The Culinary & Cocktail Clash
June 1, 2019
The Culinary + Cocktail Clash is a lively cooking and craft cocktail competition between restaurant brands – all to raise money for high school culinary arts programs!
– 700+ attendees cheering on their favorite restaurant brands
– Culinary teams consist of a chef, executive and a student serving a sous chef
– Cocktail teams will have 5 minutes to create a craft cocktail with Ketel One or Don Julio and a Coca-Cola mixer
– Rodney Strong, Ketel One and Karl Strauss served up libations
– Border Grill, Pie ‘n Burger, Leuzinger High School’s ProStart Program, and Foster Farms served up bites
Meet the Champions
The Culinary Clash
- The Purse: Wedgewood Weddings
- Coca-Cola Champ – Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
- Golden Glove Champ – House of Blues
- Golden Plate Champ – BJ’s Restaurants
- Teamwork Champ – California Fish Grill
- Ecolab Champ – Urban Plates
- safeTstep Shoefie Award – Andrew M. with California Fish Grill
- KitchenAid Commercial Equipment Champs – Lawry’s Restaurants + Wedgewood Weddings
- Foster Farms Champ – Pacifica Hotels
- FreshPoint Secret Ingredient Champ – Black Bear Diner
- Team Spirit Award – Black Bear Diner
- Best Bite Champ – Specialty Restaurants Corp.
- Mentor of the Year – Louie Jocson, California Fish Grill
- People’s Choice – Hard Rock Café
The Cocktail Clash
- Diageo Golden Goblet – Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
- Coca-Cola Champ – Pacifica Hotels
- Best Garnish Award – House of Blues
- The Craftiest – Rock & Brews
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