East West Eats: An Evening with the Bay Area’s Best Chefs is AAJA SF’s signature annual fundraiser. We partner with top Asian American chefs from the region to present this elegant culinary event and to raise funds for our student journalism scholarship program.

Our event on June 14, 2009 at the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center Green Room featured Master Chef and food consultant Martin Yan, who conducted two cooking demonstrations, and a spectacular menu of fine Asian cuisine. We also had wine, live music and a silent auction.

Thank you to the chefs from the following restaurants for partnering with us: Betelnut, Butterfly, Crustacean, Le Colonial, Living Room Events, Maharani, Namu, Napa Silverado, Poleng Lounge, Ponzu, Shanghai 1930, Hilton San Francisco, Slanted Door, and Urban Tavern.

We also want to thank everyone who supported East West Eats by purchasing a ticket, and our event sponsors Comcast, Verizon Wireless, Thunder Valley Casino and Wells Fargo Bank.

Stay tuned for information on the next East West Eats!

In the meantime, check out the photos of East West Eats 2009 in the slideshow below or by going to our Flickr album. Photos courtesy of Basile Kuo.