Breathing New Life into Chef Showdown

There is just one organization in San Diego that operates a Rape Crisis Center and in 2014 this organization assisted 10,000+ victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse. If you haven’t heard of the Center for Community Solutions, you should get to know this group. The good they do in the community is often a quiet roar as they fight to be advocates of domestic violence victims, bring security and support to the victims and families and offer 24 hour aid to those who seek it.

Michelle Lerach, Chef Flor Franco, Yolanda Walther-Meade

Michelle Lerach, Chef Flor Franco, Yolanda Walther-Meade | Image by J.Dixx Photography (

CCS, as they are often referred, raises funds in the community with one of their signature fund raisers by appealing to the appetites and palates of the San Diego community through the Chef Showdown. The three Honorary Co-Chairs of the 11th Annual Chef Showdown are three of San Diego’s well-recognized, food passionaries; Michelle Lerach, Chef Flor Franco and Yolanda Selene Walther-Meade. These ladies have assured me the new format of the 2015 Chef Showdown will be one for the books!

The re-imagined chef competition will consist of ten San Diego chefs with five intense challenges to put forth for the panel of judges. With Sam Zien, better known as Sam the Cooking Guy, as the Master of Ceremonies once again, the showdown will absolutely be an entertaining one.

You may Purchase your tickets HERE!

WHERE: Port Pavilion at the Broadway Pier (MAP)

WHEN: October 29th, 2015

TIME: 5:30PM – 9PM

PRICE: $250 – $5000