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Gala Raises Record Amount To Feed & House Southern California’s Underprivileged

With 330 guests dining under the stars at his beloved Anaheim White House Italian Steakhouse, Sir Bruno Serato’s primary annual fundraiser raised a record amount to fulfill its mission of feeding some 5,000 youth each day, finding permanent homes for families in need, and helping at-risk youth stay off the streets by offering them training and job placement in the restaurant and hospitality industries. Among the evening’s highlights was a fierce bidding war during the live auction that resulted in two guests paying $25,000 each to enjoy a private dinner with Serato.

Other highlights included a fashion show by Bettinny’s and Rod Alan Baker and a performance by renowned soprano Elizabetta Russo, a past recipient of the “best female vocalist” honor at the Hollywood Music Awards.

Among the guests were the evening’s honorees: Smart & Final executive Kent Kuwata, Freshsource Southwest President Mike Casazza, community philanthropist Luciana Queiroz, physician/humanitarian Gnuyandev (Dave) Patel, M.D., and soccer legend Alessandro del Piero and his wife, Sonia Amoruso. Each was recognized for their tireless and selfless dedication to serving Caterina’s Club.

Situated in a historic national landmark mansion dating to 1909, the Anaheim White House Italian Steakhouse offers a broad menu of northern Italian fare including prime grade steaks and fresh seafood, an extensive wine list, unparalleled service, and an elegant setting to create an extraordinary dining experience. With its close proximity to Disneyland, the dining establishment has become a favorite destination for tourists, locals, and dignitaries visiting the park. Among the luminaries from the worlds of entertainment, sports and politics are Madonna, Sidney Portier, Andrea Bocelli, Gwen Stefani, Wolfgang Puck, Derek Jeter, Oscar de la Hoya, President Jimmy Carter, President George W. Bush, and the Crown Prince of Belgium.

For his work on behalf of Caterina’s Club, Serato has earned international publicity including profiles in People Magazine and has appeared on countless TV news and talk shows including “The Drew Barrymore Show,” “Access Hollywood,” “The Doctors” “CBS Evening News” and “NBC Nightly News.” Among his many honors: CNN Hero, knighted by both the Italian government and the House of Savoy, Ellis Island Medal of Honor, a papal blessing from Pope Francis, humanitarian award on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, and numerous proclamations, Man of the Year awards and other forms of recognition — all of which he accepts to generate public awareness of Caterina’s Club. For more information, visit

Anaheim White House is located at 887 South Anaheim Blvd., in Anaheim, Orange County. To make reservations or for more information, call (657) 201-3278 or visit


Caterina’s Club
Caterina’s Club

451 West Lincoln Avenue

United States

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