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Indonesia Tsunami Fundraising Benefit in San Jose

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On October 23rd, the Asian Chefs Association of the Bay Area held a fundraiser benefit in San Jose to support Give2Asia and local responders to the recent deadly earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia. 142 guests attended the evening event and together raised a total of US$ 50,020 for the disaster response.  All of the funds raised went towards Give2Asia’s partners on the ground engaged in immediate and long-term disaster response for affected communities. Learn more about the disaster, including updates from Give2Asia partners, below.


US$ 50,000 Raised for Indonesia


The benefit was organized by the Asian Chefs Association of the Bay Area and took place at The Province restaurant in San Jose, the newest restaurant created by Chef Chris Yeo, who originally founded Straits restaurant. The event included a live auction and food tastings from some of the best chefs in the Bay Area. All funds went to Give2Asia’s Indonesia Earthquake & Tsunami Fund.

Items Which Were Auctioned Live: 

  • Dine Around Town Chef Package including Omakase, Khai Restaurant, Koi Palace, China Live
  • Dinner and Chinatown Tour with Chef Martin Yan for eight guests
  • Dinner with wine pairing and Cocktail with Chef Ranjan Dey for ten guests
  • Dinner with sake tasting with Yoshi Tome for six guests

Special Thanks to Sponsors including:

  • Le Soleil
  • Chef Chu
  • PPQ Dungeness Island
  • John Le of Three Seasons
  • Honig Winery
  • Khai Restaurant
  • The Province
  • Yan Can Cook
  • KOI Palace
  • China Live
  • New Delhi Restaurant
  • Omakase Restaurant
  • Sushi Ran Restaurant
  • Standard Rental
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    About the Disaster

    On September 28th, two earthquakes struck Sulawesi island in Indonesia and triggered a 10-foot tsunami. The disasters have left at least 1,300 people dead and thousands displaced, with numbers expected to increase as assessments continue.


    To date, Give2Asia has swiftly and thoughtfully responded to over 40 natural disasters in Asia and rebuilt local communities with $50 million in funding. For more information, contact Sheena Agarwal, Development Manager of Disaster Programs at +1 415 967 7378 or

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