Great Taste Magazine 2009 Jan/Feb Issue features Chef Noe Lorenzana and culinary news, tips, recommendations and recipes from Orange County restaurant chefs.

Azmin Ghahreman Sapphire Laguna teamed up with Miracles for Kids and other local donors to deliver holiday baskets to families in need through the Basket of Miracles program. Over 160 custom baskets were made during the holidays. Mia and Alessandro Pirozzi Cucina Alessa prepared dinner for 150 residents.

The Newport Rib Company donated cash to 25 local-area schools and charities in their 25 Days of Charity event to commemorate their 25 years anniversary. These are just a few restaurateurs that gave back, many more can be read about in the magazine! The giving back does not stop there. In January, The Orange County Wine and Food Center in Costa Mesa hosted Cooking for a Cause.

Cooking for a Cause was developed to offer Chefs and Restaurateurs a creative outlet where they could join together to raise funds with Culinary Action Direct, a nonprofit organization organized by Chefs to give back to Orange County. Make sure you do not miss this issue – the spirit of giving is contagious!

Great Taste Magazine 2009 Jan/Feb Issue covers the restaurants and the professionals with resources, recipes, beautiful photos and many tasty tidbits. Great Taste Magazine, the premiere connection to all the key decision makers in our local Southern California restaurant industry. Each month our 15 year-old full-color trade publication reaches thousands of the area’s top restaurant owners, general managers, executive chefs and buyers. Take a tour through the magazine. Each issue features a restaurant and local chef, and is packed with the timeliest information, critical operational tips and other industry news important to our readers.

Update! Even in these tough economic times, it’s clear our readers still have Great Taste! We’re happy to announce that our circulation has increased and we’d like to thank each and every one of our readers for helping make Great Taste Magazine the go-to source for Orange County restaurant information.

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Chef de Cuisine
Noe Lorenzana
Embassy Suites
Teri Willliams
Editor in Chief
Teri Williams

Teri Williams has her finger on the pulse of the local hospitality industry like no one else. Fifteen years as editor and publisher of Orange County’s only hospitality trade magazine combined with her consultancy for the non-profit sector and her public relations expertise give Williams a far-reaching, varied and unique perspective of the industry. Besides her esteemed Great Taste publication, she has extensive experience in the travel industry (retail agent and wholesale), event planning and volunteerism. Williams has contacts around the globe in the restaurant, hotel, media and travel trades. She has also been applauded for her enthusiastic charity work and has chaired numerous chef, food and wine events on behalf of local non-profit organizations, for which she has helped garner more than $1 million in donations through the years. Known for her unflagging enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit, can do attitude and joie de vivre, Williams is a constant presence and authority on the OC culinary and hospitality scene.

Great Taste would not exist without our enthusiastic and generous contributors, which is why we want to turn the spotlight on them! We’ve got chefs and students, teachers and experts – so read on to meet the wonderful people that write for your pleasure. They all have Great Taste!

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