The inaugural Del Mar Wine & Meals Competition raised $25,000 and attracted greater than 8,000 attendees, organizers mentioned.
The occasion, which was held from Sept. 6 to Sept. 11, featured 20 culinary occasions and festivities hosted by skilled athletes Alex Morgan, Drew Brees, and Rob Machado, actors Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston of Dos Hombres, and greater than 200 world-renowned cooks and winemakers from SoCal, Baja, and past.
“It’s simply so humbling to see not solely how many individuals confirmed as much as have fun our foods and drinks tradition, however how world-class the venue and expertise turned out to be,” says pageant co-founder Troy Johnson. “Hundreds of individuals on that grass. Each few ft, an absurdly gifted chef or winemaker or drinks-maker sharing the nice factor they do. And we raised cash for Feeding San Diego. We’re extremely grateful for the cooks and winemakers and folks. It blew away our expectations for the primary 12 months. We’ve already began on inventive concepts for 12 months two.”
Ali Colbran, Feeding San Diego’s director of growth, mentioned the group is grateful to be the recipient of the donation.
“We’re honored to have been chosen because the first-ever charity beneficiary of the DMWFF and are thrilled to obtain the beneficiant donation of $25,000 to assist present nutritious meals to San Diegans dealing with starvation,” Colbran mentioned. “Many hunger-relief organizations throughout the nation are dealing with new challenges post-pandemic stemming from diminished funding and the impacts of inflation, and Feeding San Diego isn’t excluded. We’re extremely grateful to our culinary neighborhood for rallying behind our mission this 12 months.”