Buy a San Francisco Chef for Charity

If you ever wanted to brew at San Francisco's Magnolia, work at Chez Panisse for a day, or be invited to taste-test at the next Delfina restaurant project before it opens, now is your chance. But it'll cost you. Right now, there are 33 food-experience-related auctions on eBay that benefit La Cocina, the San Francisco–based nonprofit that helps people get their food businesses off the ground.

This Saturday, La Cocina is also hosting the second annual SF Street Food Festival, which promises to have "7 times the space and 4 times the vendors" compared to last year's supercrowded festival. Vendors will be selling both booze (cocktails from Rye on the Road) and food (Curry Up Now).

The auctions close August 26, so get crackin'. And try to resist the pervy bachelor/bachelorette auction jokes.

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