Thank you 2018 Culinary Caper Supporters!



Accolade Wines

Charles Krug Winery

Don Sebastiani & Sons Winery

R&B Cellars @ the Riggers Loft Wine Company

Ravenswood Winery

Rodney Strong Wine Estates

Simi Winery


Beer and Beverage Participants


East Brother Beer Company

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Coronado Brewing Company

Bay Area Distributing Co., Inc.

distributors of leading brands:

Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Drakes Brewing Company

Dust Bowl Brewing Company

Lost Coast Brewery

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Arizona Teas

Eternal Waters

Essentia Waters

Nestle Waters

New York Seltzer

Yerbae Enhanced Sparking Water

Chef Participants


The Bear Claw Bakery & Cafe


Celebrity Chefs for the West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club

El Sol Restaurant

Hotel Mac Restuarant

Kinder's Meats Deli BBQ Catering

La Strada Restaurant

Maria's Gourmet Pastries

Miller's Quality Hot Dogs

Part Time Catering-Rockefeller Lodge

Portumex Restaurant

Powder Keg Pub & Seafood Cafe


Salute E Vita

Somewhere Else Sports Bar & Grill


Uncle Chung's Szechuan

Up & Under Pub and Grill



Elegance Travel Inc.-Dr. Samuel Sallomi and Mrs. Margaret Sallomi, Rockefeller Lodge-Party Time Catering,  Republic Services,  Bill and Wendy Boyer, Jack Burns-Security Pacific Real Estate, Karen Christensen, Carla Della Zoppa-Pacific Union, Lara Choe-Hotel Mac,

Norman & Christy Lundberg Charitable Foundation, Thompson's Corner Saloon, Carl and Judy Christiansen, Fisk Termite Control,  Martin and Janis McNair, Planchon Roofing, Watson, Hoffe & Hass, Dwayne and Diane Williams, Denise Grimshaw- Arrow Glass,  M.A. Hays Company Insurance, Randy and Georgena Rickey-SPAutomotive, Crockett Premier Auto Body, Geri Stern-Pacific Union, Olivero Plumbing, Eric Zell-Zell & Associates

Donation Acknowledgements


Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Skip and Betty Bowser, Bill and Wendy Boyer, Judy Christiansen, Brian Contestable, Carla Contestable, Lois Contestable, Sharon Dauer, Debbie Davis, Carla Della Zoppa, Nancy Dotson, Denise Grimshaw, Healing Touch-Boddywork/Skincare,  Bessie Margherio, Debbie Marshall, Sharon McKethen, Janis McNair, Charlotte Moitoza, Nation's Foodservice, Inc., Nancy Nielson, Audrey Nieman,  Oakland Zoo, Annette Oliver, Oliver's ACE Hardware/Richard Oliver, Park Florist, Pastime Ace Hardware/David Pryde, Allen Perlof, Pier 39-San Francisco, Marvelle Pryde, Doreen Serb, Susan Torres, Nadine Trujillo, Diane Williams

Live Auction Donors


Inn on the Alameda, Carl and Judy Christiansen, Taj Camptom Place, Richmond Republic Services, Mary & Pam Fisk, Audrey Nieman, WOW Factor, Hotel Mac Restaurant-Lara Choe, Bill & Wendy Boyer, Joe Della Zoppa, Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, CBIGC Management LLC, Richmond Country Club, Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Laster Landscape Construction, Rockefeller Lodge, Martino Gonzales of La Strada, Bourbon Orleans Hotel, Richmond Firefighters Local 188, Accolade Wines, Elegance Travel - Dr. Samuel & Mikie Sallomi

Special Acknowledgments to:

Party Time Catering,

Deborah Marshall and Jonathan Marshall, for hosting the event.

Cerrito Printing, Inc.

Laster Landscaping Construction Inc.

Music by Pistello "Sounds Unlimited"

Photography by Sue Kahn

Republic Services

Frank Jakubka, Aucitoneer

Thank you also to all Soroptimist, their family members, and friends who are committed to making this culinary event a success.