MEAT ME IN TEXAS
With much of Houston devastated by flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Break of Dawn in Laguna Hills is hosting a benefit dinner, MEAT ME IN TEXAS, for Houston flood relief at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 23rd. Break of Dawn is hosting the special pop-up dinner for $200 per guest with 100% of the ticket price donated to charities helping those in Houston and surrounding areas who have lost their homes and continue to suffer as a result of the massive storm. Thanks to the outpouring of support, seating for the 8-course dinner is sold out, but your donations are greatly appreciated and sponsor Sysco has pledged to match every dollar raised.
The dinner has expanded to the patio to accommodate more guests with a simplified menu. There are a few available seats left for $100 which includes Prime Rib and fixings, predessert, dessert, macarons, and plenty of wine. 100% goes to charity and every bit helps. Please make checks payable to SYSCO DISASTER RELIEF FOUNDATION memo Break of Dawn.
Chef Dee will be joined by fellow local OC Chefs and sponsor Sysco, who has pledged to match every dollar raised from the 66-seat dinner. Other sponsors include Dean Kim from OC Baking Company, Tarit Tanjasiri from Crema Cafe, and Terrace Hill Olive Oil.
“We’re doing our part to assist with the recovery efforts so that the people of Houston can get back on their feet and help rebuild,” explained Chef Nguyen. “Instead of asking for straight monetary donations, we think a dinner is a great way for folks to support Houston and help them to come out of this stronger than ever.”
Stay tuned on social media (#MeatMeinTexas) for a peek at what Break of Dawn Chef/Owner Dee Nguyen has created to tempt the tastebuds of those attending and witness how Orange County’s community of chefs come together to aid those in need. If you would like to make a donation, drop by the restaurant or email Chef Dee Nguyen directly at [email protected]. Thank you everyone for getting involved.
Update: September 25, 2017. Chef Dee, sponsors, and volunteers thank everyone for the tremendous outpouring of support. $19,520 was raised at the dinner. With Sysco Riverside matching that amount, the total amount going toward buying food and supplies for those affected by Hurricane Harvey is $39,040!! Being sent directly to those suffering – no administrative fees taken out as is the case with donations to relief charities.