San Diego Bay Wine And Food Festival
Nov
11
to Nov 17

San Diego Bay Wine And Food Festival

Welcome to the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, where sailboats and sandy beaches serve as the backdrop to one of the country’s most talked about weeks in food. Featuring dozens of events, hundreds of domestic and international wineries, the celebration of craft beer and spirits, local culinary legends and nationally recognized celebrities, and a Grand Tasting Finale on the stunning Embarcadero.

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Cooking For A Cause
Nov
21
3:00 PM15:00

Cooking For A Cause

Come join the cause as we give back this holiday season to those in need. Chef Lauren Lawless will be lending her expertise in cooking while giving back to her community by feeding the homeless. She will be cooking a traditional Thanksgiving dinner consisting of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, rolls, pumpkin pie and much more. All the food needed to make an amazing Thanksgiving meal. She has partnered up with a local church and will be taking over their kitchen for the day. Chef Lawless and local volunteers will be serving food to feed about 300-500 low income as well as homeless. We will be getting the local news, radio, and newspaper to cover this event. We will also be donating clothing, blankets, animal supplies, hygiene products as well as gift certificates for hair cuts. We are looking for local vendors and grocery stores that want to give back to help a great cause and support our local community. If you would like to help Cooking For A Cause please feel free to send a private message or email for any donations or support. Please find the link fro event page below.

https://www.sponseasy.com/p/cooking-for-a-cause

Feel free to email us at Cheflaurenlawless@gmail.com for donations or to volunteer thank you.

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Fright Night Cooking Classes
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Fright Night Cooking Classes

                 Ticket sales will be donated to the Humane Society

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fright-night-cooking-class-tickets-50786390461

Social Dating 101 will be embarking on their second multi-sensory event, “cooking classes with celebrity chef Lauren Lawless” (https://www.cheflawless.com/)from Masterchef Season 8. The goal of this event is to nurture the connections of local singles and couples while simultaneously learning how to prepare some delicious dishes. This is the ultimate interaction for a meet and greet mixer. If you love music, enjoy the nice sound of piano player-Jesse Johnson during our cocktail hour. In addition, to the creative platters that chef Lauren Lawless will provide. The aesthetics of the event will be a nice relaxed atmosphere, with no more than 60 people. There will be seating for both indoor/outdoor with cocktails and a raffle for some great gifts. We will be encouraging our guests to wear their favorite Halloween costumes. Our guests will have the pleasure of learning how to make Homemade Ricotta Cheese Gnoochi with Sausage, Mushrooms, Kale & Walnut Pesto. There will be groups of 15 to 20 people that will be in a class at one time during our rotation. During the time a class is going, the rest of the guests will be enjoying good food and wine along with group activities where gusts will play Halloween trivia for money and prizes. There will be cash prizes and gifts for the best Halloween costumes as well. So make sure you come in your most original Halloween costume if you want to participate in the contest. Tickets are $75 per class, and include picture with celebrity chef and gift bag. The menu for this event will be.

Appetizers

Mini Pork Tostadas with Ancho Chili Grape Jam & Micro Greens  

Caliente Shrimp Skewers with Mango Shooters

Main Course

Homemade Ricotta Cheese Gnoochi with Sausage, Mushrooms, Kale & Walnut Pesto 

Dessert

Flambéed Apples with Rum Spiced Cake, Apple Dust, Cinnamon Sugar Almonds & Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fright-night-cooking-class-tickets-50786390461

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4th Annual San Diego Mac And Cheese Fest
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

4th Annual San Diego Mac And Cheese Fest

I will be judging the 4th San Diego Mac And Cheese Fest this October. Will be giving out the award for San Diego's Best Mac and Cheese. Here is some more information on the event.

The 4th Annual San Diego Mac n’ Cheese Fest is a 21 & Up Event Only that showcases incredible local restaurants by engaging in a friendly culinary competition where judges will select the best Gourmet Mac n’ Cheese in San Diego. This year's event will be bigger and better!
These restaurants were selected from the region’s best mac n’ cheese and will be paired alongside a wonderful collection of craft beers and other delicious beverages. 

