The Culinary & Cocktail Clash

The 10th annual Culinary + Cocktail Clash raised $68,000 for high school culinary programs! Thank you to all the restaurant teams and sponsors for rallying for ProStart students. We’ll see you again in August 2023!

What’s the Clash? In the Culinary competition, restaurant teams work with a teen sous chef to create the ultimate taco! Of course, teams must use special ingredients like a Coca-Cola product. In the Cocktail competition (no students), teams shake up one-of-a-kind Tito’s creations at our reception for teams and sponsors.

Meet the Clash Teams: 

BJ’s Restaurants

Black Bear Diner

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

Great Maple

Lawry’s the Prime Rib

Lazy Dog

Pacifica Hotels

Pizza Rev


Urban Plates

Specialty Restaurants Corp.

The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon

Wedgewood Weddings


Thank You Sponsors!

2021 Clash Sponsors

The Cause

Event sponsorships support high school culinary arts programs in California! The California Restaurant Foundation empowers 13,500 teens each year with skills for work and skills for life. We change lives through restaurants!

Enrichment Services:

  • Mentorships
  • Job-training
  • Training for teachers
  • Scholarships

Culinary: Coca-Cola Award


Culinary: FreshPoint Award

Pizza Rev

Culinary: Best Photo

Specialty Restaurants

Culinary: Best Video

Wedgewood Weddings

Culinary: Most Innovative


Culinary: Most Likely to be On a Menu

Pacifica Hotels

Culinary: Mentor of the Year

Pacifica Hotels

The 2022 Cocktail Clash Winners!

Cocktail: Tito's Golden Goblet

Lawry’s Restaurants

“Peach Cola Sour” 

Cocktail: Coca-Cola Award

The Ranch

“Lights, Camera, Action!”

Cocktail: FreshPoint Award

The Great Maple

“Peach Tree”

Cocktail: People's Choice

Pacifica Hotels

“Ship of Fools”

Cocktail: Equipment Award

Specialty Restaurants

“Davy Jones”