Taste Of Mesa



Taste of Mesa April 6, 2017

Cook Off!

Cook off

Thursday · April 6, 2017 · 5:30pm


“Taste of Mesa” is a fiery culinary competition pitting celebrity chefs against culinary students and alumni at San Diego Mesa College.

No foodie should miss this event! The fundraiser, benefitting the Culinary Arts Program, will feature local celebrity chefs and showcase Culinary Outlook, Mesa College’s newest state-of-the-art kitchen and on-campus restaurant.

Kevin Templeton Executive Chef Barley Mash

Kevin Templeton

Executive Chef, Barleymash

Cook off
Maeve Founder Sugar and Scribe


Founder, Sugar and Scribe

Guests will enjoy internationally-inspired cuisine, locally sourced herbs and vegetables, and witness three cook-off competitions between chefs, alumni and students, which will include an advanced baking team. This fun-filled evening includes tastings, tours and opportunities to win prizes and bid on silent auction items.


Tickets for the Taste of Mesa

$25 for students $50 General Admissions $125 for VIP

VIP ticketholders are invited to judge the culinary competitions, watch the celebrity chef competition, receive a culinary gift bag and be publicly acknowledged on the VIP Wall of Fame.  Proceeds from “Taste of Mesa” will benefit the culinary arts and will be used to purchase ingredients and supplies that will help train students and prepare them to become valued employees in San Diego’s highly-rated service industry. 


Sponsorship opportunities are available at many levels. All sponsors will be featured at the event, recognized on the annual Culinary Donor Wall, and receive VIP tickets.

For more information, contact Tonya Whitfield at twhitfie@sdccd.edu.


Prizes and silent auction items include

  • Private dinner for 8 by French Gourmet Chef Michel, valued at over $800
  • Torrey Pines Hilton Accommodations, valued at over $250
  • Safari Park Family 4-pack of tickets, valued at over $250
  • Champagne Brunch for 4 with a home kit of champagne with crystal glasses, mix and whisk, valued at over $250
  • US GRANT hotel stay, valued at $150
  • Pancake House Gift Card
  • Islands Gift Card
  • BJ's Restaraunt Gift Card
  • PF Changs Gift Card
  • Urban Cafe GIft Card
  • Sardina's Italian Gift Card
  • Cheesecake Factory Gift Card
  • Disneyland Tickets
  • San Diego Zoo Passes
  • Moonshine Flats Gift Card

Additional prizes and auction items to be announced.