Heroes Of The COVID Crisis: How Sir Bruno Serato of Caterina’s Club Moved “Motel Families” Into Permanent Housing

STEADFASTNESS — Be resourceful and keep ongoing. When my nonprofit, Caterina’s Club, was in danger of extinction due to the 2008 recession, I mortgaged my home twice to keep it afloat. And when my restaurant, Anaheim White House Italian Steakhouse, where I prepare pasta for the kids each and every day, burned to the ground, I […]

Essential Skills to Prepare for the Changing Workforce

In order to be best prepared for future opportunities in the constantly changing workforce, it is essential to be open to continually learning and adapting to change. Skill-based experience like that found in the hospitality industry ensures crucial capabilities and knowledge that can be transferred across a variety of future careers.

Food Insecurity – Child Hunger

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the layers of inequality worldwide, especially in terms of food security and the ability of families to put food on the table. In the United States, food insecurity levels rose sharply from 11-12% in the previous five years to 38% by March and April 2020. A survey conducted […]

Importance of Essential Skills

As we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel in regard to COVID-19, with the economy improving and more people being hired, we are also seeing these recent gains reflecting the continued disparities between race, gender, socioeconomic class, and education levels. To combat this persistent issue and provide greater opportunities for […]

Where Exactly Is California Rental Assistance Heading To?

Although California is getting $2.6 billion from the federal stimulus bill and an additional $2.2 billion from the American Rescue plan, less than 1% of this federal rent relief has been distributed to California tenants and landlords. This, coupled with the fact that the California eviction ban will end in just over a month, puts […]

Navigating a Virtual Hospitality Academy For The Next Generation

With Generation Z soon predicted to make up over a third of the global population and a quarter of the workforce, there is an increasing need to educate, incorporate, and develop opportunities for them. Chef Bruno’s Hospitality Academy is paving the way in creating the chance for teens in our community to learn about the […]

Why Sustainable Restaurants Are Important Today

Eating at a restaurant is in most cases a joyous event; sometimes triggered by a special occasion or often simply a time to get together and converse with a family member, friend or business associate, it’s all the more valued after the restrictions of the past year. However, for all the positives of the customer […]

5 Reasons Food Distribution Networks Matter to Communities

A distribution network is an intermediate point in a supply chain that receives goods from a manufacturer and delivers them to an end customer. Location, or proximity to the customer, and infrastructure are two important components of a distribution network. Every day examples include companies such as Wal-Mart and Amazon. A food distribution network is […]

Building Community and a Sustainable Future Through Food 

Nonprofits have positioned themselves to be the conduit for bringing excess food to the people in need. While much of the current global food production methods can contribute to the worsening climate crisis, it’s difficult to muster the support to take the necessary steps to protect the future when food insecurity and hunger are critical concerns.

California Rent Relief – What You Need to Know

Occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the moratorium on eviction that has kept many low-income families in their homes, while welcomed and essential, comes with a price; the monies owed are deferred not excused. Now, however, California has established a rent relief program that may offer a solution.

Why Enterprise Partnerships for Food Donation Can Create a Big Impact

Hunger has been called the most severe and critical manifestation of poverty. Further, in the insidious, cyclical nature of the relationship between the two, hunger causes poverty. Think of the child born to poverty who seldom has access to a filling, nutritional meal. The resulting poor health, diminished body size, low energy and reduced mental […]

4 Ways to Show Appreciation for Your Fellow Healthcare Workers

This year has taken a huge toll for our communities, and at the front lines are healthcare workers who help support everyone facing these issues each day. A recent USA Today article reported a Center for Disease Control tally of over 400,000 cases of coronavirus and more than 1400 deaths among healthcare workers nation-wide. Yet, […]

3 Key Stats around Food Insecurity to be Aware Of

Food insecurity is the disruption of food intake or eating patterns because of lack of money or other resources, and effective government policies are needed to help protect people from hunger.

5 Ways Businesses Can Help End Child Hunger in Our Community

Child hunger continues to be a problem in America, which may come as a surprise to many. Unlike other areas of the world, food scarcity is not the problem in the U.S.; the problem is poverty.

