Sunday, September 9, 2018

2:00 - 5:00 pm at the

Marconi Automotive Museum

Click HERE for information and pictures from  the 2017 d'Vine Wine Affair

Enjoy fine wines, craft beer, flavored waters and fabulous tastes from our Chefs Gourmet!
Underwritten by local individuals and businesses, this year's event looks to be the best one yet!
Tickets go on sale July 1, 2017


2018 Chefs Gourmet & d'Vine Wine Affair

Sunday, September 9, 2018

2:00 - 5:00 pm at the

Marconi Automotive Museum


Calling all Chefs, Cooks, Bakers and Grillmasters!

Amateur and professsional chefs are invited to join us at the Tustin Community Foundation's 3rd annual Chefs Gourmet Cooking Contest at the d'Vine Wine Affair to show off their culinary skills for a great cause!

The Tustin Community Foundation directs charitable funds to the real, immediate and ever-changing needs of greater Tustin, primarily though the awarding of annual community grants to Tustin area nonprofit organizations and schools. Your participation in the Chefs Gourmet will help generate the financial support necessary for the Foundation to award grants this November.

Anyone is invited to participate in this event ... professional chefs, amateur cooks, bakers and grill masters!  To ensure that each dish is judged fairly, a method of "blind tastings" will be used by our panel of judges. For those of you with a competitive edge, cash prizes will be awarded! Professional and amateur chefs will be judged separately.  Admission to the d'Vine Wine Affair for the participating chef and one guest is complimentary. In addition, trophies will be awarded in each culinary category.

Professional Chef          Amateur Chef                  Peoples Choice
 First Prize       $150          First Prize       $150          First Prize    $125
 Second Prize  $100          Second Prize  $100                                       
                                          Third Prize      $ 75                                       
Professional Chefs can use this event to advertise their business to the hundreds of guests attending the d'Vine Wine Affair!  Amateur Chefs will definitely get bragging rights around town, too!

Culinary Categories
  • Appetizers
  • Sides (Vegetables, Salads, Breads)
  • Entrees (Soups, Pasta Dishes, BBQ, Chili/Stew, Main Dishes) 
  • Desserts    
Instructions for Participating Chefs
  • All food should be prepared and ready to serve upon arrival at the event.
  • TCF will provide a table cloth covered 8 foot table for you to share with another chef.
  • TCF will provide a volunteer to help you serve, if desired.
  • Each dish should serve 100-150 guest "tastes" - 4 oz serving cups will be provided.
  • Hot foods should be kept warm (please bring an extension cord if heating is required). 
  • Please let us know if you need chafing dishes.
  • Please bring your own serving utensils (spoon, spatula, knife, etc).
  • Please bring ice or an ice chest for cold dishes as refrigeration is not available.
  • Please inform us in advance of any special set-up needs (electrical outlet, etc).
  • You must arrive no later than 2:30pm to receive instructions and set up pre-judging.
  • Panel judging will take place at 3:15.  People's Choice Judging will take place until 5:30pm.

2017 Chefs Gourmet Winners

Best Appetizer - Emily Banks     Stuffed Peppers

Best Entree - Mo Monahan     Smoked Irish Chili
Served at the TCF Booth at the Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

Best Side Dish - Mo Monihan     Southern Style Collard Greens & Cornbread

Best Dessert - Heather McLeod     Chocolate Cheesecake

1st Place Professional Chef - Heather McLeod     Three Pug Bakery @ Zama Tea & Kombucha   Chocolate Cheesecake

                                 2nd Place Professional Chef - Andrea Bartel     Snooze, an AM Eatery                                  Vietnamese Coffee Cream Puffs

1st Place Amateur Chef - Mo Monahan     Smoked Irish Chili    

2nd Place Amateur Chef - Dr. Nathan Yeargin     Gumbo

People's Choice Award - Chris Uribe & Lis Fortner     Macaroni & Cheese


2016 Chefs Gourmet Winners

Best Appetizer - Emily Banks     Buffalo Bleu Cheese Wontons

Best Entree - Jack Rein    Paella a la Valenciana

Best Side Dish - Suzay Cha     Coleslaw with Coconut Dressing

Best Dessert - April Anderson     Iced Shortbread Cookies

1st Place Professional Chef - Suzay Cha      2nd Place Professional Chef - Andrea Bartel

1st Place Amateur Chef - Jack Rein     2nd Place Amateur Chef - Busha Biviji

People's Choice Award - Jack Rein     Paella a la Valenciana