Acclaimed Chefs Join Forces For Hungry "Motel" Kids

Top Quote Anaheim White House Hosts Culinary Fundraiser April 26. End Quote
  • Orange County, CA (1888PressRelease) March 30, 2012 - Preparations are being made by more than two dozen local food and restaurant luminaries to prepare what might very well be the most important meal of their careers. Skilled chefs, cooking personalities and beloved restaurateurs will converge at the Anaheim White House for a culinary fundraiser benefiting Orange County's motel children on Thursday, April 26. The evening will kickoff at 7 p.m. in the restaurant's garden where guests will enjoy appetizers as they are being prepared by several of the invited chefs including Anahita Naderi formerly of Mélisse, Christophe Happilon of The Oyster Gourmet, Octavio Montoya of the Laguna Culinary Arts Café, Ryan Carson of the "touring" restaurant 'Pri-ve, Wendie Huffman of Ten Asian Bistro, Jamie Gwen of "Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen" on KFWB 980, Susan Irby of Bikini Lifestyles on 790 KABC, Jeff Mahin of Stella Rossa Pizza Bar and Laurent Brazier, executive chef instructor for Laguna Culinary Arts.

    Guests of this first-time event then will enjoy a 5-course dinner prepared by Anaheim White House Executive Chef Eddie Mezza, Jean Pierre Dubray formerly of the Ritz Carlton San Francisco, Pascal Olhats of Pascal Restaurant, Le Toques Blanche International Chef of the Year Pierre Sauvaget, Michel Blanchet of the Small Smoked Seafood Company and Maurice Brazier, chef of the White House's catering division and whose background includes serving royalty from around the world.

    For more information about tickets ($250 each) and corporate sponsorships, call 714-772-1381.

    "I'm honored to be joined by these gifted and giving chefs who are lending their talents to help those most in need in our community -- our children," said Serato, who has earned international acclaim for his humanitarian work including being named 1 of 10 CNN Heroes last year for having served more than 330,000 hot meals to OC's "motel kids." He founded the nonprofit he named after his mother, Caterina's Club, to feed these children who are so named because they are relegated to living in rundown motels.

    Event sponsors include Wine County Gift Baskets &

    Situated in a historic national landmark mansion dating to 1909, the Anaheim White House restaurant offers a quixotic menu of northern Italian/French fare, extensive wine list, unparalleled service and an elegant setting to create a dining experience that is timeless, remarkable and without equal. Located at 887 South Anaheim Blvd., in Anaheim, Orange County.For more information, visit

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