February 24, 2016


2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110



4th Annual SF Vegan Iron Chef / All-Stars Competition

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Save the date: Wednesday February 24th, 2016

The winners from the past 3 competitions are coming together for an epic battle!

Interested in being a judge, vendor, or sponsor? Send an email to: Karine [at] KBrightenEvents [dot] com

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Just like the original hit TV Show Iron Chef we’ve veganized it and created our own local version; which has become a wildly popular, live event held annually in the Bay Area.

Each year we like to spice things up (pun intended) by introducing unique obstacles to the contestants, like a secret ingredients or all mystery ingredients. And this year we’re changing it up once again:

The first ever 2016 San Fran VIC All-Stars Competition!

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Competing Chefs / VIC All-Stars

Jay Astafa

Winner VIC 2

Winner VIC 2 Jay Astafa is a 21 year old vegan chef.

Lisa Books-Williams

Winner VIC 1

Winner of the 1st Vegan Iron Chef! Personal chef, caterer, instructor, and

Kevin Schuder

Winner VIC 3

Winner of the 3rd Vegan Iron Chef! Cooking professionally in the Bay

Judges /

Dustin Harder is the host and creator of The Vegan Roadie

Co-Founder of VegNews, foodie, die-hard yogi, vegan for 20 years! Passionate about

Lani Muelrath

Your MC

bio to come!

Be a judge!

Ticket Pricing / Limited number available



Competition only (Includes Beanfields Snacks & VitaCoco)
Early Bird Price: $20 until December 31st, going up to $25 after
$30 day-of event (if available)



Pre-Comp. Reception + Competition (only 30 available)
Hors d’oeuvres & Beverages (Provided by: Field Roast, Tofurky, Angel Cakes, and more TBA!)
Priority Seating in first 3 rows!

Event Schedule /

Pre-Competition Reception

(Must purchase deluxe ticket to get access) Enjoy a pre-competition reception with hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverage.


Grab a seat and watch our chefs go head-to-head


Everyone is welcome! Enjoy music and snacks while mingling with the other attendees, competitors, MC, and competition judges, photo opps!

Event Sponsors / Master Chef Level

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Vendors / Space is limited!

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Event FAQS /

Yes we are always looking for volunteers.  Please fill out an application by clicking here
There are a couple of vending spots left, submit your application by clicking here For-Profit rate is $250 (going up to $300 after 12/31)
Non-Profit rate $200 (going up to $250 after 1/31)
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SF Vegan Iron Chef is produced by Karine Brighten Events. Karine Brighten is a renowned vegan event planner based in El Cerrito, California. She is a wedding planner & the lead producer of Berkeley Vegan Earth Day, Veg Speed Dating, Health & Fitness Retreats, and more. Having been in the business for more than eight years, Karine knows what it takes to put on a super organized, fun, and educational event.

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2016 Event Details Revealed!

EXTRA EXTRA! The 4th Annual SF Vegan Iron Chef Event is taking place on Wednesday February 24th at Club Verdi and tickets are now on-sale! Just like last year, there are only 30 tasting menu tickets, and these ALWAYS sell out fast,

And the winner is…..

The 3rd annual Vegan Iron Chef was a huge success! The evening started off with a reception sponsored by Rainbow Grocery. We had yummy appetizers from Field Roast, Hodo Soy, and a cheese platter with Punk Rawk Labs cheeses and dried fruit

3 days to go

You have 3 ticketing options left: 1. $75 tickets gives you access to the VIP reception with TONS of amazing food from Field Roast Grain Meat, Hodo Soy, Punk Rawk Labs, and more + priority seating at the event, a Veggie Grill​

Event Location

Club Verdi
2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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