4 Priorities Every Non-profit Should Focus On In 2021

2020 was a year of unexpected and unprecedented stress on philanthropic organizations, and non-profits need to be more directed and focused than ever.

3 Fun Ways to Help Your Kids Stay Involved with Your Community

Teaching your kids the benefits of staying involved with and giving back to their community can pay dividends in many ways throughout their lives.

Caterina’s Club & the 10th Annual KFI Pastathon

As with everything in 2020, our Annual KFI Pastathon was a little different this year. The Pastathon, which is the largest single yearly fundraiser for Caterina’s Club, was held virtually on from December 1st – 4th. We raised a grand total $770,827 and obtained an impressive amount  of 75,980 lbs of pasta and sauce!

11 Orange County Rental Assistance Programs to Help in Hard Times

The lack of affordable housing has been a problem in Orange County for some time. Even for those who are housed, the line between paying the rent and being out on the street is a fragile one. The COVID pandemic has further exacerbated the housing crisis and strained resources beyond their maximum capacity. For instance, […]

7 Tips to Help Your Children Cope with Changes from COVID-19

There’s no doubt our seniors are especially at risk to health concerns from the coronavirus, and those in the working force have both physical and economic well-being matters to traverse, but our children are in many ways uniquely vulnerable. While everyone needs to make adjustments to the new normal, kids have far less basis for […]

4 Safety Precautions to Adhere to While Out Celebrating With Your Loved Ones

Despite what may be occurring in the world, life goes on. Holidays of national remembrance are important and most especially personal days for families, such as birthdays and anniversaries, are of greater significance when nothing else is normal. You can’t stop living, but there are safety precautions you can take while celebrating with loved ones […]

Letter of Thanks from 3 Families in Need to Caterina’s Club

Read on to learn these families stories, and how Caterina’s Club has helped them thrive in their community

How Building Partnerships Is Critical to Support Stable Housing

The importance of stable housing cannot be over-emphasized, and the efforts of successful partnerships can go a long way to impact your community housing initiatives.

3 Ways to Support Your Nonprofit Virtually

Not so long ago, volunteering at your favorite nonprofit typically involved getting out and working with others to accomplish a specific task. Today, there are new methods to build real-world connections virtually and support your nonprofit.

Why Customer Service & Empathy Matters Now More Than Ever

We believe everyone needs to stay alert and stay safe during this troubling time. Showing empathy to your customers can go a long way to helping your organization.

Activating Your Nonprofit Board In Difficult Times

In difficult times it can be hard for everyone, board members included, but this doesn’t mean your organization has to suffer. Learn what you can do to better engage your board members.

Where Hospitality Workers in Need Can Find Help

The Hospitality industry is taking a major hit during this pandemic. Luckily, if you’re a hospitality worker, we’ve provided resources to help you through some of these obstacles.

5 Steps to Prepare for a Post COVID-19 Return

As businesses slowly reopen, we can take the necessary steps to prepare ourselves to interact with other workers and provide a safe experience for valued customers.

Amid a Pandemic, Chef Bruno & Anaheim White House Donates Over Half a Million Meals

We are dedicated to beating COVID19 with fresh meals and a supportive hand for our community

3 Important Public Health Resources for Orange County Residents

Here are some public health resources to help you manage some of the latest changes in Orange County

Why Food Banks Matter to Your Community Wellbeing

We know times are tough and some essential items are scarce, but food banks are still a reliable source of support for your community

Food Safety Best Practices & Considerations Around COVID-19

Every business is different and for the food industry, we understand this industry’s hygiene is especially heightened. Learn what the FDA has released in regards to the best food safety practices.

Maintaining a Healthy Food Supply – 7 Foods to Keep in Your Storage

In times of crisis, you and your loved ones must always be prepared and maintain a healthy food supply

How Restaurants Can Continue Serving Their Customers During A Crisis

We know times are difficult right now and finding new ways to maintain your customers can be difficult. With these tips, you can keep your loyal customers happy while staying safe.

3 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit More Sustainable

Nonprofit organizations are in the perfect position to lead by example by going green.

Why Housing Assistance Makes a Big Difference for Families

With housing assistance initiatives, such as our Welcome Home Program, we can bring struggling families back together. 

