Great Chefs Event tickets on sale now

Like hunks at a bachelor auction (from left): Michael Solomonov, Jeff Michaud, Jeff Benjamin and Marc Vetri. The 2012 Great Chefs Event at Urban Outfitters' HQ raised $1million for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. MICHAEL KLEIN /

Back in 2006, Marc Vetri and cohorts Jeff Benjamin and Jeff Michaud imported some chefs for a tasting and fundraiser that they immodestly called "The Great Chefs Event."

It keeps growing. Last year's event raised $1 million for Alex's Lemonade Foundation and the Vetri Foundation for Children, which helps fund nutrition programs for kids.

Tickets for this year's outing - Tuesday, June 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Urban Outfitters headquarters at the Navy Yard - are now on sale. Attendees get to eat the food and drink the drinks from some of the top names in the business (see list here), and bid at one of the region's most lavish auctions. Tickets start at $350.

Info is here.