A cocktail reception will kick off the festivities at 5pm and dinner will be served at 6:30pm. Those unable to attend are encouraged to donate to Caterina’s Club, the nonprofit started by Sir Bruno Serato in 2005 that feeds thousands of hungry children each night.
Sir Bruno Serato has announced that Caterina’s Club 18th Annual Gala will be held on Sunday, October 15 at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda. Among this year’s honorees will be His Royal Highness Emmanuel Philbert, Prince of Venice, Prince of Piedmont, and Heir to the Royal House of Savoy. Also honored will be Jay Burress, president and CEO of Visit Anaheim; Robert “Red” Ramsey, owner/founder of First American Petroleum; Tinamarie Squieri, director of the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation; and Kyle D. Kring, founding partner of the employment law firm of Kring & Chung. Serving as celebrity ambassador for the event is actor and former teen idol Christopher Atkins.
A cocktail reception will kick off the festivities at 5pm and dinner will be served at 6:30pm. Tickets are $350 each. Those unable to attend are encouraged to donate to Caterina’s Club, the nonprofit started by Sir Bruno Serato in 2005 that feeds thousands of hungry children each night as well as finds permanent housing for families in need and trains young people for careers in the hospitality field. Even small donations are welcome as just $5 can feed a family of four. For more information, call (657) 201-3278.
“This is our most important fundraiser of the year as far as having the opportunity to raise enough funds to keep food on the plates of hungry children, homes for families in need, and jobs for at-risk youth,” says Serato, who first gained fame as the owner of the popular Anaheim White House restaurant. “We are so grateful to His Royal Highness Emmanuel Philbert and the other honorees for having supported Catarina’s club throughout the years and appreciate the efforts of Christopher for using his fame to call attention to your mission of service.”
Currently, Caterina's Club works through Boys & Girls Clubs throughout California to deliver hot pasta dinners to underprivileged kids nightly. Serato even mortgaged his home twice to keep the program going and when a fire burned down his restaurant, the Anaheim White House, where he prepares the dinners, he secured a kitchen the next day and kept feeding the kids without interruption.
For his humanitarian work, he has earned many honors including being named a CNN Hero, being knighted by the Italian government and House of Savoy, received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, was personally blessed by Pope Francis, received a humanitarian award from Congress on the steps of the U.S. Capitol - accolades he accepts to call attention to the crisis of hungry children in the U.S. He has also been featured in People Magazine, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Show and media around the world. For more information, visit www.caterinasclub.org