2018 Restaurant Participants

A Delight Of France

delight of franceAt A Delight of France we are commited to providing authentic french cuisine, delicious pastries, and exquisite coffee and tea. We have a fine selection of wines and beer to pair with any meal.

Absolution By The Sea - La Jolla

absolution“Farm to glass” artisan beers and ales. Old World style and New World ingredients. Absolution means freedom, the nail represents unity and hard work; put them together and you get Absolution Brewing Company.

Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar

brigThe Brigantine is more than just home to some of San Diego’s finest seafood. It’s a place where locals and visitors alike come to share a lively atmosphere and authentic sense of community, a vision that embraces the beach town lifestyle.

California Center for the Arts Escondido

ccaeYour event needs a unique and versatile venue that your attendees will always remember. Give your event a splash of color by hosting it at the beautiful California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

Charlie’s Classic Cooking

charlies classicNow you can enjoy restaurant quality meals in the comfort of your own home, professionally prepared by our executive chef and his team in our spotless, licensed and routinely inspected commercial kitchen.

Chicken Lisa’s & Your Mexican Favorites

chicken lisaNot your average fast food restaurant in Escondido! When you are hungering for charbroiled chicken or your Mexican favorites, we have everything you need. A family-owned business for over 17 years.

Cocina Del Charro Mexican Restaurants

cocinaFor 30 years Cocina Del Charro has been serving the best Mexican food anywhere. Visit our original location in Escondido; a landmark that started as a 3 table roadside stand, now complete with banquet rooms and a full bar.

Cute Cakes Bakery & Café

cuteCute Cakes is about celebrations. It’s about family moments. It may be a child’s birthday, a special dinner party, a wedding or a baptism. Perhaps it’s just a Thursday night and your entire family can sit down to supper together!


escogelatoWe’re located in the heart of Escondido, just off Grand Ave. Gather for conversation at EscoGelato and get connected with your neighbors. made fresh daily with fruit sourced from local farmers & Escondido Farmers Market.

Harrah’s Southern California Resort

harrahsCome out and play and stay at Harrah’s Resort Southern California! These San Diego accommodations combine all the comforts of home with the amenities of a luxury San Diego hotel resort.


jimbosWe at Jimbo’s do the right thing. By being socially responsible and actively involved in our community, educating our customers on organic and natural foods. By embracing Honesty, Integrity and Respect on our path to excellence.

Joe’s Italian Dinners

Joe s Italian RestaurantJoe has a passion for cooking and offers a wide selection of entrees. The atmosphere is unsurpassed with a warm collection of decor. So come by and enjoy an intimate dinning experience with exceptional food.

Sunny Side Kitchen

sunnysideWe specialize in handcrafted panini and scrumptious bite-sized cookies! In addition to local food, we promote local artists, whose work decorates the cafe’s big yellow wall. Enjoy some of our Handcrafted Deliciousness.

The Grand Tea Room

grand teaElegant, cozy and filled with ambiance, our elegant salon provides the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon treat with friends and family. Celebrate a special event with the warmth of a beautiful celebration tea.

The Wooden Spoon

wooden spoonThe Wooden Spoon intends to provide the freshest quality foods that are sourced from local farms and artisans. We are organic when possible, GMO-free, sustainable and natural. Our food is made with love and respect.

Vintana Wine & Dine

VintanaLogoVintana offers modern California cuisine, premiere event spaces and picturesque views of the town and countryside. We are known not only for excellent dining, but for our commitment and dedication to improving our community.

2018 Le Grand Gourmet Presenting Sponsor


Maitre D' Sponsors

pac western

Chef’s Inner Circle Sponsors

shuster oil
mission baker
skay brecht rbc

Epicurean Sponsors

vaneld web

Pattisiere Sponsors


Cordon Bleu Sponsors

  • Doug and Margaret Moir
  • Serenity Financial - Mountain Meadow Mushrooms
  • Bill and Dee Smith
  • Ron and Molly Smith - Royce and Mary Beth Moore
  • CMB Wealth Solutions
  • Banner Bank - Fred Baronowski
  • Waypoint Business Advisors
  • The Elizabeth Hospice
  • Dr. Nick and Ruth Tsoulos
  • The Conrad Companies - Keith Richenbacher
  • The Wolford Family
  • George Weir Asphalt Construction, Inc.
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego
  • Mike and Cindy Peters
  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Alex and Irene Galenes - Bill and Wanda Smith
  • Escondido Charitable Foundation - Ken Myers
  • Susie Snow - Larry and Carol Trautner

Individual Sponsors