Press Release: 06/06/2014

Oakland Zoo Presents Walk in the Wild, Premier Party Benefiting Animals

Contact:
Nicky Mora, Senior Manager, Marketing/PR
(510) 632-9525 ext. 130
nmora@oaklandzoo.org


Oakland, CA- Oakland Zoo’s 22nd Annual Fundraiser, Walk in the Wild is on June 21, 2014, from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. Now in its twenty-second year, Walk in the Wild - An Epicurean Escapade! is one of the Bay Area’s premier fundraising events.

More than 100 restaurants, caterers, bakeries, wineries, and breweries will be onsite at Oakland Zoo – offering scrumptious samples of the San Francisco Bay Area’s finest epicurean offerings (see vendor and libations list below). With each reservation, guests will receive a commemorative wine glass and butler tray to partake in superb culinary cuisine paired with fine wine, beer, and specialty drinks.

Reservation prices start at $150 per person. This adult-only engagement supports Oakland Zoo’s conservation, education, and animal enrichment programs. Please visit our website at www.oaklandzoo.org and click on Walk in the Wild for more information or to make reservations. You may also contact the Zoo directly at 510-632-9525 ext 154. Due to the service of alcohol, all guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Evening Activities: 5:00pm – 8:00pm: Wine and Dine your way on a walking safari throughout Oakland Zoo. The evening is filled with great company, animals, and live entertainment. This year’s performers will appeal to many musical tastes, including jazz, country, Latin rhythms, percussion, and hit songs from music of today.

Animals on the “must see” list include a baby baboon named Mimi, two adolescent baboons named Kodee and Mocha, African elephants (Oakland Zoo is the only Zoo in Northern California with African elephants), giraffes, and fruit bats. Experience Zoo views from above by taking a relaxing ride on the Skyride, or sit back and relax while touring “Wild Australia” on the Outback Express Adventure train.

8:00pm – 10:00pm: Dancing & Dessert at sunset. Celebrate into the evening hours with live music, dancing, and delightful desserts. Returning by popular demand, the sought after party band, Take 2 (TK2) will be performing in the café courtyard. This dynamic 7-piece band covers chart toppers in Rock, Country, Hip Hop, R&B, and Pop.

Vendors and Libations: BAKERIES AND DESSERTS -
BABY MARTIN BAKING COMPANY Hayward
COOKIEBAR Alameda
FENTONS CREAMERY Oakland
FLAVOR BRIGADE ITALIAN ICE Oakland
GELATERIA NAIA Walnut Creek
GOURMET XPRESS San Francisco
HOLLY’S MANDARIN Oakland
JUST DESSERTS Oakland
LA BOCCA FINA CATERING Hayward
LADYFINGERS Oakland
MARLY’S TREATS Hayward
NOTHING BUNDT CAKES Walnut Creek
OLD TOWNE DANVILLE BAKERY Danville
PETER’S KETTLE CORN Alameda
THE STROOPIE GOURMET Oakland
SWISS DELICES Castro Valley
SYSCO San Francisco


