Culinary Fundraiser At Disneyland Resort


photo credit  Bob Hodson Photography

A culinary extravaganza is coming to the Disneyland resort  and you are invited! Wells Fargo and Disneyland® Resort are partnering for an innovative culinary event that will help end homelessness in Orange County.  Both corporations have committed to underwrite the highly-anticipated annual Table for Ten culinary extravaganza. All proceeds from the event go to Illumination Foundation, a nonprofit working to end the cycle of homelessness in Orange County. The Wells Fargo’s Table for Ten Presented by Disneyland® Resort event will be held March 23, 2014, at the Disney Grand Californian Resort® and Spa Grand Ballroom. At the event, twenty-five of Orange County’s top chefs will come together to compose masterpiece signature dishes prepared tableside for tables of ten guests.


The 2013 Table for Ten event was the first year the Illumination Foundation was involved.  Over $334,000 was raised, which helped the charity provide long-term housing for homeless and low-income Orange County families.


At the 2014 Table for Ten, top chefs will:

  • create awe-inspiring cuisine fit for royalty.
  • Each course will be exquisitely paired with fine wines and five star, white glove service.
  • The evening will also includes an indulgent cocktail reception, where guests can mingle with the chefs, as well as bid on live and silent auctions for the “Best of Our Chefs” dining experiences.
  • Incredible Disney packages, and vacation packages to some of the world’s finest resorts.


Tickets for the Wells Fargo’s Table for Ten, Presented by Disney are on sale now and can be purchased individually or as a group. To purchase tickets or sponsor a table, contact Katie Rootlieb at [email protected].

Chefs to be featured in this culinary extravaganza include:

  1. Host Chef Andrew Sutton of Napa Rose
  2. Club 33 Chef Marcel St. Pierre
  3. 1221 Prime at The Balboa Bay Club Resort Chef Vincent Lesage
  4. Anaheim White House Chef Bruno Serato
  5. Bambu at the Fairmont Newport Beach Chef Brian Doherty
  6. Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Resort Chef Vittorio Lucariello
  7. Catal Mediteranean Grill Chefs Steven Mary and Joachim Splichal
  8. Center Club Chef Lewis Butler
  9. Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdales South Coast Plaza Chef Seakyeong Kim
  10. Cliff’s Edge Chef Vartan Abgaryan
  11.  Dublin 4 Gastro Pub & Wineworks for Everyone Chef David Shofner
  12. Lark Creek Newport Beach Chef John Ledbetter
  13. Nirvana Grille Chef Lindsay-Smith Rosales
  14. Ocean Avenue Chef Paul Bauer
  15. Pacific Club Chef David Martin
  16. Red Table Chef Louie Jocson
  17. Roys Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine Newport Beach Chef Edgar Agbanyani
  18. Ruth’s Chris Chef Manny Gomez
  19. Splashes Surf & Sand Resort Chef David Fune
  20. Tabu Grill Chef Norberto Village & Rayne Fray
  21. Tamarind of London Chef Alfred Prasad
  22. The Loft at Montage Resort Laguna Beach Chef Casey Overton
  23. The Pascal Experience Chef Pascal Olhats
  24. 24-Carrots Chef Ashley Santo Domingo
  25. Vue Restaurant Chef Thomas Trevethan
  26. Il Barone Ristorante Chef Franco Barone
  27. The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar Chef Yvon Goetz
  28. Vanity Catering and Events Chef Conrad Gallagher
  29. Cocktail Reception Host Adam Navidi of Oceans & Earths.

About Illumination Foundation

The Illumination Foundation is an Orange County-based 501(c)(3)  nonprofit dedicated to providing targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most vulnerable homeless clients to break or prevent the cycle of homelessness. The Illumination Foundation pioneered an innovative and cost-effective solution to advance health and housing stability for the chronically homeless community. Illumination Foundation provides free mental health, medical and outreach services to homeless families and individuals at clinics throughout the country. To date, Illumination Foundation’s housing programs have served 1,183 families and placed 520 families into permanent housing. Illumination Foundation’s medical programs have provided medical and social services to 8,718 patients. For more information, visit


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