Great Taste Magazine Jan|Feb 2017 issue is Hot Off the Press! Starting the year off right, we’re highlighting the

ways the Orange County Restaurant Industry gives back and engages with the community. From food banks to fundraising events, OC has been making its stamp upon the philanthropy world. Discover the many ways your restaurant can get involved and kick off the new year by showing some love.

Inside is an OC guide to eating healthy with a focus on vegetarian cuisine. Featured on the cover is the Crimson Beet Tartare by Chef Craig Strong of Studio at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach. It’s easy to marvel at such masterful innovation and we’ve included Chef Craig’s recipe just for you.

With the consumer dial trending toward more healthy-conscious eaters, this cuisine is here to stay. Check out how several OC restaurants are changing up the menus with more vegetarian options.

Add our Produce and Cheese Picks of the Month to your healthy dining list. They’ll both delight and surprise you in their richness.

And save some room for indulging in high quality beverages as well. Our contributors illuminate the ways in which the wine and whisky industry sooth and inspire the palate.

Your restaurant can serve as inspiration to your employees as well. Learn how technology can aid in operational activities and set the floor for better interactions between employees.

This issue, we’re celebrating OC restaurants gearing their efforts toward a more sustainable environment by getting involved and promoting a strong neighborhood. Explore how many restaurants are investing in their community and serving as a jumping off point for making an impact.

Check back for more articles, recipes and inclusions. If the mailman doesn’t bring yours soon, let us know.

Great Taste Magazine 2017 January February 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 16 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
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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