36th Annual Magical Evening

Chef Zaida was honored to participate in this year’s 36th Annual Magical Evening benefiting Women’s Resource Center of Oceanside. The WRC is an amazing organization and their mission statement speaks for itself: Women’s Resource Center (WRC)  is dedicated to providing the highest quality supportive services, counseling, shelter and education to North San Diego County women, children and men involved in or threatened by domestic violence or sexual assault.

This year’s event raised over $90,000. Wow! I am overjoyed for the WRC. To think how this money will help this organization continue to give back to our community is exciting.

A big thank you to Frazier Farms for partnering with Chef Zaida and donating the Salmon we needed to create our Salmon Puffs. We took 2 Salmon Filets brined overnight then smoked. After smoking the salmon we worked on the remaining dish… a Puff Pastry round with a dollop of Lemon Mascarpone topped with a piece of our smoked Salmon then garnished with Lemon Zest and Chive.

Another big thank you to my assistants for the evening, Nate and Brittany. They volunteered their time to ensure we provided a tasty treat. They hit it out of the park and I couldn’t have done it without them.

Smoked Salmon and Puff Pastry Rounds     Salmon Puffs

Finishing Touches     The Dream Team