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27th Annual Mama’s Day Tasting Extravaganza Fundraiser

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine-May11

Support Mama’s Kitchen while sipping refreshing cocktails and savoring special dishes created by San Diego’s finest chefs; Presented by Nordstrom and hosted by Sycuan Casino

San Diego CA—The 27th annual Mama’s Day, benefiting Mama’s Kitchen, is scheduled for Friday, May 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine located at 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. The fundraising event, held the Friday evening before Mother’s Day, features more than 50 chefs offering distinctive tastes ranging from San Diego’s finest restaurants to our city’s top of the line hotels and catering companies who graciously prepare delicious samples for nearly 600 attendees.

Mama’s Day is often touted as the original San Diego tasting event and helps to raise critical funds for Mama’s Kitchen’s mission to deliver three hot, nutritional meals a day, seven days a week and free of charge to local women, men and children vulnerable to hunger due to HIV, cancer or other critical illnesses. In 2017, Mama’s Day raised $178,900, which provided 56,794 home-delivered meals to Mama’s Kitchen’s clients. This year, the event aims to raise $215,000 which will provide 73,000 meals to San Diego’s critically ill neighbors.

Guests will enjoy food, live music from Bonnie Foster Productions, and fun throughout the evening while dining on distinctive dishes graciously prepared and served by executive chefs from the region’s top restaurants. At this San Diego tasting event, guests are also encouraged to bid on an extensive silent auction or purchase a chance to win fabulous prizes in an opportunity drawing to help raise critical funds for those most vulnerable to hunger in San Diego County.

Presented by Nordstrom and hosted by Sycuan, Mama’s Day pre-sale tickets are available for just $150 per person and $175 at the door. Premium VIP tickets are available for $250 each and include early access at 5:30 p.m. to an exclusive VIP dining area and pre-party featuring a private cooking presentation by this year’s culinary host and longtime Mama’s Kitchen supporter, Emmy® award-winning chef and author, Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien as well as a performance from the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. VIP guests will also enjoy a full hosted bar for two hours.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.mamaskitchen.org. Sponsorships are available, and there are opportunities for chefs and restaurants to participate. For more information, please contact Geraldine Zamora at 619-233-6262 or geraldine@mamaskitchen.org.

Event Calendar Details

  • 27th Annual Mama’s Day benefiting Mama’s Kitchen
  • Friday, May 11, 2018
  • 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
  • 3777 La Jolla Village Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92122
  • Tickets: $150 (General); $ 250 (VIP)
  • More info and to purchase tickets: www.mamaskitchen.org