The Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship Foundation

There are many rewarding career paths in the restaurant industry, and many talented young people who need scholarships to train for them. The GGRASF was established to encourage and provide assistance for individuals who wish to further their education in pursuit of careers in the hospitality industry.

The foundation grants financial scholarships to students from the Bay Area entering culinary and hospitality programs. The applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees. Qualified candidates are then interviewed to complete the selection process. The trustees base awards on the financial needs of the student. The goal of the scholarship program is to enable motivated students who need the most financial assistance to pursue their education.

A portion of Friday’s Lexus Grand Tasting will benefit GGRASF.

Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA)

The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs.

The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a certified farmers' market world-renowned for the delicious local products it showcases. The market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the historic Ferry Building at the base of Market Street in San Francisco.

CUESA's educational programs include farm tours, weekly electronic newsletter, lectures and panel discussions, and more!

A portion of Saturday Evening’s Lexus Grand Tasting will benefit CUESA.

Slow Food San Francisco

Slow Food is a way of living and a way of eating. Seeking out and promoting GOOD, CLEAN, and FAIR food, Slow Food has become a global, grassroots movement that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

Slow Food San Francisco has recently partnered with Nomad Gardens, a ‘roaming’ community garden, by sponsoring these efforts and creating their own 6 plots within the garden. Programming around these garden plots will include classes, film and lecture events, as well as meals using the veggies from the garden plots.

A portion of Sunday Afternoon’s Lexus Grand Tasting will benefit Slow Food SF.

No Kid Hungry

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. No Kid Hungry connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at

A portion of Saturday Afternoon’s Lexus Grand Tasting will benefit SOS.

Meals On Wheels of San Francisco

Founded in 1970, MOWSF is a local, independent non-profit organization. MOWSF exists to alleviate the food insecurity and loneliness experienced by seniors who want to stay in their own home but cannot shop or prepare meals for themselves. Services are geared towards serving those with the greatest physical, social and economic need.

A portion of Thursday Evening’s Bar Crawl will benefit MOW.

SF Marin Food Bank

The Food Bank plays a central role in the food assistance network in San Francisco and Marin, where one in four residents struggle to make ends meet. Families, seniors and individuals find critical support in the food we deliver to our 450 partnering organizations, including 240 weekly grocery pantries. Each week, our programs serve more than 147,000 people. Delivering sustenance is just the beginning. And we’re helping people achieve a lifetime of good health by providing nutritious foods – including an abundance of farm-fresh produce – and other vital resources such as nutrition education classes and pre-screening for food stamp benefits. To learn more about the Food Bank, visit us online at

All the net proceeds from Sunday’s Chronicle Dinner will benefit SF-Marin Food Bank.