March 14, 2019 (San Marcos, CA) – Nearly 350 food enthusiasts and passionate community members will gather to attend Casa de Amparo’s 23rd Annual Meet the Chefs on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the Hilton Del Mar. The popular event annually raises over $125,000, which directly benefits Casa de Amparo’s programs that service foster youth in San Diego County.

“Meet the Chefs is one of Casa de Amparo’s largest annual events, attracting supporters from all over San Diego County,” said Casa de Amparo Executive Director Tamara Fleck–Myers. “Chefs, donors, volunteers, and staff members combine their resources and talents to orchestrate an extraordinary event that raises awareness and funds to help create a community where child abuse and neglect are not tolerated.”

The event will be held poolside and guests will have the opportunity to sample food from over a dozen renowned San Diego Restaurants. Guests have the option to purchase tickets to the VIP Reception, held before the general admission and will be treated to exclusive gourmet specialty appetizers including oysters, and a “build your own” shrimp cocktail compliments of The Fish Market Restaurant. Guests will also have an early look at the live auction items, champagne and wine tastings, as well as complimentary valet parking.

Participating restaurants include: Americana Restaurant, coastal KITCHEN at the Hilton Del Mar, Del Mar Brigantine, Decoy Dockside, Pamplemousse Grille, Pillbox Tavern and Grill, Poseidon Restaurant, Red Tracton’s, Vista Valley Country Club, Shimbashi  Izakaya, Cocina del Charro, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, Food by Chef Ty , Jimbo’s Naturally and The Fish Market. 

Event Sponsors include: Datron World Communications, California Bank and Trust Carlsbad, Jim & Lynn Mallen, Tucker Sadler Architects Inc, Bassett Furniture, PlayStation, The LA Chargers, OneSource Distributors, DEI’s Forte for Children, Wells Fargo and YCO Facial Plastic Surgery.

About casa de amparo:

Established in 1978, Casa de Amparo (Home of Protection) is recognized as a leader in treating and preventing child abuse and neglect in San Diego County and beyond, with locations in Oceanside and San Marcos. The non–profit organization annually serves over 1,000 Casa Kids, from prenatal to 25 years old, as well as 950 families through six integrated programs that promote healing, growth, and healthy relationships. These programs include Residential ServicesCounseling ServicesFamily VisitationNew Directions, and Young Parent Network. 


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