The Importance of On-The-Job Training For Youth Development

On-the-job training allows kids to have real experience in real-life situations, where they have the ability to learn how to deal with different walks of life.

3 Statistics to Be Aware of For At-Risk Youth

Every year, programs that educate and inform communities on the trends for at-risk youth can better help them and provide action.

Why Donating “Holiday Foods” Is So Important

Holiday foods are an important part for all charitable deeds for a happy and eventful season

3 Reasons to Make a Charitable Donation This Holiday Season

There are plenty of reasons making a charitable donation can set a good example for your friends and family to do the same.

4 Creative Ways to Show Gratitude To Your Donors

Showing appreciation for your donors establishes better relationships and builds trust for your organization.

Why Food is the Gateway To Building Community Engagement and Partnerships

Food is an important aspect of building relationships, which is why pasta continues to be the foundation for Caterina’s Club.

Announcing Our Caterina’s Club Membership!

At Caterina’s Club, we strive to change the state of California by ending poverty. Our new membership program aims to help us move closer to our goal.

Three EASY Ways Your Restaurant Can Give Back To Your Community

When you work at a restaurant, you’ll find a few new interesting opportunities to give back to your community.

Caterina’s Club Raises $450,000 at the Red Carpet Gala

Caterina’s Club Annual Gala was a huge success! We are grateful to everyone who attended the event and contributed their time, energy, and money to help our cause.

Make a Change in the World with the Be the Change Foundation’s Youngevity 5k

At this year’s Youngevity 5k, Chef Bruno & Caterina’s Club was just one of the valued charity partners who were honored for their impact on their communities.

Caterina’s Club Announces the 14th Annual Red Carpet Gala  

Through our annual Gala, we’ll increase support and honor mother Caterina’s vision to provide the right kind of help for struggling families. 

Feeding the Children in America: Caterina’s Club

At Caterina’s Club, we want to support families to get back on their feet and give children a healthy life and a helpful push forward.

5 Top Places To Gain Experience for a Job in the Restaurant & Hospitality Industry 

For a role in the restaurant or hospitality industry, you can find experience almost anywhere. Here are a few suggestions that may help you get your foot in the door.

Why Jobs in Hospitality and Service industry Have A Huge Impact on Local Communities

Hospitality roles provide plenty of opportunity for hardworking and dedicated individuals who enjoy serving and delighting others.

How to Identify At-Risk Communities from Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is just one of many challenges at-risk communities face every day, an issue that Caterina’s Club works through by providing children with opportunities and sustainable warm meals.

Happy Father’s Day from Our Guardian to Yours by Chef Bruno

A warm Father’s Day message from Chef Bruno Serato for parents, children and the communities that Caterina’s Club helps every day.

How Caterina’s Club Addresses Family Homelessness in Orange County

Homelessness and poverty are issues worldwide. In Orange County, Caterina’s Club has taken it upon themselves to eliminate homelessness and provide families with safe, affordable housing.

7 Essential Skills for a Career in Hospitality and Restaurant Management

Working in the restaurant and hospitality space is centered around customer service, and with certain key qualities, you can build long term relationships and a successful career in this industry.

Celebrating Our 3 Million Meal Milestone

At Caterina’s Club, we are pleased to serve our community over the years and provide at-risk teenagers, children, and families with over 3 Million Pasta meals and counting!

A Night To Remember: Notte di Savoia & Caterina’s Club

The Notte di Savoia event honored Caterina’s Club and highlighted the charitable giving and hospitaller care of the historic, dynastic orders of knighthood at the Royal House of Savoy.

How You Can Make the Most Out of an Internship with Caterina’s Club

With an internship at Caterina’s Club, you can become more involved in programs that have a significant impact in Orange County communities.

Highlights from the Spring 2019 Graduates of the Hospitality Academy

Hospitality Academy 2019 gave teenagers a high level of excitement about their future careers, learning from the best chefs and leaders in the restaurant and hospitality industry

Top 10 Careers in the Restaurant and Service Industry

The restaurant and service industry is filled with opportunities for hard-working individuals who are dedicated to serving others with quality and style.

Why Pasta is the most sustainable food for children

Pasta is a staple in many countries, and when it comes to mindful food choices, pasta is one of the most sustainable food choices to have.