Celebrates Milestone Year, Raises Over $140,000
for Share Our Selves
Costa Mesa, CA (May 18, 2023) – The 30th Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night, a highly anticipated culinary extravaganza, took place on May 18, 2023, at the scenic OC Fair & Event Center’s Plaza Pacifica. This milestone event brought together over 600 guests from the community for a memorable evening of delectable tacos, lively entertainment, and philanthropy.
Featuring the culinary talents of 15 local chefs and restaurants, Taco Night showcased a diverse array of flavors and innovative taco creations that delighted the taste buds of attendees. Each chef poured their passion and creativity into crafting unique taco masterpieces, tantalizing guests with a delightful fusion of flavors.
We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Premiere Sponsor was Yelp, a true champion of our cause. We extend our sincere appreciation to Yelp for their generous support and commitment to our mission. The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the Yelper’s Choice Award for “Fan-Favorite Taco,” which was awarded to Driftwood Kitchen in Laguna Beach. Chef Rainer Schwarz and Chef Scott Brandon impressed the attendees with their mouthwatering Prawn Shumai Taco, featuring a tantalizing combination of shrimp, serrano chili, garlic, ginger, water chestnuts, soy, rice vinegar, tomato, cilantro, cabbage, lime, sesame seeds, and egg whites on a delectable corn tortilla.
We are thrilled to share that the 30th Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night raised over $140,000 in support of Share Our Selves. These funds will directly benefit individuals and families in our community who are underserved and face barriers to healthcare, social services, and food insecurity. With the support of our compassionate donors and community partners, we can make a lasting impact on their lives.
In addition to the successful fundraising efforts, we are thrilled to announce that the First in Family Raffle, held during the event, raised an impressive $3,355 to support our First in Family College Readiness Program. This program awards a $1,000 scholarship to local students who are the first in their families to attend college.
The 30th Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night stands as a testament to the power of community coming together to create positive change. Your generosity will directly impact the lives of those in need and help us continue our mission of providing vital support and services to our community.