San Diego's Top Chefs Converge To Support The American Liver Foundation At Flavors Of San Diego Culinary Gala On September 13 | Up To 30 Chefs Prepare Unique 5 Course Meals At Lavish Event

August 15, 2015

The ultimate San Diego culinary extravaganza returns to the Fairmont Grand Del Mar on Sunday, September 13. For the 12th year, the Flavors of San Diego Culinary Gala will present an amazing epicurean event where up to 30 of San Diego's premier chefs will create an extraordinary gourmet experience for each guest. This is a memorable evening where San Diegans get to see these culinary masters at work - showcasing their imaginations and exceptional talents - while also benefiting the worthwhile efforts of the American Liver Foundation.

For the Flavors of San Diego Gala, each participating chef prepares a five course gourmet dinner with wine pairings for their table of ten guests. Each table is adorned with beautiful centerpieces and uniquely decorated by each restaurant and chef and each table receives a different line up of dishes, carefully curated by the chef. The evening begins with wine and tray passed hors d’oeuvres reception and a silent auction.

After the reception, guests will be escorted by their chef to their table inside of the grand ballroom within the Fairmont where they will enjoy the signature cuisine and wine parings of their chef host, while also participating in a live auction featuring exciting trips, unique experiences, wine collections, personally hosted parties in their homes by some of the featured chefs and more. 

Participating chefs include Nicolas Bour (Loews Coronado Bay Resort), Mario Cassineri and Francesca Penoncelli (Bice Ristorante), Tom Connolly (Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station), Dennis Cortez (The Grand Del Mar Culinary Team), Adrian Cruz (Canvas Painting on Plates), Drew Deckman (Deckmans en el Mogor), Phillip Esteban (The Cork and Craft), Nancy Garcia and Kurt Metzger (Kitchen 4140), Nick Garcia (Lux Greens), Keegan Gerhard (D Bar), Adam Gunderson (Oceanaire Seafood Room), Pascal Lorange (Crudo), Jason McLeod (Ironside Fish and Oyster), Mario Medina (Bernini’s Bistro), Jay Payne (Sally’s Seafood on the Water), Augie Saucedo (Brothers Signature Catering & Events), Jeffrey Strauss (Pamplemousse Grille) and Danilo Tangalin (JRDN).

Proceeds from the Gala will directly benefit the American Liver Foundation, Pacific Coast & Hawaii Division, helping fund their mission of providing educational programs, advocacy and support, and to fund research for better treatments and cures of all liver diseases.

For more information on sponsorship or individual tickets to this event, call the American Liver Foundation at (619) 291-5483 or email Kristin Williams at