SOURCE: Event Complete

July 14, 2010 15:09 ET

Giant Orange Festival "Livin' in the OC" Features Celebrity Chef Challenge, Lil Jon and The English Beat

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2010) -

WHAT: Food Network Star Adam Gertler, comedian Judy Tenuta and celebrity image consultant Daniel DiCriscio will host a Celebrity Chef Challenge with Orange County's top chefs at the Giant Orange Festival on July 17 at Orange County Great Park in Irvine. The first-ever Giant Orange Festival also features musical guests Lil Jon and The English Beat as well as specialty vendors, carnival rides for children and a wide variety of cuisine. 
WHO: Celebrity Chef Challenge participants include Chef Bert Agor (Ruth's Chris Steak House), Ken Cruz (Riptide Rockin' Sushi & Teppan Grill) and Eddy Rocq (Rocq Catering). The challenge is hosted by the "Messiah of Makeover" Daniel DiCriscio, "The Love Goddess" Judy Tenuta and "Next Food Network Star" Adam Gertler. 
  Live musical performances follow the Celebrity Chef Challenge with Lil Jon, The English Beat, Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow and others. Restaurant participants include Riptide Rockin' Sushi & Teppan Grill, The Derby Deli & Dueling Piano Bar and Wahoo's Fish Taco
WHEN: Saturday, July 17, 2010
  Noon to 11:00 p.m.; The Celebrity Chef's Challenge begins at noon.
WHERE: Orange County Great Park, Irvine
  Off the 5 freeway and Sand Canyon Road
WHY: This community event supports several Orange County-based nonprofit organizations including the Wyland Foundation, Alzheimer's Association and many others. Event supporters include OC Restaurant Association, PaQui Tequila, OC Live Magazine, Townzilla, Audi and Infinity of Mission Viejo and COX Media. 
TICKETS: General admission tickets cost $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the event. Children 12 and under free. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $60 which includes access to party pit at main stage, private VIP area with bars, seating and restrooms. Discount tickets can only be purchased online.
CONTACT: Call 949.218.0866; e-mail or visit for tickets and further information. 
MEDIA: For more information, media badges, and credential verification please contact Event Complete at 949.218.0866,
PHOTOS: Available upon request.

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