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Fine Dining Hall of Fame Award

Aubergine - 2005

AAA Four Diamond Award

Distinguished Restaurants of North America

"DiRoNA Fine Dining Award"

Aubergine 2005

America Online CityGuide's

"City Best" Award

Top 10 Best Chinese Restaurant

Red Pearl Kitchen 2005

America Online CityGuide's

"City Best" Award

Top 10 Best All Around Restaurant

Aubergine - 2005

America Online CityGuide's

"City Best" Award

Top 10 Best Romantic Restaurant

Aubergine - 2005

Food and Wine Magazine Top Ten
Best New Chefs in America 2000

Robert Mondavi Winery Culinary
Award of Excellence 2000

Zagat Survey

Aubergine rated #1

Troquet rated #2, 2001
Wine Spectator Award of
Excellence 2000, 2001

California Culinary Academy
Chef Stars Walk of Fame 2001

Los Angeles Times Magazine
“Top 40 Restaurants in L.A.”

Wine Spectator,
Rising Star Chef 1998

California Tourism Award
“Chef of the Year,” 1999

Gault Millau guide, rated #2 in
Southern California, 2000, 2001

Recognized by the James Beard Foundation
Crystal Cruise Guest Chef, 2001

Food and Wine Classic at Aspen, Participating Chef, 2000

Benefits & Charities

Operation USA

Tsunami Relief Project 2005

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation

"Keep the Dream Alive" 2005

Orange County Performing Arts Center

Opera Pacific "Opera Ball & Fashion Show" 2005

Sound of Music Chapter "Annual Gala" 2005

Orangewood Childrens Foundation

Orangewood PALS

"Athletes First Classic Charity Gala & Golf Event"


National Kidney Foundation, “Great
Chefs of Orange County,” 1995-2000

Newport Harbor Educational Foundation

"Building a Better Future" 2005

Newport Heights School

"Teacher Appreciation Week" 2005

Girls Incorporated

"50th Anniversary Annual Dinner"


Huntington Beach High School Foundation

"6th Annual HBHSF Golf Tournament"


Make a Wish Foundation,
Bon Appetit Magazine Food and Wine Festival, 1998-2000

Share our Selves,
Orange Aid Project, 2001

The Food Bank of Orange County, Harvesters

Orange County Art Museum,
“Art of Dining,” 1999

KCRW Public Broadcasting Station,
“An Evening with Jacques Pepin,” 1998

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