Some of the Greatest Chefs in the World are found in Orange County, California.

Wild and Crazy Taco Night


Why it's great: Unlike so many other food awards that are chosen by magazine and newspapers, the Golden Foodies are a People's Choice Food Awards. The event honors local talent. The night is enjoyed by 500 of the local restaurant community. Guests share in celebrating the hard work and dedication the restaurant industry provides. Food lovers vote for their favorites in various categories all with a food and drink focus.  VISIT WEBSITE

Dux in Tux

Orange County Restaurant Week

Golden Foodie Awards

Why it's great: Nothing brings people together like food! Orange County restaurants create wonderful prix fixed menus at incredible prices. This week is the perfect excuse to dine out all week and try new restaurants. The prix fixe menus are priced at $10, $15, $20 and $25 per person for lunch, and $20, $30, $40 and $50 per person for dinner. The only thing to make for dinner during Restaurant Week is reservations! What can be better?  VISIT WEBSITE

Signature Chefs

OC Chef's Table

Why it's great: March of Dimes Signature Chefs is one of Orange County’s most anticipated charity food events. The evening begins with tastings prepared and served by culinary masters from top local establishments, followed by a seated dessert program and a live auction, offering an opportunity to bid on insider packages and unique experiences. The philanthropic event raises critical funds to benefit the March of Dimes’ mission to lead the fight to improve the health of all moms and babies.  VISIT WEBSITE

Why it's great: Each year the Anaheim Ducks host the annual Dux in Tux.  The evening features some of Orange County's most renowned chefs, each of whom has donated their time and talent to the cause. Paired with an Anaheim Ducks “sous chef,” each chef serves a table of 14 for a unique dining experience. Supporters of this event enjoy an evening of stellar food and great company, while also learning about the work of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation. VISIT WEBSITE

Why it's great: Wild & Crazy Taco Night has become one of the most popular events in Orange County! Guests enjoy a fun and festive evening where Orange County chefs and restaurants  prepare an unusual and unique taco. The chefs’ creativity is endless and the food leaves guests talking for the rest of the year! VISIT WEBSITE

Why it's great: A perfect way to end summer in Southern California. The Pacific Wine & Food Classic takes place in August, showcasing Orange County's incredible talented chefs, impressive wines and summer cocktails. Unlike so many other food and wine festivals this event is never over sold, which means you won't have huge lines and it's not overly crowded.  VISIT WEBSITE

Some of Orange County's favorite Chefs come together for the annual Illumination Foundation OC Chef’s Table at the Disneyland Hotel.  These talented chefs are typically creating an entirely original menu with course after course of their own favorites, you are not going to find this evening’s dinner in any restaurant. There’s magic in the Disneyland® Resort a sort of charmed bit of stardust that descends on the event, uniting extraordinary chefs with extraordinary hearts in a partnered decision to end the pain and separation of homelessness. VISIT WEBSITE

Pacific Wine & Food Classic