May 19, 2023

A Taste of Culver City Brings the Community Together

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On May 7, 2023, we gathered 800+ CCUSD families and community members to spend their Sunday afternoon on the iconic Culver Studios front lawn, sampling delicious dishes from Culver City’s vibrant restaurant scene! It is our hope that every guest got a “taste” of how uniquely special our neighborhood is by mingling with our restaurant and booth partners, watching the incredible local performing groups, and learning more about the transformative programs your gifts to CCEF make possible. Together we raised nearly $150,000, which will lead us into the 2023-2024 school year poised to give our students exceptional educational opportunities!

We want to know your favorite moments from A Taste of Culver City! Did you enjoy watching Chef Dara Yu’s live baking demonstration of the Berry Chiffon Cake that earned her a win on Season 12 of MasterChef? Were you in awe of the Rainbow Taiko, Bollypop, Angel City Chorale, and AVPA Jazz Combo performances? What was your favorite tasting from the event? Take our post-event survey to share your thoughts with our team so we can continue to build upon our fundraising efforts!

Our deep gratitude to all of the event sponsors, partners, and volunteers for making this memorable day a success. Special thanks to Marie Lloyd and the team at Amazon Studios, our event committee, and our co-chairs Darrel Menthe and Dara Yu for their invaluable contributions! View the full list of event partners online, and support the wonderful restaurants that donated their time and food to benefit our schools.

Our friends at CFP Photography created a beautiful album of photos for all to share, and we have additional photos on our Facebook page! Want to join the fun for next year? Email our team to learn about ways to get involved!