All-Star Chefs in Bay Area Turn Up Heat on Hunger at Food Bank Gala

September 15, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (September 15, 2016) – Later this month, twenty of the finest chefs in the San Francisco Bay Area — led by Wayfare Tavern’s accomplished chef Tyler Florence — will put their culinary skills to work at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s annual “One Big Table” gala.

The all-star lineup will volunteer their time and expertise at this sold-out event, with each chef producing a signature three-course meal to be served to 20 gala guests. Dinner will be followed by a live auction. More than 400 supporters are expected to attend.

One Big Table has raised more than $3.5 million for the Food Bank over the last five years, including more than $1 million in 2015 alone.

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

WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2016. 6:00 – 10:00 pm. (The best photo and interview opportunities with chefs and Food Bank Executive Director Paul Ash are between 4:00 – 4:30 pm.)

WHERE: The Food Bank’s San Francisco warehouse at 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94107

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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