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Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach 2014!
Set on the oceanfront bluff at Studio, with sweeping panoramas of the Pacific Ocean and striking Craftsman-style architecture, Montage Laguna Beach is the ideal choice for a an afternoon of delicious food, wine, and specialty cocktails.
Craig Strong - Studio at Montage, Laguna Beach-CA
Lee Smith - Montage, Laguna Beach-CA
Nina Compton- Scarpetta at Fontainebleu, Miami Beach, FLA
William Bradley- Addison, Del Mar, CA
David Coleman- Chianina Steakhouse, Long Beach, CA
Alan Greeley - The Golden Truffle, Orange County-CA
Brian Huskey -Formosa Cafe, Los Angeles-CA
**With Special Appearance by Dara The Bow Girl- Masterchef Junior USA**
Executive Chef, Addison, Del Mar, CA
Executive Chef, Michael's Restaurant Group, Long Beach, CA
Executive Chef/Partner, Haven Gastropub, Orange County, CA
Chef de Cuisine, Scarpetta, Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, FL
Owner/Executive Chef, The Golden Truffle, Orange County, CA
R & D Chef, Picca, Mo-Chica, Paiche, Los Angeles, CA
Owner/Chef, Trois Mec, LudoBird, Petit Trois, Los Angeles, CA
Owner/Chef, Alan Wong, Alan Wong's Honolulu, The Pineapple Room, Amasia, Honu Kai Lani, HI
LOCAL PRESENTING SPONSOR
- Community Action Partnership of Orange County: CAPOC changes peoples lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live.The agency cares about the entire community, and is dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
- Second Harvest Orange County Food Bank: Founded by the Council of Orange, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Food Bank began providing food for the hungry in October 1983 in Orange, under the leadership of Dan Harney. In 2007, the Food Bank moved to a new facility in Irvine on the old El Toro Marine Base, more than doubling its capacity to meet the needs of Orange County's hungry during the most difficult economic times since the Great Depression. In 2012, the Food Bank became an independent 501c3 corporation. Since its founding, the Food Bank has provided more than 272 million pounds of donated and surplus food to local charities.