CATERERS AND RESTAURANTS – ABSOLUTE CELEBRATIONS CATERING San Ramon
A16 ROCKRIDGE Oakland
BARBARA LLEWELLYN CATERING Oakland
BORDENAVE’S BAKERY San Rafael
BOURBON & BEEF Oakland
Carla’s Sausage guy
CROGAN’S MONTCLAIR Oakland
DICKSON NAPA RANCH Napa
E & O ASIAN KITCHEN San Francisco
EAT DRINK BE MERRY CATERING CO. Walnut Creek
EL AGAVERO RESTAURANT Oakland
ENGLANDER SPORTS PUB & RESTAURANT San Leandro
FAZ RESTAURANTS Pleasanton
FISCALINI CHEESE COMPANY Modesto
FUSION JERKY South San Francisco
GUADALAJARA RESTAURANT Oakland
HOME OF CHICKEN AND WAFFLES Oakland
HOPSCOTCH Oakland
ITALIAN COLORS RISTORANTE Oakland
KEENA’S KITCHEN Oakland
LAVA PIT HAWAIIAN GRILL Orinda
LOLIPIE San Francisco
MARKET SMART INC. Pleasanton
MONTIBELLA SAUSAGE COMPANY Orinda
OAKLAND ZOO ISLAND CAFÉ Oakland
OLIVETO CAFÉ & RESTAURANT Oakland
OZUMO RESTAURANT Oakland
PICÁN Oakland
PIZZA ANTICA Lafayette
PLAY CAFE Oakland
RED BOY PIZZA Oakland
SEMIFREDDI’S Alameda
SYSCO San Francisco
TACOS EL NOVILLO Oakland
TACOS GUADALAJARA TACO TRUCK Oakland
THE TERRACE ROOM Oakland
TRADER JOE’S Rockridge, Oakland
WANI’S MARKET Fremont
WHOLE FOODS Oakland
WOOD TAVERN Oakland


BREWERIES -
21st AMENDMENT BREWERY San Francisco
ALE INDUSTRIES Oakland
BALLAST POINT BREWING AND SPIRITS San Diego
BAY AREA BEVERAGE COMPANY Richmond
BEAR REPUBLIC BREWING CO. Healdsburg
BISON BREWING COMPANY Berkeley
BLUE MOON HONEY WHEAT Golden, CO
BUFFALO BILL’S BREWERY Hayward
CALICRAFT BREWING COMPAMY Walnut Creek
DRAKE’S BREWING COMPANY San Leandro
E.J. PHAIR BREWERY & ALEHOUSE Concord
FACTION BREWING COMPANY Alameda
FIRESTONE WALKER BREWING COMPANY Paso Robles
LAGUNITAS BREWING COMPANY Petaluma
LINDEN STREET BREWERY Oakland
LINE 51 BREWING Oakland
MENDOCINO BREWING COMPANY Ukiah
MILLER FORTUNE Golden, CO
NEW BELGIUM BREWING COMPANY Ft. Collins, CO
OAKLAND BREWING COMPANY Oakland
PACIFIC COAST BREWING Oakland
SIERRA NEVADA BREWING COMPANY Roseville
SPEAKEASY ALES & LAGERS San Francisco
TRIPLE ROCK BREWERY & ALEHOUSE Berkeley
TRUMER BRAUEREI Berkeley


WINERIES -
BAREFOOT WINE & BUBBLY Modesto
DASHE CELLARS Oakland
ELLISTON VINEYARDS Sunol
FENESTRA WINERY Livermore
HOPPER CREEK WINERY Yountville
IRISH MONKEY CELLARS Oakland
J. LOHR VINEYARDS & WINES San Jose
JC CELLARS Oakland
LA ROCHELLE WINERY Livermore
LITTLE VALLEY WINERY Sunol
MERCY VINEYARDS Pebble Beach
MILL CREEK VINEYARDS & WINERY Healdsburg
MURRIETA’S WELL WINERY Livermore
RETZLAFF VINEYARDS Livermore
ROCK WALL WINE COMPANY Alameda
ROLAND ROSARIO CELLARS Oakland
ROSENBLUM CELLARS Alameda
ST. FRANCIS WINERY & VINEYARDS Santa Rosa
STEIN FAMILY WINES/JUST JOSHIN WINES San Francisco
STEVEN KENT WINERY Livermore
TREASURE ISLAND WINES San Francisco
WEIBEL VINEYARDS Lodi
WENTE VINEYARDS Livermore
WESTOVER WINERY Castro Valley


NON-ALCOHOLIC -
HONEST TEA Bethesda, MD
NUMI ORGANIC TEA Oakland
S. MARTINELLI & COMPANY Watsonville
WORLD GROUND CAFÉ Oakland

Walk in the Wild Photos from June, 2013
Walk in the Wild Video

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO:

The Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid's activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to wildlife conservation onsite and worldwide. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks.

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