Chef Charlie Ayers and Other Celebrity Chefs Support Rock the Earth and Earth Day San Francisco in Honor of Earth Month

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2015) -  Rock the Earth of Denver, Colo., and Calafia Café of Palo Alto, Calif., announce a joint fundraiser in honor of Earth Month - Dine Out for Earth California. On Friday, April 17, the popular café, owned by celebrity chef Charlie Ayers, will hold an event at his restaurant to celebrate the local food movement.

Several renowned Bay Area chefs will join him in preparing a six-course meal of locally sourced cuisine. Brews will be provided by Palo Alto Brewing Company and wines donated by Whitcraft Winery, Seamus Winery and Domenico Winery. The event will also celebrate music provided by the Bay Area's Dan Lebowitz (ALO), and Bo Carper and Rajiv Parikh (New Monsoon).

Proceeds from the evening will benefit Rock the Earth and Earth Day San Francisco. Rock the Earth is a national not-for-profit environmental organization that works to protect and maintain America's natural resources to ensure a healthy and sustainable environment through partnerships with the music industry and the worldwide environmental community. Earth Day San Francisco will commemorate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.

Tickets are currently on sale for $115 per person if purchased before April 15, or $160 per person at the door (if available). To purchase tickets and view the full menu, please visit:

Charlie is an ardent supporter of the environmental movement and a long-time music lover. He is credited with spearheading Google's legendary corporate cafeterias and building out its sustainable dining program. He has been involved with Rock the Earth since 2006. 

Event Details At-A-Glance

Several Bay Area chefs will cook a six-course meal with locally sourced cuisine. Confirmed chefs include:
- Chef Charlie Ayers Calafia Café
- Chef Frank Otte Calafia Café
- Chef Alexander Ong formerly of Betelnut San Francisco
- Chef Hiroo Nagahara formerly of Bar Charlie, Charlie Trotter Restaurant Group, Las Vegas
- Chef Mani Niall, Sweet Bar Bakery, Oakland
- Chef James Hall (Rawdaddy Foods)
- Chef Kelly Olazar (Calafia Café)

Dine Out for Earth California

Calafia Café & Market A-Go-Go located at the Town & Country Village
Town & Country Village, Suite 130
855 El Camino Real (at Embarcadero Road)
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Friday, April 17 from 6-9:30 p.m. PDT

$115 per person until April 15; $160 per person at the door (if available)

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About Calafia Café
Calafia Café & Market A-Go-Go is the embodiment of Chef Charlie Ayers' belief that food should be healthy, delicious and accessible to everyone. Charlie set out to create a restaurant that could offer "slow food fast" while maintaining the "soul of California" that is central to his cuisine. Local, sustainable and organic whole foods are showcased in a collection of modern comfort foods with a global influence. The restaurant offers a full vegetarian menu as well as several gluten-free and vegan items. The adjoining Market A-Go-Go offers made-to-order salads, smoothies, sandwiches and a collection of entrées to heat and serve at home. Biodynamic wines, organic beers and homemade sodas complement the cuisine.

About Rock the Earth
Rock the Earth is a national 501(c) (3) public interest, not-for-profit environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and defending America's natural resources. We act as advocates to ensure the existence of a sustainable and healthy environment for all and represent those individuals and communities whose environment whose natural surroundings are directly and adversely affected by others. Thanks to generosity and support of a network of music industry partners and the world wide environmental community, we are able to carry out grassroots organizing, education, and legal action to mobilize public support and empower social change. Please visit for more information.

About Earth Day San Francisco
Earth Day San Francisco is a one day event held on Saturday, April 18 at the San Francisco City Hall & Civic Center Plaza, designed to bring together leading members of the green, sustainable business, eco-activist movement to co-create a vision of how we can better address and find positive solutions for the multitude of environmental issues we face. Speakers, workshop leaders, nonprofit organizations, businesses, indigenous community leaders, civic agencies, musicians, and youth empowerment groups are invited to use this high-profile event to educate and activate the public to energetically pursue effective green solutions to pressing environmental issues.

Editors note: Photo opportunities and interviews available.  

Contact Information:

Media Contact
Marc Ross
Executive Director, Rock the Earth
(303) 454-3304 / (412) 953-6280

Kimberly Beck
Calafia Management
(650) 380-8840

Danielle Salvato-Earl
Kulesa Faul for Rock the Earth
(650) 922-7287