Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting to Stir Up Funds for At-Risk Children Served by Children’s Bureau

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Top chefs and California wineries join together to raise funds for Children's Bureau, a nonprofit leader in child abuse prevention and treatment.

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Food and wine enthusiasts won’t want to miss this event that raises vital funds for programs that benefit at-risk children and their families.

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Tickets are on sale for Children’s Bureau’s 4th Annual Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting to be held on Thursday, October 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the historic AT&T Center – Penthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Over 300 guests are expected to attend the evening that will include exceptional cuisine by America’s top chefs, California’s best wines and exclusive auction offerings. The event is expected to raise $300,000 for Children’s Bureau’s child abuse prevention programs. Tickets and information about the chefs, wineries and auction items are available online at http://www.all4kids.org/celebritychefs.

“This evening offers a rare experience to mingle with some of this country’s most talented chefs and taste a variety of vintages that food and wine enthusiasts won’t want to miss. The best part is that all of the proceeds go towards helping Children’s Bureau prevent child abuse. They offer their own menu of innovative programs that guide, teach and support parents on their journey to raise successful, productive children,” said Mary Sue Milliken.

Celebrity chefs on hand include Roy Choi (Kogi Truck, A-Frame), Susan Feniger (Border Grill, STREET), Sharlena Fong (Semisweet Bakery), Karen Hatfield (Hatfield’s, The Sycamore Kitchen), Suzanne Goin (Lucques, The Larder, a.o.c., The Hungry Cat), Loretta Keller (COCO500), Daniel Mattern (Cook’s County), Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill), Joachim Splichal (Patina Restaurant Group) and Michael Voltaggio (ink.).

Participating wineries include Chateau Ste. Michelle, Foxen Winery & Vineyard, Golden State Wine Co., Ramey Wine Cellars, Rocca Family Vineyards, Talisman Wines, Terlato Wines International, Vins Rare and Walter Hansel Winery & Vineyard.

Details leading up to the evening are being posted on Children’s Bureau’s Facebook and Twitter pages. There is also a Tweet2Win contest for a pair of tickets to the event.

Event Sponsors include: Presenting - Bon Appétit Management Co.; Platinum - Breitburn Energy Partners and Lockton Insurance Brokers, Inc.; Gold - City National Bank, Paul Hastings and Wells Fargo; Bronze – AECOM, Avanti Hospitals, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Union Bank and US Bank; Associate – Korn/Ferry International, Paladin Healthcare, Shelli Herman & Associates and Target Corp; Media – ABC-7 and Social Media – SquaredOut.

Since 1904, Children's Bureau has been a nonprofit leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. More than 28,000 children and families are helped each year throughout Southern California with services that include school readiness, parenting classes, family resource centers, support groups, mental health counseling, foster care and adoption. Children’s Bureau is the largest investor in child abuse prevention in the country and is developing a national model to transform an entire at-risk community through its Magnolia Community Initiative.

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