Culinary Inspirations presented by California Youth Connnection supporting Foster Youth on 11/6/10


A Food, Wine and Spirits Event Celebrating California’s Foster Youth


EVENT DESCRIPTION: Culver City, CA, November 6, 2010 from 4-7pm, California Youth Connection will host Culinary Inspirations, their inaugural food, wine and spirit event celebrating California’s foster youth. Teams of re-known chefs, who have volunteered their time and talent, have been paired with a current or former foster youth to create dishes inspired by this unique collaboration. Both chef and current or former foster youth will be on hand to share with guests what inspired their creative dish. Guests will have the opportunity to:

·                     Meet successful young leaders from the foster care system.

·                     Sample and savor cuisines and wines from local chefs and restaurants.

·                     Indulge in tasting unique wines and premium spirits


AUDIENCE: 200+ influential community leaders, food enthusiasts and supporters who respect and admire the work of California Youth Connection in improving the lives of foster youth statewide.


SPONSORS: Event Sponsors include: The Barry and Wendy Meyer Foundation, Janie Coolidge and David-Alexandre Gros. Chef/Restaurant Sponsors include: Chef Frank Leon of Bokado and La Loggia; Chef Danielle Keene of BitterSweet Treats; Chef Pace Webb of Taste of Pace; Chef Danny Vargas of Completely Fresh Foods; Chef Amy Jurist of Amy’s Culinary Adventures; Chef Fermin Arias of Tender Greens; Chef Ella Murphy of Venice Beach Wines; Chef Jose Rene Garcia of Back on the Beach Café, Chef Manuel Rojas of El Tepeyac and Chef Crystal Blanchette of InnerCity Kitchen. Beverage Sponsors include: The Patron Spirits Company; Venteux Vineyard; VeeV Açaí Spirit; Fiji Water; Peay Vineyard; Rosenthal The Malibu Estate/Surfrider; Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery; Firestone Vineyard and Crushpad Inc.


AWARDS: California Youth Connection will be presenting the “Inspiration Award” to Speaker Emeritus/Congressional Candidate Karen Bass, who has inspired great change in the state of California.


INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: Presale tickets to the event are $75 and $100 at the door (limited availability).


ATTIRE: Cocktail or business


LOCATION: Culver Events Center: 11948 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA


THE ORGANIZATION: California Youth Connection (CYC) is a nonprofit statewide foster youth advocacy organization that empowers current and former foster youth to have a hand in policy development and legislative change surrounding the child welfare system through direct interaction with their local legislators. All proceeds from the event will benefit California Youth Connection (CYC).