Celebrity chefs unite for event benefiting Mama’s Kitchen


More than 65 of San Diego’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurants cooked up their culinary delights for the guests of Taste the Joy of Caring, which was held May 8 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

The event, which benefits Mama’s Kitchen, featured special appearances by “Top Chef” contestants Brian Malarkey and Richard Sweeney and culinary host Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien. Vic Salazar was the emcee for the evening.

Participating restaurants included La Jolla’s Cafe Japengo, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Piatti Ristorante & Bar, Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, The Marine Room, The Shores Restaurant and Whisknladle Bistro and Bar.

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