Chef cooking demos at La Jolla’s Harvard Cookin’ Girl raise funds for San Diego Food Bank

Harvard Cookin’ Girl kitchens at 7441 Girard Ave. in La Jolla kicked off its five-year anniversary by hosting the first in a series of charity events to benefit the San Diego Food Bank’s “Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.”

William Bradley, executive chef of Addison at The Grand Del Mar, was the inaugural guest of the “One Chef, One Dish, One San Diego” series, and each subsequent event will also feature a behind-the-scenes cooking experience with some of the finest chefs in San Diego.

During the two-hour event, attended by 20 guests on May 19, Chef Bradley demonstrated how to prepare and served one of his most treasured dishes, Hay-Baked Chicken.

Not only did the guests enjoy a scrumptious entree, but they also gained a rare glimpse into the skills and background of Chef Bradley, who shared the century-old recipe. HGC owner Bibi Kasrai said her mission is to “bring down the walls between home cooking and fine dining.”

Canter Companies provided the generous donation that made this event series possible.

The second cooking benefit at HCG kitchens, to provide children in low-income families with nutritional meals in the summer, will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 with Bernard Guillas, executive chef of The Marine Room. Tickets are $100 and on sale by calling (858) 888-3509 or visit


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