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Battle of the Chefs presented by Batta | Fulkerson on April 14 to benefit IAATK

March 28, 2019


Battle of the Chefs Presented by Batta | Fulkerson
to benefit the It's All About the Kids® Foundation 


It's also the 15th Anniversary for It's All About the Kids®, so what better way to celebrate an Anniversary than by having a Chef Battle of the Year!


Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Banker's Hill Club


Chef Aleko Achtipes of Meze and GBOD Hospitality Group


Chef Marcel Childress of Rustic Root and RMD Group




 Photo by Ivan S Harris Photography

Congrats to  Other Winners:

2019 People's Choice - Volcano Rabbit

2019 Best Taste [judged by Front Row Judges] - MEZE


For more photos, go to www.facebook.com/partyingforapurpose 


 Check out our awesome video below!  Thank you to MC Melissa Mae for being such a first class host and to DBS Productions and Promodrone for capturing the excitement! 



Battle of the Chefs is an Iron Chef-like competition where teams create 5 dishes in 1 hour.


The Chefs and their teams will cook with ingredients from 2 sources:

  • Food from the It's All About the Kids® Feed The Kids Food Pantry

  • Food, craft beer, wine, spirits from the Event Partners

Judges included Taja V. Simpson, Amber Fields of Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Arthur Q Johnson, and past competitor: Chef Christopher Gardner. 


The MC for the event is the fabulous  Melissa Mae, Arena Host and reporter for the San Diego Sockers, and professional television/multi-media co-host, commercial actress, spokesperson, lifestyle and fitness model.


Entertainment by DJ Scott Roberts with a special performance by violinist Melissa Barrison. 




Event Partners:

  • Batta | Fulkerson

  • Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

  • Arthur Q Johnson Foundation

  • FINE Magazine

  • iHeart Media

  • Local Umbrella Media

  • Meze

  • GBOD Hospitality Group

  • Rustic Root

  • RMD Group

  • El Chingon

  • St Petersburg Vodka

  • Henebery Celebrated Whiskey

  • Etching Expressions

  • Koo Koo Liquor

  • Fortaleza Tequila

  • Resident Brewing

  • Sprinkle Me Desserts

  • Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Festival

  • Volcano Rabbit

  • Sushi on A Roll

  • Ivan S Harris Photography

  • Partying for a Purpose

  • Annemarie Donaker Events

  • International Resilience Center

  • Ride Play  Rideshare Broadcast Network

  • San Delicious

  • Little Guy Designs

  • JWT Photography

  • Joya Sangria

  • Melissa Barrison Violinist

  • DJ Scott Roberts

For information on  becoming  an Event Partner,  CLICK HERE


Auction and Raffle items:

  • Living Being Well

  • San Diego Bay Cruises

  • Let’s Eat Meal Prep Company

  • Breakfast Republic

  • Henebery Spirits

  • St Petersburg Vodka

  • Point Loma Fish Shop

  • The LIttle Yoga Studio

  • Pati's Rum Cakes

  • Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Festival

  • Hot Seat Salon


    Valley View Casino & Resort

And Autographed memorabilia from Charity Fundraising

100% of the proceeds of the event will be donated to the It's All About the Kids® Feed The Kids Food Pantry.


Banker's Hill Club is located at 3030 Front Street, San Diego 92103. Free Parking. Please do not drink and drive. Dress to Impress.


For the event Press Release, CLICK HERE




























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