It is with much thought and concern for our community’s well-being that we will be postponing our event, Coeur de Cuisine on March 15th. This decision was not taken lightly but out of an abundance of caution and is the right decision for all concerned. As you know, this is our major fund-raising event which allows us to provide support for needs in our community which is why we will still hold it at a later date when it is safe to gather in large crowds.

We ask that you let your guests or any other attendees, know of this decision and we look forward to seeing you at the event when it is rescheduled (date to be determined).

A Culinary Celebration of Community Service

The members of Rotary, both across the world and here in Escondido, provide humanitarian service to international and local communities. The Escondido Rotary Club provides hundreds of hours of hands-on services in other community organizations such as:

  • Interfaith Services/Haven House, CCAE, Escondido Shines, San Pasqual Academy, Youth Sports and Community Events ... And Many Others

We also provide grants supporting a wide range of local organizations and activities that touch every part of our community. Some of those recipients include:

  • Alzheimer's Association of SD/Imp County
    Assistance League Inland North County
    Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
    California Center for the Arts
    Friends of Daley Ranch
    The Elizabeth Hospice
    Escondido Arts Partnership
    Escondido Choral Arts Foundation
    Escondido History Center
    Meals On Wheels San Diego County
  • Neighborhood Health Care
    Next Step Service Dogs
    Operation America Cares
    Palomar YMCA
    Palomar/Pomerado Lifeline
    San Diego Humane Society
    SD Brain Injury Foundation
    San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
    Wounded Warriors
    Voices for Children

Coeur de Cuisine™ Making a Difference Locally and Internationally

The Coeur de Cuisine™ gourmet gala is our major annual fundraiser, and has become a social highlight throughout the North San Diego County region each February. This sophisticated fête features the finest chefs, vintners and brewers, and you will sample food, beverages and desserts from more than 40 different local businesses. Every year we award scholarships to Seniors from five local high schools: Escondido Charter; San Pasqual Academy; Escondido High; Orange Glen High; and San Pasqual High. Rotary Grants and Donations for Fiscal Year 2018-19 included: $49,000 Veterans, youth scholarships and leadership training; $46,000 Community Service Organizations; $19,000 International Humanitarian Projects

Our 2020 Coeur de Cuisine Honorees

Keith and Charito Richenbacher

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The highlight of Coeur de Cuisine™ is honoring members of our community who best exemplify the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self. 

Keith and Charito’s lives are filled with service, making them the perfect choice for honorees of Coeur de Cuisine 2020 and of this year’s theme, “Celebration of Service.”  Coeur means heart and you will see that Rotary and service to others have a very special place in theirs.

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Thank You The Sponsors That Make Our Mission Possible

  • Rancho Guejito
  • Le Grande Gourmet
  • Dr Bronners
  • Le Sommelier
  • Grande Laundry
  • Conrad Companies
  • Palomar Health

Maitre D'

  • mission pools
  • baker electric
  • pacific western bank
  • Rick Greenstein
  • Hugins & Company
  • skay grossman
  • brecht
  • sullivan

Chef's Inner Circle

  • aelott
  • shuster oil
  • hanson realty
  • stees walker
  • raymond foundation
  • vaughn north