‘The Big Cheese’ Grilled Cheese Festival & Competition Returns to Orange County – Monday, April 20‘The Big Cheese’ Grilled Cheese Festival & Competition Returns to Orange CountyMonday, April 20thProvisions Market and OC Baking Company Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month with fellow OC Chefs and ProAm Challenger in a Grilled Cheese CompetitionOrange, CA (April 2015) – In celebration of National Grilled Cheese Month in April, Provisions Market and OC Baking Company will join forces to once again host The Big Cheese, Orange County’s grilled cheese festival and competition. Event Co-Founder Chef Greg Daniels and his fellow OC Chefs will compete for the title of “The Big Cheese” on Monday, April 20th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.at Provisions Market (143 N. Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866).
All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to You Are Special, a local nonprofit that operates a food pantry to feed the hungry in the Orange community.
OC Baking Company Master Baker Dean Kim will supply locally produced freshly baked bread to the competing chefs, who will present their own spin on the classic grilled cheese sandwich that festival attendees will sample and then vote on will be posted on The Big Cheese Ticket Page in the coming days.
This year, the professional chefs will be joined by one ProAm competitor who will be selected by event organizers in an Instagram contest. To enter, the public must create and present an original grilled cheese creation on Instagram and use the hashtag #thebigcheese2015 by Thursday, April 16th. The winning entry will be announced Friday, April 17th and the ProAm contender for “The Big Cheese” will participate in the festival on Monday, April 20th.“We created this event to unite our local chefs and engage them in a lighthearted competition,” commented Chef Greg Daniels, who, along with Partner Wil Dee, owns Haven Gastropub and Provisions Market in Old Towne Orange. “Now in our second year, we’re focused on taking this event, which revolves around something as simple as Grilled Cheese, and using it as a vehicle to give back to our local community, which has been so good to us.”Tickets for the event will go ON SALE MONDAY, APRIL 6TH AT 10AM PT and must be purchased for $45 in advance (will include limited tasters of select craft beer) through Universe at http://www.universe.com/thebigcheese. This event will be limited to 100 guests (tickets will be sold at the door, if capacity permits).ABOUT YOU ARE SPECIAL (YAS):
You Are Special is a local nonprofit devoted to feeding the hungry in the Orange community. YAS does not charge any fee of any kind for anything, and it is not supported by government grants. YAS operates a food pantry that distributes food and other products directly to those in need, usually on an emergency or short-term basis. For more information about You Are Special, visit http://youarespecial.org/.ABOUT OC BAKING COMPANY
Artisan Baker/Owner Dean Kim brings handcrafted artisan breads to the finest restaurants and specialty shops in Orange County. Kim’s inspired approach to baking, passion for his craft and quality ingredients has earned him a reputation as the region’s most sought-after baker.Master Baker Kim leads a team of talented artisan bakers who are dedicated to baking only the finest artisan bread for their clientele.
The majority of the OC Baking Company team has been working together for more than a decade and has consistently provided excellent customer service and has produced the finest in artisan breads. For more information on OC Baking Company, visit http://ocbakingco.com/.
ABOUT PROVISIONS MARKET
Provisions Market features a tasting room, bottle shop and specialty market with more than 400 bottled craft beers for retail purchase, alongside 30 rotating beers on tap to complement those of its neighboring Haven Gastropub. In addition, Provisions features a deep selection of wine, for both in-house consumption and retail purchase. Provisions offers a selection of more than 60 cheeses, charcuterie, fresh breads, deli sandwiches, open-faced “toasts,” and prepared foods.Provisions Market is located at 143 N. Glassell Street in Old Towne Orange. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday. For more information, visit http://www.provisionsmarkets.com.