In collaboration with Segerstrom Center for the Arts - The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) presents the "Tastemakers of Orange County!" This culinary event celebrates the Asian and Pacific Islander community, culture, and heritage and gives guests the opportunity to taste and indulge in Asian and Pacific Island-inspired cuisines and beverages from distinguished chefs throughout Orange County.
The celebration at the beautiful Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts will include food tastings, fun entertainment, and a silent auction all hosted in the Plaza. Proceeds from this event benefit the nonprofit organization OCAPICA and will support mental health, health, workforce, youth in education and civic engagement opportunities for low-income families.
Participating chefs and restaurants from Newport Beach and Laguna Beach include Takashi Abe and Ted Lee from Bluefin, Ivan Calderon from Taco Rosa, Greg Daniels from Harley Laguna Beach, Brian Huskey from Tackle Box, Ed Lee from Wahoos Fish Tacos, Rich Mead from Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens, Andro Nardone from Bello, Max Schlutz from Sessions West Coast Deli, and Rainer Schwarz from Driftwood Kitchen and Hendrix.
In addition to the food tastings, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy beverages by Gaviña Coffee, 7 Leaves Café, Firestone Walker 805, and Sierra Nevada. The event includes live entertainment, a silent auction and opportunity drawing.