Thank you to our chefs, donors and sponsors of OC Chef’s Table 2019


Over $1m raised!!!

This Year’s Event Is Sold Out!

Please don’t miss this phenomenal event again!
We’re setting the new March date for 2020, and will be announcing this in early March, 2019. Purchase sponsorships and tickets NOW and just pay 2019 pricing for Orange County’s premier gala in 2020!

The 6th Annual
Illumination Foundation
OC Chef’s Table – A Black Tie Event

Sunday, March 3, 2019
5-10 p.m.
The Disneyland Hotel

On one extraordinary evening each year, more than 40 of Orange County’s most highly acclaimed chefs prepare their favorite recipes for you tableside as they join together with Illumination Foundation to break the cycle of homelessness … once and for all. Join us for the 2019 OC Chef’s Table.

Celebrity Chef Jet Tila joins us again!

Jet Tila

Disneyland® Resort's Host Chef Andrew Sutton

Andrew Sutton

Farmhouse Owner/Chef Rich Mead returns

Rich Mead

OC's #1 New Restaurant Bourbon introduces Chef Bryan Brown

Bryan Brown

See All 2019 Chefs
and choose your table!

On March 3rd, 2019, The Year’s Premier Chefs’ Event Returns to Shine a Spotlight on Homelessness

Presented by Disneyland® Resort and now in its 6th year, The OC Chef’s Table is the year’s most anticipated event for two reasons:

1. The most lauded chefs of Orange County are all together in one room, pulling out all the stops to create the most memorable, magical dining experience for their guests.

2. These chefs return again and again for Illumination Foundation’s OC Chef’s Table because they’re ready for homelessness to be over.

The non-profit organization, Illumination Foundation was founded in 2007 with the sole mission to Break the Cycle of Homelessness.

“The Social Crisis of Our Generation”

Today in Orange County there are more than 32,000 children homeless or unstably housed and in excess of 55,000 homeless individuals in Southern California alone.

Illumination Foundation was originally born from the shock and frustration two MBA classmates – Paul Leon and Paul Cho – encountered when discovering how many children in affluent Orange County were homeless every night on the streets.

Life on the street is about survival. Nearly all homeless people suffer multiple instances of trauma and struggle with mental and physical health ailments that aren’t treated, and children suffer as much or more as the adults. The cycle of homelessness will not be broken without intervention.

Shining a Spotlight & Taking Fast Action

Since 2007, Illumination Foundation has poured all of its energy into creating innovative corporate sponsorships and county and hospital joint ventures to propel massive action.

The greatest chefs of Orange County first came together in 2008 for the inaugural OC Chef’s Table. They’ve been expanding in ranks and returning again and again, giving generously of their time and culinary talents toward a specific need in the homeless community that Illumination Foundation immediately acts on.

In 2018, 32 OC Chefs chose to support Illumination Foundation’s partnership with CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) in a national, first-ever construction of a recuperative care center specifically for homeless children.

On March 3, 2019, 45 OC Chefs will be supporting yet another unprecedented project that will be announced to the attendees that evening.

Join Us. Together, we can break the cycle of homelessness.

Join Us

It’s a travesty that so many Orange County families and children are without a safe place to call home. With this event, we invite you to help us change this.

– Paul Leon, Founder & CEO, Illumination Foundation