More than two dozen acclaimed chefs will converge at the Anaheim White House for a culinary fundraiser
benefiting Orange County's motel children on Thursday, April 26 starting at 7 p.m. Among the luminaries who
will perform cooking demonstrations in the garden area of the popular Orange County dining establishment
during cocktail hour will be Ryan Carson of the "touring" restaurant Pri-ve, Wendie Huffman of Ten Asian
Bistro, Jamie Gwen of "The Chef Jamie Radio Show" on KFWB 980, Susan Irby of Bikini Lifestyles on 790 KABC,
Jeff Mahin of Stella Rossa Pizza Bar, Octavio Montoya of the Laguna Culinary Arts Cafe, Anahita Naderi
formerly of Melisse, Christophe Happilon of The Oyster Gourmet and Laurent Brazier, executive chef instructor
for Laguna Culinary Arts.
Guests then will enjoy a 5-course dinner prepared by White House Executive Chef Eddie Mezza, Michel Blanchet
of the Small Smoked Seafood Company, Jean Pierre Dubray formerly of the Ritz Carlton San Francisco, Pascal
Olhats of Pascal Restaurant, Le Toques Blanche International Chef of the Year Pierre Sauvaget and Maurice
Brazier, who is in charge of the White House's catering division and whose background includes serving royalty
from around the world. Tickets are $250 each and all proceeds will benefit Caterina's Club, a nonprofit
founded by the restaurant's owner Bruno Serato. He has earned international acclaim for his humanitarian work
including being named one of CNN's Heroes last year for having served more than 330,000 hot meals to OC's
"motel kids" (so named because they are the children of the working poor who are relegated to living in
rundown motels) during the past 7 years.
"I'm honored to be joined by these gifted and giving chefs who are lending their talents to help those most
in need in our community -- our children," said Serato.
Event sponsors include Wine County Gift Baskets & CookieGallery.com. For tickets or information about
corporate sponsorships, call 714-772-1381.
Situated in a historic national landmark mansion dating to 1909, the Anaheim White House restaurant offers a
quixotic menu of northern Italian/French fare, extensive wine list, unparalleled service and an elegant
setting to create a dining experience that is timeless, remarkable and without equal. Located at 887 South
Anaheim Blvd., in Anaheim, Orange County. For more information, visit www.anaheimwhitehouse.com.