apprenticeship Program. Byers is responsible for all aspects of the execution of this dinner, from conception to preparation to presentation.
He will be presented with a custom-made chef's coat and a set of chef's knives.
Cost is $90, including dinner and wine. For reservations, call 842-1000.
Chocolate Festival tickets available
NORMAN — Tickets are on sale for the 31st anniversary annual Chocolate Festival, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at the National Center for Employee Development Conference Center, 2801 State Highway 9 E.
Vendors will offer thousands of samples of chocolate-inspired delights with proceeds supporting Firehouse Art Center art education programs. Tickets are available online at normanfirehouse.com. Premiere tickets include 15 samples for $40; standard tickets include 10 samples for $25. After Jan. 23, tickets will only be available in person, by phone at the Firehouse Art Center or at the door the day of the event. For more information, call 329-4523.
Chocolate Decadence returns
Historic Automobile Alley will host the 16th annual Chocolate Decadence from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Hudson-Essex Loft Offices, 825 N Broadway Ave.
The party showcases decadent chocolate treats from premier local restaurants and caterers while featuring smooth jazz, wine and Champagne, gourmet coffees and a Valentine auction.
Cost is $60. For more information about tickets, call 973-4746 or visit downtownokc.com.
Get THE Taste of Oklahoma City
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma will host its annual fundraiser, THE Taste of Oklahoma City, at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Renaissance Ballroom of the Cox Convention Center.
The event will feature samplings from 30 of Oklahoma City's finest restaurants, a live and silent auction, dancing, and more. Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma's one-to-one mentoring programs.
Corporate sponsorships and group tables start at $1,500. Individual tickets cost $150 per person (or $250 per couple).
For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, go online to www.tasteokc.com; call 943-8075, or join on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tasteofokc.
From Staff Reports