11th Annual Chefs’ Dinner Benefits Food For Children

We are thrilled to report another sellout year and another generous show of support on the part of our community for Second Harvest’s Food For Children program. Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, or made a donation. Your contributions made the event a success!

Every year we count on Chef’s Dinner to raise a significant portion of the funding for Food For Children, a program that supports more than 9,000 children per month. We provide 1.1 million pounds of fresh produce and 550,000 pounds of basic staples each year through 50 sites in Santa Cruz County. The program also educates families on the benefits of healthy eating and being active.

$90,00 Raised with $20,000 Matching Grant from the Helen and Will Webster Foundation

We’d like to thank the Websters for their continued support of the Food For Children program. Their matching grant of $20,000 for Chef’s Dinner brought the total raised for the evening to $90,000. Second Harvest can provide four meals for every $1 raised—that’s 360,000 meals!

By the look of things, a good time was had by all. The black and red décor lent an elegant feel to the evening. Delicious food prepared by some of our favorite local chefs combined will local wines, music, and fun auction items made this a special evening to share with old friends and new acquaintances.

Thanks to all of our fabulous chefs: Thomas Vinolus of Bittersweet Bistro, Steve Wilson of Café Cruz, Scott Cater of Paradise Beach Grille, Lionel Le Morvan of Ma Maison, and Michael Clark of Michael’s on Main.

Thanks to the wineries: Bonny Doon Vineyards, Cinnabar Winery, Equinox Wines, Hunter Hill Vineyard & Winery, Michael’s on Main, Soquel Vineyard and Storrs Winery.

Thanks to our sponsors: Alexis Party Rental, Community Printers and Mission Linen Supply.

And thanks again to everyone who took part in the event. What an amazing community we live in!


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