Chefs will be sizzling under the hot California sun this weekend at the Giant Orange Festival in Irvine, California
. A celebrity
chef challenge hosted by Food
Network star Adam Gertler (shown at right), comedienne Judy Tenuta and celebrity image consultant Daniel DiCriscio will be held at noon on Saturday July 17. Celebrity Chef Challenge participants include Chef Bert Agor (Ruth's Chris Steak House
), Ken Cruz (Riptide Rockin' Sushi & Teppan Grill) and Eddy Rocq (Rocq Catering). Live musical performances follow the Celebrity Chef Challenge with Lil Jon, The English Beat, Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow and others.
The event supports several Orange County-based nonprofit organizations including the Wyland Foundation, Alzheimer's Association and many others. General admission tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the event. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $60 which includes access to party pit at main stage, private VIP area with bars, seating and restrooms (and hopefully some shade, it's going to be a hot one).