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Tastemakers of Orange County 2.0

Tastemakers of Orange County Returns to SOCO and The OC Mix on Wednesday, September 20th for their 2nd Annual Culinary Event.  Hosting this event and also celebrating their 20th anniversary is The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)! OCAPICA, a community-based nonprofit organization provides free services to those in need in Orange County, CA. OCAPICA staff speak 24 languages, including American Sign Language, and serve more than 30,000 community members annually through 20 different programs.

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OCAPICA Chefs and Restaurants

The Tastemakers of OC Culinary event will be held on Wednesday, September 20th at SOCO and The OC Mix (3303 Hyland Ave. in Costa Mesa). This culinary event presented by Southern California Edison celebrates the Asian and Pacific Islander community, culture, and heritage by giving guests the opportunity to taste and indulge in Asian and Pacific Island-inspired cuisines and beverages from distinguished chefs throughout Orange County. Proceeds from this event benefit OCAPICA to support mental health, health, workforce, youth in education, and civic engagement opportunities for low income families throughout Orange County. Several fabulous restaurants from the local OC area will be in attendance to support the organization and the Orange County community.

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Location for Tastemakers Event 2.0

Participating chefs and restaurants for this 2017 Tastemakers event include:

Allan Tea, Capital Seafood Restaurant

Amar Santana, Broadway by Amar Santana and VACA

Bao Anh Ton, Quan Hop

Brian Huskey, Tackle Box

Carli Savedra and Reya Belna, The Water Brewery

Dean Kim, OC Baking Company

Dee Nguyen, Break of Dawn, Laguna Hills

Ed Lee, Wahoo’s Fish Taco

Greg Daniels, Haven Gastropub

Henry Pineda, Modern Filipino Kitchen

Ivan Calderon, Taco Mesa and Taco Rosa 

James Hamamori, Hamamori

Jason & Rebecca Schiffer, 320 Main

Kristy Gunn and Leonard Chan, Shuck Oyster Bar

Linda Johnsen, Filomena’s

Sandro Nardone

Shachi Mehra, ADYA

Shelly Register, A Market 

Tarit Tanjasiri, Crema Cafe & Crema Artisan Bakers

Come join the fun at SOCO in Costa Mesa this Wednesday! Your ticket will include food tastings, fun entertainment, and silent and live auctions.  Tickets are available to the public for $135 for VIP, which allows early entry at 6 p.m., and $95 for General Admission, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More information and tickets can be found at TasteMakers. Hope to see you there! 

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