Culinary Fight Club, The Seafood Showdown Finale 2017


Culinary Fight Club, The Seafood Showdown Finale 2017 took place at Mi Cielo Restaurant in the city of Downey. The competition composed of 4 male chefs and 1 female was fierce! Check this video and watch every chef being interviewed, revealing some of their amazing cooking secrets. The event was full of music, drinks and beautiful guests! Don’t miss the end to see who won the competition.

CPC News Today had the pleasure to cover this incredible event. We tasted the amazing beer from China Tsingtao, one of the event’s sponsors, and it is the best beer we have ever tasted! Thank you Sidney Garcia and Richard Yang. Also a big shout to Chef Mario Medina for his hospitality as well as Culinary Fight Club for creating an awesome event! And of course, a big thanks to the beautiful, talented and charismatic Jazmine Harvel for great interviews!

About Mi Cielo:

Mi Cielo Restaurant & Rooftop Lounge is located in the beautiful downtown Downey area in the City of Downey, California. Mi Cielo is the newest addition to the downtown strip and the one and only Rooftop Lounge in the city. The elegant dinning area is available for reservations and walk-ins. Our private Del Rosario room is available for business meetings and special events. Mi Cielo is the place to indulge in signature craft cocktails, grass-fed prime steak and access to the rooftop lounge to enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding community.

This historical site was once the place of a first story masonry building built in 1889. Now buttressed by two massive staircases and brick walls, the restaurant will prove to be your next favorite. Here you will bask in wonderful Mediterranean-like weather while sipping a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne or outstanding Opus One Red Wine.

About Tsingtao Beer:

Tsingtao has been brewing beer for more than 100 years. Our brewmasters began their work in the ancient village of Qingdao with the goal of crafting a beer that pleased imperial tastes. The brew of dynasties, Tsingtao secured an enduring place at the tables of emperor feasts. Guests enjoyed its knack for complementing the cuisine – and its ability to add to the festivities.

With a commitment to quality and a respect for tradition, Tsingtao has become the number one beer in China – and the number one Chinese beer in America. Pleasure and perfection are timeless pursuits – and we continue to pursue both. Celebrate with us… and #LiveImperial.

About Culinary Fight Club:

Culinary Fight Club is a national organization that hosts live cooking competitions. At each event, attendees watch as contestants from home cooks to executive chefs race for their pantry in 45 seconds. Contestants get to choose from 15 provided ingredients. From there, contestants have 60 minutes to create the most gourmet dish that represents their take on our monthly theme. The audience and judges vote and decide on a winning dish.

Aside from being an incredibly fun event, Culinary Fight Club events exclusively give back to the 501(c) (3) non profit organization Fight2Feed, an organization that partners top restaurants with food trucks to provide service and support to hungry men, women and children in our communities.

About El Coraloense Restaurant:

El Coraloense opened in 2007 and is located in sunny Bell Gardens, CA. Since then, two of the Curie children have studies at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, CA, with externships abroad in Prague. With two culinary degrees under their belts, and the family reunited, El Coraloense has been serving both traditional and quality interpretations of classic Mexican marisco dishes.

The restaurant remains true to its roots, while striving to break the mold with modern techniques and flavors. With Chef Parents, Leo and Maria hailing from Nayarit and Sinaloa, you can be sure to always expect bold, fresh flavors.

About Rondeno Culinary Designs:

Chef Ryan Rondeno has a passion for French, Italian and Regional American Cuisine. Daily he introduces his clients to new cuisine with his focus on local, sustainable cuisine with a strong emphasis on bold flavors. Chef Rondeno continues to revamp his own style of cooking with the love of New Orleans cuisine and fresh California flavors.

About The Catch Restaurant:

The Catch is located in the epi-center of Orange County’s sports and entertainment venues of Angels Stadium, The Grove of Anaheim, and Honda Center. The comfortably upscale restaurant features the finest in fresh seafood, USDA prime steaks and table-side service of classics, such as Caesar Salad , Sizzling Hamachi Sashimi, and guest favorite Liquid Nitrogen Seasonal Sorbet served to order and prepared table-side. The Catch excels in spirits, beer and wine offerings, featuring award-winning ales and lagers from sister restaurant TAPS Fish House & Brewery, alongside a selection of local and hard-to-find craft beers on draft. Additionally, The Catch offers a Game Day Menu during Angels baseball season. All can be enjoyed while watching one of the 14 LCD televisions in the spacious bar-lounge or wraparound patio with roaring fire pit.

About Sonoma Grill:

When you’re in the mood for some great contemporary Southern California Wine Bistro cuisine at a good price, be sure to enjoy the Sonoma Grill in the DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Norwalk hotel. The restaurant is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine at an affordable price. The menu at Sonoma Grill was created to showcase great food, coupled with a delightful wine list from California and features only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, with something sure to please every member of your group.

About Designer Sonia Ete:

Couturier Celebrity Designer Sonia Eté has an accomplished educational background with degrees in Fashion Design from l’École Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode, (ESMOD, France); Gemology; Graphic Design; and Kuk Jae Fashion Institute in Korea. She has built a creative network by working with Master Embroidery Designer François Lesage (France); Couturier Designers Christian Lacroix and Azzedine Alaïa (France); SAGA Fur International (Denmark); Guess Handbags; Harley Davidson; Entertainer Ed Mc Mahon and Pam Mc Mahon; Aaron and Candy Spelling; London Underground (England); Harry Winston and Swarovski Crystal among others. Her myriad awards encompass Bob Mackie, and Debut Mattel France pour Barbie.


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