Asian American Culinary Fundraiser, “East West Eats,” Returns with Region’s Top Chefs

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The Asian American Journalists Association San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is once again partnering with some of the top Asian American chefs from the region to bring back the elegant culinary event, East West Eats: An Evening with the Bay Area’s Best Chefs.

The culinary fundraiser will feature Master Chef and food consultant Martin Yan, plus a spectacular menu of fine Asian cuisine at 6 p.m., June 14, 2009, at the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center Green Room. The event also will feature a silent auction, beer, wine and entertainment.

“East West Eats promises to be an unforgettable night dedicated to amazing food and a wonderful cause,” said Ryan Kim, president of AAJA SF and event organizer.

East West Eats is a fundraiser for student journalism scholarships. As part of its commitment to promoting diversity in newsrooms, AAJA SF awards up to $15,000 a year in scholarships to deserving students interested in pursuing journalism careers.

Event Details:
Date: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center Green Room, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco 94102
Tickets: $65 for AAJA members and $75 for non-members before June 1. Prices are $75 for AAJA members and $85 for non-members after June 1. Tickets can be purchased online at www.aajasf.org/eastwesteats.

Martin Yan will be a featured chef. Cuisine from the following restaurants also will be featured: Betelnut, Butterfly, Hilton San Francisco, Le Colonial, Maharani, Namu, Napa Silverado, Poleng Lounge, and Slanted Door. Beer will be provided by Chang Beer.

Comcast is a Gold Event Sponsor.

About AAJA SF. With more than 300 members, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter is the second largest AAJA chapter in the country. The chapter was formed in 1985 and encompasses northern and central California, and works closely with the smaller Sacramento chapter. With a strong commitment to journalism and diversity in newsrooms across all mediums, the chapter organizes workshops, media training, networking events and student outreach.

On a national level, AAJA is a nonprofit organization with more than 2,000 professional and student members in print, broadcast and online media nationwide. The organization’s mission is threefold: encourage youth to enter journalism; work for fair and accurate coverage of the growing Asian American community; and increase the ranks of Asian American in managerial positions in our industry.

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