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San Diego’s original tasting event, Mama’s Day, celebrates 26 years

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Scatena Daniels

Get ready to taste some of San Diego's most delicious food as The 26th annual Mama’s Day gives you the flavors you savor from the area's most recognized chefs on Friday, May 12 from 6:30 pm. to 9:30 pm. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.

This yearly event is held the Friday evening before Mother’s Day and features more than 55 chefs from San Diego’s finest restaurants, hotels and catering companies who serve over 650 attendees. 

All the money raised helps Mama's Kitchen's mission to deliver hot, nutritious meals free of charge to local men, women, and children affected by AIDS or cancer.

The previous year, the event took in $165,000, providing 51,000 home-delivered meals.

Guests enjoy food, music and fun all evening long, and can bid in the popular silent auctions which feature many of San Diego's most desirable services. 

Long-time volunteer Jennifer Kearns has served Mama’s Kitchen for over two decades as a donor and board member from 2004 to 2010, as well as president of the board in 2007 and Mama’s Day co-chair in 2010.

"I am committed to Mama's Kitchen because I have seen first-hand the impact that Mama's makes on the lives of our clients," said Jennifer.

She adds: "They are so grateful for our deliveries of nutritious food, accompanied by a warm smile. Mama's Day is our largest fundraising event and every year, our valued food and beverage providers raise the bar higher and higher. It's truly a culinary extravaganza!"  

Presented by Nordstrom and hosted by Sycuan, Mama’s Day pre-sale tickets are available for just $150 per person and $175 at the door.

Premium VIP tickets are available for $250 each, and include early access at 5:30 pm to an exclusive VIP dining area and pre-party featuring a private culinary chef’s presentation before the doors open to general admission attendees at 6:30 pm.

VIPs also enjoy a full hosted bar for two hours.

 26th Annual Mama’s Day benefiting Mama’s Kitchen will take place on Friday, May 12, 2017, at Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine is located at  3777 La Jolla Village Drive San Diego, 92122

Tickets: $ 150 (General); $ 250 (VIP)

More info and to purchase tickets: www.mamaskitchen.org