Chefs Celebrate India to Benefit Just Call Us Volunteers at the Bombay Bazaar | Chefs and Farmers Explore San Diego’s Diverse Culinary Traditions on Sunday, April 27

April 16, 2014  

Some of San Diego's most high profile chefs will interpret the cuisines of India at Bombay Bazaar on Sunday, April 27, from 5 - 9 pm at SILO in Makers Quarter, all to benefit the efforts of Just Call Us Volunteers. Many of the same chefs devote their off time to working side by side with less skilled but willing workers to help Just Call Us Volunteers feed 8,000 meals to needy children, women and veterans throughout the year.

Tickets are available now for the event that will transform the trendy East Village venue into a sultry, spice-filled market featuring jewel-toned saris, colorful flowers, a hookah lounge and henna tattoo artists, Bollywood dancing and the succulent tastes of spicy curries, samosas, tandoori and vindaloo, interpreted by San Diego's most creative chefs including Hanis Cavin, Amy DiBiase, Isabel Cruz, Royal India’s Sam Kambo, Colin Murray, Adam Lowe, Karrie Hills, John Medall and many more. Snake Oil Cocktails will serve signature drinks featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Rx Bitters, and Ballast Point and Urbn Street Brewing Company will offer local brews.

Sam the Cooking Guy and San Diego Magazine’s resident foodie Troy Johnson will manage the evening’s auction, which will feature priceless chef-based experiences including a weekend for two at Stargazer Farm in Portland; a party with the chefs of Bombay Bazaar; farm tours and chef’s dinners at Point Loma Farms and Konyn Dairy; a private chocolate making course by Chef Tina Luu; a party for 20 catered by Farm, Fish, Fork; custom brewery tours and much more. All ticket sales and auction proceeds benefit Just Call Us Volunteers.

“Without the generous support of our chefs, suppliers and volunteers we could not serve our clients week after week,” says JCUV director Chef Julie Darling. “And without the proceeds of our annual fundraiser we could not maintain the kitchen facilities where we cook thousands of meals each year.”

Tickets are available online and cost $75 for General Admission tickets, which include tastes of food from 30+ chefs and vendors, plus beer, wine and craft cocktails tastes. Limited Chefs' Toast Tickets are available at the cost of $100 and include early access to the party, an exclusive dish, all- inclusive food and alcohol.  Get your tickets now at Proceeds of the event support Just Call Us Volunteers.

Just Call Us Volunteers is an energetic group of professional chefs, selfless volunteers and generous purveyors making the world a better place one nutritious meal at a time for San Diego's homeless, veterans, children and others in need. With an entirely volunteer staff and board, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization has served more than 20,000 meals and taught low income families healthy and frugal cooking techniques in regular classes. The annual fundraiser helps maintain the kitchen and buy equipment, tableware, and supplies to keep feeding the hungry in San Diego.

SILO in Makers Quarter is located at 753 15th St. in Downtown San Diego. For more information on Bombay Bazaar, visit  To learn more about Just Call Us Volunteers, including volunteering and donation opportunities, visit