2010 Celebrity Chef Dinner

20th Annual Celebrity Chef Dinner


Share Our Selves’ 20th Annual Celebrity Chef Dinner was a delicious success! The event highlighted 15 outstanding local chefs who are committed to providing food for the poor in Orange County. 305 guests attended the event at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa which netted over $259,000 to support the SOS Orange Aid Project.

Guests sipped on champagne, beer and “Orange Aid–tinis” (citrus and vodka martinis) and enjoyed sushi and hors d’oeuvres while mingling during the reception and silent auction. The elegant dinner included five exquisite courses paired with specialty wines. Each delectable course was prepared by a team of Orange County’s finest chefs. The live auction emceed by Conan Nolan, general assignment reporter for NBC4 Los Angeles and host of “News Conference,” featured exciting dining packages from the chefs. Frenzied bidders raised their auction paddles to win such items as dinner for six at Five Crowns Restaurant prepared by Chef Dennis Brask, a feast for eight prepared by Chef Alessandro Pirozzi (Cucina Alessá) and the famous dinner for twelve prepared by Celebrity Chef Dinner founders Alan Greeley (The Golden Truffle) and Michael Kang (5′).

Jean Forbath, Founder of Share Our Selves (SOS), was honored for her 40 years of service to SOS. A true visionary and advocate for social justice, Jean founded SOS in 1970 to address the most crucial and pressing needs of the poor in Orange County. Additionally, Chefs Alan Greeley and Michael Kang were honored as the founders of the Celebrity Chef Dinner and for their commitment to assuring food security in Orange County. They were presented with a bronze plaque that will hang in the SOS Food Pantry to commemorate their contributions

For the third year, the Yard House announced a special promotion during dinner where guests could donate $25, $50 or $100 a month to SOS, and the restaurant would provide the donor with a Yard House gift certificate for $25 a month. This generous promotion brought in $31,800 for Share Our Selves.

A huge thank you to our generous chefs, sponsors, Celebrity Chef Dinner Committee & volunteers for making this event a tremendous success:

Major Sponsors
  • Taco Bell Corporation
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
  • Ernie & Annick Klatte
  • Rutan & Tucker
  • Fred Siegel Foundation
  • St. Joseph Health System
Culinary Line–Up
  • Bert Agor – TAPS Fish House & Brewery
  • Franco Barone – il Barone<[/li-row]
  • David Man – Island Hotel
  • Dennis Brask – Five Crowns Restaurant
  • Victor Cabral – Orange Hill Restaurant
  • Alan Greeley – The Golden Truffle
  • Carlito Jocson – Yard House
  • Louie Jocson – f&f Concepts
  • Michael Kang – 5′
  • Chad Krahling – Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
  • Rich Mead – Sage Restaurant & Canyon
  • Ken Mukai – Yohi’s Sushi
  • Allesandro Pirozzi – Cucina Alessá
  • Amar Santana – Charlie Palmer
  • Paul Squicciarini – Culinary Concepts


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