Illumination Foundation’s OC Chef’s Table Returns March 3rd, 2019

The 6th annual Illumination Foundation OC Chef’s Table returns this year on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019, with an unprecedented 40+ top chefs of Orange County and L.A. participating. Presented once again by the Disneyland® Resort, the Resort’s acclaimed Culinary Director Andrew Sutton will be hosting the visiting chefs for another year. 

Goal: Help Illumination Foundation Build Emergency Housing for Homeless and Unstably Housed Families 

On one extraordinary evening each year, Orange County chefs prepare their favorite recipes tableside for hundreds of guests as everyone joins together with Illumination Foundation to break the cycle of homelessness. This year, OC Chef’s Table will be raising funds for Illumination Foundation’s Emergency Housing Program. The Foundation created one such home for families, The Theriault House which, to date, has served more than 280 families who are most vulnerable and living without shelter. Currently, Illumination Foundation has a wait list of 73 families that are living in motels, parks, beaches and cars. Another “Theriault House” is the focus of this year’s OC Chef’s Table fundraising endeavor in an effort to get these families permanently off the streets of Orange County.

A Food Lover’s Dream: A Giant Banquet Room Overflowing with Extraordinary Chefs
This year, the OC Chef’s Table roster of chefs has climbed once again, with a record-breaking 40 executive chefs in attendance.  

More Than 30 of the 40 Chefs are from Orange County.  
Many Orange County-based award-winning chefs are returning to OC Chef’s Table, including Chef Clint Chin of Club 33 at Disneyland®, Chef Rich Mead of Farmhouse, Chef Michael Rossi of The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon in Anaheim, Chef Timothy Plumb of Summit House, Chef Peter Lai of the award-winning Blind Rabbit speakeasy, Chef Joseph Tripi
at Trevor’s at the Tracks, Chef Leo Raza of Villa Roma and Cambalache, and Chefs Magellan Moore and
Stephan LaFountain from Mastro’s Ocean Club and Mastro’s Steakhouse, respectively.

“For me, the real sense of “family” at this event began when the Disneyland® ballroom doors opened and all these amazing people came in to support Illumination Foundation’s cause,” says Chef Michael Rossi of The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon.

The March 3rd event takes place at the Disneyland® Hotel. For tickets visit

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