Beacon House of San Pedro announced two well-known Midwestern chefs to its 20CHEFS fundraising roster: the Food Network’s Andrew Zimmern (Minneapolis) and Jeremy Martindale, executive chef for The Alexander Hotel, the luxury boutique property in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The center was recently named by U.S. News and World Report a “Top 200 Treatment Center” in the country.
Zimmern and Martindale join Southern California chefs such as event co-chairs Michael Shafer (The Depot) and Christine Brown (Restaurant Christine), Victor Juarez (Fuego at Hotel Maya) and others to raise needed funds for the 115-bed treatment and rehabilitation facility for men in San Pedro.
Additional chefs include:
• Paul Buchanan/ Primal Alchemy (caterer)
• Peter Carpenter/ Gourmet to You (caterer)
•Betty Fraser/ As You Like It Catering, formerly of Grub, Hollywood
• Kashi Aghilipour/ Think Prime
• Trina Mendoza/ Babouch
• Andrew Monterrosa
• Jennie Trinh
Private Dining at:
• Compagnon Wine Bistro
• Big Nicks
More chefs will be added throughout the summer.
Because of the pandemic, Beacon House Association of San Pedro had a $225,000 shortfall to assist those with alcohol and drug addiction issues. On the website, visitors are encouraged to purchase private dinners with a selected chef starting at $5,000. The meal will be prepared and served at the buyer’s residence or at the chef’s restaurant with the location and date to be agreed upon by both parties. The number of guests shall be limited to 10. Dinner purchases end Oct. 11. Dining purchases can also be made via email at the email@example.com.
“We feel encouraged by the outpouring of support and love to help these men. Addiction is one of the greatest scourges,” said Beacon House Association of San Pedro’s Executive Director, Brian Smith. “Our center allows these men to rejoin their loving families and become willing participants in their communities.”