2014 Sept/Oct Issue features The Iron Press and other Orange County Restaurants where you can find the perfect Bites & Brews.

For these next couple of months, we are featuring beverages of all kinds, from alcoholic brews to coffee and even punch – very festive for the upcoming holidays! We have highlighted the favorite beer and food pairings of various industry professionals and restaurateurs, including Leonard Chan of The Iron Press, Executive Chef Aaron Anderson of Harlow’s Fine Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails and Frankie Stefano, the owner and Executive Chef at Stefano’s. In the spirit of the holiday season, we have a how-to on “Ditchin’ the Kitchen” about utilizing to-go options for your festive feast. Whether you’re a professional or an everyday foodie, we offer ways of making your holidays less about preparation and more about connection. Likewise, James Wood, Owner of Outlaw Beer Consulting, introduces us to two famous punches that will add something special to any upcoming Halloween parties! The essentiality of gaining repeat customers is discussed in our Sommelier Perspective by Sommelier Kleinhans. We also reached out to out-of-town friend Tim Curry, the owner and roaster at Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee in Nevada, to hear his ideas and stories about restaurateurs developing proprietary coffee blends for their business. To focus on the trending topic of restaurant sustainability, we talk with Chef and Proprietor Lindsay Smith-Rosales of Nirvana Grille and gain her professional insight. Lastly, to spread awareness and support for Breast Cancer, this issue features an array of pink products that are sure to brighten up your kitchen and add a little whimsy to your life. And for those who go straight to the recipe, this issue features a delicious vegan key lime mousse topped with wild blueberry rosemary compote from Certified Food Healer Susan Irby. So, tune in and grab your copy to enjoy all this as well as our current cheese and produce picks!

Great Taste Magazine 2014 Sept/Oct 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.

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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