Crab Fest 2015

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Crab Cake LA Hosts Its Third Annual Crab Fest to Support Chrysalis
Crab Cake LA

EAT. DRINK. GET CRABBY! What better way to spend a hot summer Sunday afternoon AND benefit a great cause.

Michael Voltaggio and his crab

Michael Voltaggio and his crab

Crab Cake Crab Fest is where Chesapeake Bay meets Hollywood! This star-studded event took place Sunday, August 2 and featured a blues filled afternoon of all you can eat (and drink) Crab Cake fare benefitting CHRYSALIS (, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.

Lawrence Fishburn enjoying Crab Fest 2015

Lawrence Fishburn enjoying Crab Fest 2015

Bushels of Maryland Blue Crabs were flown in overnight, steamed and prepared by the Voltaggio Brothers and piled high on tables alongside other Maryland backyard eats, cocktails, beer and wine with a side of Duff Goldman’s amazing cake. Guests picked crabs while listening to the live blues band jams on the patio.

Duff and the Voltaggio Bros being silly

Duff, Ben and the Voltaggio Bros being silly

Joining the Bryan and Michael Voltaggio were Ben Feldman and Duff Goldman at No Vacancy in Hollywood.

Guests were treated to Maryland Blue Crab, peel ‘n eat shrimp, hush puppies, corn on the cob and potatoes all prepared by chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio. Adam Cole of Maple Block (opening August 2015 in Culver City) made BBQ pulled pork sandwiches while guests drank Mezcal El Silencio Bloody Mary’s, Mezcal Mule’s and Stella Artois beer.

Guests at Crab Cake 2015

Duff Goldman made Smith Island Cakes, a Maryland classic, for dessert. Live music came courtesy of Chef Denis’ All Star Blues Band.
Crab Fest 2015

The star-studded lineup included: Ben Feldman (Mad Men, Superstore, The Force) Michael Voltaggio (Top Chef winner season 6; chef/owner ink. and ink.sack in Los Angeles) Bryan Voltaggio (Top Chef and Top Chef Masters; chef/owner of VOLT in Maryland and Range in Washington, D.C.) Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes; owner Charm City Cakes and Charm City Cakes West.) Other guests included Reid Scott (Veep) Ali Larter, Ryan Phillippe, America Ferrera (Superstore, How to Train Your Dragon) Laurence Fishburne, Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory), Emily Osment (Young and Hungry) Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex, The Interview) director Ruben Fleisher (Superstore, Gangster Squad) Katie Stevens (Faking It) Aimee Garcia, Susie Feniger (Top Chef Masters) David Wain (Red Hot American Summer) Analeigh Tipton (The Force) Tracie Thoms (Cold Case, Rent) Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) Annaleigh Ashford (Masters of Sex, Tony Winner this year for “You Can’t Take it With You”) Jonathan Sadowski (Young and Hungry) Nahnatchka Khan (writer, ABC’s Fresh off the Boat, American Dad) Adrianne Palicki (John Wick).
Ben Feldman at Crab Fest 2015

100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Chrysalis, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.

Feeding the Kids in America Gala

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Feeding the Kids in America Gala
Caterina's Club

Gala fundraising event hosted by CNN Hero, Chef Bruno Serato of Anaheim White House; Celebrating 10 Years of Caterina’s Club, serving underprivileged children

Chef Bruno Serato and KFI's Bill Handel

Chef Bruno Serato and KFI’s Bill Handel


Bill Handel – Award winning KFI radio personality and Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Doris Roberts – EMMY Award winning actress, “Everybody Loves Raymond”

Bruno and bill handel

Date: Sunday August 30, 2015

Richard Nixon Library
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

5:00 pm No-Host Cocktail Reception

6:00 pm Presentation

6:30 pm Dinner & Entertainment

Chef Bruno and Bill collect pasta

Pasta donations for the kids

2005 – First underprivileged child served by Caterina’s Club “Feeding the Kids in America” program
2015 – 1 millionth meal served to underprivileged youth AND 85th family moved out of motel

Sponsorship opportunities:

Diamond Sponsor – $25,000 (includes 10 tickets)
Platinum Sponsor – $10,000 (includes 10 tickets)
Gold Sponsor – $5,000 (includes 4 tickets)
Silver sponsor – $1,500
Table of 10 – $2,500 if you get 10 friends you get a table

Individual tickets – $250

To purchase tickets or tables, call 714-772-1381

Opportunity Drawing, Live auction, & In-Kind donations appreciated For Donation & Sponsorship details:
Please contact Sandy Scheppman (657) 254-3278

Anaheim White House

Anaheim White House

About the Anaheim White House and Chef Bruno Serato:

A landmark jewel that was once nestled quietly among an enormous orange grove in the early 20th century, Anaheim White House is still Anaheim’s most famous hidden treasure.

This beautiful historical landmark was skillfully crafted by a gentleman named Dosithe Gervais in 1909. Mr. & Mrs. George Waterman purchased the home in 1916; but soon after, the home was sold to Dr. Truxaw and his wife, Louise. The Truxaw family would call this lovely mansion their home for 50 years. Dr. Truxaw was well known to all in the community, with a reputation for “never refusing to help anyone” and for delivering 3,500 babies, spanning three generations. He died in 1952; his loving wife remained in the home until she died in 1969. And sadly, in 2001, one of the Truxaw’s last remaining daughters, Louise Sutherland, passed away a month after fulfilling one of her last wishes, which was to have one last luncheon at Anaheim White House. She “celebrated” her remaining days of life with one of her favorites, a special Anaheim White House martini!

