Fundraiser Launched To Help San Diego Native & Longtime Local Chef Anthony Sinsay

September 25, 2020

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help San Diego native and longtime local chef Anthony Sinsay as he battles a rare form of cancer.

Chef Anthony Sinsay is a San Diego native that was always donating his time and food at area charity events during his near decade-long tenure cooking at restaurants in America's Finest City. A most talented chef, Sinsay was known for promoting Filipino cuisine and championing local causes, as well as advocating for and supporting local farmers and fishermen. His resume includes stints with the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills and Nobu in Las Vegas. He honed his skills locally in San Diego as Executive Chef at Harney Sushi in Old Town, Enlightened Hospitality's Burlap in Del Mar, La Villa in Little Italy, Duke's La Jolla, and Jsix in the Gaslamp. He was invited to cook for the 2013 James Beard Awards in New York and was the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival “Chef of the Fest” in 2009. In early 2019, Sinsay and his family departed San Diego so he could take a position as Executive Chef of the Hotel Monaco in downtown Seattle.

The 37-year-old Sinsay, who is married with two children, was diagnosed with a late-stage form of a rare cancer called primitive neuroectodermal brain tumor in late 2019 and has kept his diagnosis mostly private until recently. Due to COVID-19 shutdowns and layoffs, Sinsay lost his job and his medical insurance earlier this year and now finds himself dealing with mounting expenses. To assist Anthony, Sinsay's brother-in-law Thomas Cueva launched a GoFundMe campaign titled "Save Anthony" to assist he and his family. 

Being Chef Anthony Sinsay has always been a most kind and generous human being during his time in San Diego, we hope the community will assist him during his time in need. Every little bit helps! Learn more and donate at