To feed, house and educate the children of Orange County
To provide every child the resources, love, and encouragement they need to be healthy, safe, and educated.
It all started with Mama Caterina. Bruno and his mother, Caterina, visited the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim down the street from his restaurant (Anaheim White House), where his mother noticed that there was a 6-year old boy eating potato chips for dinner, because his family couldn’t afford a proper meal. Caterina insisted that Bruno make some pasta for the child. They soon realized that there were many more of these hungry 'motel children', so Bruno began making pasta for 72 children, 5 nights a week, giving birth to our program "Feeding the Kids in America". Today, that event has expanded to feeding over 17,000 children a week. Frustrated that feeding the children was not enough, Bruno began a second program called "Welcome Home", where we provide qualified families, living in the dark environment of a motel, with the necessary resources to move into the safety and stability of an apartment or condo.
Chef Bruno Serato is the only chef in the world serving 3,000 underprivileged children warm dinners, every night. Named one of CNN's 10 Heroes of the Year and featured in magazines (People, Elle, Vogue, Riviera), television (CBS Evening News, CNN, Univision) and newspapers (New York Times, Los Angeles Times, OC Register) countless times. He was honored on the steps of the U.S. Capitol with a humanitarian award and perhaps his highest honor was being knighted by the Italian Government, earning him the title, Sir Bruno Serato. Today, he continues to run his highly successful Italian steakhouse and extends his generosity to many other nonprofits besides Caterina's Club.
Lisa Foxx sat down with Chef Bruno Serato to talk about his charitable efforts in the OC. Listen below: