Lajollacooks4u Cooking for Charity: A Night of Food and Football

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Lajollacooks4u teams up with Volunteers of America and San Diego Chargers.

Bolt up: Lajollacooks4u will be teaming up with the San Diego Chargers and Chef Chris Gardner, to raise money for the Volunteers of America Southwest. Lajollacooks4u’s “A Night of Food and Football” cooking class will have guests cooking, wining and dining with the San Diego Chargers. The opportunity to attend is being sold in a silent auction during Volunteers of America Southwest’s 15th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic on September 8, 2014 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club.

The winning bidder and seven guests of their choice will be welcomed into Lajollacooks4u’s kitchen for a one-of-a-kind cooking and dining experience with former players from the San Diego Chargers. Confirmed to attend the cooking class at Lajollacooks4u are former Chargers players Luis Castillo, Greg Camarillo, Dave Binn, and two-time Super Bowl veteran, Darren Carrington.

This priceless cooking and dining experience, valued normally at $2,400, will be bid on during the silent auction at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, as part of the Celebrity Golf Classic hosted by Volunteers of America Southwest. This annual charity event will be held for its fifteenth year in an effort to raise money for Volunteers of America Southwest.

Lajollacooks4u was invited to participate by Chris Gardner, Food Services Director and Chef of Volunteers of America Southwest. Chef Gardner was aware of the high-end and high-quality experience Lajollacooks4u provides its guests, and seized the opportunity to team up Lajollacooks4u. The cooking class with the San Diego Chargers is sure to be a desirable prize for bidders, and will hopefully raise a considerable amount of money for Volunteers of America Southwest.

Chef Jodi Abel of Lajollacooks4u is thrilled to participate in this charity event, and has said, “I am very passionate about cooking delicious, gourmet meals. I love sharing my passion for cooking, which is why I host my cooking classes and team building events. But getting to share my passion and contribute to a great organization, such as Volunteers of America, is even better. And this cooking class will be an absolute blast with the energy of the San Diego Chargers and eight excited guests who love food and football.”

Lajollacooks4u looks forward to welcoming the winning bidder, their guests, and attending Chargers players. Having become a sought-after and highly rated team building activity, Lajollacooks4u is certain that it will be able to provide a fabulous experience to the large group attending the “A Night of Food and Football” cooking class.

About Volunteers of America Southwest

Volunteers of America Southwest is a charity that steps forward to help the most vulnerable in southwest California. Programs are operated in five areas: Veteran Services, Education and Social Development for Young Children, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Housing Services, and Aging and Caregiver Services. Programs are located in Imperial, San Bernardino, San Diego and Riverside counties. For more information on Volunteers of America Southwest, visit their website at For more information regarding the “A Night of Food and Football” event, the 15th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament, how to bid, and other related topics, please contact Chris Gardner at cgardner(at)voa-swcal(dot)org or by phone at 619-791-2729.

About Lajollacooks4u

Lajollacooks4u, founded in 2008, provides a unique and intimate activity for couples, corporate team building, and any foodie looking for a unique cooking and culinary experience in an ideal setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Based in La Jolla, a suburb of San Diego, CA, Lajollacooks4u has enjoyed record growth since its inception and is ranked as a top attraction in La Jolla on the world’s largest travel review site, Trip Advisor. As always, Lajollacooks4u customizes its private cooking classes to meet the needs and interests of each group. For more information or to make reservations, contact Jodi Abel at jodi(at)lajollacooks4u(dot)com or by phone at 1-858-752-4980. Visit Lajollacooks4u’s website at

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