Tastemakers of Orange County 2.0 presented by OCAPICA

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OCAPICA celebrating 20 years, presents the 2nd Annual “Tastemakers of Orange County 2.0 !” This culinary event celebrates the Asian and Pacific Islander community, culture, and heritage and gives guests the opportunity to taste and indulge in Asian and Pacific Island-inspired cuisines and beverages from distinguished chefs throughout Orange County. The celebration at SOCO and the OC Mix in Costa Mesa will include food tastings, fun entertainment, opportunity drawing, and a silent auction all hosted at the SOCO and The OC Mix Farm Stands.


2017 Tastemaker Chefs:

  • Allan Tea, Capital Seafood, Capital Noodle Bar, Dumpling house
  • Amar Santana, VACA & Broadway by Amar Santana
  • Bao Anh Ton, Quan Hy Restaurant
  • Brian Husky, Tackle Box
  • Carli Savedra and Raya Belna of Water Brewery
  • Dean Kim, OC Baking Co
  • Dee Nguyen, Break of Dawn
  • Ed Lee, Wahoo’s Fish Taco
  • Greg Daniels, Haven Gastropub, Provisions Market
  • Henry Pineda, Modern Filipino Kitchen
  • Ivan Calderon, Taco Mesa, Taco Rosa
  • James Hamamori, Hamamori
  • Jason & Rebecca Schiffer, 320 Main
  • Kristy Gunn & Leonard Chan, Shuck Oyster
  • Linda Johnsen, Filomena’s Italian Kitchen
  • Sandro Nardone, OC Baking Co.
  • Shachi Mehra, Adya
  • Shelly Register, A Market
  • Tarit Tanjasiri, Crema Cafe and Crema Artisan Bakers

Drinks Provided by:
7 Leaves Cafe

Gavina Coffee and Tea

Union Wine Co.

 Official Beer Sponsor:
San Miguel
Red Horse

Proceeds from this event benefit the non-profit organization, OCAPICA, and will support mental health, health, workforce, youth in education, and civic engagement opportunities for low income families.Watch highlights from last years event:  

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