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Local nonprofit to host chefs and guests at second annual competitive, culinary event benefiting the hungry in southern California

Garden Grove, CA – For the second straight year, BRACKEN’S KITCHEN is thrilled to host its signature culinary event benefiting the less fortunate and food insecure in southern California. This year’s edition, “THE HUNGRY GAMES 2.0,” will feature talented, local chefs creating their trademark dishes and competing in the organization’s very own 9,000 square foot kitchen in Garden Grove on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

All who attend are encouraged to come HUNGRY as guests will enjoy selections of small bites, appetizers, snacks, sweets, beer, and wine, while experiencing the entire Bracken’s Kitchen facility including three commercial kitchens and a newly renovated outdoor space. Guests will have the opportunity to act as the judges in the friendly, culinary competition, participate in silent and live auctions, and learn more about the great work to which Bracken’s Kitchen is devoted.

Just a few of those Chef’s joining us and hoping to win the votes of guests’ taste buds and become this year’s Hungry Games Champion are: Chef Jason Montelibano of Chapter One in Santa Ana who won the inaugural event in 2018, Chef Josiah Citrin of Melisse Restaurant in Santa Monica, Chef Brian Husky of Tackle Box in Costa Mesa and Chef Trevor Kotchek of Sgt. Pepperoni’s in Newport Beach,

All are invited to “The Hungry Games 2.0” as the organization seeks to raise awareness about childhood hunger and food insecurity in southern California, and create more partnerships with individuals who want to be a part of the solution. 100% of the proceeds from the event will support the work and programs of Bracken’s Kitchen. Tickets are now available online

About Bracken’s Kitchen

The simple mission of Bracken’s Kitchen has remained unchanged since its beginning in 2013: through food recovery, culinary training, and community feeding programs, Bracken’s Kitchen is committed to recovering, repurposing, and restoring both food and lives. In 2019 alone, the organization is dedicated to providing and serving over 400,000 hot, tasty, and nutritious meals, most of which for young children and students in after-school and community programs.