April 16, 2023
San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Ellen Immergut | Director of Communications


Local Chefs and Restaurants Help Make Homeownership a Reality

Proceeds from Taste of Home event will build Habitat for Humanity homes in Escondido

WHAT: Comfort food, secret family recipes, and cherished childhood flavors can remind us of our own homes and can help us welcome others into them. To celebrate the special place cuisine has in our homes, San Diego Habitat for Humanity is hosting its inaugural “Taste of Home” fundraising event on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 5:30pm. Attendees at this event – sponsored in part by AppFolio – will sip and savor food and drink from chefs and restaurants around the county as they share favorite dishes that remind them of home. Participants currently include:

Burger Bench
Dulzura Vineyard and Winery
Indulge at Embassy Suites in La Jolla
Holiday Wine Cellar
The Grill at the Lakehouse Hotel and Resort
Modern Times Beer

Nothing Bundt Cakes
Pizza 22
Pizza Port Brewing
Pure Taco
San Diego Catering Company
The Wise Ox

All proceeds support Habitat’s newest 10-home community on El Norte Parkway in Escondido that will be offered for purchase by qualified buyers.

Applicants who are selected will be invited to partner with Habitat to help build and buy their own home, which will be sold to them at an affordable price not greater than 30% of the buyer’s household income.

The homes being offered for sale are 1,250 square foot duplex-style homes with three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and attached garages.

WHEN: Sunday, April 16, 2023
5:30pm – 8:00pm

WHERE: 245 E. El Norte Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025

WHY: Many people in our community are eager to help San Diego Habitat for Humanity build more affordable ownership housing in our region. Some swing a hammer on a build site, some advocate for changes in government policy that create more homeownership opportunities, and some prefer to indulge in treats provided by amazing local chefs, brewers, vintners, and bakers!

Kwofi Reed | President + CEO, San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Future and Current Habitat for Humanity Homeowners
Local chefs, restaurateurs, bakers, and brewers who are donating their talents to a great cause!

About San Diego Habitat for Humanity
People in our community partner with San Diego Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land and materials, including purchases and donations to the ReStore, Habitat’s discount home improvement retail center. For more information, visit or call 619-283-HOME (4663).