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The Escondido Rotary Club and Escondido Rotary Foundation extend to you a cordial welcome to our annual culinary celebration, Coeur de Cuisine. Your generous support assists our Escondido Rotary Foundation’s ability to provide grants to a growing number of organizations helping to make a difference both locally and globally. The mission of the Escondido Rotary Foundation is “to give financial support to charitable programs worldwide including those for the youth, senior citizens and the physically or mentally challenged...” 

We extend a special thanks to the chefs, wineries, spirit providers, breweries and other vendors whose offerings define the very essence of Coeur de Cuisine. To our many sponsors, whose generous support both monetarily and in the form of auction items, we give sincere, heart-felt thanks of appreciation. Thank you to the over 80 Escondido Rotarians who have given freely of their time and energy to faithfully serve on the various Coeur de Cuisine committees, projects, and event preparations. Without your dedicated service over the past year our club’s signature event, the annual Coeur de Cuisine is not possible. Thanks to the management and staff of the California Center for the Arts Escondido for their assistance and for providing the elegant venue for the annual event.

Chartered October 20, 1924, the Escondido Rotary Club today is the third largest among the 67 Rotary clubs in San Diego and Imperial counties and the largest of any service club in all of North San Diego County. Rotary is a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life;
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The objective of the Escondido Rotary Foundation is to obtain funds and to use such funds for the benefit of charitable purposes (programs) of the Escondido Rotary Club in the local area of Escondido, California. The club’s annual fundraising event, Coeur de Cuisine™, has become a social highlight throughout the North San Diego County region each February and net proceeds from this annual gala of nearly $100,000 will help fund scholarships and local philanthropic programs.