The Culinary & Cocktail Clash

June 2
STC Anaheim GardenWalk

The Culinary + Cocktail Clash is a fiery cooking and craft cocktail competition between restaurant brands – all to support high school culinary arts programs!

Check It Out

Free event! Open to the community

STC Anaheim GardenWalk: 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim, CA 92802 

Sunday, June 2

1:00 – 5:00 – bites, faces painting, culinary demos, live music

3:00- 5:00 – cooking battle between restaurants

5:00 7:00 – 21+ after party at House of Blues (purchase tickets)


The Cause 

All event sponsorships support high school culinary art programs in California! The CRA Foundation empowers 13,500 teens each year with skills for work and skills for life. We use restaurants to change lives! 

Enrichment Services:

  • Mentorships
  • Job-Training 
  • Field Trips 
  • Scholarships

The Competitors!

See your favorite restaurants in action


 Clash Stories


2018 Culinary + Cocktail Clash – Dishes and Drinks

BJ's Restaurants ​Awards: The Golden Plate Champ Amuse Bouche: Thai Turkey Wontons A taste of the East with an American Flair. The Wonton incorporates a creamy cheese mix of green onions, cilantro, ginger, and turkey. We add some spice with sriracha and sweet red...

Wedgewood Weddings Wins Big at Culinary + Cocktail Clash

RESTAURANT EXECS TEAM UP WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR CHARITY COOKING COMPETITION LOS ANGELES — Teams of high school students and restaurant executives took part in a fast-paced, high-stakes cooking competition on Sunday, August 19th at the Los Angeles Convention...

2017 Culinary Clash Dishes

Restaurant brands faced-off in the sixth annual Culinary Clash, a fundraising event to benefit the California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF), presented by Coca-Cola. The battle was held on August 27 in conjunction with the Western Foodservice...


Meet the 2018 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