On Saturday, June 22nd, Rosemary Children’s Services hosted its 50th Annual “An Evening with Star Chefs” event in front of the historic Pasadena City Hall and honored Christine Devine, Golden Star Award, and Chef Claud Beltran, Community Star Chef. This year’s event, chaired by Autumn Way, Wells Fargo and Honorary Chair, Liz Rusnak, Vice President of Public Relations, RUSNAK Auto Group, attracted over 500 guests and over 30 local restaurants.

Guests enjoyed exquisite cuisine, wine, beers, a live auction, and silent auction. Founded by Julia Child in 1963, “An Evening with Star Chefs” is Pasadena’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious culinary benefit. Guests in attendance included Councilmember Gene Masuda, Council Member John Kennedy, Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez, Former Assemblymember, Anthony Portantino, Field Representative for Senator Carol Liu, Adam Carter, and Field Representative for Assemblymember Chris Holden.

The 50th Star Chefs event highlighted, Rosemary’s past and their foster youth’s future. “As Chair of this event, I was delighted to bring Wells Fargo’s support with me. I am truly grateful that so many community members came out to support our organization”, says Autumn Way of Wells Fargo.

“RUSNAK Auto Group has always maintained our commitment to the community and we were more than willing to support Rosemary’s 50thStar Chefs! At RUSNAK, our priority is to assist our local nonprofits and there is no better way to do that than by jumping in wholeheartedly,” says Rusnak, Honorary Chair and Vice President of Public Relations at RUSNAK Auto Group.

Major sponsors of this year’s event included: Wells Fargo, RUSNAK Auto Group, Bank of America, US Bank, Webmagic, Pasadena Star News, Pasadena Magazine, PasadenaNow, and Outlook Newspapers.
Top Chefs provided samples of their best dishes. Participating restaurants include: Angel Bendito Tequila, Bittersweet Treats, Brookside, Capri Italian Restaurant, Celestino, Congregation Ale House, Dandy Don’s Ice Cream, El Cholo, Il Fornaio, La Canada Flintridge Country Club, Los Angeles International Wine, MillerCoors, Noor Restaurant and Ballroom, Paco’s Tacos, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, PRP Wine International, Quady Winery, Real Food Daily, Roy’s, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, San Antonio Winery, Sushi Roku, The Eatery, The Raymond, The Spot Gourmet, Toro Sushi, Trattoria Neapolis, University Club, and Whole Foods.

About Rosemary Children’s Services

Since 1920, Rosemary Children’s Services has been committed to providing compassionate and therapeutic services to “at-risk” children. Annually the agency serves over 450 children throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties. Programs include: The Residential Treatment Program, Non-Public School, Mental Health Services, Foster Care and Adoption Services, Transitional Housing Program, Intensive Treatment Foster Care, and Therapeutic Behavioral Services.

To learn more about Rosemary Children’s Services or arrange a tour of its Pasadena campus, call (626) 844-3033 or visit the agency’s website, http://www.rosemarychildren.org.