Guest Chef Dinners

Support the employment training of our women by enjoying an exceptional fine dining experience. Renowned chefs come to Plates Café and serve up gourmet dishes — all in benefit of the mothers at Saint John’s!

Our Guest Chef Dinners take place on the first Thursday of the month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Plates Café and Catering at 14 Business Park Way, Sacramento, CA. The evening is filled with friends, supporters, live music, complimentary wine tasting, and appetizers followed by dinner and a raffle.

2022 Guest Chef Dinner Series

During our Guest Chef Dinners, Sacramento’s finest chefs visit Plates Café to produce a special world class dining experience. See who’s visiting this year and get your tickets today.

Join us on February 3, 2022, for an event featuring The House Kitchen & Bar, Berryessa Gap Vineyards, and live music by the Outliers.

SOLD OUT

Join us on March 3, 2022, for an event featuring Hook and Ladder, Peltier Winery, and live music by Darbytown.

SOLD OUT

Join us on April 7, 2022, for an event featuring Brasserie du Monde, Heringer Estates Family Vineyards & Winery, and live music by Darbytown.

SOLD OUT

Join us on May 5, 2022 for a Cinco De Mayo Celebration!! With live music by Darbytown.

Join us on July 7, 2022, for an event featuring Urban Roots, wine from Boisset Collection and live music by The Outliers.

SOLD OUT

Join us on August 4, 2022, for an event featuring Allora, Andis Wines, and live music by Darbytown.

SOLD OUT

If you would like to be put onto a waitlist in case we have any last minutes cancellations, send an email to info@saintjohnsprogram.org

Join us on September 1, 2022, for an event featuring The Sutter Club, Steiner Family Vineyards, and live music by the Outliers.

SOLD OUT

If you would like to be put onto a waitlist in case we have any last minutes cancellations, send an email to info@saintjohnsprogram.org

Join us on November 3, 2022, for an event featuring Zocalo, Old Chatham Ranch, and live music by Darbytown.

This is a meal to not miss, and the most cherished Guest Chef Dinner that truly ties our mission to the meal. Join us on December 1, 2022, for a very special meal from the incredible chef who creates meals for the hundreds of women and children at Saint John’s. Chef Scott, chef at Saint John’s Program for Real Change, and Plates Catering staff are the true masters of food for our families.

Become Part of the Guest Chef Dinner Club

Join our Guest Chef Dinner Club at a discounted price of $180 ($200 value) and enjoy two tickets to each of the November and December dinners in 2022 (4 tickets total). Does not include tickets to the September dinner, which is sold out. Tickets may be moved or combined to other months; contact us ahead of time to arrange. Please join us in supporting formerly homeless women and children transition to self-sustainability.

Updated Health & Safety Protocols

Saint John’s Program for Real Change is committed to safe gatherings. Masks are encouraged.

COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgement

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people gather and you understand that no precautions can fully eliminate the risk of exposure. By attending Guest Chef Dinners, you expressly agree to comply with any and all rules and safety guidelines put in place by the event organizers, and voluntarily assume all risks and liability related to exposure to COVID-19.

Previous Guest Chef Restaurants

Some of the finest chefs from the Sacramento area have partnered with Plates Café to provide a one-of-a-kind gourmet meal in support of the women and children served at Saint John’s Program for Real Change.