Anaheim GardenWalk’s Second Annual Che’s Challenge Is Around the Corner
Written By: Kristin Kellams Anaheim GardenWalk’s Annual Chef’s Challenge
Get your appetites and your stretchy pants ready, because Anaheim GardenWalk’s second annual Chef Challenge is coming in hot! On Sunday, October 14th from 3 to 5:15 p.m., top chefs from seven different Orange County restaurants will prepare their signature dishes while being assisted by local high school students from culinary arts programs throughout OC. Aside from the event, Anaheim GardenWalk is a true “eatertainment” destination, blending dining, nightlife, family-friendly fun, outdoor art and unique shops in a single amazing location. And with such a venue, it’s bonus points that you get to eat to your heart’s content on the best of the best grub.
Eat, Play, Repeat
Starting at 2 p.m., enjoy family-friendly activities such as face painting, balloon twisting, henna tattoos, photo booths and live music, or get cultured at the “Art on the Walk” exhibit featuring talented artists throughout the center. Some of the artists will even be on deck to answer any questions and talk with guests throughout the event. It’s not everyday you get to take in some fine art and have a chat with the creator themselves!
Fill your hungry bellies with free samples from these local OC restaurants favorites while they last, as it is first come first served and free for the for the first 600 registered guests:
–House of Blues Restaurant and Bar: Voodoo Shrimp
–Grasslands Meat Market BBQ & Churrasco: Picanha churrasco and greens with oven-roasted potatoes
–Fire & Ice Interactive Grill + Bar: Asian chicken salad
–California Pizza Kitchen—Chicken Milanese
–Bubba Gump Shrimp Co—Fire-grilled shrimp with oven-roasted fingerling potatoes
–McCormick & Schmick’s Grill—Seared sea scallop with forbidden rice
–Roy’s Restaurant—Yuzu Kosho salmon crunch roll
It’s for a Good Cause!
Local OC high school students selected from the county’s top culinary arts programs will be taking part in the big leagues alongside their pro-chef counterparts. “We are so excited to host the Chef Challenge event for the second year in a row! This is a fun program that introduces the public to the best dishes Anaheim GardenWalk chefs have to offer while giving culinary arts students a chance to develop relationships with future employers and show some of the county’s top chefs just what they can do in the kitchen,” says Senior Director of Marketing and Tourism at Anaheim GardenWalk Robin Weeks-Wynne in a press release. To top it all off, Anaheim GardenWalk will donate $3,000 to the California Restaurant Association Foundation’s culinary arts program in Orange County!
Get Your Vote In!
There will be some healthy competition between each of the hopeful winners. You will receive a voting card at the registration table in front of McCormick & Schmick’s at 2 p.m., and the winning chef will take home an award as well as a set of professional-grade cutlery. The student assistant to that chef will take top honors among the county’s culinary cohorts, thrusting them into the future with some impressive accolades to add to their resumes.
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