The Great Taste Magazine March April 2015 issue is here with a hearty introduction to Lost Car Chef Apparel!

Inside the issue we are highlighting style in the kitchen and we’ll introduce you to some chefs that have it. Discover the cheese and produce of the month, also with craft beer booming over these past years we give you tips on pouring it into appropriate glassware. Get to know new talent Chef Charlie McKenna with an award-winning BBQ and Southern style he’s cooking up in the OC. Also, join us in celebrating the anniversaries of the restaurants mentioned in our issue, including El Ranchito, Five Crowns, and El Amerikano.

Our front cover features Chef Carlos Garcia, the creator and owner of Lost Car his chef apparel company. After twenty years of cooking he decided that it was time for a change, he traded his kitchen tools and started designing a line of chef apparel. Garcia’s mission behind his coats is to bring style and comfort to all chefs. His coats are created to move with you, by taking away the loose fitof the everyday chef coat. With his coats you can walk outside of the kitchen looking just as presentable as the food you are serving. Inside the issue, Garcia also gives his recipe for Lost Car Chef Coats.

James Wood, owner of Outlaw Bar Consulting, gives tips on crafting creative mixed drinks. Wood opens up about his approach to creating the perfect beverage and food pairing with SOCIAL Costa Mesa Chef Jeff Boullt.

Sommelier Jorn Kleinhans discloses how companies have quickly been realizing that wine knowledge and the related culinary polish enables their client facing staff to be better social hosts. The Wine Elite Sommelier Company is providing educational, team building opportunities to companies who want their staff to becomemore sociable in the topic of wine to their guest in the restaurant.

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.

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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.

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