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By Jeff Pack
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Crowd favorites, new contenders ready for Oak Grove's So-Cal Chef Open

Murrieta nonprofit school introduced chefs, judges at media event


Last updated 8/17/2018 at 9:54am

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Master Chef Ferdinand Metz addresses the competitors in the So-Cal Chef Open during a media event, hosted Aug. 1, at Fazeli Cellars Winery. Standing with Metz are fellow judges and chefs Ronnel Capacia and Leah Di Bernardo as well as Oak Grove Center CEO Tammy Wilson.

Oak Grove Center unveiled the full lineup of chefs, at a media event Aug. 1, who will be competing in the 11th annual So-Cal Chef Open, Aug. 27, in the Grand Ballroom at Pechanga Resort Casino.

"We're really fortunate to see this event catapult itself within the Temecula Valley region to not only experience that, but see how the farm-to-table and slow food movement has really intertwined itself within the culinary," So-Cal Chef Open judge and E.A.T. founder and Executive Chef Leah Di Bernardo said.

Di Bernardo introduced two judges in attendance who will have the daunting challenge of scr...

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