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Mama's Kitchen's Virtual 30th Annual Mama's Day


  • WHEN Friday, May 7, 2021 at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE Virtual Event
  • AGES All ages
  • COST $150 - $250

Mama’s Day, one of San Diego’s most anticipated culinary events, returns on Friday, May 7, 2021 for an online party like no other! Mama’s Kitchen is proud to commemorate its 30th Mama’s Day to bring the community together for an evening of great food, fun and friendship.

Proceeds from the event benefit Mama's Kitchen's mission to deliver three medically-tailored nutritional meals a day, seven days a week, free of charge for local individuals and families vulnerable to hunger due to HIV, cancer or other critical illnesses, including congestive heart failure, type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

Taking place the Friday before Mother’s Day, the annual tradition is the organization’s largest fundraiser. This year, Mama’s Kitchen aims to raise $85,000 through Mama’s Day to benefit its home-delivered meal program, which will provide more than 17,000 meals to its clients. With the event being virtual, attendees can tune-in to Mama’s Day from anywhere and in the comfort of their own homes.

General admission and VIP tickets are available online and range from $150 to $250 and include a special multi-course dinner catered by Hyatt Regency La Jolla at The Aventine, a party box, and access to the virtual event featuring live entertainment, special presentations, an opportunity drawing to win fabulous prizes and much more. Attendees will also have access to the Mama’s Day virtual photo booth to share fun and festive pictures of their at-home celebration with all other party-goers.

Can’t attend the celebration but still want to support critically ill San Diegans? You can help Mama’s Kitchen’s mission by funding meals for critically ill neighbors. No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Making his return as the event’s culinary host is Emmy® award-winning chef, author, YouTube personality and restaurateur, Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien. In addition to hosting the event, he will also provide a special presentation. Zien has received 15 Emmy awards for his TV show “Sam the Cooking Guy,” has garnered over 2.6 million YouTube followers, and is the owner of Not Not Tacos (in Little Italy and Costa Mesa), Graze by Sam the Cooking Guy (in Little Italy), and Samburgers (in Little Italy, Seaport Village and coming soon to Costa Mesa).

Making a guest appearance is the one and only Chad Michaels. Known for winning "RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season One" and the producer of San Diego’s “Dreamgirls Revue,” Michaels will provide an unforgettable performance.

Admission tickets may be purchased online at, as well as opportunity drawing tickets for the chance to win amazing prizes from Sycuan Casino Resort, Hyatt Regency La Jolla at The Aventine, local restaurants gift cards, and more.

Mama’s Day is sponsored by Hyatt Regency La Jolla at The Aventine and Sycuan Casino Resort. Sponsorships are still available.

For more information on how to get involved, please contact Silvia Dominguez at 619-233-6262 or

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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