The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) celebrates 20 years with their 2nd Annual “Tastemakers of Orange County” on Wednesday, September 20th from 7 to 9 p.m. at SOCO and The OC Mix (3303 Hyland Ave. in Costa Mesa). Presented by Southern California Edison, this culinary event honors 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. 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.
Tickets are available for $135 for VIP, which allows early entry at 6 p.m., and $95 for General Admission, from 7 to 9 p.m. More information and tickets can be found at tastemakersofoc.com.
Participating chefs and restaurants include:
Allan Tea, Capital Seafood Restaurant
Amar Santana, Broadway by Amar Santana and VACA
Bao Anh Ton, Quan Hop
Brian Huskey, Tackle Box
Carli Savedra and Reya Belna, The Water Brewery
Dean Kim, OC Baking Company
Dee Nguyen, Break of Dawn, Laguna Hills
Ed Lee, Wahoo’s Fish Taco
Greg Daniels, Haven Gastropub
Henry Pineda, Modern Filipino Kitchen
Ivan Calderon, Taco Mesa and Taco Rosa
James Hamamori, Hamamori
Jason & Rebecca Schiffer, 320 Main
Kristy Gunn and Leonard Chan, Shuck Oyster Bar
Linda Johnsen, Filomena’s
Shachi Mehra, ADYA
Shelly Register, A Market
Tarit Tanjasiri, Crema Cafe & Crema Artisan Bakers
The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) is a community-based nonprofit organization providing free services to those in need in Orange County, CA. OCAPICA staff speak 24 languages, including American Sign Language, and serve more than 30,000 community members annually through 20 different programs.