The Holidays are upon us and we’re celebrating by bringing all the news you crave featuring Chef Eddie Garcia in our Great Taste Magazine 2014 Nov/Dec Issue.

Sneak a peak at this issue’s cheese and produce picks and check out The Spice Rack to get Chef Gabriel Caliendo’s two cents about chai. In terms of our favorite dishes this season, we’re all about salmon! We give you the word on all the best salmon dishes in OC hotspots, from Haven Gastropub to TAPS Fish House. Rather stay in and eat salmon in your own home? Luckily, we have for you a delicious recipe for a Skuna Bay Salmon Salad from Chef Eddie Garcia of the Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar. Want to know more about Chef Garcia? Learn all about him and hear all about his favorite dishes and ingredients to work with in this issue’s Chef de Cuisine piece! And he’s not the only chef we’re introducing you to this issue is packed with information on new talented faces in the OC food industry.

If industry news has you buzzing, check out our take on the rise of Fast-Casual dining. It’s a movement you want to hear about! Another trend we’re excited about is late-night happy hour deals. They seem to be popping up everywhere good for all the night owl foodies. Check out “Later Baby” for a bunch of after-9pm dining options in your area to satisfy those after-hour cravings! We’ve talked a lot about food, but what about drinks? This issue, we’re diving into mixology and hearing from James Wood about the art and science of making the perfect craft cocktail. Reading about the “mixing revolution” might inspire you, so we’ve included instructions for a Traditional Mai Tai. That’s one “tradition” we’ll keep!

Great Taste Magazine 2014 Nov/Dec 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.

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Chef Eddie Garcia

Eddie Garcia

Wyndham Hotel Avenue of the Arts
3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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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