Luce’s Culinary Clash Competition At The Intercontinental San Francisco

Luce’s Culinary Clash Competition At The Intercontinental San Francisco

I am thrilled to be participating as a judge this Sunday, March 15th as Luce at the InterContinental® San Francisco Presents the Second “Culinary Clash” Dinner Featuring International Culinary Center Students. Reservations are available through Open Table to dine at Luce the night of this exciting Culinary Clash (more details below). If you can’t make it, please follow along as I share live coverage on instagram, facebook and twitter.

WHAT: Michelin-starred Luce’s 4th annual Culinary Clash continues on Sunday, March 15, 2015 with the second of three student finalists from International Culinary Center, Campbell, showcasing their menu at the restaurant. Part cooking competition and part scholarship fundraiser, the Culinary Clash invited students to submit a three-course menu with corresponding recipes for the opportunity to cook with Luce’s Chef Daniel Corey. Finalist Christopher Wan of International Culinary Center is the second of the three students contending for top recognition in the Culinary Clash. Wan will be supported in the kitchen by fellow International Culinary Center student Yang Liu acting as sous chef.

WHERE: Luce Restaurant, InterContinental® San Francisco, 888 Howard St. (at 5th), San Francisco, CA 94103 . Seatings available from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on

WHEN: Christopher Wan with Sous Chef Yang Liu, Sunday, March 15, 2015

MENU: Garden Salad, Chicken Three Ways, Chocolate Sponge Roll

DETAILS: Bay Area native, Christopher Wan first found inspiration for the culinary arts through his grandmother who immigrated here and opened her own restaurant. Enjoying the organized chaos of the kitchen, Wan enrolled at the International Culinary Center in Campbell and loves everything from the process of seeing something through from start to finish to the variety of people he meets. With the goal to one day open his own restaurant, Wan is excited to challenge himself through his externship at Madera restaurant in the Rosewood Hotel and Luce’s Culinary Clash competition. When not in the kitchen, Wan savors the small things in life and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Joining Christopher is Student Sous Chef Yang Liu. Born in Shanghai, China, it’s no surprise that Liu has a passion for cooking, as his father is also a chef. He is currently enrolled in the Professional Culinary Arts Program while also serving his externship at Cotogna in San Francisco, where he truly loves seeing guests enjoy his food and create wonderful memories. The final dinner in the restaurant’s cooking competition/scholarship benefit will take place on March 22, 2015 

COST: $40/person, with an optional wine pairing for $20, exclusive of tax and gratuity.  A portion of proceeds from each menu sold during the dinners benefits International Culinary Center’s Scholarship Fund.

RESERVATIONS:   Recommended; call 415.616.6560 or book on OpenTable.

INFO: Luce at the InterContinental® San Francisco

For more information on Luce at the InterContinental® San Francisco and further details on the Culinary Clash, please visit

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Luce's Culinary Clash Competition At The Intercontinental San Francisco

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About The InterContinental San Francisco

The InterContinental San Francisco opened in February 2008 at Howard and 5th streets next to Moscone West Convention Center. The hotel towers 32 stories above the heart of the City and features 550 rooms, 14 suites, 43,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space with natural light, the Michelin-starred Luce restaurant, Bar 888, a ten-room treatment spa, full-service fitness center, and an indoor pool. InterContinental San Francisco received its LEED EBOM Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2011. For more information and to make reservations, contact the InterContinental San Francisco. 888 Howard Street, San Francisco, Calif.  94103. 415.616.6500.

About International Culinary Center

Founded as The French Culinary Institute in 1984, the International Culinary Center (ICC) is the global expert in professional culinary and wine education, with programs in Manhattan, New York; Silicon Valley, California; and Parma, Italy. The renowned six-month Total Immersion program has produced such talents as Bobby Flay, David Chang, Dan Barber, Josh Skenes, Christina Tosi and 15,000 more under the guidance of deans including Jacques Pepin and Jacques Torres. Awarded the International Association of Culinary Professionals’ “Culinary School of Excellence” for its career programs—the industry’s top honor—since 2010, ICC provides students with the credentials, confidence and connections to chart a successful career anywhere in the world. In Fall 2013, the White House announced that ICC, along with the James Beard Foundation, will imagine and build the USA Pavilion at the World EXPO in Milan in 2015.

About InterContinental hotels & resorts

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 174 hotels located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 60 years of experience. As a brand, we believe that superior, understated service and outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different is the genuine interest we show in our guests. Our desire is to help guests make the most of their time. We connect our well-traveled guests to what’s special about a destination, by sharing our knowledge, so they enjoy authentic experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook.

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