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Biga, Culinary Community Host Benefit for One of Their Own

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San Antonio’s culinary community will step up to the plate later this month to help a member of the team at Biga on the Banks, and his family, as they face a difficult time.

Biga’s executive sous chef Daniel Dirmeyer has been an integral member of the Biga Team for 10 years. He writes all the special events menus and executes them, and serves as co-chef Martin Stembera under chef and owner Bruce Auden.

Dirmeyer has five children. His 8-year-old daughter, Emma, has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor and is undergoing radiation in the coming weeks, five days a week.

To help Dirmeyer, his wife, Laciee and Emma’s four siblings, Biga will host a benefit to aid them financially and in spirit.

“We will be hosting a benefit brunch, food-station event at Biga on Sunday,  Jan. 20, from noon-3 p.m.,” said a Biga spokesperson. Biga on the Banks is at 203 S. St. Mary’s St.

A stellar line-up of San Antonio chefs, as well as others from out of the city, have committed to help and will man their own stations including Mark Bliss, Chad Carey, Luca de la Casa, Gabriel Ibarra, Zack Lutton, Diana Barrios Trevino, Jason Dady, Lisa Filip, Andrew Weismann, Brian West and Steven McHugh.

Ultimat Vodka will be sponsoring the Bloody Mary bar and there will be wine. Henry Brun and the International Trio will donate their musical talents to the cause. Biga staff and others will be donating their time.

The all-inclusive cost per person is $125.  Please make checks payable to Culinaria, and mail them to Biga on the Banks, attention Perny Shea. The address is 203 S. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78205. Or click here to purchase them online with a credit card.

Only 300 tickets are available. The benefit hosts encourage you to buy as many tickets as you can or help with a donation if you are unable to attend.

For more information visit Team Emma’s Facebook or call Perny at (210) 225-0722.

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