Former Top Chef Contestants To Host Official San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival Grand Tasting After Party

Chefs Chad White & Giselle Wellman
October 30, 2016

Southern California's largest culinary classic -  the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival - will close the curtain on its 13th installment with Party After Dark, the official after party of the Festival's iconic Lexus Grand Tasting on Saturday, November 19, hosted by a star-studded lineup of chefs from the 13th season of Bravo's Top Chef, including Chefs Chad White and Giselle Wellman.

Dine among Top Chef fan favorites at Little Italy's newest bayside stunner, Pacific Standard Coastal Kitchen, as Executive Chef Giselle Wellman and some of her cast mates from Top Chef California dish out bites throughout the party. Chefs joining Giselle include San Diego favorite and Executive Chef and Owner of Zona Blanca in Spokane, Washington Chad White, Executive Chef and Partner of Smoked & Stacked in Washington D.C. Marjorie Meek-Bradley, Executive Chef of Myers and Chang in Boston, Massachusetts Karen Akunowicz, and Executive Chef of AMK Kitchen Bar in Chicago, Illinois Angelina Bastidas.

Held from 6-9pm, guests are invited to indulge in chef-crafted bites from the Top Chef alum, while drinks flow with libations from Stella Artois, Stella Artois Cidre, Zacapa Rum, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester Whiskey, and Glenmorangie Scotch. Tickets are priced at $85 per person and can be purchased at online.

Pacific Standard Coastal Kitchen is located at 2137 Pacific Highway in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood. For more information on Party After Dark, visit