Pick the Perfect Bite – A Cheesemonger Competition and St. James Fundraiser

Get ready for a night featuring live taste-offs, a cheesemonger competition and one-of-a-kind dishes – all for a great cause.

Pick the Perfect Bite,” will feature a live taste-off where our cheesemongers and culinary experts prepare deliciously-unique dishes, then let you (and your taste buds) be the judge. In addition to bragging rights, the winning team’s dish will be featured on the Di Bruno Bros. 9th Street “After Hours” menu (definitely a big deal in our world).

The event is a fundraiser to support the building of a new Neighborhood Kitchen at St. James School in the Allegheny West section of Philadelphia.  Di Bruno Bros. is spearheading St. James School Neighborhood Kitchen fundraising effort, with the goal of raising $75,000 this year to support the construction of this much-needed kitchen facility.



“Pick the Perfect Bite” will be held in Di Bruno Bros. Rittenhouse Upstairs Café – 1730 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107


Wednesday, April 30 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

The live “taste off” part of the evening begins at 6:30 pm, when each team presents their dish to the audience — then the sampling and scoring begins and the crowd-voted favorite wins.

Purchase Tickets:

Tickets to this culinary fete are just $35 (including buffet, “Perfect Bite” sampling, beer and wine) and are available for purchase via this link: TicketLeap.  All proceeds benefit St. James School Neighborhood Kitchen campaign.

Attendees will also enjoy a mouth-watering spread of Di Bruno Bros. cheeses and charcuterie, live action pasta station and gourmet flatbreads.   Accompanying sips will be provided by co-sponsors Moore Brothers Wine Company and Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Additional Details:

“Di Bruno Bros. has been part of the fabric of Philadelphia since 1939, and being one of the founding families of the Philadelphia food community comes with both responsibility and commitment to give back to the city that has supported us for the past 75 years.   That’s why we’ve decided to dedicate our 75th Anniversary to giving back, by partnering with St. James School to build a Neighborhood Kitchen for the school and surrounding community,” said Bill Mignucci Jr., president and third-generation owner of Di Bruno Bros.  “This new kitchen will serve as a Food Resource Center, distributing food and meals to student homes in need, providing fresher and healthier meals for students, and educating the students and the community about cooking and healthy eating.  We’re proud to be part of this important effort.”

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For more information about “Pick the Perfect Bite” or to purchase tickets visit the event page at http://dibrunobros.ticketleap.com/pick-the-perfect-bite, plus follow the fun at #75for75.  For more information about the St. James School Neighborhood Kitchen visit http://stjamesphila.org/kitchen.

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