Philanthropists and foodies unite at Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala May 5

The 31st annual Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina will be held Saturday, May 5, and features award-winning chefs preparing signature hors d’oeuvres paired with fine wine, all to benefit the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

The gala, themed “Epicurean Elegance,” will support the cancer center’s most urgent needs. To date the event has raised nearly $9 million to help fuel basic and clinical cancer research, advanced patient care, and community outreach and education programs at the Moores Cancer Center.

The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m. featuring hors d’oeuvres by celebrity chefs. Rancho Santa Fe’s Martin Woesle will be among the chefs participating at the event. The reception will be followed by dinner and dancing to the music of the Soultones. Tamara LaFarga will co-chair the event with Warren. Marie Kelley and George Karetas will serve as food and wine chairs, respectively. 10News anchor and cancer survivor, Bill Griffith will emcee the event. Tickets are $350 and $500. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For details and reservations, call (858) 534-6797 or visit More information on the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center can be found at