The Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine will host the 23rd annual Mama’s Day tasting extravaganza fundraiser on May 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event, held the Friday before Mother’s Day, supports Mama’s Kitchen’s belief that every person is entitled to the basic necessity in life -- nutritious food.
Proceeds from Mama’s Day 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.
Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien returns for the sixth consecutive year as the event’s culinary host. Guests will enjoy music, food and fun throughout the evening while dining on distinctive dishes prepared and served by executive chefs from the region’s top restaurants. Guests are also encouraged to bid on an extensive silent auction and enter an opportunity drawing for a wine vault, with a chance to win more than $1,000 worth of premium wines.
Pre-sale tickets are available for $125 per person and $150 at the door. Premium VIP tickets are available for $250 each, and include early access at 5:30 p.m. to a VIP pre-party featuring a special presentation by Sam the Cooking Guy, and a hosted poolside bar throughout the evening.
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 Ben Coyle at 619-233-6262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.