General Admission
- Includes unlimited Mac N Cheese samples and 10 beer/wine/cider tastings
-Must be 21+ to enter event

VIP
- Includes unlimited Mac n' Cheese samples and 10 beer/wine/cider tastings
- Entry 30 min earlier. Doors open to our VIP guests at 10:30
- Access to specialty VIP area with private seating, lawn games, and specialty access to a food/drink provider -Must be 21+ to enter event

The event occurs in the beautiful Waterfront Park in Downtown San Diego. Proceeds from ticket sales to the event will go to the World Wide Network of Learning, whose mission is to “Engage, mentor, and cultivate young leaders in order to positively impact our cities, community and world.” World Wide Network of Learning is a California Nonprofit IRS 501(c)3.

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Reader Burgers & Beer 2018: The Search for the Best Burger!
Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

Reader Burgers & Beer 2018: The Search for the Best Burger!

Are you ready for the ultimate battle of the burgers?! Join us in our continued search to find the best burger at our third annual Reader Burgers & Beer event in Golden Hill Park on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Try unlimited gourmet burgers from more than 20 of the best restaurants as they compete to win the "Best Burger" award. Of course no burgers is complete without a beer! Enjoy unlimited beer samples from 40+ local breweries (while supplies last). Curated exclusively by our food writers, this event brings together the very best burger vendors and breweries— and you decide who will ultimately win. Each attendee will be given a token to place in a voting box on the table of their favorite vendor. The vendor who receives the most tokens wins.

The party will be happening, rain or shine. Strict 21+ ONLY (no toddlers or babies).

https://www.readerburgersandbeer.com/

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Pacific Wine And Food Classic
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Pacific Wine And Food Classic

Not all Wine & Food Festivals are created equal.

One of the BEST food & wine festivals in the world! Pacific Wine & Food Classic was acknowledged by the International Food, Wine and Travel Writer's Association as the top ten in the world. 

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is an All-Inclusive event. Your ticket covers your food & drink.
Immerse yourself in summer inspired cuisine with fantastic wine, crafty cocktails and your favorite local chefs!  Enjoy the most incredible Southern California summer weekend.  Guests can indulge in more than 100 food, wine, beer and cocktail stations.  Taste the flavors of summer as the chefs and mixologists create dishes and libations inspired by summer.   

he Pacific Wine & Food Classic takes you to the days of summer when days are long, your toes are sandy and the air is salty. Simple days filled with friends, laughter, and sunshine. Enjoy the most accomplished Winemakers, Chefs, and Culinary Talent in a breathtaking setting.  Not all events are created equal: he Pacific Wine & Food Classic is designed for comfort and fun; we limit the number of guests to ensure an absolute quality experience for you. 

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is centrally located in the heart of Southern California and offers wine and food lovers an unforgettable weekend. 

No one under the age of 21 permitted, including infants and small children.
Come Enjoy an Incredible Weekend!

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic takes place at the: Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, Ca 92660

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Reader Tacotopia 2018: The Search for the Best Taco
May
6
10:30 PM22:30

Reader Tacotopia 2018: The Search for the Best Taco

Are you ready for the ultimate taco taste test? The San Diego Reader invites you to our forth annual Reader Tacotopia on May 12, 2018! This event will take place in Golden Hill Park to celebrate one of San Diego’s finest qualities...TACOS! We are gathering the 60 finest taco vendors from San Diego, LA and TJ and attendees will ultimately decide who will win the Best Taco at Tacotopia 2018! The unlimited taco tasting from 1pm-4pm, beer tastings from 20 local breweries, full sized pours and margaritas availble at the cash bar, live music, games and San Diego sun makes this our most popular event every year.

While you eat your weight in tacos and bask in the San Diego sunshine, there will be live music, beer tastings from 20 breweries, a Cash Bar with beer, margaritas, and more! All proceeds from the cash bar will benefit The Greater Golden Hill Community Development Corporation. Choose from two ticket options:
 

General Admission Ticket: Valid from 1PM-6PM. Includes tacos from all vendors from 1pm-4pmonly and 2oz beer samples while supplies last from 1pm-4pm. Stick around until 6pm for live music, Lucha Libre Wresting, live art demonstrations and margaritas from the Charity Bar. Discounted pre-sale tickets available for a limited time. These tickets are likely to sell out. Does not include drink tickets!

