Many of the best Restaurateurs and chefs in Southern California were on hand last evening to receive their awards from the Southern California Restaurant Writers.
The 41st annual Awards dinner took place at the plush Tustin Ranch Golf Club which included a wine reception with hors d'ouevres served on the patio overlooking the club's fairways and greens.
The dinner, served in the well appointed Augusta and Broadmore rooms, displayed the talents of the Ranch's Executive Chef Bert Agor Jr. and his staff.
As a lifetime member of the Writers group I was on hand to greet restaurateurs and thank those that contribute to the scholarship fund which aids culinary arts students at community colleges in Southern California. As scholarship chairman it is my job to distribute the funds to deserving culinary arts students.
Besides handing out five and four star awards to restaurateurs earning such awards the Writers also recognized the Chef of the Year and other staff members of Southern California's best restaurants.