California Youth Connection and honorary chairs San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the Honorary Former Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. invites you to Culinary Inspiration, our 3rd annual food, wine and spirit event celebrating California’s foster youth. Join us for this opportunity to sample and savor cuisines and wines from local chefs and restaurants. In addition, guests will also have the opportunity to indulge in tasting unique wines and spirits from all around California.
Our team of renowned chefs, who have volunteered their time and talent, will be paired with a current or former foster youth to create dishes inspired by this unique collaboration. Our Culinary Inspiration Teams will be on hand to share with guests what inspired their creative collaboration.
In addition to the incredible food and beverages and the opportunity to meet successful young leaders from the foster care system, California Youth Connection will be presenting the “Inspiration” award to CYC Member Jynessa Lazzaroni and community member Blanca Tumlinson because they have inspired great change in the state of California.
There will be a silent auction as well as a raffle at the event.
Elise Wen/First Republic Bank
The Barry and Wendy Meyer Charitable Fund
Peter and Ellen Obstler
Chef Sarah Germany, Taste and Texture
Chef Arlene Hylton, Jamaica West Catering
Chef Som Saengsourith, Tendergreens
Chef Ben Halili, Manila Sunset Restaurant
Chef Paramita Roy, Haute Food
Chef Akiko Hisa, 151A
Chef Kevin Tucker, Chef Kevin Gourmet Catering
Chef Jerrell KeyAuthor
Chef Brian Shulse, The International Culinary School-The Art Institute
Chef Trevor May, NorCal Chef Works
Chef Chrissy Ogimachi, ChoiceLunch
Chef Francisco Javier Martinez
Chef Erick Balvazq, Musical Offering Cafe
Chef Cindy Gershen, Sunrise Catering
Chef Rebecca Jean, Rebecca Jean Catering
Hop Kiln Winery
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
AND MORE TO COME!!!
To find out more about sponsorship opportunities or if you have questions please contact Angela directly at 415-857-9871.
When & Where
California Youth Connection
Since 1998, California Youth Connection (CYC) has served youth aging out of the foster care system.
CYC is a youth driven organization made up of current and former foster youth whom are empowered to advocate for changes in the foster care system. They do this by educating the community about best practices and issues about the child welfare system, advocating for changes in their community and in the state, training social workers and other stakeholders about best practices, and empowering one another to become leaders.
All proceeds from the event will benefit California Youth Connection (CYC).To read about our legislative accomplishments please visit our website.If you can't attend, but would like to donate to our efforts, please click here.