Chefs from all over Southern California will compete in the 3rd Annual Chef Open at the Journey at Pechanga clubhouse on Nov. 15..
Presented by Oak Grove Center for Education, Treatment & the Arts, the event will begin at approximately 4 p.m. and be preceded by a charity golf tournament that will also benefit the non-profit school located in Murrieta.
Proceeds from both fundraisers will be applied to the $1 million goal to build a gym/multi-purpose room at Oak Grove.
The pressure will be on for the following chefs to compete in several categories including the People’s Choice Award voted on by all 300 people attending the event. The competing chef’s at this year’s competition include:
- Executive Chef Luis Camacho and Executive Chef Toni Nanci from Anthony’s Lounge & Ristorante
- Chef Sabastian Crivello from Crivello Ristorante Italiano
- Chef Francesco Cusimano from Rustico Ristoriante & Pizzeria
- Chef Sharon Cunningham from Simply Sharon’s
- Executive Chef Alex Carballo from Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
- Sous Chef Tim Nalick from Pechanga Resort & Casino
- Chef de Cuisine at Public House Daniel Snyder
- Executive Chef Michael Henry from Meritage
- Chef Maurice Vibar from Wilson Creek Winery
Each chef will be judged on three categories including presentation, artistic interpretation and taste. There will be one Judge’s winner and one People’s Choice Award winner. Both will be crowned “Top Chef of Southern California.”
Tickets to attend the Chef Open event are $40 ($45 after Nov. 10) and can be purchased by visiting www.OakGroveCenter.org.
The Chef Open event is still open to sponsors and golfers; sponsorships start at $100 and go up to $5,000.
Businesses and individuals interested in participating in the Oak Grove Center Charity Golf Tournament or the Chef Open should call Cheryl Lievsay at (951) 677-5599 ext 2238.