August 24, 2012

Chef Showdown

It's finally Friday - hallelujah!
Today I want to tell you about an amazing event,
hosted by the Center for Community Solutions (CCS),
in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 
The 8th Annual Chef Showdown culinary competition
will benefit programs and services of CCS,
a San Diego nonprofit, that provides prevention and intervention support for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse.

The event highlights a myriad of San Diego top chefs participating in an “Iron Chef” style competition,
including Joe Magnanelli from Cucina Urbana, Hanis Cavin from the Carnitas Snack Shack, Chef Matt Gordon of Urban Solace, Rachel King of Searsucker, and Anthony Sinsay from Burlap.

The competing chefs will be divided into two teams,
 and will be given a secret ingredient to use to create eight dishes during the evening.
The judges are all notable names from the restaurant business,
and Sam Zien from the famous television show Sam the Cooking Guy will host the competition.
Sounds awesome, right?

Most importantly, 
Chef Showdown is a fundraising event with a net income goal of at least $100,000 for much needed support for CCS. 
 Over 600 supporters including individuals, businesses, corporate sponsors, political and community leaders 
attend the culinary event to enjoy the chef competition, taste an array of delectable creations from more than 25 restaurants, sample a variety of wines, and bid on auction items.

Chef Showdown will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at NTC Promenade in Point Loma.
Tickets to the event are $125 each or $200 for a VIP reservation,
and can be purchased by calling (858) 272-5777, ext. 120.

I wish I was in town during the time of this event -
it sounds fabulous!


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