Updated: Mar 25
Our Heroes Need Help
2020 has taken its toll on everyone in many different ways. For San Francisco restaurants, it’s been undeniably devastating. We wanted to remind everyone about our good friends and heroes who make up the fine-dining association, San Francisco Private Dining Venues, or SFPDV.
Last month we would have celebrated in style at the 6th annual Toast & Taste foodie event of the year. It was set to be held at TableTop Tap House. Toast & Taste is hosted by SFPDV and over the last five years, they’ve raised more than $214,000 to fund our work to end family homelessness.
Toast & Taste is no easy event! It’s organized by the private dining managers of the 40 plus member restaurants. They all come together to plan everything from the food that will be presented and served at tables, the tasty bites making their way through the crowds on trays, all of the drinks, the decorations, the VIP section, the fun games, the hilarious photo booth, the music, and the silent auction that boasts the best adventure packages and dining deals in town.
We’ve become very close over the years and many of the private dining managers have reached out to help us throughout the year. Le Colonial started hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch for families in our residential programs, Credo has donated proceeds to Compass with their nonprofit partnership program and they, along with Fogo de Chao, donated hundreds of meals to our families during Shelter-in-Place before they shut down temporarily, Epic Steak donated brand new outdoor grills to us a few years ago and they’re in use now at our family shelter, Original Joe’s provided a table of appetizers for our Adopt-a-Family kick off party last year, Palio held a toy drive during the holidays for Compass children, and the employees at Prospect all pitched in and provided hundreds of dollars in gift cards for families also during the holidays.
We’d hoped September would be a reopening, at least limited, for our dear friends. Some are busy with take-out and delivery orders, but many have to remain closed still today. And sadly, some have closed for good. Please join us to help our heroes by choosing our friends, below, for your next delivery or take-out order or to purchase gift cards for yourself or friends and family for when they are able to open. And please share this story with your networks.