Nothing beats combining good food with a good cause. Here are a couple upcoming fundraisers that do just that: a luau with Namu Gaji on Memorial Day, then a brunch with Sam Mogannam of Bi-Rite Market on June 3rd.
Join the Lee brothers of ~NAMU GAJI~ for a Memorial Day Hawaiian luau at Baker Beach on Monday May 28th, kicking off at 12:30pm with a Hawaiian-style opening ceremony. The menu is full of island flair, including a whole, organic Llano Seco pig cooked underground, imu style, plus lomi-lomi salmon, poke, poi (made with fresh taro root), and haupia pudding. Don’t forget to bring your own beverages. Seating is limited, so it’s time to bust out your beach chairs and beach blankets. Noon-4pm. Tickets are $50; free for kids under 7. All ingredients will be sourced and donated by Namu Gaji. Update: Namu Gaji has decided they will not remain open for takeout lunch service on Monday. All proceeds go to SF-based nonprofit Surf for Life, which builds schools and related projects to help kids in developing coastal towns in El Salvador and Costa Rica continue on to education beyond eighth grade.
Then, on Sunday June 3rd, nonprofit Three Squares is throwing their annual THREE SQUARES BRUNCH FUNDRAISER in the Pauley Ballroom at UC Berkeley (2475 Bancroft Way). Staff, volunteers, and supporters will share a farm-fresh meal while keynote speaker Sam Mogannam, owner of Bi-Rite Market, shares his thoughts on why cooking matters. On the menu: salads galore! There will also be live jazz, a silent auction, and raffle prizes, including a day with a Napa Valley winemaker, a private cooking party for 10, a catered lunch for your office, and gift certificates to Bay Area restaurants, museums, and more. 11am. Tickets start at $20. Three Squares runs Cooking Matters, a free cooking and nutrition program for at-risk families all over the Bay Area.
Monday May 28, 2012 – Sunday Jun 3, 2012