San Diego Chefs Whip Up Treats for Charity Bake Sale

The 2019 Chef-Driven Bake Sale goes down inside the gallery space at Herb & Eatery in Little Italy this Sunday

This may take the cake as the sweetest news of the day: a group of San Diego’s top-notch chefs will whip up treats this weekend for a special bake sale in Little Italy in support of local charities.

The 2019 Chef-Driven Bake Sale – hosted by the San Diego-based nonprofit, Friendly Feast – goes down this Sunday inside the gallery space at Herb & Eatery on Kettner Boulevard in Little Italy. There, a batch of local chefs will sell their creations, hoping to raise money for Friendly Feast and Monarch School, a school in Barrio Logan with a mission to break the cycle of homelessness in the community through education.

But the goodies up for sale aren’t your run-of-the-mill pastries.

Organizers of the pastry party say the high-end goodies are created by a dozen San Diego chefs from hotspots like Puesto, Trust, Herb & Wood and The Wild Thyme Company. The creations run the gamut from sweet to savory, and cost $5 a pop.

The menu includes items like Chicken & Waffles Cupcakes, Spiced Pecan & Chocolate Tarts, Huckleberry Almond Croissants, and gourmet doughnuts.

Here’s the lineup of participating chefs:

  • Adrian Mendoza (Herb & Wood)
  • Crystal White (Wayfarer Bread)
  • Jamie Decena (Cowboy Star Restaurant & Butcher Shop)
  • Erik Aronow (Puesto)
  • Jeremy Harville (Trust)
  • Vicky Sorrisio Scully (The Wild Thyme Company)
  • Elizabeth Olson (Ironside)
  • Faye Rodriguez (Faye’s Desserts)
  • Ginger Niles (The Med at La Valencia)
  • Marco Maestoso (Maestoso)
  • Jose Alonzo (Nine-Ten Restaurant & Bar)
  • Gan Suebsarakham (Pop Pie Co.)

As of Thursday morning, VIP tickets to the Bake Sale were sold out, but some $10 general admission tickets were still available, as well as some kids tickets for little ones age 12 and under. While perusing the pastries, adult guests can also enjoy a glass of wine grape nectar donated by Domaine Santé.

The Chef-Driven Bake Sale begins at 11 a.m. and will likely run until about 1 p.m. – until every treat has been claimed.

The Friendly Feast, founded in San Diego in 2017, is a nonprofit organization that produces local culinary events aimed at bringing the community together – in delicious ways – to raise funds for local charities. The events typically feature chefs, farmers, and food producers – anyone who has a hand in elevating San Diego’s scrumptious scene. To learn more about the nonprofit, click here.

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