The 26th annual Mama’s Day is happening Friday, May 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine located at 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. Mama’s Day, often touted as the original San Diego tasting event, is held the Friday evening before Mother’s Day and features more than 55 chefs from San Diego’s finest restaurants, hotels and catering companies who graciously prepare delicious samples for nearly 650 attendees.
Proceeds from the event help to raise critical funds for Mama’s Kitchen’s mission to deliver hot, nutritious meals free of charge to local men, women, and children affected by AIDS or cancer. Last year, Mama’s Day raised $165,000, which provided 51,000 home-delivered meals.
Guests enjoy food, music and fun throughout the evening while dining on distinctive dishes graciously prepared and served by executive chefs from the region’s top restaurants. At this San Diego tasting event, guests are also encouraged to bid on an extensive silent auction or buy a chance to win fabulous prizes in an opportunity drawing to help raise critical funds for those most vulnerable to hunger in San Diego County.
This year’s event is chaired by long-time volunteer Jennifer Kearns. Jennifer has served Mama’s Kitchen for over two decades as a donor and board member from 2004 to 2010, as well as president of the board in 2007 and Mama’s Day co-chair in 2010. Jennifer, who is a partner at Duane Morris LLP, recently returned to the Mam’s Kitchen Board in 2014.
Presented by Nordstrom and hosted by Sycuan, Mama’s Day pre-sale tickets are available for just $150 per person and $175 at the door. Premium VIP tickets are available for $250 each, and include early access at 5:30 p.m. to an exclusive VIP dining area and pre-party featuring a private culinary chef’s presentation before the doors open to general admission attendees at 6:30 p.m. VIPs also enjoy a full hosted bar for two hours.
26th Annual Mama’s Day benefiting Mama’s Kitchen
Friday, May 12, 2017
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
Tickets: $ 150 (General); $ 250 (VIP)
More info and to purchase tickets: www.mamaskitchen.org