ROSEMARY CHILDREN’ SERVICES TO HOST 49TH ANNUAL “AN EVENING WITH STAR CHEFS”
AT PASADENA CITY HALL ON JUNE 23RDPASADENA, Calif. On Saturday, June 23rd, Rosemary Children’s Services will host its 49th Annual “An Evening with Star Chefs” event in front of the historic Pasadena City Hall. Holly Street from City Hall to Marengo Ave. and Garfield Ave. from Romona Street to East Union Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from approximately 8:00am until 11:59pm.
Founded by Julia Child in 1963, "An Evening with Star Chefs" is Pasadena’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious culinary benefit. Year after year, “Star Chefs” attracts over 700 prominent, concerned, and caring friends to enjoy an evening of fine wines, exotic beers, live entertainment, a top notch silent and live auction, and a one of a kind opportunity to sample exquisite cuisine prepared by the premiere chefs from some of the area’s most prestigious restaurants. Major sponsors of this year’s event are Wells Fargo, Rusnak/Arcadia, an authorized Mercedes -Benz dealership part of the Rusnak Auto Group, and Yelp!.
The 49th Annual “An Evening with Star Chefs” Event will celebrate a girl’s potential and star power, with an emphasis on female empowerment and collaboration. Lian Dolan, Writer/Broadcaster and Best Selling Author of Helen of Pasadena will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies; Barb Stuckey, Food Developer and Author of Taste What You’re Missing! will be providing a VIP Demonstration; Cristina Perez, Host of “Cristina’s Court” and Author of It’s All About the Woman Who Wears It, will be the Awards Presenter; and Elizabeth Rusnak Arizmendi, Vice President of Marketing for RUSNAK Auto Group will serve as the Honorary Chairwoman. Celebrity Chefs Danielle Keene, BRAVO TV’s Top Chef Just Desserts; Katie Chin, Food Network’s Iron Chef America Judge and Author of 300 Best Rice Cooker Recipes; and Alie and Georgia, Cooking Channel’s “Unique Sweets” Contributors, have all been confirmed for this year’s event.
Confirmed restaurant and beverage companies include: Ah! How Sweet!, Bittersweet Treats, Carmine’s Restaurant and Bar, Celestino, Congregation Ale House, Contessa Chocolate Collection, Dandy Don’s HomeMade Ice Cream, El Cholo Café Pasadena, El Portal Restaurant, Firefly Bistro, Haven Gastropub + Brewery, Il Fornaio, La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, Le Grande Orange Café and The Luggage Room Pizzeria, Market Restaurants and Catering, Merengue, Nikki C’s Restaurant and Bar, Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse, Noir Food and Wine, Paco’s Mexican Restaurant, Pasadena Baking Company, Roy’s, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Simmering Sugar, Sushi Roku Pasadena, The Spot Gourmet, The Terrace at The Langham, The University Club of Pasadena, Toro Sushi, Vino Wine Bar, Whole Foods Market Pasadena, Wok Star Inc., Yxta Cocina Mexicana and Mercado, Angel Bendito Tequila, AsomBroso Tequila, Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition, MillerCoors, Peace Tea and Hansen’s, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Perfect Vodka, Quady Winery, San Antonio Winery, Stockholm Krystal Vodka, and Wine Warehouse.
Congresswoman Judy Chu will be presented with the 2012 “Golden Star Award” at Rosemary Children’s Services’ 49th Annual “An Evening with Star Chefs” Benefit. The “Golden Star Award” is presented to exceptional individuals who have made great strides to support the mission, children and youth of Rosemary Children’s Services.
There will be a silent auction, live auction and an opportunity drawing to win a flight for two anywhere that Jet Blue flies and a stay in a Marriott Resort hotel. Guests will also have a chance to win the weekend use of a 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 and stay at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel.
Tickets for the 49th Annual “An Evening with Star Chefs” event are $150.00/General Admission or $175.00/VIP Experience, with proceeds benefiting the foster children and youth of Rosemary Children’s Services. For more information about purchasing tickets, sponsorship, or volunteering call (626) 844-3033 ext. 211 or visit www.rosemarychildren.org.
About Rosemary Children’s Services
Since 1920, Rosemary Children’s Services has been committed to providing compassionate and therapeutic services to “at-risk” children. Annually the agency serves over 450 children throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties. Programs include: The Residential Treatment Program, Non-Public School, Mental Health Services, Foster Care and Adoption Services, Transitional Housing Program, Intensive Treatment Foster Care, and Therapeutic Behavioral Services.