San Diego Top Chefs Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence at 9th Annual Chef Showdown

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chef1WHAT: 9th Annual Chef Showdown 2013: a culinary event honoring National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and benefiting the programs and services provided by the Center for Community Solutions (CCS).

DATE/TIME: Thursday, September 26th from 6 to 9 p.m.

LOCATION: NTC Promenade in Point Loma

2640 Historic Decatur Road

San Diego, CA 92106

DESCRIPTION: During this charity event, 10 of San Diego’s top chefs (listed below) will come together for an entertaining Iron Chef-inspired culinary competition. Two teams will incorporate one secret ingredient into eight original dishes, to be judged by a panel of well-known San Diego chefs and restaurateurs (listed below). Proceeds will benefit CCS’ domestic violence prevention and intervention programs and services.

Guests will receive sample food portions and lively course-by-course commentary by Sam Zien of the television show Sam the Cooking Guy and Marcella Valladolid of the Food Network’s Mexican Made Easy.chef2

Entertainment will include music and live video projection of food preparation; guests can bid on silent auction items.

HIGHLIGHTS: Interview opportunities include competing chefs, judges and spokespersons from the Center for Community Solutions.

Chefs involved include: Anthony Sinsay of La Villa, Amy Dibiase of Baleen, Joe Magnanelli of Cucina Urbana, Lori Sauer of George’s at the Cove, Percy Oani of The Shores, John Bautista of Kitchem 1540, Benito Molina of Manzanilla, Drew Deckman of Deckman’s, Flor Franco of Indulge Contemporary Catering and many more!

Judges include: Bernard Guillas of the Marine Room, Ingrid Croce of Croce’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar, Javier Plascencia of Mision 19 and more!

TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased for $125 by calling (858) 272-5777, ext. 120 or at www.ccssd.org.

ABOUT CCS: Founded in 1969, Center for Community Solutions assists more than 30,000 women, men and children affected by sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse each year. The Center operates the only Rape Crisis Center in the City of San Diego along with a 24-hour bilingual crisis helpline as well as hospital and court accompaniment services for rape survivors. CCS provides two 24-hour emergency shelter and transitional housing programs for victims of domestic violence and their children.

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