Sold-Out Chef’s Dinner Raises Funds For Foster Kids

The sold-out Chef’s Dinner hosted by Walden Family Services at Pamplemousse Grille on May 6th, 2024, was a huge success, capturing the hearts and palates of all who attended. Over 80 guests, including business owners, philanthropists, and supporters of foster care, came together for an unforgettable evening filled with culinary delights, fundraising, and meaningful connections.

Renowned executive chef Jeffrey Strauss headlined the evening, guiding guests through a gourmet journey with a delicious four-course dinner expertly paired with a handpicked selection of fine wines. The Chef’s Dinner menu included risotto with morels, porcinis, and English peas as well as a duo of slow roasted filet of beef & roasted rack of lamb. Vegetarian options were also available.

“We’re thrilled with the success of the Chef’s Dinner and are incredibly grateful for the amazing support we received from Chef Jeffrey Strauss, Pamplemousse Grille, and all of our sponsors,” said Teresa Stivers, CEO of Walden Family Services. “This event wasn’t just about delicious food—it was about bringing together caring individuals who are passionate about helping our foster children, youth, and families thrive. It was a beautiful display of community and compassion, and we’re so thankful to everyone who made it possible.”

Proceeds from the Chef’s Dinner will directly benefit Walden Family Services’ mission to provide vital support and resources to children in foster care, empowering them to thrive and achieve their full potential well into adulthood.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Ranch & Coast Magazine, PwC Charitable Foundation Inc., Carslbad Auto Service, Inc., CORT Furniture Outlet, HomeStreet Bank, HomeBank of California and individual sponsors.

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