Chef Bruno becomes Cavaliere Bruno!

Chef Bruno was given a high honor today when the Italian Consulate General in Los Angeles informed him that President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy has bestowed upon him the honor of a Knight.

Cavaliere Della Rebublica Italiana

The Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, instituted in 1951, is the highest ranking honor and most senior order of the Republic. It is awarded in five degrees for "merit acquired by the nation" in the fields of literature, the arts, economy, public service, and social, philanthropic and humanitarian activities and for long and conspicuous service in civilian and military careers. Save in exceptional circumstances, no one may be awarded a rank higher than Knight in the first instance (two well-known exceptions are for musicians Luciano Pavarotti, who was first awarded a Commander in 1976, and Claudio Abbado, who was awarded a Knight Grand Cross in 1984).

Investiture normally takes place on 2 June, the anniversary of the foundation of the Republic (celebrated in Italy as Festa della Repubblica) and on 27 December, the anniversary of the promulgation of the Italian Constitution. The badge bears the inscription Al Merito della Repubblica encircling the national emblem on the obverse and Patriae Unitati and Civium Libertati encircling the head of Italia Turrita on the reverse. The order is bestowed by decree of the President of the Italian Republic, as head of the orders of knighthood, on the recommendation of the President of the Council.

This is the highest honor of Italy and we cannot think of anyone more deserving than our own Chef Bruno Serato.


Move over Cavaliere Berlusconi… Cavaliere Bruno has arrived!

Congratulations Bruno!

Join us in congratulating Chef Bruno Serato as the Sons of Italy honor him with the “Royal Court of the Golden Lion” Charity Award.

(Bruno is pictured with his sister, Stella Ibay, and his award)

Bruno was honored last Saturday, September 22nd at the Tenth Humanitarian & Leadership Awards Charity Gala for his work with Caterina’s Club feeding over 300 children nightly and assisting families in moving out of motels and into more stable living environments. Past recipients include: Scott Baio, Antonio Sabato Jr, Barbara Sinatra, and much more. 

In addition to receiving this award, Bruno and Caterina’s Club were given $10,000 to continue their wonderful and valuable work with the motel children of Orange County.

Thank you Bruno for all you do and congratulations on this high honor!

Chef Bruno Serato Featured on CBS!

Here at the Anaheim White House Restaurant we are so proud of the work Chef Bruno Serato is doing with his charity, Caterina's Club, to feed over 300 children homeless "motel children" 7 nights a week.

Bruno has been an inspiration to many by feeding almost a half million children so far! After being named Top 10 Hero of the World by CNN, Chef Bruno's valuable work has been able to expand from feeding the children to helping their families move into more stable living environments.

Bruno and Caterina's Club were featured last week on CBS Evening News "On the Road" with Steve Hartman.

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For more information on Caterina's Club and how you can help Chef Bruno, go to our website at 

Anaheim White House 25th Anniversary Dinner

Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Anaheim White House 
on Sunday, October 7!

Enjoy music & no-host cocktails in the garden at 5:30 with a delicious four course dinner to be served at 6:30. 
Cost of this menu with wine pairing is $125 or $85 without the wine pairings. 

Make reservations now as this is sure to be one of the best events of the year. 
RSVP by Friday September 28th to 714-772-1381.