VIP Ticket: Valid from 12pm-6pm (early admittance). VIP hour from 12pm-1pm! Includes 2 drink tickets, tacos from all vendors from 12pm-4pm and 2oz beer samples while supplies last from 12pm-4pm. Stick around until 6pm for live music, Lucha Libre Wresting, live art demonstrations and margaritas from the Charity Bar. Discounted pre-sale tickets available for a limited time. These tickets are likely to sell out. 


The party will be happening, rain or shine. Sorry, but pets, children (including infants) or people under 21 will not be permitted.

**We are expecting a sold out event, tickets may not be sold at the door. Please check back for updates. 

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MAC & CHEESE CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Apr
21
6:30 AM06:30

MAC & CHEESE CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

The Mac and Cheese Beer Festival, produced by  Rock Star Beer Festivals, is the perfect celebration of craft beer and everyone's favorite comfort food. The event is a walk around event held at night where guests have access to complimentary samples over 60 craft beers. There will be two stages of music from Live Bands and DJ's. The event is outdoor overlooking San Diego Bay.

Over 12 of the city's top chefs and restaurants are coming together to offer small size portions of their signature Mac and Cheese creations from $3-$5. 

https://www.cheeseandbeerfest.com/

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Ceviche Chef Showdown
Mar
19
7:00 AM07:00

Ceviche Chef Showdown

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Join fellow foodies for an unforgettable evening of ceviche madness. 9 rockstar chefs will compete for the title of Ceviche Master 2018 in this two-part competition.

 

Round One - Elimination: $25.00
March 19th, 7pm-9pm

Enjoy delicious bites as a panel of Celebrity Judges use blind tastings to shortlist 3 top chefs vying for the title of Ceviche Master 2018. The top three shortlisted winners will present their dish on April 29th at 12:00 PM at ArtWalk in Vanguard Culture's experiential pop-up art tent, The SPACE.

 

Celebrity Judges include Chef Flor Franco (Berry Good Foundation, FRANCO on Fifth), Fernando Gaxiola (Baja Wine + Food); Chef Lauren Lawless (Food Network, MasterChef Season 8)

 

Refreshments available for purchase. Wine from the Valle de Guadalupe provided by Baja Wine + Food.

 

Round Two - Main Event: FREE
April 29th, 12pm-2pm at ArtWalk San Diego

Join fellow art supporters and foodies in Vanguard Culture's experiential pop-up art tent, The SPACE. Enjoy samples of the 3 delicious ceviche recipes shortlisted from Round One of our Ceviche Chef Showdown and cast your vote for the Ceviche Master 2018. No registration required. Space is limited to first come, first served. While supplies last.

Visit www.VanguardCulture.com for more information.

 

Competing Chefs:

Chef Daniella de la Puente- La Cocina Secreta

Juan Carlos Récamier - The Ceviche House

Chef Jorge A. Fuentes - Mariscos German Beyer

Chef Luis Moreno Gil - Andares de la Baja

Chef Karla Navarro - Salicornia

Chef Manuel Julia' - KARBO'

Chef Mario Medina - The Main Course

Chef Stevan Novoa - NV Personal Dining

Chef Aaron Obregon - Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa

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 San Diego Ramen Festival
Nov
16
12:30 PM12:30

San Diego Ramen Festival

Lauren will be a celeb judge at the Ramen Festival and cooking some amazing food in front of thousands of people.

The San Diego Ramen Festival is the newest and most exciting food event happening in San Diego!  It’s time to get your ramen on – and you can go ramen crazy on Thursday, November 16th, at the Second Annual San Diego Ramen Festivalthe second annual San Diego Ramen Festival is coming on Thursday, November 16th, 2017!  There will be ramen vendors providing delicious ramen servings to ramen crazy foodies who attend our even bigger and badder ramen festival! Here is there website www.sdramenfest.com

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3rd Annual San Diego Mac n' Cheese Fest
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

3rd Annual San Diego Mac n' Cheese Fest

Lauren will be a celebrity host and judge at the Mac n' Cheese Festival coming up in Agust. She will be making her special Mac and Cheese on stage live in front of 1800-2400 thousand people that will be attending. She will get to judge all the chefs to see who has the best Mac and Cheese at the festival.

