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.
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.
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.
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.