A Culinary Celebration of Giving Hearts

The Escondido Rotary Club is proud to announce the honorees for the 2019 Coeur de Cuisine

Jackie Skay and Jay Grossman

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The highlight of Coeur de Cuisine™ is honoring members of our community who best exemplify the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self. 

Jackie Skay

A committed volunteer, Jackie is a founding member and Chair of the Escondido Community Foundation; member of the Advisory Committee: California Center for the Arts, Escondido; Past President, American Association of University Women, Escondido-San Marcos. She has been both on the Board of Directors chaired the Endowment Committee for the Boys and Girls Club of San Marcos; Counsel to the San Marcos Educational Foundation. She has also been on the Parish Council for San Marcos Lutheran Church, and Chaired their Endowment Committee.

Jay Grossman

Jay has volunteered at Camp Discovery in Minnesota for past 18 years, a Volunteer at Felicita School for Everyone’s a Reader for past five years. Jay helps select our RYLA and LEAD participants, our Scholarship recipients, and is part of the Escondido Charitable Foundation.

The Escondido Charitable Foundation provides grants to local non-profit agencies. In its 11 years of existence, the Foundation has raised over $3 Million to benefit local organizations in Escondido.

Escondido Rotary Club provides humanitarian service to international and local communities. The Escondido Rotary Club members serve the at-risk in our community through programs such as:

  • Haven House
  • San Pasqual Academy
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp
  • ... And Many Others
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We also provide grants supporting a wide range of local organizations and activities that touch every part of our community. Some of those recipients include:

  • The Salvation Army
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
  • Boy Scout Troop 649
  • Palomar Family YMCA
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Palomar Family Counseling
  • Escondido History Center
  • Elizabeth Hospice
  • Neighborhood Healthcare
  • Glenner Alzheimer Center Escondido
  • Humane Society Escondido
  • San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
  • ... And So Many More

Coeur de Cuisine™ Making a Difference Locally and Internationally

The Coeur de Cuisine™ gourmet gala is our major annual fundraiser, and has become a social highlight throughout the North San Diego County region each February. This sophisticated fête features the finest chefs, vintners and brewers, and you will sample food, beverages and desserts from more than 40 different local businesses. Every year we award scholarships to Seniors from five local high schools: Escondido Charter; San Pasqual Academy; Escondido High; Orange Glen High; and San Pasqual High. Sponsorships and donations from the 2017 Coeur de Cuisine made it possible to award $28,000 in May 2017 to more than 45 deserving students.

2019 Le Grand Gourmet Presenting Sponsor

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