On Monday, February 9, San Diego's culinary industry will converge at Belly Up Tavern to rally as fellow restaurant industry insiders rock the roof off a packed house at the 5th annual Battle of the Chef Bands! Hosted by Sam 'The Cooking Guy' Zien and Josh Kopelman of DiningOutSD, Battle of the Chef Bands is an annual fundraiser where bands made up of restaurant employees and chefs compete battle-of-the-bands-style to benefit the domestic violence awareness efforts of the esteemed Center for Community Solutions, all while other eateries sample their fare to concert goers. SanDiegoVille is raffling off two tickets to this amazing evening. Read on and be sure to enter our raffle!
|Chef Kevin Templeton and Godhammered|
Photo by DiningOutSD
Get ready to see Chef Katherine Humphus, formerly of Cohn Restaurant Group's BO-Beau, showing off her drum skills. Chef Matt Gordon, chef and proprietor of Urban Solace, Solace & The Moonlight Lounge and Sea & Smoke, will be shredding the guitar with his band August West. The soft spoken gentleman, Chef Kevin Templeton of barleymash, will melt faces again with his death metal band Godhammered. Other performing bands hail from such restaurants as Hodad's, Richard Walker's Pancake House, Jayne's Gastropub, Stone Brewing Co. World Bistro & Gardens and many more? The esteemed judging panel deciding which bands and bites are best includes Tommy Gomes of Catalina Offshore Products, Candice Woo of The Eater, Troy Johnson of SD Magazine, Dean Loring of Burger Lounge and Chef Alex Carballo of URBN Brewing.
|Hodad's dishing out Guido burgers|
Photo by DiningOutSD
"Chefs do so much work for charities around San Diego that I wanted to have a fun event where they could just have fun....and rock out. Chefs are not only talented artists in the kitchen but many love to play music," graciously exclaims Kopelman, who has worked long and hard to perfect this benevolent event.
Get your tickets to the 2015 Battle of the Chef Bands as soon as possible at bellyup.com/battle-of-the-chefs-bands, because the event will sell out. Passes are $40 in advance and $50 on the day of the show, entitling the holder to entry and tastes from participating restaurants.