Thursday, February 04, 2010

8th Annual Celebrity Chef Challenge: Update!

This update goes out to all potential vendors for the 8th Annual Celebrity Chef Challenge.

This year, InAlliance has added a People’s Choice Vendor Award:
• Each participating vendor will be eligible for the Celebrity Chef Challenge People’s Choice Award presented by
• Every paying guest will receive one voting chip. Throughout the evening they will visit the vendor booths and decide which vendor is their favorite. They will place their voting chip in the box of the vendor they feel is the best.
• The winner(s) will receive a plaque and a valuable marketing/advertising package courtesy of
• Please encourage your patrons to attend the Celebrity Chef Challenge so that they can vote for you!

Ticket Discount for Patrons and Members:
• We are offering a 10% discount to your customers, so please let your patrons and club members know about the event.
• To receive the discount, guests must contact Jessica Bean by phone at 916-381-1300 x170, with the code VD10CCC2010. They can pay by cash, check or credit card.

Sous Chef Sponsor: Colusa Casino

Maitre D’ Sponsors: GFBB Benefits, Propp Christensen Caniglia, SureWest Foundation

Pantry Chef Sponsor: CC Myers, UC Davis Health System, SMUD

(So far) The 2010 Chef Competitors include:
Ryan O’Malley, Piatti Ristorante
Anthony Dimasuay, Marriott’s Residence Inn Downtown
Kristy DeVaney, (caterer, food blogger, local journalist)
Chef Q, Chef Q for Hire (personal chef)

Celebrity Judges include:
Chef Dominique Crenn, Luce Restaurant in San Francisco and competitor on Food Network’s, “The Next Iron Chef”
Bryan May, News 10
Adam Pechal, Tuli Bistro and past Celebrity Chef Challenge Winner

Celebrity Chef Challenge Emcees:
Guy Farris and Melissa Crowley, hosts of Sacramento & Company

Media Partners:
Sacramento & Company/News 10
Comstock’s Magazine
Inside Publications
Edible Sacramento
Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine
The Eagle 96.9, KSEG
Clear Channel (V101.1 Old School and R&B, My 92.5)
Entravision (101.9 The Wolf)
The Downtown Grid
Asia Pacific Chamber of Commerce

Anderson Valley Brewing
Bogle Winery
Buckbean Brewing Company
Chef Q for Hire
Cupcake Craving
DeGrandes Café
General Produce
Green Mountain Beverage Company (Woodchuck/Wyder’s/Strongbow Cider’s)
Marriott’s Residence Inn Downtown
Mellow Me Out Day Spa
Mount Aukum Winery
Piatti Ristorante & Bar
Sweetwater Restaurant and Bar
Whole Foods
And more to come!!!

If you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, please contact me or Jessica Bean (PR Coordinator at InAlliance) at 916-381-1300 x170 (office)

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased on the website at or in person at 6950 21st Ave from 9am-5pm M-F for $50.

Remember that 100% of profits raised from the Celebrity Chef Challenge will support programs for our community’s most vulnerable citizens- people with developmental disabilities, so spread the word and we will make the 8th Annual Celebrity Chef Challenge Sacramento’s Best Culinary Event!

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