Stay tuned for details on the 2017 event!

Triangle Family Services’ Gingerbread Benefit celebrates the culinary masters in our community. The 15th Annual Gingerbread Benefit will be held this year on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Each year, the best chefs and bakers in the Triangle gather with incredible Gingerbread creations, setting the tone for the holiday season. These creations are viewed, celebrated and then auctioned off at the Evening Benefit.  The gingerbread houses created and donated by the Triangle’s finest chefs are symbolic of the foundational support that we provide the area’s most vulnerable families every day.  All proceeds benefit the successful programs at Triangle Family Services.


Thousands of invitations will be sent via email and the benefit will be publicized through local radio, television, print media as well as social media. All sponsors and chefs will be featured on the TFS website and media. This year, we anticipate all events to sell out!

Each year the Gingerbread Benefit reaches a multitude of different businesses, foundations and individuals.  In 2016, over 60 individual, business and foundation sponsors were included, over 100 businesses and restaurants donated to the event auction and over 20 local restaurants and bakeries participated as Gingerbread House chefs.  A total of up to 600 guests attend our events. These attendees also present an accurate representation of the Triangle Community’s most prestigious business and community leaders.

  • Chef's Brunch: 10-11:30am (chefs only)

    The Chef’s Brunch is TFS’ way of thanking our amazing Gingerbread House creators. It provides an excellent opportunity for chefs from around the Triangle to enjoy a morning networking with their peers.  Radio personality Kitty Kinnin will serve as Emcee for this event.

  • Sneak Preview: 11:30am-1:30pm

    Be the first to get a peek at 14th anniversary gingerbread houses, enjoy festive holiday music and vote for your favorite house. We’ll show you our “Home Sweet Homes” while you help a family stay in theirs. Tickets are $25 per guest/ Group Rates Available

  • Santa's Gingerbread Workshop: 4-5:30pm

    Children are greeted by Santa’s helpers and receive an individual picture with Santa.  As Santa shares traditional Holiday stories, children can decorate their own gingerbread houses inspired by one of a kind handcrafted gingerbread houses on display from the Triangle’s top pastry chefs. This event also features specialty treats and drinks designed for children and adults. Tickets are $55 per guest/ $195 for a family of four

  • Evening Benefit: 6:30-8:30pm

    The top gingerbread houses, along with other items, will be auctioned off during the evening’s festivities. In addition, there is a silent auction showcasing a variety of items, including vacation homes, art, sporting event tickets, and more exciting items from local businesses. Guests will enjoy holiday music, wine and beer, savory delicacies and desserts. Tickets are $125 per guest

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