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Mama’s Kitchen To Host Mama’s Day: A Delicious Charity Event to Help the Hungry

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As Mother’s Day approaches, we’ll all be pampering and showering the mothers in our lives with love and affection. Food is typically a big part of the celebration, as it is the biggest restaurant day of the year.

In keeping with Mother’s Day, as well as our commitment to those who are truly really making a difference, the Entertainer & Lifestyles Magazine is featuring Mama’s Kitchen and a very special event it is hosting. Mama’s Kitchen got their start in 1990 when volunteers from the AIDS Assistance Fund discovered that many of their clients were becoming too ill to take care of themselves. At a time when little was known about the disease, they soon realized that a reliable home meal delivery service was needed to ensure that these individuals would continue to receive nutritious, life-sustaining food.

During the past 28 years, Mama’s Kitchen has served over eight million meals, never turning away a client who qualified for their services. Their commitment to those in need remains unchanged and in the past several months, Mama’s Kitchen expanded its mission to serve San Diegans affected not only by HIV, but cancer or other critical illnesses, as well. Mama’s Kitchen currently provides delivered meals, pantry services and nutrition education services to over 1,200 men, women and children in San Diego County annually.

Mama’s Day Fundraiser – May 11th

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To support this massive effort, on May 11, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Mama’s Kitchen will be hosting a delightful and delicious fundraising event, that is truly one of the top charity (or any) events of the year.

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The fundraising event, called Mama’s Day will feature more than 50 chefs offering distinctive tastes ranging from San Diego’s finest restaurants to the city’s top of the line hotels and catering companies, who will graciously prepare delicious samples for nearly 600 attendees. Guests will enjoy food, live music, and fun throughout the evening while dining on distinctive dishes graciously prepared and served by executive chefs from some of the region’s top restaurants. At this tasting event, guests will also have the opportunity to bid on an extensive silent auction or purchase a chance to win fabulous prizes in an opportunity drawing. In fact, Mama’s Day is often touted as the original San Diego tasting, known to offer a very special time for attendees.

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VIP guest passes are also available, which include a pre-party featuring a private cooking presentation by this year’s culinary host and longtime Mama’s Kitchen supporter, Emmy® award-winning chef and author, Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien. Sam has special plans for the VIP guests, who will also enjoy a full hosted bar for two hours.

We sat down with Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien for an exclusive interview to discuss his start in the food world, and why Mama’s Kitchen is so impactful in San Diego. Check out The Entertainer on May 8th and 9th for our exclusive interview with Sam to hear what he has to say about the good work done by Mama’s Kitchen, the food industry in San Diego, and much more. Read Part 1 now!

So, don’t miss this special event; a rare opportunity to have a world-class experience, while helping support the thousands of recipients of these critically important meals. 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 a two hour hosted bar.

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