Friday, September 16, 2016
6:30pm – Midnight

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Purchase tickets now for the wildest charity event of the year!

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Each year at Zoofari, we sell “Zooloons” during the Cocktail Reception portion of the event. Zooloons are $100 restaurant gift certificates attached to a large mylar balloon shaped like an animal—an extremely popular and very fun way to raise money at Zoofari! In order to make our goal this year, we are asking you to consider donating a restaurant gift certificate in the amount of $100. To make it as easy as possible the Zoo staff can also purchase the gift certificate on your behalf.

All donations are tax-deductible!

Please contact Christina Anderson at 513.487.3318 or Christina.a@cincinnatizoo.org

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Behind the glamour of the animal kingdom grows a lush backdrop of botanical wonders. Branches, roots and blossoms intertwine to provide a natural habitat that nourishes, protects and beautifies the wild animals hidden within. At the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, these habitats are thoughtfully, artfully constructed, providing both refuge for our animals and exploration for our visitors.

Maribeth & Marty Rahe

Event Chairs Maribeth & Marty Rahe

This year, on September 16, we invite you to celebrate this legacy with us at Zoofari 2016: A Botanical Dream. Zoofari is the Zoo’s premiere party with a purpose – complete with delightful libations, dinner-by-the-bite from 60 remarkable restaurant, wild animal encounters, an extraordinary silent auction and  “GiRaffle,”high-energy entertainment and dancing under the stars. Foliage from many climates, both towering and delicate, will be punctuated by moody, evocative illuminations to create a stunningly  saturated, expressive canopy under which you will dine, relax and unwind. Join 2500+ corporate leaders, zoo supporters, and philanthropists for a fashionably fabulous evening.

Special thanks to the event chairs, Maribeth & Marty Rahe and the Event Committee: Cathy Crain, Eileen Barrett, Cathy Caldemeyer, Milly Huffman, Dr. Renu Kotwal, Debbie Oliver, Dianne Rosenberg, Nancy Rosenthal, Anne Zaring, Jane Votel and Cincinnati Horticultural Society. 


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Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors:

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As of July 8 
Restaurant: Chef:
A Tavola Chef Jared Wayne
Alfio’s buon cibo Chef Alfio Gulisano
Art Versatile Chef Anisha Sanghani
Barresi’s Italian Restaurant Chef Sarah Wagner
Belterra Park Chef Todd Owen & Chef Josh Miragliotta & Woody Mitchell
Bistro Grace Chef  David Bever
Boca Chef Jeremy Lieb
Bouquet Restaurant Chef  TBA
Brio Liberty Center Chef Pedro Zuniga
Chart House Chef Patrick Kenyon
City Barbeque Chef Emmanuel Morales
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant Chef TBA
CRAVE Restaurant Chef David Miller
eat well celebrations and feasts Chef Renee Schuler & Danielle Browning
Forno Osteria + Bar Chef Cristian Pietoso & Chef Stephen Carnes
French Crust Café Chef Jean Philippe Solnom
Fresh Table Chef TBA
Fusian Chef Dustin Lee
Gabby’s Café Chef Christopher Singleton
Gigi’s Cupcakes of Kenwood Chef Amy Jones
Graeter’s
Grateful Grahams Chef Rachel Desrochers
Harvest Bistro & Wine Bar A Collaborative Kitchen
Jean-Robert’s Le Bar A Boeuf Chef Jean-Robert
Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment Chef Jason Rose & Chef Dave Taylor
Kabobske Chef Andy Hajjar
Keystone Bar & Grill Chef Ray Recchia
Kroger Chefs Chef Brian Whisman
La Petite Pierre Chef Nathan Jolley
Lachey’s Bar Chef Orlando Caraballo
Madisono’s Gelato + Sorbet Chef Matt Madison
Maribelle’s eat + drink Chef Mike Florea
Masterpiece Creations by Centerplate at the Northern Kentucky Center Chef Sean Schmidt
Metropole Chef Jared Bennett & Pastry Chef Suzanne Church
Mitchell’s Fish Market Chef Jon Ashby
Mt. Adams Pavilion Chef Danny Krzynowek
nada Chef Trevor Pascoe
New Riff Distillery Event Center Chef Jay Dickerson
Orchids At Palm Court Chef Todd Kelly
Oriental Wok Chef Guy Burgess
Paella At Your Place Chef Hector Esteve
Parkers Blue Ash Tavern Chef Joel Gregorcyk
Pit to Plate Barbeque Chef Dianne Creech
Red Feather Kitchen Chef Brad Bernstein & Chef Andrew Mersmann
Ruth’s Chris Steak House Chef Luis J. Nolasco
Salazar Chef Jose Salazar
Senate Restaurant Chef Daniel Wright
Sotto Chef Danny Combs
Tano Bistro & Catering Chef Gaetano Williams & Chef Sharon Nobis
Taste of Belgium Chef Jason Greenman
Taste of the Wild ~ Cincinnati Zoo Chef David Miller
Teller’s of Hyde Park Chef Brendan Hurley
The BonBonerie Chef Mary Lee Jaeger
The Delish Dish Chef Mavis Linnemann-Clark
The Palace at The Cincinnatian Hotel Chef Nathan Sheatzely
Tres Belle Cakes Chef Tracy Bellman
Trio Bistro Chef Adam Wylie
Walt’s Hitching Post Chef Neil Smith
Whole Foods Market Chef James O’Connor

Creative Partner of Zoofari 2016

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Official Soft Drink:

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