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Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation

May 17, 2015

General Admission: $200
3:00pm - 6:00pm

VIP Admission: $275
3:00pm - 8:00pm

Montage Laguna Beach

30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California


Set on the oceanfront bluff at Studio, with sweeping panoramas of the Pacific Ocean and striking Craftsman-style architecture, Montage Laguna Beach is the ideal choice for a an afternoon of delicious food, wine, and specialty cocktails.

Last year's chef line-up included:


Craig Strong, Studio at Montage, Laguna Beach-CA

Lee Smith,  Montage, Laguna Beach-CA


 Shirley Chung, Twenty Eight Restaurant and Lounge, Irvine, CA

 David Coleman, Chianina Steakhouse, Long Beach, CA

Ben Ford, Fords Filling Station, Los Angeles, CA

Waylynn Lucas, (fonuts), Los Angeles, CA

 Ari Taymor, Alma, Los Angeles, CA

   Marcel Vigneron, Beefsteak, Los Angeles, CA



Proceeds locally benefit the Community Action Partnership of Orange County and Second Harvest Orange County Food Bank. Both organizations are fighting to end childhood hunger in Orange County.





Host Chefs



Craig Strong

Executive Chef, Studio at Montage Laguna Beach


Lee Smith

Pastry Chef, Montage Laguna Beach





2015 Guest Chefs






David Coleman

Executive Chef, Michael's Restaurant Group, Long Beach, CA

































Beneficiaries 2015

  • Community Action Partnership of Orange County: CAPOC changes peoples lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live.The agency cares about the entire community, and is dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
  • Second Harvest Orange County Food Bank: Founded by the Council of Orange, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Food Bank began providing food for the hungry in October 1983 in Orange, under the leadership of Dan Harney. In 2007, the Food Bank moved to a new facility in Irvine on the old El Toro Marine Base, more than doubling its capacity to meet the needs of Orange County's hungry during the most difficult economic times since the Great Depression. In 2012, the Food Bank became an independent 501c3 corporation. Since its founding, the Food Bank has provided more than 272 million pounds of donated and surplus food to local charities.


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