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TV Celeb Chef Simon Majumdar Headlines “Sous Chef Knock Out”

Sous Chef Knock Out, hosted by the Center Club Orange County, Wed., June 21, 5:30pm-8pmPT.

Club Members and Sous Chefs will be paired to compete as teams for two elimination rounds.

The Center Club Orange County raises funds for charity with culinary competition in which three sous chefs will be judged by Wing Lam and Sir Chef Bruno Serato

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 14, 2017 / -- The kitchen battleground is set for the Sous Chef Knockout, featuring TV celebrity Chef Simon Majumdar at the Center Club Orange County in Costa Mesa on Wednesday, June 21, 5:30-8:00pm. Proceeds from ticket sales support the 2017 Center Club Cares beneficiary Working Wardrobes, a non-profit which helps people overcome challenges and find meaningful employment.

While event guests enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, three sous chefs, including returning champion Susannah Benchetler Johnston, Alana Schmidt and Adam Miller, will receive cutthroat challenges by Chef Simon. Restauranteur Wing Lam and Sir Chef Bruno Serato will preside over the final decisions on elimination rounds.

Chef Simon is a world-renowned cook, broadcaster and author who has dedicated the second half of his time on this planet to fulfill his ambitions to “Go Everywhere. Eat Everything.” It is a journey that has taken him to all 50 states and to dozens of countries around the world. He has written three books including Eat My Globe, Eating for Britain, and his latest, Fed, White and Blue, which catalogues his journey to American citizenship. Simon is also a well-recognized personality the Food Network, regularly appearing on shows such as Iron Chef America, The Net Iron Chef, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Cutthroat Kitchen, Extreme Chef and Beat Bobby Flay. He has also appeared as an expert commentator on National Geographic’s major series “EAT: The Story of Food.” He lives in Los Angeles.

The Sous Chef Knockout is a precursor to the Annual Charity Classic “Hops & Vines” on September 28, 2017, both hosted by Center Club Cares. Center Club Cares is a multi-faceted, non-profit arm of Center Club Orange County, that raises funds through donations, and corporate sponsorships to grant monies and support for Orange County-based philanthropic organizations, such as Working Wardrobes. Click here for a quick look at last year’s record-breaking Charity Classic event, and buy tickets for this year at early-bird prices. Sponsorship packages are now available.

About Working Wardrobes
Working Wardrobes does everything in its power to help men, women, young adults, and veterans overcome difficult challenges so they can achieve the dignity of work. The organization provides career training, job placement assistance, and professional wardrobe services in an environment of dignity and respect. Since its inception in1990, Working Wardrobes has served over 90,000 clients, including thousands of veterans. Learn more at

The Sous Chef Knockout is open to the public, but business attire is requested. Tickets are $75 per person. Please call (714) 662-3414 to RSVP now or purchase tickets online at

Founded by heralded Henry T. Segerstrom, Center Club Orange County is located at 650 Town Center Drive, with valet parking available near the prestigious Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Fast Facts:
When: Wednesday, June 21, 5:30-8pmPT
Where: Center Club Orange County, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa
What: Sous Chef Knockout, with Chef Simon Majumdar
Who: Members, guests and open to the public
Why: Innovative food and fun that benefits Working Wardrobes and other causes bringing hope to Orange County through Center Club Cares.

Members of the Center Club Orange County enjoy building business relationships at this exclusive club that provides efficient, high-quality business services, networking and an excellent place to host meetings with a fine-dining experience. Additionally, members may access golf, dining and more across ClubCorp’s industry-leading network of more than 300 owned, operated and alliance clubs and special offerings at more than 1,000 hotels, resorts and entertainment venues. Contact Gina Oddo, Membership Director to join the club, 714.662.3414 x: 122. Learn more at


Media Note: For more information, photos, interviews or to RSVP for the event, contact:

David Jahr
c/o Center Club Orange County
email us here

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