Join Anaheim GardenWalk on Sunday, October 22 from 3pm – 5pm for its FREE Chef Challenge event, where you can sample signature dishes at participating restaurants including: House of Blues Anaheim, Fire + Ice Grill + Bar, Grasslands Meat Market BBQ & Churrasco, McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, California Pizza Kitchen, P.F. Chang’s, McCormick & Schmick’s Grille, Roy’s Restaurant and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. We also invite you to vote on your favorite dish, and Anaheim GardenWalk will present the winning chef with an award and professional grade knives. (Samples are first come, first served.)
Other activities at the event will include free entertainment, a photo booth, henna tattoos, a balloon artist, a special Gourmet Chef virtual reality game by Go VR Gaming and live music by The Federales. Chef Challenge is sponsored by Dining Out Magazine in partnership with the California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF).
In addition to the professional Anaheim GardenWalk restaurant chefs competing, high school students enrolled in culinary arts programs throughout Orange County will also compete in the inaugural Chef Challenge event. Twenty top culinary students have been selected to serve as sous chefs, helping chefs from nine Anaheim GardenWalk restaurants prepare signature dishes for sampling. The culinary show-down is raising money and awareness for the county’s high school culinary arts programs.