45+ Top Orange County Chefs are Tackling OC Homelessness

45+ Top Orange County Chefs are Tackling OC Homelessness

StuNewsLaguna by Diane Armitage
The biggest, swankiest chefs’ dinner in the LA Basin, OC Chef’s Table is back at the largest ballroom Disneyland has to offer in the Disneyland Hotel’s Grand Ballroom on Sunday, March 1st.
Here’s your chance to dine at your favorite chef’s table and give to a worthy cause that we’re all working together to find a solution for – homelessness.

Each year, more top-ranked chefs in Orange County (and now L.A. and Palm Desert, too) fairly clamor to be involved in this one great night as they individually cook for 10 guests while collectively raising more than $1 million in funds for specific projects such as emergency and permanent housing for homeless families with small children.

More Than 45 Celebrity & Award-Winning Chefs in One Room

This year, Food Network’s Celebrity Chef Jet Tila is back with his darling Pastry Chef wife, Ali.

Napa Rose Executive Chef Andrew Sutton tries a new sauce while sous chefs look on. Photo credit: Illumination Foundation/OC Chef’s Table

Disneyland’s Napa Rose Executive Chef Andrew Sutton is host again, and he’s welcoming chefs from all points including Rich Mead (Farmhouse), Bryan Brown (Bourbon at MBR), Chris Simons (Andrea at Pelican Hill), Corey Muir (Bosscat), Alfonso Ramirez (Catal), Clint Chin (Club 33), Magellan Moore (Mastro’s Ocean Club), Stephen LaFountain (Mastro’s Steakhouse), Peter Lai (Blind Rabbit Speakeasy), Chef of the Year in OC, John Park (Toast) and many more.

Chef Greg Daniels of Harley is returning again to OC Chef’s Table along with three other Laguna Beach chefs. Photo credit: Harley restaurant

Laguna Beach is (so far) sending up four great chefs, all of whom have participated in the past – they’re hooked! Chef Greg Daniels at Harley, Chef Andrew Gruel with Slapfish and Co-host of the popular OC Restaurant Radio Show, and Chefs Nick Bennett and Jayro Martinez at the newly rocking AHBA will be there.


Doing What it Takes to Get Homeless People Back on Their Feet

Food Network Celebrity Chef Jet Tila, far left, mugs with fellow chefs before the OC Chef’s Table dinner gets underway. Photo credit: Illumination Foundation/OC Chef’s Table

This is a renowned annual gala, produced by Illumination Foundation, the fast-growing non-profit agency working to disrupt homelessness on a permanent basis. While Illumination Foundation started with a mission to primarily help homeless women and families, its work has rapidly expanded to provide temporary housing and a full circle of services to everyone struggling in homelessness, including our veterans and homeless individuals requiring assistance and recuperative care after hospitalization and surgery.

Find tickets and tables here.
See all the chefs participating.
Read blog interviews at the OC Chefs Table website

The best-selling author and blogger on The Best of Laguna Beach™, Diane Armitage is on an endless quest for the most imaginative adventures in Laguna’s restaurants, events and lifestyle. 




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