Top Chef ‘Restaurant Wars’ At Animae

On Sunday August 1, you can experience the culinary magic of ‘Restaurant Wars’ as seen on Bravo’s “Top Chef” when four cheftestants from Season 18 of “Top Chef” reimagine their ‘Restaurant Wars’ menu for a one-night-only special charity dinner at Animae!

In collaboration with Un-Plated by Sabrina Medora and Cooking With Friends by Chef Shota Nakajima, the ticketed dinner, Un-Plated Presents Kokoson, will benefit World Central Kitchen, founded by Chef José Andrés.


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James Beard semi-finalist Chef Shota Nakajima (Taku, Seattle), Chef Jamie Tran (Black Sheep, Las Vegas), James Beard semi-finalist Chef Maria Mazon (BOCA Tacos,Tucson), and Chef Byron Gomez (7908 Aspen, Aspen) of “Top Chef” will be presenting an Asian and Latin-American inspired multi-course meal inspired by Kokoson, the chefs’ winning concept for ‘Restaurant Wars’ as seen on Season 18 of “Top Chef.”


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In the classic style that Un-Plated by Sabrina Medora is nationally renowned for, the event will feature the chefs’ stories as dishes get served, giving all the guests the feeling of a personal touch and insider experience. The dinner begins at 5PM with an amuse bouche from Chef Tara Monsod of Animae and is followed by seven additional courses from the Top Chef Kokoson team,

Benefiting World Central Kitchen

Dinner tickets are priced at $350 per person including wine, with a portion of proceeds donated to World Central Kitchen, whose mission is to provide meals to people in need in times of crisis and beyond.

For those looking for the VIP experience, forty VIP tickets priced at $500, which include the dinner and access to the exclusive chef-attended after-party, bites from Chef Tara Monsod of Animae, cocktails, and a conversation moderated by national food writer Sabrina Medora on what it’s like to compete on “Top Chef,” run a restaurant in the middle of the pandemic, and more.


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Seating is limited to 120 guests total and tickets can be purchased here starting Monday, June 28.

See you there….and stay healthy, San Diego!

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