This month and next at Irvine Spectrum, you can get a little advance taste of September’s Golden Foodie Awards. Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo’s, is hosting the Golden Chef Series, in which chefs from Spectrum restaurants demo signature dishes at pro-grade outdoor kitchens near the Big Wheel.
Limited tickets with VIP seating are available for the Saturday events, but TV screens and high-top tables will provide plenty of standing room at no cost. Participating chefs include Remy Flores and Jon Kim of Kona Grill plus Byron Generalao of Dave & Busters on May 21; Joe Magnanelli of Cucina Enoteca and Casey Reinhardt of Casey’s Cupcakes on June 4; and Josh LaQuet of Brio Tuscan Grille and Alejandro Benes of Wood Ranch BBQ on June 18. Click here for ticket info.
Watch for the Golden Foodie Awards, hosted again this year by Food Network’s Simon Majumdar, Sept. 25 at the Fairmont in Newport Beach.