It was an affair done in good taste! The first annual Taste of St. Joseph’s raised $60,000 for their culinary training program and Venice Paparazzi’s Erin Davis was on the scene to document it all! View pics below.
Here is a message from St. Joseph Center!
The inaugural Taste of St. Joseph Center was a fun filled evening with 350 attendees, 31 food and drink booths, and raised $60,000 towards our Culinary Training Program. We are already working with various restaurants from the evening who are interested in working with and hiring our students for internships!
The event was a huge success, and we already looking forward to 2020!
#foodiesforsjc, we appreciate you!
About St. Joseph Center:
St. Joseph Center is an independent, non-profit 501 (c)(3), community based organization. St Joseph Center’s mission is to provide working poor families, as well as homeless men, women and children of all ages, with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community. The Center does not provide religious services or instruction and it assists people regardless of their religious affiliation or lack thereof. It reaches more than 10,000 individuals annually through a variety of integrated programs.
About St. Joseph Center’s Culinary Program:
The Culinary Training Program is a unique vocational training program that teaches formerly homeless and low-income individuals cooking skills that can equip them for jobs in the service and food industries! Students from this program secure externships at LA staples like Bottega Louie, Petit Trois, Sunny Spot, and the Ritz Carlton.
View Taste of St. Joseph photos by Venice Paparazzi’s foodie correspondent Erin Davis!
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2019 participating restaurants included:
- Art’s Table
- Ashland Hill
- Blue Plate Oysterette
- Border Grill
- Butcher’s Daughter
- Huckleberry Bakery and Cafe
- Jeni’s Ice Cream
- Kogi Korean BBQ
- Mar Vista Grab and Go
- Spread The Love
- Stella Barra
- Sunny Blue
- Sunny Spot
- Tocaya Playa Vista
- Upstairs 2
Delicious drinks provided by:
- Angel City Brewery
- Beam Suntory
- Bev Rosé
- Bootch Craft
- Boxed Water
- Guayakí Yerba Mate
- Pali Wines
- Pressed Juicery
Thank you to this year’s 2019 sponsors:
- Sous Chef – Los Angeles Rams
- Chef de Partie – Snap Inc.
- Commis Chef – Restaurant World
- Entertainment Sponsor – Peninsula Hotel
- Menu Sponsor – Forkspot
- Sustainability Sponsor – Boxed Water