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Tastemakers of Orange County

Tastemakers of Orange County

he Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) brings back its “Tastemakers of Orange County” fundraising event on Wednesday, October 13 in the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Nearly two dozen local chefs will celebrates the Asian and Pacific Islander community, culture, and heritage by giving guests the opportunity to indulge in one-of-a-kind Asian and Pacific Island-inspired dishes. Proceeds from tickets sold for this event benefit OCAPICA to support mental health, health, workforce, youth in education, and civic engagement opportunities for low income families throughout Orange County.

Participating chefs and restaurants include:

TAKASHI ABE & TED LEE | Bluefin

BILL BRACKEN | Bracken’s Kitchen

IVAN CALDERON | Taco Mesa + Taco Rosa

LISA DANG | Brodards

GREG DANIELS | Harley Laguna Beach

JAMES HAMAMORI | Hamamori

BRIAN HUSKEY | Tackle Box

DEAN KIM | OC Baking Company

ED LEE | Wahoos Fish Tacos

RICH MEAD | Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens

SHACHI MEHRA | ADYA

SANDRO NARDONE | BELLO

KRISTIN NGUYEN | Garlic and Chives

LESLIE NGUYEN | Miss Mini Donuts

SONNY NGUYEN & TARIT TANJASIRI | Artisan by 7 Leaves Café and Crema Bakery

ROSS PANGILINAN | Mix Mix Kitchen Bar and Terrace by Mix Mix

JOHN PARK | Toast Kitchen + Bakery

HENRY PINEDA | Modern Filipino Kitchen by Aysee

MAX SCHLUTZ | Sessions West Coast Deli

RAINER SCHWARZ | Driftwood Kitchen and Hendrix

ALLAN TEA | Cali Dumpling

TIN VUONG | Little Sister

In addition to the food tastings, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy beverages by Gaviña Coffee, 7 Leaves Café, Firestone Walker 805, and Sierra Nevada. The celebration at Argyros Plaza will also include entertainment, a silent auction and opportunity drawing for guests to enjoy. Tickets are available to the public for $135 for VIP, which allows early entry at 6 p.m.; and $95 for General Admission from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More information and tickets can be found at https://tmoc2021ocapica.eventbrite.com.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF LISA HU CHEN

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