Meet the Chefs
15575 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014 - Directions
Love good food and wine? You won't want to miss Meet the Chefs, one of San Diego's best food and wine events. This exquisite culinary experience treats over 350 guests to sample signature dishes from over a dozen premier restaurants and chefs in San Diego, complemented by an extensive selection of wines and champagne. The Hilton's poolside area lends a beautiful atmosphere to enjoy an afternoon of fantastic food, wine, auction items, opportunity drawings, and live music by Legal Tender. All proceeds raised will directly benefit Casa de Amparo.
VIP Reception & General Admission - $225
Relax in a private indoor setting that includes an exclusive live auction, champagne and wine tastings, hors d'oeuvres, valet parking and admission to the main event. VIP Reception takes place from 12:30pm-1:30pm, then transitions into the general admission event.
General Admission - $150
Sample signature dishes paired with premium wines as you enjoy live music by Legal Tender and bidding on exciting auction items. General admission 1:30-4:30pm.
Meet the Chefs is an exquisite culinary experience offering guests the rare opportunity to sample signature dishes from over a dozen premier restaurants and chefs, complemented by an extensive selection of wines and champagne.
Poolside at the Hilton lends a beautiful atmosphere to enjoy an afternoon of fantastic food, wine, auction items, and opportunity drawings.
Special Thanks to Our 2016 Participating Restaurants & Chefs
Americana Restaurant – Chef Randy Gruber
coastalKITCHEN at Hilton Del Mar- Chef Josh Grims
Brigantine Del Mar – Chef Mason Garske
Del Mar Rendezvous – Chef Tony Su
Harrah’s Resort Southern California – Chef Jon Palsson
Il Fornaio – Chef Roberto Carboni
Jake’s Del Mar - Chef Duvinh Ta
Kitchen 1540- Chef Nathan Lingle
Pamplemousse Grille - Chef Jeffrey Strauss
Pillbox Tavern & Grill- Chef Michelle Velez
The Poseidon Restaurant - Chef Mourad Jamal
Red Tracton’s Steakhouse - Chefs Jose Montano & Jose Mauricio Pineda
SBICCA Del Mar – Chef Harry Butcher
SHIMBASHI Izakaya – Chef Yoshiaki Nohara
Special Thanks to Our 2016 Participating Wineries & Breweries
Stone Brewing Co.
Young's Market Company
Gen 7/Brookside Winery
Special Thanks to Our 2016 Sponsors
Directed Electronics, Inc.
Harrah's Resort Southern California
Grant General Contractors
The San Diego Chargers
Union Bank - The Private Bank
John & Carolyn Konecki
California Bank & Trust
Jim & Llyn Mallen
Al & Lee Ann Puglisi
Rick & Kayleen Huffman
U-T San Diego
For More Information
Christine Ciccosanti, Special Events Coordinator