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Organization, Team and Booster Club Participation 


Q & A

Who organizes the Taste of Aliso Niguel?

The Taste of Aliso Niguel was started thirteen years ago by parents of students at Aliso Niguel High School, who later became Parents For Aliso Niguel (PFAN), now a 501(c)3 non-profit, organization.  

Do you have to be a booster club to participate?

No.  Any student organization or sport with an ASB trust account or their own 501c3 can participate.

How do activities support groups and/or Booster clubs raise money?

Clubs can raise money in three ways:

  1. Sell tickets.   

  2. Silent Auction Items.  

  3. Sponsorships.  50% of the Sponsorship donation will be applied to the ANHS student’s account for their activity, club or team. 

Where does the money not paid to the clubs/boosters go?

The remaining revenue of each ticket price not paid out, along with proceeds from beverage sales, is used to pay event expenses.  Additional earnings are used as seed money for the next event -— site deposit, insurance, and permits, etc., and also to support school-wide projects agreed upon by the PFAN Board and the school administration. 

Do restaurants have to pay anything to participate?

No.  It's an opportunity for them to showcase their food and network with parent support groups (e.g., booster clubs). It is important for participating parent groups to remember that the restaurants are helping them raise money — and it’s important for the booster clubs to pay them back with their business.

Is there information available to give restaurants who may want to participate?

Yes.  Download this Restaurant Information Packet to give to potential restaurants.  Our restaurant committee will confirm their participation via follow-up phone calls to the restaurateurs. 

If clubs get someone to donate an item to the silent auction, do they have to complete or sign anything?

Except for setting up the venue — the tent, and the lighting, etc — the silent auction is run totally by each booster club. We will provide some sample donation solicitation letters but each club is responsible for finalizing its own letter for donations, using their own non-profit ID# and using their own contact information.

What kind of advertising/table top displays can clubs set up to show off their donors’ items?

Clubs are totally responsible for how they run their silent auction, which includes signage and display of items. 

Do restaurants or silent auction donors receive any free tickets for participating?

The booster clubs cannot offer free tickets to anybody unless they purchase them on their own.  For instance, if somebody offers a big ticket donation for their silent auction table — like a trip to Cancun — a club can buy a Taste ticket for that donor, but that is that club’s decision.

To request a copy of the Club/Booster Information Packet, email us at or for additional questions, contact us at

Important Dates

Jan 27

7:30pm | ANHS Library

Booster Club Informational Meeting


6:30pm | ANHS Library

Booster Club Meeting

Feb 24

6:30pm | ZOOM Meeting

Booster Club Meeting

*Booster Club Commitment Deadline is today. Email to confirm commitment.

Mar 13

Ticket Distribution Day -

Contact your favorite 

Booster Club

Mar 10

6:30pm | ANHS Library

Booster Club Meeting

*3/15 is our Sponsorship deadline. Payment must be received and logo sent to See Sponsorship tab above for more details.

Mar 24

6:30pm | ANHS Library

Booster Club Meeting

Apr 1

Final day for Restaurants to commit to participating in Taste of AN!

Apr 8

Final commitment of Auction Tables. 

All ticket money & unsold tickets are due. 

Apr 22

Taste of Aliso Niguel Event! Thank you for your hardwork!

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