Tastemakers of Orange County is an annual fundraiser event for the nonprofit organization, OCAPICA. OCAPICA stands for the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance and their organization is dedicated to enhancing the health, and social and economic well-being of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Orange County, California. Established in 1997, OCAPICA works to improve and expand the community’s opportunities through service, education, advocacy, organizing and research throughout Orange County.

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Decadent Food from Tastemakers 2018

The Tastemakers event was created by a group of diligent chefs that are dedicated to helping the community! This event gives monetary support to OCAPICA by presenting the best in Asian and Pacific Islander inspired food and drink when a ticket is purchased to attend the event!

The Tastemakers OCAPICA event will take place on September 12th, 2019 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Julianne & George Argyros Plaza.  The event will be from 7 PM – 9 PM (6 PM Early VIP entry). Parking will be available for $12 at the venue.

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With our friend, Greg Daniels from Harley at Tastemakers 2018

Ticket prices are as follows:

$95 General Admission

$135 VIP (entry one hour earlier than General Admission, access to a VIP only area on stage, and a VIP gift bag)

 

Chefs and restaurants participating this year include:

TAKASHI ABE & TED LEE | Bluefin

BILL BRACKEN | Bracken’s Kitchen

IVAN CALDERON | Taco Mesa + Taco Rosa

LEONARD CHAN | Shuck Oyster Bar

LISA DANG | Brodards

GREG DANIELS | Harley Laguna Beach

IHAB ELANNA | Little Arabia

THE GAVIÑA FAMILY | Gaviña Coffee

JAMES HAMAMORI | Hamamori

BRIAN HUSKEY | Tackle Box

RUMI KAMASAWA and BRUCE CHOI | S’wich Bistro

DEAN KIM | OC Baking Company

ED LEE | Wahoos Fish Tacos

SHACHI MEHRA | Adya

SANDRO NARDONE | Bello

DEE NGUYEN | Break of Dawn

KRISTIN NGUYEN | Garlic and Chives

SONNY NGUYEN | 7 Leaves Cafe

JOHN PARK | Toast Kitchen + Bakery

HENRY PINEDA | Modern Filipino Kitchen by Aysee

SHELLY REGISTER | A Market

AMAR SANTANA | Broadway by Amar Santana + Vaca

MAX SCHLUTZ | Sessions West Coast Deli

RAINER SCHWARZ | Driftwood Kitchen + Hendrix

TARIT TANJASIRI | Crema Cafe + Crema Artisan Bakers

ALLAN TEA | Hello Kitty Café

Drinks will be provided by Union Wine Co., Gaviña Coffee, 7 Leaves, Firestone Walker 805, & Lagunitas Brewing Company.

There will also be live music & entertainment by DJ Joey Quenga from Island Block & Justin and Duy Nguyen-Amigo from Infinite Dyad.

In addition to food, drinks, and live entertainment, there will also be a Silent Auction.

Tastemakers will be held at Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Argyros Plaza and the address is: 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

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A lovely evening at Tastemakers 2018

This event is a great time every year! See my pictures throughout my article to see last years’ fun at the event, as well as the delicious food and drink we had the opportunity to enjoy!  Hope to see you there!  Get your tickets through the link here –> TASTEMAKERS 2019 TICKETS

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