‘The Big Cheese’ Grilled Cheese Festival
143 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866, USA
In celebration of National Grilled Cheese Month in April, Provisions Market and OC Baking Company will once again join forces to host The Big Cheese, Orange County’s grilled cheese festival and competition. Event Co-Founder Chef Greg Daniels and his fellow OC Chefs will compete for the title of “The Big Cheese” in this 3rd annual event to be held on Tuesday, April 19th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Provisions Market (143 N. Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866). OC Baking Company Master Baker Dean Kim will supply locally produced freshly baked bread to the competing chefs, while the farmer-owned dairy cooperative Tillamook will offer a selection of its award-winning cheeses and butter for use at the festival. The following chefs will present their own spin on the classic grilled cheese sandwich that festival attendees will sample and then vote on: Host Chef – Executive Chef Greg Daniels OC Baking Co – Master Baker Dean Kim (supplying all breads) ADYA – Executive Chef Shachi MehraAnepalco’s Café – Executive Chef Danny Godinez Break of Dawn – Chef/Owner Dee Nguyen Crema Café – Chef Tarit Tanjasiri & Chef Erick SimmonsHaven Gastropub – Chef de Cuisine Craig Brady Mesa – Executive Chef Niki StarrOrange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market – Lisa GilmoreProvisions Market – Sous Chef Anthony Latteri Sessions West Coast Deli – Executive Chef Max Schlutz Vaca – Executive Chef Amar SantanaWorking Class Kitchen – Executive Chef David Coleman ProAm Challenger - Peter HsiehThis year’s event will feature one ProAm competitor who was selected by event organizers in an Instagram contest to join the professional chefs at The Big Cheese 2016. To enter, the public was asked to create and present an original grilled cheese recipe on Instagram and use the hashtag #thebigcheese2016. Congrats to Peter Hsieh!Tickets for the event must be purchased for $60 in advance (will include limited tasters of select craft beer) through Universe at http://www.universe.com/bigcheese2016. This event will be limited to 100 guests (tickets will be sold at the door, if capacity permits).