Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine to Host 24th Annual Mama’s Day Tasting Extravaganza Fundraiser

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine to Host 24th Annual Mama’s Day Tasting Extravaganza Fundraiser
April, 2015 Client News
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San Diego – April 16, 2015 – Mama’s Kitchen continues its 25th anniversary celebration with Mama’s Day 2015 on Friday, May 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine at 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. The fundraising event, held the Friday evening before Mother’s Day, features more than 55 chefs from San Diego’s finest restaurants, hotels and catering companies who graciously prepare delicious samples for nearly 600 attendees.

Now in its 24th year, Mama’s Day is the original San Diego tasting event and helps to raise critical funds for Mama’s Kitchen’s mission to deliver hot, nutrition-specific meals free of charge to local men, women, and children affected by AIDS or cancer.

Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien returns for the seventh consecutive year as the event’s Culinary Host. Guests enjoy music, food and fun throughout the evening while dining on culinary delights prepared and served by executive chefs from the region’s top restaurants. New this year, Susan DeVincent from CBS Radio’s KyXy Afternoon Ride will be the event emcee and encouraging guests to bid on an extensive silent auction or buy a chance to win fabulous prizes in an opportunity drawing. Please see full list of restaurants at the bottom of this release.

Pre-sale tickets are available for just $125 per person and $150 at the door. Premium VIP (Very Important Patron) tickets are available for $250 each, which includes early access at 5:30 p.m. to an exclusive VIP pre-party featuring a private culinary presentation by Sam the Cooking Guy before the doors open to general admission attendees at 6:30 p.m. Very Important Patrons also enjoy a hosted bar throughout the evening. Tickets may be purchased online at

Mama’s Day 2015 is presented by Nordstrom and hosted by Sycuan Casino. Sponsorships are still available, and there are also additional opportunities for chefs and restaurants to participate. For more information, please contact Aimee Halfpenny at (619) 233-6262 or

Event Calendar Details

24th Annual Mama’s Day benefiting Mama’s Kitchen
Friday, May 8, 2015
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
Tickets: $125 (General); $250 (VIP)
More info and to purchase tickets:

About Mama’s Kitchen 

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Mama’s Kitchen was founded when volunteers from the AIDS Assistance Fund discovered that many of their clients were becoming too ill to take care of themselves. They realized that a reliable home meal delivery service was needed to ensure that these individuals would continue to receive nutritious, life-sustaining food. In 2004, Mama’s Pantry was opened, to provide individuals with HIV/AIDS who are able to prepare meals the opportunity to supplement their nutritional needs. Mama’s Kitchen has served over seven million meals since it was founded and has never turned away a client who qualified for our services. Our commitment to our clients remains unchanged. Today, the organization has expanded its service to San Diegans affected by either AIDS or cancer. Mama’s Kitchen provides three meals a day, for every day of the year, free of charge, to approximately 350 men, women, and children in San Diego County. Learn more and make a donation at Follow Mama’s Kitchen on Facebook and Twitter.

Mama’s Day 2015 Restaurant Participants (as of April 16, 2015)

*= New this year
Argyle Steakhouse at Park Hyatt Aviara*
Bernini’s Bistro*
Betty’s Pie Whole
Bice San Diego
Bracero Cocina de Raiz*
Breakfast Republic*
Café Champagne
Café Japengo
Carnitas Snack Shack*
The Cravory
D Bar
Decker Brothers Gourmet
Don Chido*
Elizabethan Desserts
Fig Tree Café
Finch’s Bistro & Wine Bar
Great Maple
The Hake Kitchen & Bar*
Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar*
Hash House A Go Go
Local Habit*
Marina Kitchen
The Marine Room
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Pacifica Del Mar
Paipa’s Buffet at Sycuan
Piatti Ristorante & Bar
Polanco Kitchen & Bar*
The Pony Room at Rancho Valencia
The Red Door
Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion
Sally’s Seafood on the Water
San Diego Culinary Institute
Sea & Smoke
Sirena Gourmet Latin Seafood*
Solace & the Moonlight Lounge
Soleil @K
Stehly Farms Organics*
Sushi Lounge on Market*
Table 926
Taj Farms*
Thornton Winery
2Good2B Café*
The Tractor Room
Uptown Tavern
Urban Solace
Wachena at Sycuan
Wang’s North Park
West Coast Tavern
Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub*
Yard House*