Are you new to Brebeuf Bistro? Have questions about what this event is all about? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Everything you need to know is right here.
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What is Brebeuf Bistro?
Brebeuf Bistro is the school’s largest fundraiser. Each year we gather together as a community to celebrate our wonderful community and support our school. The event offers a great opportunity to meet and mingle with past and present Brebeuf Jesuit families, alumni as well as the greater Brebeuf community.
The theme this year is Dueling Pianos. The event is being held at the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre. The evening will include Silent and Live Auctions, Open Bar, Delicious Cocktails, Full Dinner Service, and a performance by Chicago-based Dueling Piano maestros Felix and Fingers!
Why should I go to Brebeuf Bistro?
Brebeuf brings families and students from many different sending schools together. Bistro is an opportunity to enjoy old friends, meet new ones and support our fantastic school by the purchase of your ticket alone or participating in our silent and live auction.
Am I expected to bid on something?
No, you are only expected to enjoy yourself! However, keep in mind that there will be silent auction items you can bid on for as little as $20. You can also support Bistro in a number of other ways:
- Become a sponsor at the various sponsorship levels
- Team up with other parents for a one-of-a-kind priceless experience
- Snap up something from our Gift Card Grab
How does the live auction work?
Each year we have exciting live auction items for you to bid on either alone or as part of a group of friends. In years past, the live auction has included vacations, sports packages and even a puppy! You will receiving bidding instructions during the event.
What is Fund-An-Item?
Fund-an-Item is a project that meets a current need of the school. In the past, projects funded through Fund-an-Item include bleachers in the West Gym, the Bravewalk, Science Wing renovations. and last year, money was raised to renovate the Gym Lobby.
What is the dress code?
The dress code for this year is snappy casual.
How long does the evening last?
This year’s event will run from 6:30-10:30 p.m. with the silent auction closing around 9:00 p.m.
I have a great item or experience I would like to donate to help support the event. How do I do that?
Please utilize our online donation form
Can I preview some of the auction items before the event? Can I place bids on them beforehand?
Once the list of auction items is available for viewing, Brebeuf will send out an announcement. Online bidding is expected to begin a week prior to the event. Several communications will be sent directly to the primary email address on file with Brebeuf and information can be found in our weekly InDepth newsletter. As the event nears, you will be assigned a bidder number through our auction provider, qTego, which will allow you to utilize your phone for bidding and tracking your bids. A credit card is required, but you will have the option to pay by check at the end of the night, if that is your preference.
How do I reserve tickets to Bistro?
Tickets are $150 a person or $300 a couple and are available by clicking here.