In 1978, Mrs. Anthony Bouch, an energetic woman in her 70’s, purchased the home and aspired to open an antique store. After making $100,000 in renovations, however, her health failed and she was unable to fulfill her dream. Jim and Barbara Stovall purchased the home in 1981. They planned to build condominiums in its place, even hiring an architect to help with the design. But on the eve of the scheduled demolition, Barbara told her husband that she couldn’t bear the thought of the home being destroyed. New plans were then drawn up, almost immediately, for the restoration of the home as “Thee White House Restaurant,” which opened on New Year’s Eve of 1981.

Very few changes were made in the refurbishment project. The restoration was copied from original existing pieces, whenever possible. The interior of the home was restored with most rooms retaining their original size and shape. The brick fireplace in the library (now the main dining room) and many of the windows are original. Every effort has been made to retain the appearance of the home as it was in 1909.

Finally, in 1987, Italian immigrant Bruno Serato took over the ownership of the restaurant, which now features Northern Italian cuisine. His award-winning excellence and signature entrees befit the establishment, now Anaheim White House Restaurant, and his philosophy is simple: to treat each and every one of his patrons as a distinguished guests in his home. Simple as it may be, Anaheim’s once “hidden treasure” is now recognized worldwide, and is now a “home” to many.

Numerous celebrities such as Danny De Vito, Andrea Bocelli and even former president Jimmy Carter have graced the home’s threshold. Likewise, Anaheim White House has also graced catering events for many, including Madonna, and has even traveled as far as Bora Bora, to delight dinner guests with our magnificent fare.

Not only has it been a home to so many distinguished guests, but it is also a home to several awards of excellence. Anaheim White House garnered the DiRoNA award, a very prestigious award given to only a select few in all of North America; and also the highly coveted Golden Sceptre award, the highest honor award given by the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association. Our latest achieved is our Five Star Diamond Award awarded by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, Which boasts Donald Trump on the Board of Trustees. News of this cuisine extraordinaire has been the subject of numerous reviews in international publications in Italy and Japan.

Anaheim White House
887 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, California 92805
Reservations: (714) 772-1381

11th Annual Healthy Heart Day Valentine’s Fundraiser

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11th Annual Healthy Heart Day Valentine’s Fundraiser

Sheila Kar Foundation dinner
Friday, February 13th – Celebrate Valentine’s Day in true “heart” fashion, support the 11th Annual Valentine’s Day Heart Seminar and Gala for the Sheila Kar Health Foundation.

This “Public Welcome” Heart Day event begins with Healthy Heart Seminars followed by the VIP Charity Fundraiser for Sheila Kar Health Foundation.

Kar and Prof Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize laureate

Kar and Prof Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize laureate


3:00pm to 5:30pm
“FREE TO THE PUBLIC” Health Education Event for the Community, Adults and Children
Sitting Yoga

The seminar’s Vital Topic is Sleep: Too much, Too little or Disturbed. Learn about normal sleep patterns in adults and children, common sleep disorders, good sleep hygiene and how to improve your sleep and rejuvenate to be at your best. Friends, Family and Children are welcome! The Q&A with the 4-expert panel includes Dr. Sheila Kar, MD, FACC: attending Cardiologist and Past Clinical Chief of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Assistant Clinical Prof. of Medicine, U.C.L.A.; Alon Y. Avidan, MD, MPH: Prof. of Neurology, Director of U.C.L.A. Sleep Disorder Center and UCLA Neurology Clinic, David Geffen School of Medicine at U.C.L.A. Susan Rausch, MD PhD: Board Certified Sleep Medicine Specialist at Memorial Sleep Center, Yakima, WA and Gary Feldman, MD: Medical Director, Stramski Children’s Developmental Center, Miller Children’s and Woman’s Hospital Long Beach, CA
Standing Post

Coffee/tea/refreshments will be served. (Admission is Free, Hotel Valet Parking $18).
RSVP: or (310) 930.1858

$500 per person

Charity gala evening begins with a COCKTAIL HOUR FASHION SHOW featuring Temple Flower Active wear Apparel followed by a fundraising dinner with celebrity attendees. Celebrity Emcee – SNL alumni, Joe Piscopo

Celebrity attendees include: Producer Brett Ratner, Actor Billy Peterson, and Grammy winner, Omar Akram, awards and tributes, and silent auction.

Intimate Live Performance by multi-Grammy award winner and Rock and Roll and Grammy Hall of Famer Don Felder and his band.

This year’s honorees are DR. LINDA BURNES BOLTON for a lifelong commitment to caring and health as a nurse, leader and administrator and PROF. SANJAY (BUNKER) ROY, a social activist, educator and founder of world-renowned Barefoot College.

Heart Seminars and Gala Charity Fashion Show and Dinner
Friday, February 13, 2015
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Seminars: FREE to the Public
Gala event: $500 per person

For Gala Fashion Show and Dinner tickets: or (310) 930.1858.

As a cardiologist, Sheila Kar MD (Attending Cardiologist and Past Clinical Chief Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute at Cedar-Sinai Med. Ctr.; Assistant Prof. of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine, U.C.L.A.; and President of Sheila Kar Health Foundation) has long been concerned about the gap between what we know about heart disease and what we can do to prevent it. In 2007, she founded the Sheila Kar Health Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) (3), to improve our community’s health by promoting education on good health practices and disease prevention. The Foundation focuses its resources on: The Annual Valentine’s Day Heart and Health Protection Seminars, Scholarships and Grants, Mentoring Program, Sponsoring life-saving Therapies, and Donations of Life-saving Equipment to underserved clinics or individuals.