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. The evening is filled with friends, supporters, live music, complimentary wine tasting, and appetizers followed by dinner and a raffle.

2023 Guest Chef Dinner Series

During our Guest Chef Dinners, Sacramento’s finest chefs visit Plates Cafe to produce a special world-class dining experience.

Please check back January 15 for the full 2023 Guest Chef Dinner line-up.

2023 Guest Chef Dinner Dates

  • February 2
  • March 2
  • April 6
  • May 4
  • June 1
  • July 6
  • August 3
  • September 7
  • December 7

Become Part of the Guest Chef Dinner Club

Join our Guest Chef Dinner Club to take advantage of discounted pricing. Guest Chef Dinner Club sales are available until March 31, 2023. 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.

2023 Club Sales — Now through March 31, 2023

  • Early Bird Sale!! December 1 – 31, 2022
    • Includes: All 2023 dinners (18 tickets total)
    • Price: $900 ($270 savings)
  • January 1 – 29, 2023
    • Includes: All 2023 dinners (18 tickets total)
    • Price: $1,080 ($90 savings)
  • January 30 – February 26
    • Includes: March through December dinners (16 tickets total)
    • Price: $960 ($80 savings)
  • February 27 – March 31
    • Includes: April through December dinners (14 tickets total)
    • Price: $840 ($70 savings)

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.