2024 Wild & Crazy Taco Night

A Culinary Celebration with Outstanding Community Support

The 31st Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night once again captivated the community on May 16, 2024, at the OC Fair & Event Center. This year’s event was an extraordinary success, bringing together nearly 700 guests for a memorable evening of tasty tacos, entertainment, and philanthropy.

We surpassed last year’s fundraising achievements, raising over $170,000 in support of Share Ourselves. These funds will directly benefit those in our community facing barriers to healthcare, social services, and food insecurity. With the generous support from our community, donors, and partners, we are making a significant impact in the lives of those we serve.

Mariachi Juvenil Herencia Michoacana welcomed the crowd with a lively performance as they entered the event. This year 17 local chefs and restaurants showcased their unique flair and passion, crafting inventive and delicious taco creations. From crab Rangoon to crispy enoki mushroom, barbacoa lamb shoulder, and beyond, these unforgettable tacos were enjoyed by all.

Chef Ivan Lizaola (center) and Puesto Team at the 31st Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night
Chef Ivan Lizaola (center) and Puesto Team at the 31st Annual Wild & Crazy Taco Night

We were thrilled to have Yelp continue its support as the Premiere Sponsor for this year’s event. Guests enthusiastically participated in voting for the Yelper’s Choice Award for “Fan Favorite Taco,” a highlight of the evening. This year, the coveted title was awarded to Puesto. Chef Ivan Lizaola wowed the crowd with Puesto’s “Cali Taco,” featuring filet mignon, guacamole, jalapeno pico, creama, potato chips, and crispy melted cheese served on a non-GMO, gluten-free blue corn tortilla.

Share Ourselves’ Wild & Crazy Taco Night exemplifies the transformative impact of a united community. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our donors, community partners, event underwriters and sponsors for their generous support.

2024 Taco Night Underwriters:

Yelp, CaliFino Tequila, California Love Drop, djIRV, Dr. Swami Bone Daddy’s Gourmet Cocktail Mixes, Happy Dad, Herdez, Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Mariachi Juvenil Herencia Michoacana, Melissa’s Produce, New Belgium Brewing, Pepsi, Topo Chico

2024 Taco Night Sponsors:


  • C.J. Segerstrom and Sons
  • Sharon D. Lund Foundation 


  • DMP Properties
  • Frome Family Foundation
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
  • PCV Murcor
  • Sylvia Michler & Dennis Noren


  • Alkeme Insurance
  • Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers
  • Dr. Alberto & Jori Mendivil 
  • Enterprise Bank & Trust
  • Jenice & Randy Carter
  • Mary Moyer 
  • OneDigital
  • Patricia Doyle
  • Pacific Hospitalist Associates
  • Prestige Medical Group
  • Susan & Kevin Daly
  • Will & Annick Klatte


  • Anonymous
  • Axiom Financial & Insurance Solutions
  • Anne and Bob Cress
  • Dr. Allyson and Andrew Brooks
  • David & Joyce Plotnik
  • Kathy & Michael Lewis 
  • Michael & Diane Stephens
  • Shamrock Supply Co.
  • Western Community Housing, Inc.


  • Armida Brashears
  • Beatriz Soto
  • Cheryl Fischer
  • Denise & Kent Schell
  • Fletcher Jones Motorcars
  • Gary Bess Associates
  • Gary & Cathy Wyatt
  • Graphics 360
  • Ingardia Bros. Produce, Inc.
  • James & Diane Bailey
  • James & Patricia Hilbert
  • Judith & Werner Hinz
  • Linda & Kevin Pitts
  • Lisa & William Applebee
  • Patty DeYoung
  • Roger & Lynn Tomalas
  • Sherri Rice
  • Suzanne Cecconi
  • Suzanne & Adam Walburger
  • Thompson Family Foundation 
  • Uline
  • Wendy & Gary Bryan