In the current economy climate, funds for public education keep shrinking. Teachers and parent teacher associations (PTAs) find themselves working hard to raise funds to continue or maintain activities so kids do not get disappointed. As parents of two kids who attend public schools in San Francisco, we have seen how the PTA and teachers try to find creative ways of raising funds. It’s really hard.
We were approached by Adam Zolot, who spearheaded the Taste of Potrero event, about participating in this event. We were honored by his request and as parents, we completely understood and said Yes!
How does it work? All restaurants and bars donate food and drinks and 100% of funds raised at the event go directly to Daniel Webster Elementary School. We were told to expect 800 attendees. After some thought, we came up with two items - veal-pork meatballs from Mozzeria’s dinner menu, and one of our best-selling small plates, fresh mozzarella roulade from Mozzeria’s catering menu.
The event was being held at SOMArts gallery so we wanted our presentation to be “artistically tasteful.” We enlisted our friend, Susie Lai who loves scrapbooking. She and her husband, Gabe Leung helped me create this toothpick flag for our veal-pork meatballs. Thank you, Susie and Gabe!
During the event, we worked out a strategy on how to plate and serve food to customers, thanks to our past experience at the San Francisco Street Food Festival. It went really well and we all had a great time meeting new and familiar faces.
I must send a shout-out to two wonderful American Sign Language interpreters, Cindy Noble and Beth Grigsby, courtesy of Convo Relay.
The Taste of Potrero event was a success! We beam with pride knowing we were part of the great contribution to Daniel Webster Elementary School.