Hungry Games


The Nevada County Rotary event has been rescheduled for March 27, 2022 in Miners Foundry from 5 to 8 pm. All tickets for the orginal 2020 event>  Our raffle is being held on Saturday February 13, 2021. The raffle is for  Winner Takes All 12 $100 restaurant meals, a $1,200 value.

Rotary has been following directives from Nevada County Health and Human services, who said the state now suggests that events like the Hungry Games should be canceled or postponed.

We appreciate the generous support our community extends to Rotary and specifically Nevada City Rotary. We recognize that postponing has a direct impact on our chefs at The Ham Stand and Miners Foundry Cultural Center and our vendor partners.  We encourage our community to patronize and support them through this challenging period.

It’s time for second helpings. The Nevada City Rotary Club is once again presenting “The Hungry Games II” a major fundraiser dedicated to food, wine and the fine art of gourmet cooking on Sunday, February 14, 2021 from 5 to 8 pm in the Miners Foundry.  Proceeds support our Youth Projects and Scholarships as well as local community projects.

Hungry Games II Iron Chef Competition

This year, Nevada City’s hugely popular Ham Stand takes over cooking duties following last year’s first place win among competing restaurants. Owner/chef Jason Jillson promises four different gourmet tastings from around the world and will compete with Rene, his own sous chef. Nevada City and Szabo wineries will offer pairing tastings to go with the food.

Click to play videoClick to view our new Hungry Games II video!

Winner Takes All Restaurant Raffle

As in 2019, you don't have to be present to win the Exclusive Raffle for a dozen $100 certificates at Western Nevada County's favorite restaurants ~ $1,200 Value!  Plus bonus drawings! Raffle ticket includes entry for 1 person.

* * *  2020 Participating Raffle Restaurants  * * *

  Lefty's Grill  ~  The Ham Stand  ~  Sopa Thai Friar Tuck's 
One11  ~  Casa Las Katerinas  ~  New Moon Cafe
Sergio's Cafe  ~  Twelve 28 Kitchen   ~  Tofanelli's   
Bistro 221  ~  Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. 

Live Auction and More ...

This year’s event includes a live auction of 10 days at a beautiful casita in the Mexican fishing village of Los Barriles and a scenic flight over Nevada County.  There will be a silent auction of a variety of items along with cookbooks, kitchen cookware and other items for sale.


Read our Hungry Game Press Release (2020).


Click flyer image for downloadable copy

* * *  Raffle Tickets  * * *

$1,200 Value ~ 12 $100 Meals at
Local Restaurants Raffle

Winner takes all dinners from 12 Top Local Restaurants

Plus bonus drawings!

Limited number of $100 tickets being sold.
Purchase exclusive tickets from:
Nevada City Rotary members or at An Inner Sanctum

* * * Event Tickets * * *

Purchase event tickets from Nevada City Rotary members or at:

  Book Seller  Harmony Books  An Inner Sanctum

  $25 per person advance or $30 at the door

Click on images to view videos of our fabulous Top Chef Competitors from 2019!

Bistro 221 Hungry Games video The Ham Stand Hungry Games video

Maria's Hungry Games Video  Purveyors Pantry Hungry Games Video

Thank you Bistro 221, The Ham Stand, Maria's and Purveyors Pantry!

Inquiries email:

Supporting Youth Projects, Scholarships and Community Projects

Hungry Games is a major fundraiser to support our Youth both locally and in Mexico as well as local community projects. Nevada City Rotary sponsors a variety of projects with local Nevada City Schools including a recent trash clean up on Sugar Loaf with Twin Ridges Home Study. We are sponsoring students from Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL) and Forest Charter to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) and Rotary Eighth Grade Leadership Experience (REGL)We also sponsor the Girls Who Code Program at Seven Hills Middle School and are a sponsor for the ACME and ARES Robotics teams.   In Los Barriles Mexico we participate in a variety of projects.  This year a group will volunteer to run a Vision Clinic and also do screening of students for diabetes, etc. Last week we planted more bulbs in Penzance Park and help Nevada City maintain Miners Trail which our Club built many years ago. 

Rotary’s motto is Service Above Self and we love being in service in many ways here within our Community as well internationally.

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