2013 Toque of the Town
The Rosewood Hotel

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Toque of the Town such a success! We look forward to hosting the event in 2014, and hope that you will join us.


A Michelin-Starred Night
The Rosewood Hotel, Menlo Park
November 9, 2013 | 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Purchase your ticket or table today for an evening of culinary delight and help the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America create a future free from Crohn’s and Colitis.

Enjoy a three-course dinner exclusively created for this event by Michelin starred chefs: Mark Sullivan of Spruce, Peter Rudolph of Madera, Dmitry Elpern of Village Pub and Kayvon Jordon of Mayfield Bakery and Café. Also enjoy wine tasting, a silent and live auction, and an awards ceremony recognizing this year’s Champions of Hope – Bob and Orene Kearn

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Dinner created exclusively for this benefit by Michelin-starred chefs:
Mark Sullivan of SprucePeter Rudolph of MaderaDmitry Elperin of The Village Pub and 
Kayvon Jordan of Mayfield Bakery & Cafe.

Chefs hat Wine paired with California Wineries
Chefs hat Silent and live auction
Chefs hat Awards ceremony 


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I cannot attend the event, but would like to make a donation to fund the mission.
Fund the Mission donations go towards the CCFA's research, education and support efforts, and are 100% tax deductible. 

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When Orene and Bob Kearns’ oldest son, Tyler, was in fourth grade, he lost eleven pounds in three months, had no energy, was often feverish, unable to participate in sports, had trouble keeping food down and other difficult symptoms.  After visiting numerous doctors, undergoing many tests and eliminating all other possibilities, he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 10. In the ensuing years, Tyler has had every treatment imaginable, and the management of his Crohn’s disease continues to be a focus of his daily life. For the past fifteen years, Orene and Bob have been deeply involved in efforts to find treatments and cures for this debilitating disease with the hope that no other family experience what their family had to endure.

Orene was raised in Southern California, attended UC Hastings College of Law. After fifteen years of practicing law, she retired to devote her time to raising her children, as well as volunteering at several community organizations and schools in leadership positions. Later Orene decided to pursue a new career and became a certified Image & Wardrobe Consultant, helping women and men to look their best and gain self-esteem, as well as helping them prepare for important events. Bob is a native of San Francisco, was raised on the Peninsula and graduated from the University of Colorado. Since 1994, Bob has been President and CEO of Coit Services, which provides specialty cleaning and restoration services for homes and businesses across North America.   Bob is responsible for leading and directing the company in providing services to several hundred thousand customers per year. Coit recently celebrated its 62nd year and employs over 800 people. The Kearn family has a history of philanthropy, including funding the creation of the Kearn Center for Retinal Degenerations at UCSF, whose goal is to find a cure for retinal blindness, as Bob’s father and other family members were blind.

As devoted parents and philanthropists, Orene and Bob consider CCFA’s mission to find a cure for Crohn’s disease a major focus in their lives. We are privileged to honor Orene and Bob at our event, and hope you will join us in toasting their leadership and positive impact. 


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Funds raised will support the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's mission to cure Crohn's disease
and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

For more information on tickets, please contact Tamara Block at 415-356-2230 or tblock@ccfa.org


Time: 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2825 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States

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