Don Schinske

We at the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA) express our deep appreciation to you and the staff at the Center for work in support of our two-day educational conference. Historically, we have held the event at hotels but the service we received from Market Creek Events was easily the best we have had. You guys went the extra mile to work with us in planning the event (to the point where I was catching you at home, long before work hours). The two days could not have gone any smoother. The guys handling the AV—Floyd and Carlton—were unflappable and always on hand, and never did we feel stuck or stranded with no event manager nearby, which is a problem we have often encountered at hotels. The food was great and facility was perfectly sized for our group with our four breakout sessions. The equipment and spaces were new and well-cared for. Thanks for everything, including your good humor.

– Don Schinske

Candy Elson, LCSW

For the past two years we have held two major events a year at the Jacobs Center for 150 guests from the SDSU School of Social Work. I have been impressed by the friendliness, professionalism, and flexibility of the staff. The food is always top notch, fresh, plentiful, and elegantly served. The Sales & Catering Manager has always gone above and beyond in her flexibility to accommodate our budget and cumbersome mechanism for paying for events by purchase order. Our guests love the abundant, free parking and central, easily accessible location compared to the challenges of attending events on our campus. I highly recommend this venue, it is truly a “hidden gem” in a generally, un-heralded location in San Diego.

– Candy Elson, LCSW

Meredith Ross SDSU Interwork Institute

The staff at Kitchens for Good is great! From the people behind the scenes, coordinating the events, to the person at the front desk, everyone at the Jacobs Center is friendly and helps to create a welcoming atmosphere. The building and facilities are beautiful and really go to show the success that the Jacobs Center has had in the community. I definitely look forward to holding more meetings at the Jacobs Center and would recommend this facility to friends, family and colleagues. Thank you!

– Meredith Ross SDSU Interwork Institute

Amy Kitchener Alliance for California Traditional Arts

It was a big win for the Alliance for California Traditional Arts to partner with the Jacobs Center on our event honoring and convening community heritage-based artists. We came to the Jacobs Center because it is known as the heart of the community – a place where residents feel they belong and can act, create, develop, and collaborate for positive community change.Our event was extraordinary. We could not have imagined the results by reading the menu. Chef Street’s creative combinations were a big topic of conversation by our guests and will be remembered for a long time to come. We loved witnessing how this model program works to provide job training in the hospitality field for its workers. The personnel were warm and highly professional. The only problem we have now is that our San Diego colleagues will expect an equally stunning culinary experience next time we gather!

– Amy Kitchener Alliance for California Traditional Arts

Dominque N.

We used Kitchens for Good for an event our workplace was hosting. This was a VIP reception for donors, elected officials and community leaders. As a new vendor with us, Tiffany did an incredible job of making us feel confident in their abilities and staff. They worked within our budget, communicated consistently and quickly, and were right on time. The food was delicious and we got tons of compliments. Everyone was so pleased with the quality and with the service.

-Dominque N. (San Diego, CA)

Ashley H.

I highly recommend Kitchens for Good! From beginning to end they were highly professional, worked within our budget, and provided a beautiful reception for us. My organization hosted a reception for elected officials, staff, community leaders, and donors, and our guests were pleased with the food & customer service provided by Kitchens for Good. As a socially-minded catering business, I am proud to support their catering work.

-Ashley H. (Normal Heights, San Diego, CA)

Rebecca L.

Kitchens For Good recently catered a weekend retreat for a my organization and I plan on using them every time we host a retreat in San Diego! They’re extremely professional, budget friendly and amazingly accommodating for special dietary restrictions. One of our participants with an extreme gluten allergy came up to me during the weekend and asked if he could take extra portions of his meal back to his room because he never had a gluten free wrap so delicious! We love working with Kitchens For Good and recommend their services to anyone who is looking to feed people some delicious food while helping make a difference. Thank you to Ray, Aviva and the entire Kitchens For Good team for making our retreat such a success!

-Rebecca L. (San Diego, CA)

Shannon D.

Amazing food & service! Kitchens For Good recently catered our Engineers Without Borders annual fundraiser. They were professional and attentive the weeks leading up to the event and during the event itself. We received many many complements on the food as it was delicious! I would definitely recommend their services!

-Shannon D. (San Diego, CA)

San Diego Press Club

Kitchens for Good has been the venue for the San Diego Press Club’s Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards for the past four years. We keep coming back for many reasons. The location is excellent, the venue itself it perfect for our event, and there is plenty of free parking. But those are just surface details. The most compelling reason for our loyalty is the fact that the staff are professional, responsive and fun to work with. I’m a perfectionist to an amazing extreme and it’s gratifying to me that the staff at KFG not only respects my requests but actually partners in the planning and execution of my event. We will come back as long as they will have us!

-San Diego Press Club

Elise N.

I have worked with Kitchens For Good for four years, before they were even called Kitchens For Good. They are an incredible company with incredible people. They have assisted my company with a yearly Thanksgiving Lunch for our patients every year. This event has become our patient’s most favorite activity of the whole year. It means so much to them. We hope to work with Kitchens For Good for years and years to come!

-Elise N. (San Diego, CA)

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