Mardi Gras Food Fest, 27 Years of Good Eats for a Great Cause!
27 years ago, a committee of volunteers formed with an idea to bring this
New Orleans-style event to Arcadia. The idea was to create a “taste-of”
experience and invite local restaurants to share their favorite menu items
in a Mardi Gras-themed setting; all to support Methodist Hospital of Southern
Throughout the years, this annual beads and boas celebration has evolved
to meet the needs of our growing audience but one important detail has
stood the test of time - the date! The tradition of holding this on Fat
Tuesday has been the event’s hallmark with a brief stray from this
tradition as the 2021 celebration was held in May as a Drive-Thru event.
2022 will see the return of this foodie favorite fundraiser to its traditional format.
Proceeds from this annual festive fundraiser have raised over $2 million
net of expenses to support programs such as Emergency Services, Cancer
Care, Maternal Child Health, Cardiac Care, Stroke Care and much more.
This year, proceeds will support advanced technology and innovative treatments
at Methodist Hospital. The delivery of healthcare services has changed
enormously in recent years. As we continue to move forward, we look to
your help to address the need for emerging technologies. Innovative technologies
will help continue the medical excellence offered by the experts at Methodist
Hospital for years to come.
Of course, we could not have a Mardi Gras event without royalty. We are
excited to crown Dr. Elias Tarakji as for his many contributions to Methodist
Hospital and our community. He and his wife have generously supported
Methodist Hospital for many years. He is a passionate advocate for the
highest standard of care for patients. He actively promotes patient safety
such as falls reduction, hospital-acquired infections and pressure injuries.
A few years back, he recruited a talented physician who brought advanced
services to the hospital and community e.g. interventional gastrointestinal
procedures. He is a well-respected member of the Medical Staff and a mentor
to younger physicians.
Mardi Gras Food Fest will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at Sirona’s Santa Anita Park at 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia.
For more information visit
www.mardigrasfoodfest.org or call Methodist Hospital Foundation at 626-898-8888 or email
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