The Golden Foodie Awards Reveals Its 2013 Presenters

This sold out event will celebrate the premier restaurants in Orange County.

Newport Beach, CA, September 19, 2013 --( The Golden Foodie Awards is delighted to announce its 2013 Presenters. On September 29, during a sold out show at The Fairmont Newport Beach, an array of renowned Orange County luminaries will gather to award the winners of over 25 categories and indulge in the best food and libations in Orange County.

The 2013 Presenters are comprised of cuisine connoisseurs such as Food Network’s Duff Goldman and Neil Saavedra, host of the Fork Report, Orange County personalities Real Housewives Heather Dubrow and Vicki Gunvalson, Tim Ryan of the Anaheim Ducks and Dennis Kuhl, chairman of the Los Angeles Angels. The Golden Foodie Awards is also proud to announce as a presenter, Wing Lam of Wahoo’s Fish Taco who was recently featured on ABC’s Secret Millionaire. Although he was able to indulge in Southern cuisine while aiding Gulf Oil Spill victims in Alabama, Lam believes The Golden Foodie Awards reveals how the sumptuous foodie culture in Orange County may be the next big thing.

“The food scene is blowing up in the OC! Just check out the celebrity chefs and restaurateurs at The Golden Foodie Awards. You’ll see why Orange County has become known for its food scene,” said Lam.

Before the event, guests will be greeted with decadent Patron and Chambord cocktails, led on the red carpet to the outdoor garden full of lavish food and drinks, mingle to the rich jazz melodies of Nancy Sanchez, and enjoy illusions by Kiyan before taking their seats for the show.

The red carpet affair will kick off with over 15 delectable foodie stations and tantalizing libations. Guests will imbibe in tray passed Patron cocktails and red and white wines by La Crema and Jackson Estates. Ritual Brewing is pleased to unveil the Golden Foodie Ale created exclusively for the Awards event. This lively, effervescent golden ale was inspired by Orange County’s shimmering coastal sunset and emulates aromas of ripe banana, prickly pear and tropical spices, allowing it to perfectly pair with an array of cuisines.

During the Awards ceremony in the Fairmont Newport Beach ballroom, guests will indulge in an abundance of desserts while enjoying the show. Kean Coffee will be available to caffeinate and then rehydrate with the sweet taste of Hawaiian Springs Water, one of the worlds finest natural waters, while enjoying the engaging entertainment of the Awards show with host and acclaimed comedian Frances Dilorinzo. Immediately following the performance, guests will enjoy an after party filled with intoxicating beats by DJ Cre-8 and extravagant libations including a Patron muddle bar and igloo with Patron-infused ice cream sandwiches.

About Golden Foodie Awards
The Golden Foodie Awards is a red carpet culinary awards show celebrating the best in local food, restaurants and chefs. The Golden Foodie Awards season launches annually in spring with a calendar of special foodie events at restaurants and venues throughout the county leading up to the main Awards night gala in September at The Fairmont Newport Beach. Sponsors: Fairmont Newport Beach, Sub-Zero Wolf, Melissa's Produce, Celebrity Cruises, Groupon, Patron Tequila, Chambord Vodka, Kéan Coffee, Sadie Rose Baking Company, The District at Tustin Legacy, Open Table, Code 4 Media, The ACE Agency, La Crema Wine, Aloha SDCR, Ritual Brewing and Casey's Cupcakes.

Media Sponsors: Orange Coast Magazine, Socal PBS, 95.5 KLOS, GreersOC, OCfoodies, Dining Out and Rage
OC Restaurant Association
Tricia Cook