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Chef Masters Culinary Event Benefits Senior and Special Needs Dogs

Chef Masters 1 : Chef Ugo Allesina ( Prego Restaurant ), Event Chair Chef Pascal Olhats ( Pascal Cuisine Catering ), Venue Host Chef Donald Lockhart ( Terra Restaurant ) / photo credit Bob Hodson and Tony Lattimore ; Winery Chef Yvon Goetz ; Special needs dog Levi
By Christopher Trela | NB Indy
The Chef Masters culinary event in Laguna Beach is going to the dogs — and that ’ s a good thing !
Senior and special needs dogs are the most at-risk companion dog population , and are the most likely to get euthanized at shelters . And it ’ s a shame because they are some of the happiest and most loving companions ! That ’ s where Unconditional comes in . Unconditional helps senior and special needs dogs find a loving home . To do this , Unconditional plans to put these faithful dogs in an environment where adopters can see them at their best and fall in love .
A new Unconditional adoption center on Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach is under construction and will be completed in late 2023 . A sister entity , Rise Pet Care , is being built specifically to offer free medical care to dogs at Unconditional and thereby ensure the most efficient use of funds .
This fall ’ s Chef Masters event benefits Unconditional Inc ., and is being held on Sunday , Oct . 16 at Festival of Arts / Pageant of the Masters grounds in Laguna Beach from 5 to 9 p . m .
The culinary extravaganza offers guests a gourmet food and wine reception
featuring 32 top Orange County chefs and restaurants and an offering of upscale California wines from 5 to 7 p . m .
Guests are seated at 7p . m . for dessert , the chef introductions and charity presentation . The evening concludes with dancing to the popular band Flashback Heart Attack .
A 50-bottle wine tree is being raffled to a lucky winner , and a Fund- A-Need auction will help raise monies for Unconditional .
Individual tickets are $ 500 . Table sponsorships are available . Visit www . ChefMasters . org for details .
Newport Beach and Laguna Beach
restaurants and chefs participating in the Chef Masters event include Donald Lockhart , Host Chef from Terra Laguna Beach ; Elvis Morales from A Restaurant Crystal Cove ; Jacob Davis from Balboa Bay Resort & Club ;
Victor Soto with Cannery Seafood of the Pacific ; Antonio Roa & Enrique Valenzuela with C ’ est La Vie & The Greeter ; Lindsay Smith-Rosales from Nirvana Grille ; Erik De Marchi with Oliver ’ s Osteria ; Kyung Carroll from Pelican Hill Resort ; Ron Fougeray from Splashes , Surf & Sand Resort ; Jose Arrieta with Suenos Laguna Beach ; and Yvon Goetz with The Winery Restaurant .