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Table For Ten: Good Food for a Good Cause

By Andy Hume

Next spring, one of Orange County’s preeminent culinary events, Table for Ten, will bring together some of Southern California’s best chefs to benefit the longtime, life-changing organization, Make-A-Wish of Orange County & the Inland Empire.

Mark your calendars for March 8, 2020, when more than 35 top chefs and a number of exclusive wineries and product sponsors will come together at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa to serve extravagant meals—tableside, and to individual groups of 10. Expect local star chefs to pull out all the stops with inspired, artful table designs and prepare custom, multi-course meals right before your eyes. The five-star, “white glove” service and unique wines paired to each course are certain to raise Table for Ten to the upper echelon of Orange County events for 2020.

Under the watchful eyes of event chairs—Celebrity Chef Pascal Olhats, Food Network star Chef Chris Tzorin, and JC Resorts Corporate Chef Ron Fougeray—this year’s participants are certain to bring their A-game and promise masterful, signature dishes throughout the room. Table for Ten stands behind its motto, “Good Food for a Good Cause,” with the 2020 beneficiary, the Orange County and Inland Empire Make-A-Wish Foundation, which has been changing the lives of kids battling critical illnesses for more than 25 years. With the help of more than 600 volunteers and support from donors and community partners, Make-A-Wish has granted children residing in Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties more than 6,300 wishes since 1983. These wishes inspire children with illnesses to enjoy a better quality of life while helping families make it through some of their most difficult days.
“At Make-A-Wish, the vision is simple: to grant the wish of every eligible child,” states a slogan of the foundation. There is estimated to be more than 500 local eligible children, and the average cost to fulfill a child’s wish is $7,500; so Table for Ten will make an immediately visible positive influence on the community. “We have an incredible line-up of chefs and sponsors this year,” says Table for Ten Founder and Executive Producer Kristin Martin. “I am very proud to be supporting this wonderful charity.”

So get ready to be blown away by top-notch culinary grandeur, all while making a major difference in young childrens’ lives. Come out and show your support by helping fill each Table for Ten.

Table for Ten will be held March 8, 2020, at 4:30pm at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. One table for 10 guests is $10,000. See tableforten.org for more details and sponsorship information.