Mama’s Kitchen serves three hot, nutritional meals a day, seven days a week and free of charge to San Diego local women, men and children that are at-risk to hunger due to critical illnesses such as HIV/AIDS or cancer.
Founded in 1990, Mama’s Kitchen was established by “a caring community came together to ensure that those suffering were given a chance at life and were able to receive one of their most basic rights — the right to nutritious food.”
And in 27 years, the organization has delivered more than 8 million meals and has never turned away an eligible client.
The ensure the viability of the service they provide, Mama’s Day 2018, a fundraiser presented by Nordstrom and hosted by Sycuan Casino, will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive.
The 27th annual fundraiser is billed as the first food tasting event in San Diego history and features culinary offerings from 50 of San Diego’s best restaurants and chefs. In addition to the tasty grub, the fundraiser features drinks, live music, opportunity drawings and a silent auction.
Participating businesses include: Aqui es Texoco, Avant, Bar Bodega, Be Wise Ranch, Berry GoodFood Foundation, Biga, Blue Bridge Hospitality, Breakfast Republic, Bud’s Louisiana Café, Café Japengo, Chinita’s Pies, Civico 1845, The Cravory, Decker Brothers, El Jardin, EscoGelato, Farmer and Seahorse, Fig Tree Café, Goody’s Sushi & Grill, Groundswell Brewing Co., Kitchen 1540, Legal Restaurant Group, LeRoy’s Steakhouse, The Main Course by Mario Medina, The Marine Room, The Med At La Valencia Hotel, Maya’s Cookies, Mesa College Culinary Department, Nason’s Beer Hall, Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar, North Park Breakfast Company, Paipa’s Buffet, Patio Group-Harvest, Paul’s Paellas, Piatti, Pisco Rotisserie, Poseidon, Provisional, The Red Door, Queso Diego, Red Marlin, Sadie Rose Baking Co., Sally’s Fish House, Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, Searsucker, Smokeyard BBQ and Chop Shop, Snooze, An A.M. Eatery, Stehly Farms, Temecula Olive Oil Co., Tidal, Trust Restaurant, Vessel, Waypoint Public, Whisknladle, Wrench and Rodent, and Yard House.
This year’s culinary host is Emmy award-winning chef and author, Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien, who will be providing a special cooking presentation for VIP guests.