Battle Of The Chef Bands Returns To Belly Up Tavern On January 30 | Enjoy Live Music From Local Restaurant Industry Insiders While Sampling Delicious Eats - All For A Great Cause!

January 14, 2018

On Tuesday, January 30, San Diego's culinary community will converge at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach for a delicious party as fellow restaurant industry insiders rock the roof off a packed house all while other eateries showcase their fare to concert goers. 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.

What started a few years ago as a benefit where San Diego chefs and their staff came together to play the Rock Band video game and do karaoke has evolved into legitimate, tried and true bands that just so happen to be made up of local chefs and industry insider. This year's 8th incarnation of the Battle Of The Chef Bands will be unlike any other, as the talent continues to flourish.

Get ready to see at rock out to live chef bands, all while getting the chance to enjoy samples from area restaurants, including Born & Raised, Urban Solace, The Smoking Gun, Romesco, Hodad’s, Isabels Cantina and more. There is also a riveting auction and raffle prizes, as well as a no-host bar featuring signature drink recipes from event sponsor Jack Daniels. Jack Daniels Whiskey, Fernet Branca and Specialty Produce are also on board as title sponsors, and Sam The Cooking Guy and Dining Out San Diego's Josh Kopelman will be back as Masters of Ceremonies.

The Smoking Gun Executive Chef Kevin Templeton of metal band Godhammered
"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,"exclaimed Chef Bands organizer Josh Kopelman, who has worked long and hard to perfect this benevolent event. "Chefs are not only talented artists in the kitchen but many love to play music."

Tickets to the 2018 Battle of the Chef Bands are available online starting at $30 and entitle the holder to entry and tastes from participating restaurants. VIP tickets are $100 and include reserved seating, a VIP gift bag and a special raffle exclusive to VIP ticketholders. Proceeds benefit the Center for Community Solutions, whose mission is to end relationship and sexual violence by acting as a catalyst for caring communities and social justice.

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