Held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on May 10 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, the event includes executive chefs from restaurants including Nason’s Beer Hall, Fort Oak, Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub, Nobu San Diego and more.
Those 21 and over can sample wine and beer from local companies like Rough Draft Brewing Co. and Vester Vineyards, while all attendees can look forward to live music, entertainment, poolside lawn games like ping pong and corn hole, and a silent auction. All while raising funds to help Mama’s Kitchen’s core mission.
The money raised helps Mama’s Kitchen deliver medically-tailored nutritional meals free of charge to local women, men and children in San Diego who are vulnerable to hunger due to issues like HIV, cancer, heart failure, and diabetes. The goal for this year’s Mama’s Day is to raise $220,000 – which will provide exactly 75,342 meals – after being able to raise $209,000 last year.
“We’re going to be raising funds for our new cooler, which will be really important,” said Silvia Dominguez, the marketing and events coordinator for Mama’s Kitchen. “It’s [proceeds are] generally for operating needs for Mama’s Kitchen to help continue offering our services to all of our clients here in San Diego as we expand.”
And if you still need a reason to attend, special guest Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien will be putting on a special cooking presentation for VIP guests. He has won 15 Emmy Awards for his television show, “Sam The Cooking Guy.” VIP guests will also have access to the Pavilion, where they will get a first look at featured restaurants, as well as seeing a special presentation put on by a Mama’s Kitchen client.
5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on May 10.
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive.
Tickets are $150 for general admission and $250 for VIP guests. For more information and to buy tickets, visit mamaskitchen.org.