First Annual Tastemakers Of OC Event At SOCO

The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA), along with SOCO in Costa Mesa, presents the 1st Annual "Tastemakers of Orange County!" This culinary event celebrates 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 in Costa Mesa will include food tastings, fun entertainment, and a silent auction all hosted at the SOCO and The OC Mix Farm Stands, and at Surfas Culinary District. All proceeds from this event will benefit the non-profit OCAPICA’s mental health, health, workforce, youth education, and civic engagement opportunities for low income families.

Featured Chefs and Restaurants:
Greg Daniels - Haven Gastropub
Dean Kim - OC Baking Company
Ed Lee - Wahoo's Fish Taco
Dee Nguyen - Break of Dawn, Laguna Hills
Kristin Nguyen - Garlic and Chives
Amar Santana - Broadway by Amar Santana and VACA
Tarit Tanjasiri and Erick Simmons - The Crema Cafe
Allan Tea - Capital Seafood Restaurant
Brian Huskey - Tackle Box- local grub shack
Ted Lee and Takashi Abe - Bluefin
Henry Pineda - Mfk by Aysee Modern Filipino Kitchen
Leonard Chan and Kristy Gunn - Shuck Oyster Bar
John Beber - Pueblo
Claudia Stubin - Farm & Culture Co.
Jason & Rebecca Schiffer - 320 Main

SOCO and The OC Mix
3303 Hyland Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Get your pre-sale tickets now!
Limited tickets available!
​Tickets can be purchased at

General Admission - $65
VIP Admission - $95

VIP includes early entrance, exlusive time with chefs, keepsake chef apron* and many more surprises!

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