The Food Bank’s annual Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at our 90,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Miramar.

The evening will feature more than 30 of San Diego County’s finest chefs. Each chef will be assigned to a table of 10 guests, acting as that table’s personal chef for the evening, preparing a multi-course dinner with drink pairings. The evening will also include an opening reception with craft cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, a “wine wall,” and live musical entertainment.

PLEASE NOTE: This year’s Food Bank gala is nearly sold out. We have limited tickets and tables available. For ticket and table availability, contact Kristin Williams at 858-863-5198 or KWilliams@SanDiegoFoodBank.Org

Proceeds from the gala will support critical hunger-relief programs including the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program which provides weekend backpacks of food to school children living in poverty. Visit Food 4 Kids Backpack Program  for more information.


Our 2018 Chefs Cork & Craft Gala is presented by:

Be a Guest at Our 2018 Gala

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018

WHERE: San Diego Food Bank Warehouse
9850 Distribution Ave., San Diego, CA 92121

TIME: 6 p.m. – 12 midnight

Meet the Chefs!

The San Diego Food Bank is fortunate to have the support of culinary talents from around the county who will be preparing dinner for our gala guests to enjoy.

Chef bios and photos coming soon!


This year’s Food Bank gala is nearly sold out. We do, however, have limited tickets available.
For ticket availability, please contact Kristin Williams at 858-863-5198.

Check out some highlights from last year’s gala!

Thank you to our 2018 Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala supporters!

Presenting Sponsor


Cabernet Sponsors

Sheldon Derezin


 Rosé Sponsors




Warren & Cherelyn Johnson and Mihir Parikh & Keerti Guru

Special thank you to our Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala Committee!


Co-Chairs: Jeannie Johnson-Bolinger and Cheryl Floros

Chef Co-Chair: Chef Sara Polczynski of Seasoned Plates

Committee Members:

Jodi Abel, Paul Amberg, Amy Berner, Becky Chester, Marsha Dressel, Ellen Gruer, Cathleen Haggerty, Cindy Hickman, Jim Lennox , Gina Mancuso, Mishelle Shinn, Tim Shinn, Sandi Slonim, and Amy Mier Y Teran