Caterina's Club (Anaheim , CA)


  • Name:Ms. Kaylee Duff
  • Title:Director of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Caterina's Club
  • Address:887 S. Anaheim Blvd.
    Anaheim , CA 92805
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:714-408-5762

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  • Mission:
  • It is the mission of Caterina’s Club to identify the homeless motel children in Southern California and to provide them with food, long-term shelter, and access to job training and extended learning opportunities. Through our three programs: Feeding the Kids in America, Welcome Home, and Chef Bruno’s Hospitality Academy, we are providing a modicum of consistency in the lives of Orange County's most vulnerable youth. Each of our programs were designed to instill camaraderie, stability, and confidence into these children's daily lives while promoting the autonomy of the individuals we serve.

  • Overview:
  • Feeding the Kids in America-
    Today, nearly 400,000 Orange County residents struggle to get their food needs met. Feeding the Kids in America was designed to address these issues by providing a warm nutritional meal to children at their after school programs. Today Caterina’s Club serves over 1,800 meals a night, throughout 14 cities in Orange County and has served 1.2 Million meals to date.

    This program is committed not only to filling the stomach of Orange County’s most vulnerable children, but to filling their hearts and minds as well. Inspired by a recent collaboration with Barilla Pasta Corp. and their “Share the Table” movement, our program is designed to instill family values, camaraderie, responsibility, and confidence into these children’s daily lives.

    In addition, this program was designed with the intention to inspire others a crossed the nation to provide the same services to their city or community. Due to extensive outreach, Caterina’s Club is now responsible for inspiring and stewarding the replication and implementation of four satellite meal programs in Chicago, IL, Brooklyn, NY, Brownsville, TX, Redlands, CA, and three regions in Northern Italy.

    Welcome Home-
    Long displaced as family vacation destinations, motels now house an uneasy confluence of drug addicts, registered sex offenders, and criminals. Due to the lack of affordable housing and transitional housing and stymied by high rents throughout the region-these motels have also become de-facto vouchered housing for homeless families. Many families living in the motel have full time jobs and provide for at least 2-3 children. Being able to afford and save the first and last months rent, as well as a security deposit on a family-friendly apartment is often a prohibitive upfront expense to families trying to get out of the motels.

    The Welcome Home program remedies motel living by raising funds to provide families with the push they need to get out of the motel and into an apartment of condo. Caterina’s Club partners with the Illumination Foundation to identify these families, provide necessary case managing, financial advising, and eventually the first/last months rent and deposit due at move in. In addition to covering the move in cost, Caterina’s Club collects donated furniture, appliances, and other home goods to jump start these families new lives. To date, Caterina’s Club has successfully relocated 106 families.

    Chef Bruno’s Hospitality Academy-
    Chef Bruno’s Hospitality Academy; a partnership with Anaheim Union’s P21 Mentorship program, to provide at-risk teenagers with a twelve-week program that teaches content and skills not taught in the traditional school day. The academy will is an extended learning opportunity where students are introduced to the Orange County Hospitality Industry at large, and then trained in restaurant specific skills. Executives from major hotels, hospitals, culinary schools, and businesses have been secured as guest speakers to provide students insight on the opportunities that lie ahead as they prepare to exit high school. Over the course of twelve weeks, our expert staff trains the students in all aspects of the restaurant and hotel industry including cuisine, nutrition, restaurant service, marketing, administration, and financial literacy. More than skill learning and resume building, this program strives to provide children with a unique and impactful career exploration opportunity. The Academy will also serve as an innovative after school program to keep the teens in our community off the streets and involved in activities that will help shape and brighten their future. Finally, we believe that providing young adults necessary skills to get employed will be instrumental in preventing the cycle of homelessness.

    Administrators of the Hospitality Program, professionals in the industry, and peer groups will assess learned skills and behaviors of the students prior to graduation. Students will be tested in quantifiable areas such as proper safety measures, food cost analysis, food prep technique, and overall service performance. Finally, all students who graduate from the academy will be provided with letters of recommendations and followed up with in order to report how many students have successfully become employed in the hospitality industry upon completion of the program.

  • History:
  • In 2005 restaurateur Chef Bruno Serato, owner of the historical Anaheim White House Restaurant, began hosting annual luncheons to raise funds for the local Boys and Girls Club- longtime recipients of his charitable efforts. When his mother was visiting from Italy just two years later, the two decided to visit the children at the club. It was during this visit that she noticed a young boy eating potato chips around dinnertime. The typical Italian mother demanded to know why this child was not having a warm sufficient meal at such a time. The mother and son duo soon learned that many of the club members lived in motels or other tenement style living conditions with no access to a kitchen or nutritional affordable food. This sparked their investigation into the plight of ‘motel living’ and their mission to remedy it. Using his resources as a restaurant owner, Chef Bruno began feeding these children warm nutritional meals on that day in 2005, and has since then served over 1 million meals to date. What started as one special meal for 50 Boys and Girl Club members, is now the comprehensive nutritional dinner program serving over 28 after school programs where underprivileged school children spend their evenings five nights a week.

    After years of success with the nightly dinner program "Feeding the Kids in America", Caterina’s Club gained enough community support and resources to further investigate the cycle of motel living. Feeding the children warm meals each night was not enough for chef, so he expanded this mission by addressing childhood homelessness, housing discrimination, and the lack of affordable housing in Orange County. Giving birth to the organization's second program, "Welcome Home". Chef Bruno learned that many of the families living in substandard conditions were hard working-employed individuals, sometimes paying up to $2,000 in motel rent each month. When he discovered that the barrier to living a stable life in a safe apartment was the family's inability to save a large deposit, housing discrimination, and poor credit- he designed a program that addressed all three barriers. He knew early on that remedying this type of homelessness would be very costly and require strong partnerships with local businesses and organizations. In 2011, Bruno partnered with the Illumination Foundation, OC Fair Housing Council, and local property managers/owners to move the very first family out of a motel and into the safety and longevity of an apartment home. To date, 96 families have been successfully relocated from tenement style living through the "Welcome Home" program.

    It has long been a vision of Chef Bruno's to prevent homelessness by providing high school students with job skill training in the hospitality industry. In February of 2016, this vision came to life when Caterina's Club launched its third program: Chef Bruno's Hospitality Academy. A twelve-week after school program designed for teenagers interested in securing employment in the hotel, restaurant, culinary arts, and customer service fields- as they exit High School and enter into adulthood. The program is carried out through a partnership with the Anaheim Union High School District and numerous leaders in the Hospitality industry including Marriott, St. Jude Hospital, Price Waterhouse Cooper, and the newly opened Culinary Lab of the Anaheim Packing House.

  • Year established:2005
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:30-0751934

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:300751934
  • Organization Name:CATERINAS CLUB
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% SYLVANO IBAY
  • Organization Address:341 E CENTER ST
  • Organization City:ANAHEIM
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:92805-3263
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:December, 2013
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P40
  • Asset Amount:$1,285,027
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,524,207
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,413,771
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:29:42 am

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