Great Taste Magazine 2014 Jan/Feb Issue, include televised Chefs Bradley Martin, Joe Youkhan of the Tasting Spoon and Jason Quinn of The Playground.

Televised cooking competitions pave the way to fame for some and provide an opportunity to cross off a dream from buckets lists for others. If you have ever watched a cooking show, you know that they are dolled up with pretty lights, perfect judges and what we all love best-steamy competition. The chefs in this issue, including the likes of Bradley Martin of the Riverside Convention Center; Joe Youkhan of the Tasting Spoon and Jason Quinn of The Playground, bust these myths to pieces. Shooting days are long, cast members are sequestered and, not to mention, the cameras that follow you everywhere. It’s an arduous process that is equally fulfilling both to the careers and personal lives of participants.

Did you know the Riverside Convention Center has recently undergone a renovation totaling over 40 million dollars? Compete with expansive conference rooms and the expertise of new Executive Chef Bradley Martin, every penny is sure to prove well worth it.

What is your New Year’s resolution? Are you determined to stay fit and healthy, but fear the bland and undesirable diet change that getting in shape alludes to? In this issue’s Sur Le Menu we’ve scoped out the most delectable places around the OC that serve the best of both worlds-nutritious and delicious. “If it tastes good, you won’t think about it being good for you,” says Joe Martinez, Chef de Cuisine at Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen-we couldn’t have said it any better!

You can’t talk about focusing on new and fresh beginnings and not mention drinks! Casey Dion, resident bartender and craft cocktail specialist at The Blind Pig in Rancho Santa Margarita mixes up a healthy “Sword and the Rose” cocktail to slash the assumption that drinks are on the “no, no” list when being health conscious.

Great Taste Magazine 2009 Spring 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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Teri Willliams
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Teri Williams
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Chef Bradley Martin

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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