Over 400 friends with a heart for KidWorks and an appreciation for fine food and wine–and the chefs who create it–experienced the second annual Festival of OC Chefs on July 17 at the Newport Beach County Club.

The outdoor event raised $820,000 net, which is already at work supporting KidWorks programs for hundreds of underserved children and youth in central Santa Ana.

We are deeply grateful to David A. Pyle Family Foundation, our Presenting Sponsor.

We also express our gratitude to our platinum, gold and silver sponsors:

We also thank all the chefs and their restaurants who created specialty dishes for attendees to enjoy, along with their selections of quality wines.

Our honorary chef was Andy Arndt, VEA Newport Beach, a Marriott Resort & Spa. The event chef chair is Pascal Olhats, Pascal Cuisine Catering.

The hardworking Festival of OC Chefs committee members and volunteers were truly remarkable and have our thanks.

Cory Alder, Co-Event Chair (along with co-chairs Lisa Alder, Tracy and Kevin Murphy and Kyle and David Team), says: “The event committee and sponsors are to be commended for such hard work behind the scenes preparing for Festival of OC Chefs and at the event itself. The collaborative effort everyone put in made everything extra special for everyone who joined us that day.”

KidWorks is delighted that Festival of OC Chefs brought together so many supporters for a wonderful day of food, wine and friendship on behalf of the hundreds of students and families we serve.