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Join Us for the 18th Annual Coeur de Cuisine, Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Special Pre-Event for Sponsors (3:30pm-5:00pm)
Main Event (5:00pm-8:00pm)
California Center for the Arts, Escondido, Main Ballroom

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:

  • A Step Beyond
  • Alzheimer’s Association of SD/Imp County
  • Art Hatch
  • Assistance League Inland North County
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
  • California Center for the Arts
  • The Elizabeth Hospice
  • Escondido Choral Arts Foundation
  • Escondido Community Child Development Center
  • Feeding San Diego
  • Free Little Libraries
  • Interfaith Community Services
  • Meals On Wheels San Diego County
  • Neighborhood Health Care
  • Pacific Lyric Association Opera
  • Palomar College Foundation
  • Patio Playhouse Community Theater
  • Salvation Army
  • Second Serve
  • Young Leaders of Escondido

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 year. 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 2021-2022 included: $45,000 for Community Grants and Service Projects; $15,000 for Rotary International Grants and Polio Plus; and $45,000 for local Vocational and Youth Services.


Our 2022 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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