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KAABOO Rock’N Chef: San Diego Regional | 2016

On Monday, August 29 2016 the The Cork & Craft in Rancho Bernardo, California hosted the third and final regional heat of the KAABOO ROCK’N CHEF COMPETITION.

Presented by Chef’s Roll and sponsored by Satsuma Wagyu, Barilla Pasta, US FoodsFresh Origins, PolyScience, Melissa’s Produce, Kitchen Aid and Cardinal International, the showdown saw Phillip Esteban (The Cork & Craft), Ruth María Schreber-Sanchez (Private Chef), Anthony Sinsay (Jsix), Claudette Wilkins (Baja Culinary Fest), Steve Brown (Cosecha), RoseAna Peyron (The High Dive), Michael Poompan (Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa) and Josh Maynard (Neighborhood), compete to win one of four remaining spots in the ROCK’N CHEF Final at the KAABOO festival in San Diego.

Debuting a new online-only format, the event was streamed exclusively via Facebook LIVE to Chef’s Roll’s audience of 108K+ followers. Phillip EstebanMichael PoompanSteve Brown & Anthony Sinsay received the highest number of likes respectively and will go on to compete against Phoenix Chef Dushyant Singh and Palm Springs Chef Herve Glin in the “winner-takes-all” challenge at the KAABOO Festival at the Del Mar Fairground on Saturday, September 17.

The KAABOO SD REGIONAL racked up an unprecedented combined 75,197 total video views, 9,710 likes, 1,013 shares & 773 comments!


Many congratulations to the four finalists:

Phillip Esteban

Executive Chef Phillip Esteban, The Cork & Craft

Micahel Poopman

Executive Chef Michael Poompan, Coronado Island Marriott Resort

Chef/Owner Steve Brown, Cosecha Farm Dinner Series

Anthony Sinsay

Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay, Jsix

And, of course, a big thank you to the four runners up:

Executive Chef RoseAna Peyron, The High Dive

Ruth María Schreber-Sanchez, Private Chef

Executive Chef Josh Maynard, Neighborhood
Claudette Wilkins

Chef Claudette Wilkins, Baja Culinary Fest 


Thank you to our sponsors for KAABOO ROCK’N CHEF: