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‘This is Us’ Star Jon Huertas Hosts Fulfillment Fund’s 7th Annual Taste of Summer

The 7th annual Taste of Summer food and wine tasting event was hosted by actor and restaurateur Jon Huertas.
on L: Actor Jon Huertas (NBC's "This is Us") hosts the 7th annual Taste of Summer benefiting the Fulfillment Fund. On R: Josh Levinson with actress Elle McLemore. ("Army Wives) with Josh
Actors Ken Kirby, Zuri Adele, and Tommy Martinez attend the Fulfillment Fund’s 7th Annual Taste Of Summer at Unici Casa on July 28, 2018, in Culver City, California. – Photo: Frankie Batista/Fulfillment Fund

Presented by the Fulfillment Fund Leadership Council, Taste of Summer took place on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Unici Casa event space. Marking its 7th year, this exclusive food and drink tasting event was hosted by Jon Huertas, star of NBC’s “This Is Us” and co-owner of CLUTCH, Venice Beach. Honorary Chef Eric Greenspan (Food Network star and chef/owner of Brekkie Breakfast Burritos), Honorary Co-Hosts Devin Alexander (New York Times best-selling author) and Shira Lazar (Co-Founder & CEO of What’s Trending) joined the fun as invited guests enjoyed the beautiful setting and an amazing spread of food by renowned chefs, restaurants, wineries, breweries, and beverage makers, including Clutch, Preux & Proper, Phorage LA, Barbara Jean, iPic Entertainment, Kikori Whiskey,  Neighbor, Knob Creek and Milk Jar Cookies.

Actress Elle McLemore (“ArmyWives”) attends the Fulfillment Fund’s 7th Annual Taste Of Summer at Unici Casa – photo: Frankie Batista, Fulfillment Fund

All proceeds from the annual will benefit the Fulfillment Fund, the nonprofit college access organization that helps make college a reality for thousands of students growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities in Los Angeles.

The 7th annual Taste of Summer hosted by actor Jon Huertas to benefit the Fulfillment Fund.

Actor Johnny Sibilly (FX’s “Pose”) and boyfriend Will Moraski attend the Fulfillment Fund’s 7th Annual Taste Of Summer at Unici Casa on July 28, 2018, in Culver City, California. – Photo: Frankie Batista, Fulfillment Fund

Under the leadership of Dr. Gary Gitnick, and his wife Cherna, the Fulfillment Fund’s mission is to empower students through education, transforming individual lives, and creating a ripple effect through the entire community.

Through classroom instruction, mentoring, one-on-one college counseling, and experiential learning opportunities, we open young people’s eyes to the possibility of higher education and change their beliefs about what they are capable of achieving.

Celebrity guests attending this special summer fundraising were: Zuri Adele (“Good Trouble”), Devin Alexander (NYT best selling cookbook author), Kristos Andrews (“The Bay”), Mary Chieffo (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Eric Greenspan (Food Network star), Jon Huertas (“This Is Us”), Ken Kirby (“Good Trouble”), Christine Ko (“Hawaii Five-O”), Shira Lazar (“What’s Trending”), Gregori Martin (“The Bay”), Elle McLemore (“Army Wives”), Goya Robles (“Get Shorty”), Johnny Sibilly (“Pose”), and more.

To donate to the Fulfillment Fund click on this link: http://www.fulfillment.org/donate

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Written by Henrick Vartanian

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