Philanthropy

AFBA at CTFB!

AFBA at CTFB!

Recently, ten AFBA members went down to the new Central Texas Food Bank facility (6500 Metropolis Drive). Now at 135,000 square feet, they have more than doubled their space. September is #hungeractionmonth, so it was a great opportunity for us to get into action! Spent the morning with @ctxfoodbank and @atxfoodblogs. Toured their new and […]

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Recap: The Big Chill

Recap: The Big Chill

Every summer since the Austin Food Blogger Alliance was formed, we have curated a special evening to benefit a local non-profit organization.  Each year is better than the last, and 2014 was really cool! The Big Chill raised $1,500 for Meals On Wheels And More, an Austin 501(c)3 charity that promotes independent living by providing meals […]

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The Big Chill

The Big Chill

It’s the coolest event in the hot Texas summer: The Big Chill! Join the Austin Food Blogger Alliance for a night to remember. Dress up and cool down with chilly bites from some of Austin’s top restaurants in the beautiful Bullock Texas State History Museum. Sip on beverages from local purveyors, and bid on items […]

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Thank You To All

Thank You To All

A great big hug and thank you to all who made Cupcakes and Cocktails 2013 such a roaring success. First of all, thanks to Chef Aimee Olson and the staff at Le Cordon Bleu who so graciously hosted us in their facilities and fed us so well. The bacon wrapped scallops were HUGE and delicious. […]

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Cupcakes and Cocktails 2013

Cupcakes and Cocktails 2013

Join the Austin Food Blogger Alliance (AFBA) for the 2013 Cupcakes and Cocktails event. Sip on libations provided by Treaty Oak Distilling, T1 Tequila, and Hops and Grain. Cocktail themed cupcakes courtesy of Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, SugaPlump Pastries, Swift’s Attic, Delish, Blue Note Bakery, Butter Stick Bakery and Crema Bakery and Cafe. Additional support provided by Central Market and Google+ Local.

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Meet Me at the Market

Meet Me at the Market

AFBA blogs in support of the Sustainable Food Center In November and December of 2012, Austin Food Blogger Alliance members were paired up with local farmers and vendors who are fixtures at the Sustainable Food Center’s Farmers’ Markets held throughout Austin several days a week. Their mission: introduce their readers to the remarkable people behind […]

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Bake a Difference

Bake a Difference

Not to toot our own horn, but the recent Cupcakes & Cocktails philanthropy event was a tremendous success. We raised over $4500 for Bake A Wish, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit which provides cakes and other baked goods to those in need here in Austin. It was an incredible evening of cupcakes, cocktails, and a whole lot […]

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A Toast to Our Donors and Sponsors!

A Toast to Our Donors and Sponsors!

Are you joining us tonight for Cupcakes & Cocktails benefiting Bake A Wish? Here’s a sneak peek at some of the fabulous goodies that will be up for bid in our Silent Auction! While you’re enjoying savory small bites created by Chef Josh Watkins and The Carillon at the AT&T Conference Center & Hotel tonight, […]

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In the Mix: Cupcakes & Cocktails

In the Mix: Cupcakes & Cocktails

 Have you bought your tickets yet for Cupcakes & Cocktails benefiting Bake A Wish?   It’s coming up this July 25 and tickets are still available. Guests will be treated to small bites and cocktails catered by The Carillon and Chef Josh Watkins and a Silent Auction will be held featuring foodie favorites and surprises to delight most everyone. But […]

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Bake A Wish Delivers More Than Cake

Bake A Wish Delivers More Than Cake

A chance encounter via Ebay started the wheels turning for Bake A Wish founder and president, Karen Nichols.  In the summer of 2009, Karen’s sister bought a mixer via the online auction site from a volunteer with Free Cakes for Kids, a national non-profit founded in 2007 in Georgia which delivers birthday cakes to disadvantaged […]

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