Bay Area’s Top Chefs Turn Out for Meals on Wheels San Francisco Annual Gala

Meals on Wheels San Francisco 36th annual Star Chefs and Vintners gala lured a well-heeled crowd to the Fort Mason Center on May 19 for their annual gala highlighting offerings from local restaurants and wineries. Festivities began with an hors d’oeuvre and cocktails reception, where notable attendees like the Golden State Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia and TV personality Kari Byron mingled with the organization’s biggest boosters, including Vishal and Pantea Grover, Brandon and Danielle Shorenstein and David and Alana Trujillo.

The evening’s centerpiece was a decadent four-course, wine-paired seated dinner, where partygoers could sample offerings from renowned restaurants like Michael Mina’s Estiatorio Ornos, The Progress, Azalina’s, Liholiho Yacht Club and Colibri Mexican Bistro. Plenty of area wineries were also represented, including La Sirena, Parallel Napa Valley, Iron Horse Vineyards and Small Vines. The night ended on a high note, with guests enjoying dancing and delectable desserts at a lively afterparty. 

Each year, the region’s top culinary talents turn out to support Meals on Wheels San Francisco and their vital mission to provide meals and companionship to housebound and vulnerable seniors. This year’s event raised an impressive $3.75 million, which will provide 750,000 nourishing meals for homebound seniors in need.