SDUptownNews-REV2-3.23.16Every May for the past 25 years, Mama’s Kitchen has hosted Mama’s Day, San Diego’s premiere restaurant tasting and the Kitchen’s largest fundraiser of the year. Over 55 accomplished chefs join us to offer distinctive tastings to our guests, for an evening of food, fun and laughter. See the list of participating restaurants. This year Mama’s Day will be held on Friday, May 6 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla from 6:30  to 9:30 p.m. A VIP [Very Important Patron] Reception will be held in our exclusive new VIP dining area from 5:30-6:30, complete with a full hosted bar for 2 hours and a special presentation from Culinary Host Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien.

10268657_461069967373041_1961598505317099696_nWe are grateful to Chairpersons Dana and Brandon Black for lending their talents this amazing event. Special thanks go to our returning Presenting Sponsor, Nordstrom and Hosting Sponsor, Sycuan Casino, who’ve faithfully supported Mama’s Kitchen for many years, allowing us to continue to provide hope and nutrition to thousands of sick people in our community. Major Sponsors include Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, PSAV, TIAA-Cref, The Bowden Family Foundation, The Liddy Group at UBS, PepsiKaiser Permanente, Duane Morris, Edward Hand & Stan Harazim, Greater Good Realty, and Schenck Building Company, Inc. Other sponsors include Vario Productions and PEP Creative.

An army of volunteers must also be recognized for their hard work and dedication to further the mission of Mama’s Kitchen. We couldn’t pull this event off without them. We’re also grateful to those who donate their goods and services, including Sam the Cooking Guy, San Diego Culinary Institute, Groundswell Brewing Company, Unifirst, Bradley Schweit Photography, San Diego Magazine, Energy 103.7, KyXy 96.5, San Diego Uptown News, San Diego Downtown News, Gay San Diego,, SD Pix, and

_DFV5965.smPlease join us for a fabulous evening of food and libations. There will also be lots of opportunities to win fabulous prizes in a Live Auction, Silent Auction and Opportunity Drawing.

Advance tickets are available for $150; Tickets at the Door are $175; and VIP Ticket is $250 (VIP Tickets will be limited this year, so get yours early.)

For a special discounted room rate of $159 at the Hyatt Regency La jolla, enter code 50751 in the Corporate/Group Code Field.