Above: Promotional graphic for the 7th annual Chef Showdown.
Center for Community Solutions, a non-profit agency that offers a complete range of sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and intervention services, is hosting its seventh annual Chef Showdown 2011, taking a Stand against Domestic Violence on Thursday, October 6th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the NTC Promenade, Point Loma at Legacy Plaza. (Google Maps)
Funds raised through Chef Showdown will go to support sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse prevention and intervention programs and services.
The fundraiser, which honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month, will feature a lively culinary competition involving chefs from San Diego’s top restaurants, including Bali Hai, Kensington Grill, Cups, El Vitral, Harney Sushi, Sea Rocket Bistro, Sycuan, The Shores, Truluck’s, Kitchen 1540, and Viejas.
Guests will sample delicious and unique food items from the county’s most popular restaurants while enjoying beverages, cocktails and live entertainment. Live and silent auctions will feature a variety of specialty items, gift cards, events and vacation opportunities from area companies.
San Diego’s own version of “Iron Chef” will feature lively commentary provided by celebrity hosts Sam Zien, a.k.a “Sam the Cooking Guy, as well as Chef Brian Malarkey from "Bravo’s Top Chef." The event’s expert culinary judges include Bernard Guillas, executive chef of the Marine Room; Ingrid Croce of Croce’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar; Joe Busalacchi of Busalacchi’s on 5th and Michelle Lerach of Cups.
Chef Showdown chairs are Isabel Cruz, executive chef of Isabel’s Cantina and Dee Dee Castro of Viejas. Event sponsors include title sponsor, Viejas, along with Pro Flowers, Cups, Cherple, Sycuan, Weil Family Foundation, Dacor and Standards, Mintz Levin, Law Offices of Amy Rypins and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd.
Tickets can be purchased for $125.
Call CCS for details at (858) 272-5777 to purchase tickets. Sponsorship opportunities also are available.