Each year the greatest Chefs in the Valley come together competing for the top honor and all for a great cause. Join Oak Grove Center for the 16th Annual So-Cal Chef Open on Monday, August 14, 2023 at the beautiful and popular, Peltzer Winery in Temecula.
Past participating Chefs have been featured in several lifestyle magazines, television, local newspapers and received coverage from influential food critics and bloggers. Growing in popularity and reputation, the Chef Open is a chance to showcase your amazing talent and cuisine Tapas Style to guests, peers, food critics, and media. Selling out the past two years, we anticipate 500 guests in attendance.
Media Preview Night is Wednesday, June 7th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Danza del Sol Winery, Temecula. The invitation only media event will provide local media, Food Writers, Bloggers and Sponsors a chance to meet the competing Chefs, taste local cuisine and meet the judges.
Learn more about the Chef Open:
2023 Judging Panel:
- Executive Chef Roberto Alcocer, Valle
- Corporate Executive Chef Jarrod Moiles, Lakehouse Resort and Belmont Park Cannonball
- Executive Sous Chef Kaitlyn Weber, The Lodge at Torrey Pines
- Jack Ford, Farmer, Cheese Maker, Educator and Advocate for all things local
- Honorary Judge and Master of Ceremonies, Henry Dicarlo with KTLA 5 Morning New
Early 2023 Competitors & Participants:
Some Past Competitors & Winners:
**Chef Justin Mabunay with Urbn Market Fusion
**Executive Chef Dylan Soro, Soro’s Mediterranean Grill
Chef Daniel Johnson with Naughty Pig Butcher Shop & Encased Meats
Chef Keion KT Taylor with EaT 310 Catering
Celebrity Chef Aaron May with HoBo’s BBQ Team
District Chef Toby Traeger with HoBo’s BBQ Team
CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Cell: (714) 260-2699