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Chef Throwdown

You are invited to be a part of an unforgettable evening of epicurean splendor showcasing the talents of over 25 of the best chefs from San Diego and Baja at the annual Chef Throwdown on Friday, September 22nd from 6:00 to 11:30 PM at the legendary Hotel del Coronado, benefitting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The progressive evening will bring together local fashionable foodies awarding a ‘People’s Choice’ and a Culinary Council of celebrity top chefs and food critics, awarding the Chef Flor Franco Awards for Culinary Excellence. Last year’s judges included Richard Sandoval, Troy Johnson, Sam-the-Cooking-Guy, Claudia Sandoval and Brian Malarkey.

Neighborhood: Coronado

Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

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Date & Time

Sep 22, 2017
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM


Starting at $250


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• Choice of first tier entrée • 3 courses - $40
• Choice of second tier entrée • 3 courses - $50
• Add bottomless champagne - $10
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• Complimentary parking for 3 hours
• Outdoor seating with coastal views
• Semi private tables based on availability
• Full bar available

Please email Marco Yanez at for Eat, Drink and Be Merry Holiday Lunch reservations.

To see the Eat, Drink and Be Merry Menu visit our Website or Facebook Event Page.


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Date: Monday, December 25, 2017

Location: Mission Bay Ballroom with spectacular views overlooking Mission Bay

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Price: $54 Adults | $25 Children (5-11) | Free (under 5)



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