Dinner at Maitri

in Events
November 13, 2011
Dinner at Maitri

Started in 1999, Dinner at Maitri provides an exclusive opportunity for you to host an elegant, private dinner prepared by a celebrated Bay Area chef in Maitri’s tranquil, home-like setting.

No matter what the cuisine, San Francisco celebrity chefs find common ground at Maitri. Since Dinner at Maitri began, we have consistently attracted a distinguished list of celebrated chefs to prepare a magnificent meal in our kitchen.


Dinner at Maitri was conceived by Bill Wilkinson of GreenLeaf Produce, one of San Francisco’s leading vendors of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit. GreenLeaf Produce provided the first list of chefs willing to donate an evening of their time and fine foods. The inaugural dinner was prepared by Chef Eric Tucker of Millennium Restaurant.

A partially tax-deductible Dinner at Maitri for you and as many as 19 guests can be easily arranged!

All you need to do is:

  • Choose your dinner date
  • Select your celebrity Chef
  • Provide your invitation list

The evening begins at 7 pm with wine and hors d’oeuvres followed by dinner at 8 pm. Consider Dinner at Maitri for birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events, or any special occasion.

If you would like to host a dinner or join our dedicated cadre of event volunteers, please contact Toni Newman, Development Manager at (415) 558-3003 or tnewman@maitrisf.org

Some Participating Chefs

Cristophe Hill/A16
Matthew Metcalf/Annabelle’s
Melinda Randolph/2223
Shigefumi Tachibe/CHAYA BRASSERIE
Laurent Katgely/CHEZ SPENCER
Elizabeth Faulkner/CITIZEN CAKE
Craig Stoll/DELFINA
James Schenk/DESTINO
Anne Somerville/GREENS
Lance Dean Velasquez/HOME
Traci des Jardins/JARDINIERE
Gerald Hirigoyen/PIPERADE
Dennis Leary/RUBICON
Hoss Zare/ZARE
Loretta Keller/COCO500
Jordan Grosser/POSTRIO
Sean Pattanasuvoranun/TANGERINE

Join us for a “no host” candle-lit Dinner at Maitri. For a suggested minimum donation of $125, enjoy a cocktail reception, a guided tour of our facility and a savory gourmet meal prepared by Maitri’s own Executive Chef, Ann Kong. You’ll be in good company with up to 19 other Maitri supporters and community leaders. Our “no host” Dinners at Maitri take place quarterly and if you would like to know when our next “no host” dinner takes place, please check our Events Calendar or contact Toni at tnewman@maitrisf.org

Past Comments

“The champagne and party atmosphere was still there, but the event had an overwhelming sense of grace. It was obvious we were surrounded by many caring people going beyond their own needs to help others. For the first time in participating in these types of events, I believe we took away far more than we seemed to give.”
Chef: Mark Franz, Farallon

“I consider DINNER AT MAITRI a wonderful option for my Birthday celebration. I am able to introduce friends to an organization I feel very strongly about and focus their generous giving where it will do more good.”
Dinner Host: John McGuire

“What brings people together is food…One person’s experience of a plate of fish might bring back memories from childhood or a different gathering or moment in time. This shared experience can evoke a larger conversation, which is what bringing our community together is all about.”
Chef: Gerald Hirigoyen, Piperade

“As a realtor, I spend tons of money each month taking clients to events and dinners. With one DINNER AT MAITRI I can give them a very fun night, provide them with an opportunity to meet new friends AND enjoy a privately cooked meal from a celebrity chef…now that’s a value with compassion!”
Realtor: Ken Cashion

“…we had over 90% attendance which is rare. We typically see 50-75% attendance at routine pharmaceutical dinners, so this is noteworthy.”
Pharmaceutical Representative: Sam Jackson, Solvay

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