April 2005: Caterina’s Club was established after Bruno Serato and his mother, Caterina. It
started by serving the first meal to a child, now serving in 20 cities at 62 locations reaching -3,500 children
October 2006: Barilla Group, the world’s leading pasta maker, becomes the first major donor
to Caterina’s Club by donating 10,000 pounds of pasta.
November 2011: Bill Handel from KFI AM 640 talk radio holds first ever PastaThon in West Wing
of Anaheim White House, which has become the largest, annual fundraising event for Caterina’s Club
March 2013: Bruno creates the “Welcome Home Program” to help families living in cheap motels
move into furnished apartments
June 2014: Caterina Project begins in New York, Chicago, Texas, Italy, Mexico, Los Angeles and
September 5, 2014: Mamma Caterina arrives in heaven and leaves her legacy and mission to Chef
Bruno to continue serving children a hot pasta dinner
January 2016: Bruno partners with the Anaheim Union High School District and creates the
Hospitality Academy where students can explore careers in restaurants, hotels, and other tourism-related fields.
May 2016: The world tour celebrating the 100th birthday of the late founder of Lamborghini
sports cars makes its first pit stop in the U.S. in the form of a fundraiser to help feed and house Southern
California’s “motel kids.” The event generates $350,000 for Caterina’s Club.
June 2016: Bruno is invited to speak at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City
discussing how a casual visit to a Boys and Girls Club led him to an effort to feed hungry children.
August 2016: “Welcome Home Program” moves its 150th family out of a motel and into the safety
and permanence of their own homes.
September 2016: The inaugural “Sir Bruno Serato Scholarship” is presented at Servite High
School’s “Fund A Friar” benefit dinner.
February 2017: Caterina’s Club continues feeding the children with a full donation of a
kitchen by the Christ Cathedral until rebuild is completed.
December 2017: 7th Annual KFI PastaThon event raising over $450K and 90k pounds of pasta and