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Chefs Bring their A-Game to the 11th Annual SoCal Chef Open

August 29, 2018

 

 LET'S GIVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO EVENTS THAT ENCOURAGE US TO EMBRACE OUR INNER NAUGHTY PIG... ALL WHILE BEING NICE  

Oak Grove puts together once again, a thrilling culinary extravaganza at Pechanga Resort & Casino.  On Monday, August 28, chefs brought their A–game to compete for top place in the SoCal Chef Open.  There are a total of six winners and two categories– Pinnacle Award and People's Choice.

 

This yearly event benefits Oak Grove, a non-profit residential treatment center for children whose mission is to "rebuild the lives of at-risk children and their families through education, healing, restoring relationships, building character and installing hope."

 

1st Place Pinnacle Award Winning Dish - Cork Fire Kitchen

 

Cork Fire Kitchen Chef Matthew Steffen

 

2nd Place Pinnacle Award Winning Dish - Avensole Winery

 

Avensole Winery Chef Armando Cota

 

3rd Place Pinnacle Award Winning Dish - Naughty Pig

 

Naughty Pig Butcher Shop & Encased Meats Chef Daniel Johnson

 

1st Place People's Choice Award Winning Dish - The Chef's Grille

 

The Chef's Grille Chef Martin Corso

 

2nd Place People's Choice Award Winning Dish - Naughty Pig Butcher Shop & Encased Meats Chef Daniel Johnson - Second Mention

 

3rd Place People's Choice Award Winning Dish - Bamboo House 

 

Bamboo House Asian Bistro Chef Dong Ho

 

Ballast Point 

 

Trendy Chef

 

Devilicious Eatery & Tap Room

 

Callaway Vineyards & Winery

 

 Latitude by JR

 

Fazeli Cellars & Winery

 

Burgers & Beer

 

Shamrock Irish Pub & Eatery 

 

Le Grange Grill & Cellars