Food Bank’s 6th Annual “One Big Table” Gala was Another Huge Success

September 25, 2016

Twenty of the finest chefs in the Bay Area showed off their sterling culinary skills on September 24th as part of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s annual “One Big Table” gala.

Led by Chef Tyler Florence of the Wayfare Tavern, the all-star lineup of chefs (see list below) served up a series of amazing appetizers, and signature three-course meals to more than 400 guests.

This year’s Community Partner Honoree was Pastor Miguel Nunez who heads up our food pantry at Casa de Barro/Free Methodist Church in San Francisco.  Founded in 2008, the Casa de Barro pantry recently passed the milestone of distributing more than one million pounds of food to neighbors in need.

2016 marks the sixth year of the Food Bank’s One Big Table gala.  In that time, the event has raised more than $4 million dollars, all to support the Food Bank’s efforts to achieve a hunger-free community.

THE CHEFS:  Adam Rosenblum, Causwells; Anthony Lee, Alta CA; Bruce Hill, Picco; Charles Phan, Slanted Door; Charlie Parker, Alfred’s; Dana Younkin, Boulevard; Daniel Capra, Paula LeDuc Fine Catering; Jennifer Puccio, Marlowe, Park Tavern, Leo’s, and The Cavalier; John Griffiths, Bluestem Brasserie; Larry Finn, Credo; Mark Dommen, One Market Restaurant; Mark Sullivan, Spruce; Mitch Rosenthal, Town Hall; Mourad Lahlou, Mourad; Pierre Tumlin, Hog & Rocks; Rocky Maselli, A16; Staffen Terje, Volta; Thomas McNaughton, Flour + Water; Tyler Florence, Wayfare Tavern

Mark Seelig, PR Manager, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
(office) 415-282-1907 x270; (cell) 415-246-9146


About the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where one in four neighbors is at risk of hunger. We envision a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food in a dignified manner to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We address hunger head on: from our pantry network and home-delivered groceries, to our nutrition-education classes and food-stamp enrollment, we work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need. Every week, 30,000 households count on us for food assistance. Nearly 60 percent of what we distribute is fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more at

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