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“Here’s a secret about Whittier: It’s ascending as a great food city.” —Javier Cabral, Los Angeles Times, 2014

Consider the ascension complete! Whittierites (and foodies who visit our town from far and wide!) know that the food scene here is second to none. That’s why the Whittier Public Library Foundation is so excited about our spring fundraising campaign—

What’s Cooking at the Library?—happening five Thursday evenings in late April through May 2021.

For a tax-deductible $25 donation to the Whittier Public Library Foundation in support of the upcoming renovation of Central Library, you’ll receive exclusive access to a video of one of five professional chefs who will serve as your tour guide for a behind-the-scenes look at their Whittier-area restaurant, then take you into in their kitchen where they’ll show you what it takes to make one of their signature dishes!

Donate $100 to the Foundation and get access to all five videos—plus a chance to win one of five $100 gift certificates to the featured restaurants!

Space is limited, so make your donation and get your ticket—and a chance to win—today!

Featuring

  • Chef Tony Alcazar of The Crooked Gaff making Crab Esquite
  • Chef Ricardo Diaz of Bizarra Capital making Spicy Deviled Shrimp at Poet Gardens
  • Chef Shane O’Brien and Chef Claudia Galindo with Chef David Lessin of Four Bricks
  • Chef Lorin Smith with Kevin Smith of The Dal Rae Restaurant making the Tableside Caesar Salad
  • Chef Ashley Barboza with Troy and Debbie Silva of Orchard’s BBQ and Grill making The Cardiac Burger

Library Locations

Whittier Central Library

-Temporarily closed for renovation-

7344 Washington Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 567-9900

Mon-Wed 10am - 9pm
Thu-Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun Closed

Whittier Depot

7333 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 567-9900

Curbside Pickup
Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm
Phone Calls
Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Whittwood Branch Library

10537 Santa Gertrudes Ave.
Whittier, CA 90603
(562) 567-9950

Curbside Pickup
Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm
Phone Calls
Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed