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Irvine Spectrum Center hosts Golden Chef Series with top local chefs

Live cooking demonstrations will showcase recipes and tips from eight popular Irvine Spectrum Center restaurants

IRVINE, Calif. (April 11, 2016) — In partnership with the Golden Foodie Awards, Irvine Spectrum Center is hosting the Golden Chef Series, a culinary showcase featuring eight live chef demonstrations beginning in early May.

“We are excited to host the Golden Chef Series this year at Irvine Spectrum Center,” said Easther Liu, chief marketing officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “The event offers a great opportunity for food lovers across Orange County to interact with some of the amazing chefs and restaurants they experience at Irvine Spectrum Center.”

Using a Fisher Paykel & DCS world-class kitchen space outdoors by the Giant Wheel, the free Golden Chef Series is open to the public and will feature top recipes and cooking techniques from Irvine Spectrum Center restaurant chefs, including:

Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m.

  • Chef Sarah Daniels of Del Frisco’s Grille
  • Anthony Endy of Paul Martin’s American Grill

Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m.

  • Chef Vince Carino of Umami Burger
  • Chef Byron Generalao of Dave & Buster’s

Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m.

  • Executive Chef Joe Magnanelli of CUCINAenoteca
  • Casey Reinhardt of Casey’s Cupcakes

Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m.Chef Josh LaQuet of Brio Tuscan Grille

  • Chef Alejandro Benes of Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

VIP seating is available with ticket proceeds benefiting Golden Rule Charity. For more information, please visit

About Irvine Spectrum Center
Irvine Spectrum Center is one of Southern California’s most popular regional shopping, dining, entertainment and lifestyle destinations, visited by more than 17 million people annually. The center features Nordstrom, Target and H&M, along with more than 130 stores, restaurants and entertainment venues, including the country’s most successful Improv Comedy Club, as well as Orange County’s most popular movie theater, a 6,400-seat, 21-screen movie theater with an IMAX screen and luxury VIP seating. Recent additions include: CREAM, Pressed Juicery, BRIO Tuscan Grille, Del Frisco’s Grille, Umami Burger, TLT Food, and LYFE Kitchen. For more information, please visit