San Diego – Feb. 17, 2012 – Save the date for an extraordinary evening with many of San Diego’s best and brightest culinary professionals presented by Nordstrom and hosted by Sycuan Casino. Mama’s Day 2012 is Fri., May 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. 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 700 attendees.
Heather K. Bowden is this year’s event chairperson. Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien returns this year as the Culinary Host of Mama’s Day 2012. Proceeds from the fundraising event allow Mama’s Kitchen to cook and deliver hot, nutrition-specific meals free of charge to men, women and children affected by AIDS or cancer throughout San Diego County.
Guests enjoy music, food and fun throughout the evening, as well as bidding on an extensive silent auction, entering an opportunity drawing for outstanding prizes, and Wine Vault, each with a chance to win more than 20 bottles of premium wines.
Tickets are just $125 per person, and $150 at the door. Premium VIP tickets are available at $250 per person, which includes early access at 5:30 p.m. to an exclusive VIP pre-party just before the doors open to general admission attendees at 6:30 p.m.
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 Kim Sontag at (619) 233-6262 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Mama’s Kitchen
Mama’s Kitchen was founded in 1990 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 five 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 nearly 350 men, women, and children in San Diego County. Learn more and make a donation at www.mamaskitchen.org
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