Great Taste Magazine’s July/August 2016 issue is hot off the press. Tap into OC’s unfolding trend toward integrating age old traditions with a contemporary flare.

Featured on the cover is Chef Marco Zapien, owner of Zapien’s Salsa Grill and Taqueria – Pico Rivera. Explore his journey as a chef and how greatly his family has impacted his cooking. Plus: a signature recipe for chile rellenos.

Meet our New Talents: Chef de Cuisine at Watertable, Peter Lai; Stonehill Tavern’s Executive Chef Alan Mardonovich; and Exective Chef at Bistango, Tim Doolittle.

This issue highlights the growing movement in farm-fresh cuisine. Discover how “minimally processed” foods benefit your body; and why Chef Gabriel Caliendo savors the intimacy of the Chef’s Table.

Dive into Chef Arthur Gonzalez’ new experience as a licensed First Receiver and see how this pioneer sheds light on the importance of sustainability in the food industry.

Learn how to host an in-home wine tasting as wine expert, Sonya Kelson, dishes up delicious pairings that will illuminate any discerning palate.

Our Cheese Pick of the Month can be used in a variety of savory dishes and our Produce Pick of the Month is a crispy fruit that can be tossed in salad or adorned atop a fresh, summer drink.

This issue unearths the spicy origins of the classic Michelada and Bloody Mary; reveals the “old world” process of dry-aging beef; and highlights the inclinations toward a healthier, tastier and more viable culinary experience.

Great Taste Magazine July/August 2016 issue covers the restaurants, industry pro tips and recipes.

Check back for more articles, recipes and end of Summer events. If the mailman doesn’t bring your copy soon, let us know.

Chef Marco Zapien
Chef Marco Zapien
Zapien’s Salsa Grill
6702 Rosemead Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Great Taste Magazine 2016 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 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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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.

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