The 3rd Annual San Diego Mac n’ Cheese Fest will showcase incredible local restaurants by engaging in a friendly culinary competition where judges will select the best Gourmet Mac n’ Cheese in San Diego. This year's event will be bigger and better!

These restaurants were selected from the region’s best mac n’ cheese and will be paired alongside a wonderful collection of craft beers and other delicious beverages.  

The event occurs in the beautiful Waterfront Park in Downtown San Diego.
Proceeds from ticket sales to the event will go to the World Wide Network of Learning, whose mission is to “Engage, mentor, and cultivate young leaders in order to positively impact our cities, community and world.”  World Wide Network of Learning is a California Nonprofit IRS 501(c)3.

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2017 Brew And Food Festival
Aug
26
3:00 PM15:00

2017 Brew And Food Festival

  Lauren will be a celebrity chef judge at this event along with making some of her amazing dishes for everyone to enjoy. Love for you to buy your tickets now to enjoy all my good cooking and festivities .

Lauren will be a celebrity chef judge at this event along with making some of her amazing dishes for everyone to enjoy. Love for you to buy your tickets now to enjoy all my good cooking and festivities.

Motley Brews festivals set themselves apart by the experience.  We’re constantly imagining new ways for guests to enjoy and perceive the art of beer tasting and have a lot of fun while doing it.

A high-end pretzel jewelry store with exotic necklaces and earrings.  A silent disco that happens inside a gigantic mash tun cutout. A suckling pig infused with a 10-year old bourbon barrel aged stout.  These are just some of things that make a beer festival Motley.

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Pacific Wine and Food Classic
Aug
20
1:00 PM13:00

Pacific Wine and Food Classic

Get $75 off VIP 2 day tickets or $45 off VIP 1 day tickets! 

Chef Lauren Lawless of MasterChef will be serving up some very special summer sandwiches in VIP on Sunday at the Pacific Wine & Food Classic using OC Baking Company bread. www.pacificwineandfood.com

What else is in VIP? #PatrontheSummer cocktails, champagne, a gourmet cheese experience, outstanding tastes by chef Pascal Olhats and Sol Agave + sweets by Mixed Bakery...OH and you get in an hour early.

VIP space is very limited. For the above mentioned discounts use code....Lawless.  #getready #gettickets #foodeventoftheyear
www.pacificwineandfood.com

Immerse yourself in summer with Wine, Food, Cocktails and Chefs!  Enjoy the most incredible Southern California summer weekend.  Experience more than 100 food, wine and cocktail stations.  Attend local celebrity chef demonstrations on our Fisher & Paykel /DCS Cooking Stage, hosted by Food Network Star, Simon Majumdar.  Enjoy artisanal summer drinks made with the freshest ingredients.  Taste the flavors of summer as the chefs and mixologists create dishes from their favorite summer memories. Be inspired by the bay with sandy toes and salty air as you enjoy an incredible gourmet experience. 

Celebrate this summer festival and enjoy delicious summer inspired food from the regions most talented chefs, wines from the best winemakers, hand crafted cocktails and live culinary entertainment on the Fisher & Paykel / DCS Culinary Stage hosted by Food Network Star, Simon Majumdar. 

he Pacific Wine & Food Classic takes you to the days of summer when days are long, your toes are sandy and the air is salty. Simple days filled with friends, laughter, and sunshine. Enjoy the most accomplished Winemakers, Chefs, and Culinary Talent in a breathtaking setting.  

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is centrally located in the heart of Southern California and offers wine and food lovers an unforgettable weekend. 

No one under the age of 21 permitted, including infants and small children.

Come Enjoy an Incredible Weekend!

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic takes place at the: Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, Ca 92660

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