Goal: $54,000
$55,664 Total Raised
103% Complete

THANK YOU! WE DID IT! We raised $55,664 for Aaron's Culinary Experiences! Thank you to our generous matchers for making this a possibility, and a HUGE thank you goes to YOU for seizing the opportunity to do good.

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Aaron's Culinary Experiences

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Aaron’s Culinary Experiences (ACE) was founded in 2017 in loving memory of Aaron Friedman, by his parents David and Gail. Aaron was an executive chef whose love of cooking and children was infectious. ACE programs, which help cultivate culinary passion in children and adults of all ages, serve as a fitting and everlasting tribute to this very special young man.

During 2021 we continued our efforts to help those affected by the Covid19 pandemic. With care packages, chicken soup deliveries and financial assistance to those in need, ACE has brought warmth and kindness to so many. What made 2021 very exciting was that we were able to again have in-person events. We hosted a wide array of activities for children, teens, adults, and more. We also expanded the reach of ACE with a new location in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With this expansion ACE now has branches in Arizona, Nevada, Louisiana and of course California. And we’re just getting started.

Events and programs we had this past year include:

  • Aaron’s Chicken Soup program for those ill and in need of some warmth and love. Hundreds of bowls of chicken were distributed this year. 

  • Women’s Babka Baka - Women came together to learn the history of this delicious pastry and how to make their very own.

  • The Cheesecake Workshop - Teens made their very own cheesecakes and a second one to give to a friend.

  • The Great Pink Challah Bake in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

  • Chocolate Making - A fun evening for adults creating their very own chocolates.

  • The Passover Program - Providing Passover meals to hundreds in need.

  • The Thanksgiving Project distributed over 125 dinners to the needy and infirm. Included in this project the teens baked pies to be distributed as well.

  • The list goes on. The Hamentasch Bake, Shakes in the Shack, CSUN Challah Bake, Tu Bi'Shvat Zoom Event, Gummy Shoppe Program, The Donut Showdown and much, much more. 

As we begin 2022, we remain committed to be there in the service of others, in whatever manner is possible. And of course, we look forward to being able to continue all ACE programs and activities with even greater enthusiasm 

Thank you so much for your support and may you be blessed with tremendous success in all of your worthy endeavors, coupled with good health and much happiness together with all of your loved ones. 

If you are in a position to support our 2022 Campaign we would be most appreciative. 

We thank you in advance for your friendship and generosity!


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