Friends of the Children's Museum

Gourmet Guys Raise "Bread" for Kids 26th Anniversary Event

Sunday, October 21, 2018 


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

On Sunday, October 21, 2018, the Children’s Museum at La Habra celebrates its’ 26th Anniversary of Gourmet Guys ‘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 underserved, continue to benefit from hands-on educational and cultural programs that enrich their lives.

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?


There are a limited number of spaces available in our Student Chef Division.

You are eligible to participate, if you are currently enrolled in grades 9-12.

Please download the official student chef guidelines and application packet here.


Want to Judge?

If you are a professional chef 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 be an Event Sponsor?

Please download our 2018 Gourmet Guys event sponsorship packet

Gourmet Guys Raise "Bread" For Kids Annual Fundraiser

When:  Sunday, October 21, 2018     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 21st at the La Habra Community Center.

CMLH Hosts a Rich Mixture of Cultural Programs through free admission programs that reach 6,000 children and families each year.

Puebla, Mexico Youth Wind Band
As a Museum donor, you directly impact the lives of 90,000 children and families that visit the Museum each year. Help celebrate our 40th anniversary with your gift and share your support of CMLH on your Facebook or Instagram account!
Suggested Levels of Giving

$60 Friend to Kids
Provide 10 school kids with free admission to the Museum

$150 Museum Field Trip Supporter
Provide a class of 25 students with free school field trip Museum admission

$250 Education Outreach Sponsor
Provide a free education outreach program to a school classroom

$500 Free Museum Field Trip Donor
Provide 35 students a free field trip to the Museum, including busing

$1,000 Circle of Friends
Provide 100 kids with free admission to the Museum

Join our Circle of Friends and support all of the above!
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Caterpillar Adoption Program served 200 children and families and provided the exciting experience of watching caterpillars metamorphosize into butterflies.

Making Caterpillar "Cabanas" out of shoeboxes
Special Tax-Free IRA Gifts to the Museum

If you are 70½ or older, it’s possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from your traditional and/or Roth IRA account. On December 18, 2015 legislation was signed into law 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 about making a donation to the Museum through your IRA.

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H2O, Here We Go! Program reached over 1,600 K-2nd grade underserved children in the La Habra City School District and empowered them to conserve water.

Building a Water Pipeline
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Many employers match employee's financial gifts. Bring your donation receipt to your employer to see if they will double your gift to The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra.

If you are in a position to offer a matching gift for our Be A Community Superhero campaign, please contact Roy Mueller at or 562-383-4242.

Your Gift is Tax Deductible
Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra Tax ID #33-0244625

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What You Can Do

Make a tax deductible online donation to The Children’s Museum at La Habra on
 #GivingTuesday 2018 - Tuesday, November 27th

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Your Gift is Tax Deductible
Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra Tax ID #33-0244625