Friends of the Children's Museum

Gourmet Guys Raise "Bread" for Kids 25th Anniversary Event

Sunday, October 15, 2017 


Check out our video of this fun-filled event here!

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, the Children’s Museum at La Habra celebrates its’ 25th Silver Anniversary of Gourmet Guy ‘Raise Bread’ for Kids, a delightful, taste-filled event that brings together over 350 hungry members of the public and a team of 100 amateur chefs, a.k.a. “Gourmet Guys”, made up of local community leaders who compete for top recognition of their signature gourmet dishes. 

Fantastic food, tempting wines, an opportunity prize drawing and a silent auction combine to make this a truly memorable afternoon. Just like the Olympics, gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded for the most outstanding preparation and presentations in 14 food categories at the conclusion of the event.

How You Can Help 90,000 Kids & Families

Event proceeds help sustain The Children’s Museum of La Habra’s programs and exhibits and ensure that 90,000 annual visitors, including those who are underserved, continue to benefit from hands-on educational and cultural programs that open the world to even the youngest child.

Want to Cook?

If you are interested in competing as a Gourmet Guy this year,
please download the official chef guidelines and application packet here.

Are You a High School Student Who Wants to Cook?

We have a limited number of spaces available in our Student Chef Division.
 If you are currently enrolled in grades 9-12, you are eligible to participate in this year's event. 
Please download the official student chef guidelines and application packet here.

Want to Judge?

If you are a professional chef and are interested in becoming a judge for the event,
please download the official judges’ guidelines and application packet here.

Want to Purchase Tickets to Gourmet Guys?

Please contact Roy Mueller at or 562-383-4242
Tickets are $40 per person or $150 for a VIP Event Package for 2

Want to Help Sponsor the Event?

Please download our 2017 Gourmet Guys event sponsorship packet

A BIG THANK YOU to CURRENT Gourmet Guys ‘Raise Bread for Kids’ SPONSORS

Sous Chef Sponsor
Matthew & Roberta Jenkins Family Foundation   

Chef Apron Sponsor
Baker Commodities, Inc.

Chef Name Plate Sponsors
American First Credit Union
Amie Chen-RE/MAX 2000 
Nancy & Shelly Zinberg

“Knead Dough” Sponsor
Kent & Dorothy Roberts

Champagne Toast Sponsor
      Steve & Missy Fleet       

Medal Sponsor
        Jones & Mayer         

Table Sponsors
Jim and Trish Andreoli   
California Domestic Water
PDQ Rentals

Table Place Mat Sponsors
Jane Ivory
VIP Rubber
Rick & Colleen Snyder
Beverage Sponsors
Brad & Dawn Fielder
 Stuart Pompel   
Shrimmer-Cavanagh Insurance Agency

Gourmet Guys Raise "Bread" For Kids Annual Fundraiser

When:  Sunday, October 15, 2017     12:00noon - 3:00pm

Where:  La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA

Tickets:  $40.00 per person


Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum at 301 S. Euclid St. in La Habra or on Sunday, October 15th at the La Habra Community Center.

Who I Am Makes a Difference Campaign

Mentors are special people. They see possibility. They see untapped potential…and they have the wisdom and the patience to help unlock it.

As a Children’s Museum at La Habra Donor, you help open the doors to first time experiences that spark young children’s curiosity and imagination.


 You are a mentor to thousands of children and families who learn by doing through educational experiences like:

Caterpillar Adoption Program that served 200 children and families and provided the exciting experience of watching a caterpillar's metamorphosis into a butterfly.

Making Caterpillar "Cabanas" out of shoeboxes

H2O, Here We Go! Program that reached over 1,600 K-2nd grade underserved children in the La Habra City School District and empowered them, in light of California's drought, to take action to conserve our precious resource of water.

Building a Water Pipeline
Hosting a Rich Mixture of Cultural Programs throughout the year in conjunction with the Museum’s Target Free Sundays free admission program that reaches approximately 6,000 children and families each year.

Puebla, Mexico Youth Wind Band

Who you are does make a difference!
As a CMLH donor, you directly impact the lives of 90,000 children and families that visit the Museum each year.
Please share the great work that you are doing at CMLH with someone who might like to join you in mentoring future generations.

Your Gift is Tax Deductible
If your company has a matching gift program, please help us leverage your contribution!  Tax ID #33-0244625

Please click the DONATE NOW button below

Thank you for supporting The Children’s Museum at La Habra!

Suggested Levels of Giving:

$50 Friend to Kids
Your gift sustains The Children’s Museum at La Habra

$100 Exhibit Supporter
Support the care and maintenance of our permanent exhibits like Nature Walk and Kids on Stage

$250 Cultural Arts Sponsor
Make a difference by supporting Museum outreach programs to underserved students

$500 Silver Circle
Help the Museum provide exciting changing exhibits like Time of Giants: Ice Age Animals!

$1,000 Friends Circle
Join our Friends Circle and support all of the above! Receive special recognition and invitations to special events

2017 Giving: Special Tax-Free IRA Gifts

For those aged 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts. On December 18, 2015 the President signed into law legislation that makes the charitable IRA rollover provision permanent for future years. A total of up to $100,000 can be transferred directly from traditional or Roth IRAs to one or more qualified charities such as the Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra free from federal income tax each year. There may also be state income tax savings. Amounts given in this way count toward required IRA minimum withdrawal amounts for the year of the gift.

To make such gifts, it is important to not withdraw funds prior to a gift, but have the gift amount distributed directly from an IRA to one or more qualified charities. For those with check writing privileges on their accounts, this may be the most efficient way to make gifts directly from an IRA.

Please contact Roy Mueller at  or 562-383-4242, your IRA administrator or your tax advisor for more information. 

Give Big: Employers’ Matching Gifts

Many employers match their employee's financial gifts. Bring your donation receipt to your employer to see if they will double your gift to The Children’s Museum at La Habra.

If you are in a position to offer a matching gift for our Who You Are Makes a Difference campaign, please contact Roy Mueller at or 562-383-4242.

Thank you for supporting The Children’s Museum at La Habra! 



2018 Chipping in For Kids Golf Tournament

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018

Hacienda Golf Club, La Habra Heights, CA
Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting The Children’s Museum at La Habra

The Chipping in for Kids Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the prestigious 18-hole championship Hacienda Golf Club in La Habra Heights. The Hacienda Golf Club provides players with one of the finest and most challenging golfing experiences available in Southern California.

The tournament features a day of exciting competition that includes a helicopter golf ball drop, putting, long drive and closest to the pin contests, mulligans, raffles, a live and silent auction and an awards dinner.  All golfers will receive a player’s swag bag, continental breakfast, beverages while on the course, lunch and dinner buffet. 

All proceeds from Chipping in for Kids benefit The Children’s Museum at La Habra, one of the most unique, educational and cultural resources for young children in Southern California.  The Museum serves 90,000 children and families annually from Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities: If you would like to be an event sponsor, please contact Roy Mueller at 562-383-4242 or

To make your donation, please click the DONATE button below

Thanks so much for supporting The Children’s Museum at La Habra!