Grab your Great Taste Magazine 2015 July August Issue issue today! Get your smartphones ready, discover ways to style your food and follow tips for social.

Featured on the cover is Chef Mark McDonald, owner of Old Vine Cafe. Discover what sparked his passion for cooking and where his sources of inspiration come from. Read our Master Chef Helene An interview on her two invitations to present at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City, and hosting a Friends of ‘James Beard’ benefit dinner at AnQi at South Coast Plaza.

Discover our Cheese Pick of the Month and our Produce Pick of the Month and find out why they should be added to your grocery list. Get to know new talent Andrew Monterrosa, Executive Chef at TAPS Fish House & Brewery in Irvine. Celebrate with us the anniversary of The Westin South Coast Plaza, Mozambique, and Cucina Enoteca.

We have some delicious recipes for you to impress your friends with including the recipe for the salad on the front cover. In our issue find out our recommendation of wines and discover which cocktails are great for the summertime. James Wood also gives his cocktail recipe to help you cool off for the final months of summer. As you cook up these taste creations, practice the photo tips we have provided you in our issue.

Take a look at a couple food presentation books we advise you to check out, they can come in handy for the I’ve Got Great Taste photo contest held till the end of September. For our contest share your best food photography with us for the chance to win $1000 in prizes. After reading our food photography articles you have a better chance of winning, go out there with our magazine and start snapping!

Great Taste Magazine 2015 July August 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 Mark McDonald
Mark McDonald
Old Vine Cafe
2937 Bristol St A102
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 545-1411
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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