New Charity Puts Local Chefs’ Health on the Front Burner

June 5, 2012

Alchemy Restaurant is set to host the inaugural fundraising "Front Burner Fund" event on Tuesday, June 12th from 5:30pm to midnight, featuring food tastings, beer and wine samplings, and culinary themed activities, all benefiting a charitable cause.

The fund is the first of its kind in San Diego and the newly formed 501(c)(3) non-profit will serve as a monetary benefactor to help cover emergency medical needs and healthcare costs of the independent “back of house” culinary community. The foundation will kick off its inaugural fundraising event on Tuesday, June 12th, 5:30pm to midnight at Alchemy, located at 1503 30th Street in South Park.

Celebrated local chefs and food trucks from across San Diego County will come together to prepare a variety of seasonally inspired and flavor-forward dishes to show their support.

Proceeds from this fundraising event have been designated to benefit Alchemy Executive Chef Ricardo Heredia and will provide monetary support for his critical corrective eye surgery.  Event proceeds and donations will be collected and dispersed to future Front Burner Fund recipients throughout the year.

Participating chefs/restaurants include:

Hanis Cavin (Carnitas’ Snack Shack)
Miguel Valdez (The Red Door)
Alex Carballo (Stone Brewing World Bistro)
Chad White (Gabardine)
Tina Luu (The Art Institute San Diego)
Ron Oliver (The Marine Room)
Ben Rollins (What's Ben Baking)
Cruz Caudillo (Praline Patisserie)
Tommy Fraioli (Sea Rocket Bistro)
Sarah Trigg (Hamilton’s Tavern)
Beatriz Ledezma (Caxao Chocolates)

Participating food trucks & street food vendors include:
Casanova Fish Tacos / Mangia Mangia / OB Seafood Truck / Miss Sushi

Select local microbreweries will be featured during the event along with wine sponsor Big Hammer Wines.  Guests can also partake in exciting culinary-themed activities throughout the evening.

Each tasting ticket purchased will include one complimentary drink, one raffle ticket (prizes include a dinner packages, a spa vacation and much more), and access to all tastings.

Event tickets can be purchased for $25 per person at Alchemy Restaurant or online at Brown Paper Tickets