What the heck is Passover?

Posted on 20. Feb, 2015 by in Uncategorized

At this special edition of the Chef Celebration series we’ll be doing an “intro” to the Passover Seder, a food focused traditional holiday meal.  Sam the Cooking Guy will lead two seatings (6pm and 8:15pm)  in an abbreviated Passover Haggadah and you will enjoy a unique spin on the delicious holiday feast prepared by some of San Diego’s finest chefs (who also happen to be Jewish!)

We will add the menu shortly but in the meantime, you can book by going to Terra’s website

20th Annual Chef Celebration Dinner Series – Starts March 31st, 2015!

Posted on 10. Feb, 2015 by in Uncategorized

We can’t believe it’s been 20 years! We are so grateful for our amazing Chef & Restaurant community and for those of you who come out to our dinners and events so that we can continue to push the dining scene in San Diego forward and foster new talent.  We couldn’t do this without you.  On that note, please check out the list below and make your reservations – these dinners are always stunning and delicious!

We are slated to send 12 more promising young chefs to the CIA in Napa again this year!

20th Annual Chef Celebration Dinner Series – 2015:
$65 per dinner, per event
Call to make your reservations now!

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
Pamplemousse Grille – 858.792.9090 – $75
Pamplemousse Grille Team
Bernard Guillas – The Marine Room
Thomas DiMella – Del Mar Country Club
Jeff Jackson – The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Stéphane Voitzwinkler – Bertrand at Mister A’s Restaurant

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Terra American Bistro – 619.293.7088
Jeff Rossman – Terra American Bistro
Matt Gordon – Solace Restaurants
Sara Polczynski – The Blind Burro
Hanis Cavin – Carnitas’ Snack Shack
Sam The Cooking Guy

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse – 619.291.9110
Lance Repp – Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
Chad White – Común
Amanda Baumgarten – Waypoint Public
Jason McLeod – Ironside Fish & Oyster
Joe Magnanelli – Cucina Urbana

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
La Valencia Hotel – 858.454.0771
James Montejano – La Valencia Hotel
Jerry Warner – Café Japengo
Brian Brown – Seaside Market
David Abela – West Steak and Seafood
Tina Luu – Art Institute

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Tidal at Paradise Point – 858.490.6363
Amy DiBiase – Tidal
Tim Kolanko – Stake Chophouse & Bar
Andrew Bachelier – Cucina Enoteca
Karrie Hills – The Red Door Restaurant & Wine Bar
Matt Richman – Table 926

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
5th Annual Chef Celebration San Diego
Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens – Liberty Station

$49 – Purchase Tickets Here

Join us in our gardens for a delicious celebration of great food and beer! You’ll enjoy small-bite dishes created by local chefs from outstanding eateries, all paired with amazing craft beers. All pairings by “Certified Cicerone” and Stone Brewing Co. Craft Beer Ambassador Dr. Bill Sysak.

In addition to enjoying a sumptuous repast, you’ll be helping to raise money for a special scholarship fund provided by Chef Celebration. Cuisine for a cause!