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2018 Chef Throwdown

September 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

You are invited to be a part of an unforgettable evening of epicurean splendor showcasing the talents of over 25 of the best chefs from San Diego and Baja at the annual Chef Throwdown at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The progressive evening will bring together local fashionable foodies awarding a ‘People’s Choice’ and a Culinary Council of celebrity top chefs and food critics, awarding the Chef Flor Franco Awards for Culinary Excellence. 2018’s lineup of competing chefs and judges will be announced soon.


5:30pm | VIP Reception

6pm | Chefs Tasting | Featuring 25 San Diego and Baja chefs

8pm | Dinner | A three course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Stefan Peroutka, first course prepared by French Master Chef Olivier Dubreuil.

8:30pm | Live Program | Hosted by Melissa D’Arabian, Food Network Star and Sam the Cooking Guy. The evening will include a live auction, bid for a cure and presentation of the Chef Throwdown awards. The Industry Leader award will be presented to Chef Works.

9:30pm | Nightcap | Featuring San Diego’s pastry chefs, cocktails and late night desserts with music by DJ Hevrock.


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TABLE OF 10: $2,500 ($1,000 is tax deductible)

VIP TICKETS: $350, includes VIP Reception, Meet & Greet with Master Chefs Patrick Ponsaty and Oliver Dubreuil, signed copy of ‘Master Chefs of France’ and valet parking ($150 is tax deductible)

CHEF THROWDOWN: $250 ($100 is tax deductible)

NIGHT CAP TICKETS: $50 ($15 is tax deductible)

A special thank you to Beacons Point for creating this video.