The Golden Chef Series presented by Fisher & Paykel and DCS is part of the exciting line-up of pre-events for the highly anticipated Golden Foodie Awards

[Orange County, Calif.] ---- On September 25, 2016 the 2016 Golden Foodie Awards will return to the Fairmont Newport Beach with Food Network personality, Simon Majumdar back as Master of Ceremonies. Orange County's culinary event-of-the-year celebrates restaurants, food, drinks and chefs in 24 categories with a people's choice vote. The grand red carpet event includes: incredible food and drink stations from the region's most innovative culinary minds, an over-the-top awards ceremony, followed by an evening under the stars after party.

Now in its fifth year of celebrating great food and drink by great people, the Golden Foodie Awards kicks off the season of gold with the Golden Chef Series. This year's Golden Chef Series presented by Fisher & Paykel and DCS will kick-off with four chef demonstrations at the Irvine Spectrum. The series will take place near the Big Wheel. Chefs will be cooking on world class kitchens by Fisher & Paykel and DCS. This years series features Irvine Spectrum chefs and eateries demonstrating how to prepare their signature dishes.

Guests can enjoy a VIP seat to watch the experience for $25 per person with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Golden Rule Charity. There are four demonstrations scheduled, two in May and two in June, the schedule is listed below. Seating is limited to just 40 seats, however these demos encourage everyone to join us as there is plenty of space. There will be TV screens and high top tables for all guest to enjoy the demos as well as fresh fruit provided by Melissa's Produce free of charge.

The Golden Chef Series will be hosted by Wing Lam, TV personality and co-founder of Wahoo's Fish Taco's, along with co-host Charlie Plummer.

May 7, 2016 Chef Sarah Daniels, Del Frisco's Grille &
Chef Anthony Endy, Paul Martin's American Grill

May 21, 2016 Chef Vince Carino, Umami Burger &
Chef Byron Generalao, Dave & Buster's

June 4, 2016 Executive Chef Joe Magnanelli, CUCINA enoteca Irvine &
Casey Reinhardt, Casey's Cupcakes

June 18, 2016 Chef Josh LaQuet, Brio Tuscan Grille &
Chef Alejandro Benes, Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

NOTE: There will be a live broadcast of The Fork Report with Neil Saavedra at the May 7th demonstration. Come out and watch the demo and see the KFI crew in action!

About the Golden Foodie Awards
The Golden Foodie Awards are the People's Choice Food Awards, food unites us all and the GFA's celebrates that unity. Created to celebrate extraordinary culinary talent, the Golden Foodies harness the collective power of the "Food Loving" community to recognize local excellence and celebrate with an incredible red carpet gala.