Top Chefs Unite Against Racism To Raise Money & Empower A Younger Generation

CHEFS UNITE, a weekly Tuesday night dinner series, will kick off on May 11th at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station. The charitable, four-week initiative brings together 17 of San Diego’s top chefs to raise awareness and critical funds for EmbraceRace, an organization that seeks to educate young children on matters of race and bias, in order to raise a brave new generation.

San Diego Chefs Unite Against Racism To Raise Money & Empower A Younger Generation

A food writer’s brainchild

The CHEFS UNITE fundraising effort is the brainchild of food writer Sabrina Medora, who founded the platform Un-Plated as a space for chefs and people of the restaurant industry across the country to speak candidly about what matters to them. Sabrina became inspired by a similar initiative led by friend and chef, Danny Lee, of The Fried Rice Collective (Anju, CHIKO) out of Washington D.C., who organized a collaborative culinary event in response to the Stop AAPI Hate movement. She hopes this local San Diego effort will help to initiate a domino effect across other markets.

“This event is an opportunity for the chefs of San Diego to stand united against hate crimes and committed towards a better, more inclusive future by way of providing educational tools and resources to all. It’s a chance for our restaurant community to inspire others to do the same,” explains Medora.

Danny Lee, whose CHIKO concept includes locations in D.C. and Encinitas, adds, “I can’t think of a better way to build a more promising future than to educate the leaders of our next generation to embrace people of all cultures and to be proud of our diversity. It is amazing to see this idea come all the way across the country to San Diego and we are proud to play a part in it.”

Dates and Details

WHERE: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station 2816 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego, CA 92106 | (619) 269-2100

TICKETS: Tickets are priced at $89 per person, with optional beer or wine pairings for $25 per person. Keeping the health and safety of guests top of mind, tickets must be purchased in packages (tables) of two or four. Table requests of six or more should make inquiries directly with Stone Brewing via phone. Tickets can be purchased here and via Eventbrite.

CHEFS: Each dinner will feature four to five local chefs collaborating to create a memorable four-course, prix fixe meal. Dates and chefs collaborations are as follows:

Tuesday, May 11, 6PM
Claudette Zepeda, VAGA
Danny Lee + Eric Brannon, CHIKO
Jason McLeod, CH Projects
Kenzo Inai, Sideyard BBQ

Tuesday, May 18, 6PM
Brian Redzikowski, Kettner Exchange
Phillip Esteban, Open Gym
Cesarina Mezzoni, Cesarina
Rich Sweeney, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station

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Tuesday, May 25, 6PM
Brad Wise, Trust Restaurant Group
Tara Luansing Monsod, Animae
Kelli Crosson, A.R. Valentien
Matt Richman, Vistal

Tuesday, June 1, 6PM
Kaci Goff, Wolf and Woman
Jojo Ruiz, Lionfish + Serea
Jonathan Bautista, Kingfisher
Pietro Gallo, Civico 1845 + Civico by the Park

About EmbraceRace

A growing body of research and evidence makes clear that children’s racial sensibilities begin to form in infancy, that almost all children develop racial and other biases by kindergarten, and that those biases become fairly entrenched by adolescence. There are too few resources for young children available for parents, grandparents or other caregivers or for early childhood educators. EmbraceRace helps fill that gap. The organization is a fiscally-sponsored project of the non-profit Proteus Fund (EIN 04-3243004).

See you there….and stay healthy, San Diego!

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