One Chef, One Dish, One San Diego

An evening of Community Spirit and Giving

In 2012, I learned about the San Diego Food Bank’s Backpack Program providing weekend food packages to chronically hungry elementary school students from low-income households who are at risk of hunger over the weekend when free school meals are unavailable. I never thought that kids in our backyard would go hungry over the weekend. I immediately called the CEO of the Food Bank to set up a meeting. Jim gave me the tour of the Food Bank and outlined the need. I came out of that meeting and called my chef friend William Bradley of Addison Grand Del Mar (The man who brought 3 Michelin Stars to our town) and Fishmonger extraordinaire Tommy Gomes. 

With their support, I created the One Chef, One Dish, San Diego.  Each month a great San Diego chef came to HCG and demonstrated their talent. All the proceeds went toward the program and the SDFB’s top donors were invited and encouraged to fund more schools. This was one of the proudest moments of my career to be able to give back to the community that has supported me.

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