Join the San Diego Food Bank for our 8th annual
Chefs, Cork & Craft Gala: Welcome to the Roaring 20s
sponsored by R&R Construction and Walmart!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Event Timeline:
6 p.m. – Welcome Reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner Program & LIVE Auction
9 p.m. – Live Entertainment & Dancing

The San Diego Food Bank’s 90,000-square-foot warehouse
9850 Distribution Ave., San Diego, CA 92121

The Food Bank’s annual gala will celebrate the beginning of the new decade while paying homage to the exuberance of the 1920s. This elegant evening event will feature the culinary talent of more than 30 of the county’s best 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 meal of their signature dishes.

Chef Sara Polczynski – Seasoned Plates
Chef Committee Chair

Chef Larry Banares
 – Viejas Casino & Resort, Chef Jonathan Bautista – Common Theory,
Chef Nick Brune – ECO Caters,
Chef Ryan Bullock – MIHO Catering Co.,
Chef Joe Burns – Waters Fine Foods & Catering,
Chef Evan Cruz – Arterra,
Chef Amy DiBiase – Vistal, Chef Max Farina – Zafferano Catering,
Chef Jack Ford  – Stehly Farms, Chef Tommy Fraioli – 10 Barrel Brewing Company,
Chef Gina Freize – Venissimo, Chef Carlo Guardado – Stehly Farms,
Chef John King – The Prado at Balboa Park, Chef Victor Jimenez – Cowboy Star,
Chef Ramzi Madbak – The Oasis Café,
Chef Daryl O’Donnell – San Diego Convention Center,
Chef Ryan Orlando, Chef Josh Peavy – Continental Catering,
Chef Filippo Piccini
 – Solare Ristorante, 
Chef Lance Repp – University Club
Chef Amy Russert – Amy’s Cakery, Chef Stefan Schleigh – The Pendry
Chef Travis Swikard – Callie Restaurant, Chef Danilo “DJ” Tangalin – Curated F&B Leucadia,
Chef Marcus Twilegar, Chef Vaughn Vargus – UC San Diego,
Chef Giselle Wellman – San Diego Jewish Academy

Proceeds from the gala will support critical programs including the Food Bank’s new Diaper to Degree Initiative which provides food, emergency diapers and resources to families and youth living in poverty.


Please join us for an wonderful evening featuring fabulous auction items, live musical entertainment, and exquisite cuisine – in support of your local food bank!

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
extends our gratitude to our 2019 Gala Committees:

Councilmember Chris & Maria Cate
Congresswoman Susan A. Davis

Supervisor Jim Desmond
Timothy Fennell
Council President Georgette Gómez
Ben & Ann Haddad
Bill and Tina Howe
Congressman Mike Levin

Assemblymember Brian Maienschein
Mitch & Rebecca Mitchell
Jerry & Rana Sanders

Ellen Gruer and Cindy Hickman

Sara Polczynski – Seasoned Plates

Paul Amberg

Cheryl Floros
Pamela Hunt
Jeannie Johnson Bolinger

Jim Lennox
Caitlyn Poppert
Leah Rippetoe
Robin Rubin
Mishelle Shinn
Tim Shinn


Please contact the Food Bank’s Special Events Manager,
Vivian Quesada at 858-863-5198 or email.