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
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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)
A Partnership between Kitchens for Good and Fish. Food. Feel Good.
Here at Kitchens for Good, we are all about finding ways to use local unused resources to feed hungry families in our community. That’s why we are so excited about our new partnership with Fish. Food. Feel Good.(F3G). F3G is a like-minded organization that collects locally caught unwanted sport caught fish and distributes it to hunger relief organizations throughout San Diego. Just recently F3G donated 250lbs of Yellowfin Tuna to Kitchens for Good located in Chollas Creek, San Diego. With that ample amount of locally caught fish, we were able to produce 1000 delicious meals for the people in our surrounding communities.
Chef Theron and our Culinary Program students created a variety of remarkable meals such as tuna salad, tuna fish sandwiches, and grilled tuna steaks. These meals were provided to after school programs, senior centers, and homeless dinners. Let’s just say the needed intake of Omega 3’s were highly successful. Our clients had rave reviews!
We’re extremely grateful to organizations like Fish. Food. Feel Good. that help us with our mission to close the gap between unwanted food items and hungry families in need. Todd Bluechel, who grew up fishing locally and who founded F3G in 2010, noticed sometimes his fellow sport fishermen had extra unwanted fish. Wanting to do something with this nutritious product Todd created F3G a first of its kind charity. Todd is quoted as saying: “I’ve been fishing these waters for over 30 years and there comes a time when you have to stop complaining and take action.”
We sure are glad Todd took action! Thanks to this creative yet simple idea, F3G donates fish to partnering charities, like Kitchens for Good, who convert it into nutritious and delicious meals that feed over 80,000 annually here in San Diego.
If you would like to learn more about this organization or if you would like to help Todd’s cause visit http://www.f3g.org or call Todd directly:(858) 414-4496.
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Having a Summer BBQ can get a great deal of work for the host. Coming up with a menu plan seems to be the hardest part. Having to decide what to make to make it appealing to guests with all different tastes. It gets stressful! And not to mention expensive. Here are some great tips from our Catering Staff to add to your famous BBQ Chicken, Grilled Flank Steak, or just plain Ole’ Hotdogs and Hamburgers!
Heirloom Tomatoes and Caprese Salad – nothing like a nice juicy tomato and mozzarella salad with some fresh basil and don’t forget the balsamic glaze. Everyone loves tomatoes and cheese!
Plain Old Potato Salad – You can’t go wrong with a potato salad with the mayo and scallions but maybe flair it up a bit and go Southern Style and add in that paprika!
Big Bowl of Guacamole – Everyone loves a nice chip and dip. Nothing goes better in the Summer than a nice cool bowl of fresh avocados and chips.
These are just a couple ideas to add flair to that party that you want perfect. Easy to do and eager to please sides are the answer.
Check out other menu ideas from Kitchens for Good! Keep in mind we can also do it all for you if you want it catered! To get in touch with our catering staff you can fill out this form or call 619-450-4040.
Learn more about Kitchens for Good Catering