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September 18, 2014 6:00 pm
September 18, 2014 9:00 pm

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The 10th anniversary of the fantastic annual Chef Showdown will be on Thursday 18th September, 2014 at the San Diego Harley-Davidson Showroom.

A highly anticipated & incredibly fun food tasting and mixology event, San Diego’s own version of “Iron Chef” features two teams of the area’s top chefs in a lively and highly entertaining culinary competition. This event brings together members from the restaurant industry, business leaders and philanthropists to raise awareness and funds to end domestic violence. 

Watch this video and check out all the fun from years past! 

When: September 18th, 2014, 6pm – 9pm.

WhereSan Diego Harley-Davidson, 4645 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117. San Diego Harley Davidson has a new showroom – the largest in the country!  Aside from their huge collections of beautiful Harleys, there is also a barber shop, tattoo shop, mini movie theater, & bar. We are excited to add Harley-Davidson’s cool and fun vibe to this year’s Chef Showdown.

Why: To support prevention and intervention programs focused on ending domestic violence, sexual assault & elder abuse. 


  • Culinary Competition with San Diego’s Top Chefs

  • Food & Mixology tastings by San Diego’s Best Restaurants

  • Silent & Live Auctions

  • The emcee will be Emmy-Award Winner, Sam “The Cooking Guy”

  • Zagat has named Chef Showdown as one of the 10 Hot San Diego events to look forward to this Fall! 

Tickets: $150 per person; $250 VIP.  To purchase your tickets, please click HERE

VIP Tickets: New this year! A VIP reservation will include:

  • a private VIP reception from 5:30 – 6:30pm

  • prominent seating in the VIP section for watching the culinary competition (the chef showdown!)

  • select chef stations and access to a private bar 

  • exclusive wine and signature cocktails

  • a swag bag! 

Contact: Contact Jennifer Lynaugh, Special Events Manager, at  858-272-5777 x 151 or

What else should I know?

We’re partnering with Uber again this year. If you’re a new Uber user, sign up and and use the code ‘ChefShowdown14′ and get $20 off your first Uber ride

This year’s competing chefs - some of the best in San Diego – include Amy Dibiase from Tidal, Brandon Fortune from Kitchen 1540, Karrie Hills from The Red Door, Accursio Lota from Solare Ristorante, Jason McLeod from Ironside Fish & Oyster Bar, Aaron Obregon from soon-t0-be-opening Zarco Comida de Baja in Chula Vista, Lori Saurer from George’s at the Cove, Donald Lockhart from CuspAugie Saucedo from Brothers Signature Catering & Events, and Andrew Bachelier from Cucina Enoteca. We also have mixologists Jeff Josenhans & Alberto Hollman from Grant Grill at the US Grant Hotel, and Frankie and Mike Yen from Snake Oil

Our experienced and amazing judges include Ingrid Croce from Croce’s Park West, Executive Chef Bernard Guillas from The Marine Room, Executive Chef Flor Franco from Convivia at Encuentro Guadalupe, Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey, Maria Desiderata Montana from San Diego Food Finds, and Executive Chef Paul McCabe.

See the Chef’s Rolls website for individual profiles on the participating chefs and judges. 

We also have some of San Diego’s best restaurants providing delectable tastings, including Barrio StarBrothers Signature Catering & EventsConvivia at Encuentro GuadalupeCroce’s Park WestCucina EnotecaCulture BrewingCupcakes SquaredCuspEclipse ChocolateGeorge’s at the Cove, Grant Grill, Green Acre, Hillcrest Brewing CoIronside Fish & OysterJamul BreweryKarl StraussKitchen 1540, Lost AbbeyMamma ChiaMia Francesca, NespressoNolet Spirits, Olivetti’s Fine Oils and VinegarsTIDALSadie Rose Baking Co, San Diego PaellaSnake OilSolare RistoranteUrban Mo’s Bar & GrillURBN Coal Fired Pizza, Uptick Winery,  The Red DoorThe West Bean Coffee House, The Wild Thyme Catering CompanyVenissimo Cheese, and the soon-to-be-opening Zarco Comida de Baja!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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