SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IfOnly, an experiential marketplace that helps raise money for not-for-profit organizations, announced today that the July 11 Lady Gaga Ultimate Little Monster Experience at the United Center in Chicago will now include Chef Art Smith. Chef Art and his team will serve a gourmet dinner for a small and intimate group of fans as they chat with Lady Gaga's mother Cynthia Germanotta about the mission of Born This Way Foundation and meet Lady Gaga in-person before the sold out show. A percentage of the proceeds from the experience will go directly to Born This Way Foundation, which was created by Lady Gaga and her mother in 2011 to foster a more accepting society.
Chef Art was a long-time personal chef to Oprah Winfrey and is known for his expertise in Southern cuisine. Smith has authored three award-winning cookbooks: Back to the Table; Kitchen Life: Real Food for Real Families; and Back to the Family. As an influential figure in the culinary world, Chef Smith continues to contribute articles to O, The Oprah Magazine and Oprah.com. IfOnly and the Born This Way Foundation are thrilled to have Chef Art as part of this amazing event to support the Foundation.
Curated by Lady Gaga, this first of its kind special event gives the five-time Grammy winner's most devoted fans a behind-the-scenes all-access meet and greet and VIP experience at the art RAVE ARTPOP Ball Tour. In addition to the dinner with Chef Art, fans will get an in-depth look at the inner workings of a Lady Gaga concert.
For more information, fans can go to: http://www.ifonly.com.
The Ultimate Little Monster Experience includes:
- Gourmet dinner, including appetizers and drinks, prepared by Chef Art Smith
- An individual meet and greet with Lady Gaga during dinner
- An individual photograph with Lady Gaga
- A backstage Haus of Gaga tour including the wardrobe area, stage access, sound booth and more
- Premium up close and personal concert seating with optimal stage viewing
The IfOnly experience comes with very limited availability and will continue in the following cities. Advanced purchase is required:
- July 11th: Chicago
- July 17th: Dallas
- July 21st: Los Angeles
- July 30th: Phoenix
- August 6th: Denver
"Born This Way Foundation and Lady Gaga are thrilled to offer this experience to our most devoted fans and to further support the mission of Born This Way Foundation, which is to connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world," said Cynthia Germanotta President and Co-Founder of Born This Way Foundation.
IfOnly delivers extraordinary experiences for good. Founded in 2012 by serial entrepreneur Trevor Traina, IfOnly is a premium experiential marketplace that offers exclusive experiences to customers who are passionate about food, wine and spirits, music, sports, entertainment, travel and beyond. IfOnly partners with A-list luminaries to curate dream experiences at every price point, with a trusted charity benefiting from each purchase.
About Born This Way Foundation
Founded by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, the Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2011 to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world. We believe that everyone has the right to feel safe, to be empowered and to make a difference in the world. Together, we will move towards acceptance, bravery and love.