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We’re creating a culinary competition and keeping it local by partnering with the renowned Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) located on Green Street in Pasadena. On Friday, June 23rd this fun, lively, and, dare we say, tasteful evening will highlight the very real problem of food insecurity in our local community, while raising vital funding for all FID programs that serve greater Pasadena.

Inspired by popular television shows, this showdown will have teams of ICE students creating dishes from kitchen pantry staples and “mystery” ingredients chosen directly from our Food Pantry’s weekly grocery distributions. At the end of one hour, a panel of professional judges will name the winner of Cooking for a Cause 2023! 

We are incredibly grateful to our 2023 Cooking for a Cause Sponsors

(updated as of 6/20/23)

Executive Chef

Barbara Ryder-Levinson

Chef de Cuisine

Vicki and David Thompson

Pastry Chef

Sharon and Richard Ellingsen

Mishele and Ben Myers

Jennifer and John Robinson

Elliot Sainer

Vegetable Chef

Carole Grant

Jaqueline Knowles

Daniel and Jeanne Rankin

Debby and Jack Singer

Trustees of the Pasadena Methodist Foundation

Sauté Chef

Bonnie Buratti and Kai Lam

First United Methodist Church of Pasadena

Karen Gross

Connie Holguin

Tim Howett and Elizabeth Beaumont

Pamela Marx and Mark Goldstein

Jan McFarlane

Bret and Peggy Shaefer

Junior Chef

Richard Cheung

Robert Fillhart

Ursula Hyman

Pasadena Presbyterian Church

Tammy Silver

Susan and Oliver Stark

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