Thank you for attending the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank’s 11th annual Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala!

On behalf of the Food Bank’s Board of Directors, staff, and family of volunteers, we wholeheartedly thank those who attended and supported this year’s Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala and the vital mission of the San Diego Food Bank.

Thanks to our generous donors, sponsors and attendees, we are thrilled to announce that this year’s record-breaking gala raised over $1 million for our vital hunger-relief programs including our Food 4 Kids Backpack Program!

Photos from this year’s Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala are now available. Feel free to share your photos from the event with your network of friends and family on social media.


For questions or comments regarding this year’s event,

please contact our Events Manager, Alexis Hernandez


6:00 p.m.Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
The opening reception will feature delicious craft cocktails, an open bar,
tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, and over 100 fabulous silent auction items.

7:30 p.m.Dinner, Live Auction & Program
Guests will enjoy a multi-course gourmet dinner, a live auction featuring exciting experiences and getaways, and a program highlighting the Food Bank’s critical mission in the community.

9:00 p.m.Live Entertainment and Dancing
Guests will finish the evening on the dance floor with our live musical entertainment The Republic of Music.


Click to View: Semi-Formal Dress Recommendations

IMPORTANT NOTE: This year’s gala will take place outside. Please bring a sweater or coat as it may get cold in the evening. 

For any questions about attire, please contact Alexis Hernandez, Events Manager, at 858-863-5113.


Guests will enjoy a gourmet multi-course dinner.

V.I.P. guests will receive Champagne tableside at the start of dinner and an additional cheese course to complete the dinner service, provided by Venissimo Cheese.


Gala Co-Chairs

Pamela Hunt & Jeannie Johnson Bolinger

Committee Members

Paul Amberg, Ellen Gruer, Cindy Hickman, Amy Jacobs, Sean Kelley, Jim Lennox, Jeffrey Light, Mark McCord, Linda Nguyen, Chalea Pierce, Sara Polczynski, Lisa Richards, Leah Rippetoe and Mishelle & Tim Shinn

Interested in sponsorship opportunities or have a question?


Please reach out to our Events Manager, Alexis Hernandez.