March 19, 2015


2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110




3rd Annual SF Vegan Iron Chef / Home Chefs vs. Pro Chefs

Upcoming Event:  Berkeley Vegan Earth Day, Sunday April 19th

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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:

Have you ever watched Chopped or Iron Chef on TV and thought, “I could totally do that!” Well then you’re going to LOVE the 2015 San Fran VIC where we’re pitting Home Chefs against Pro Chefs.

This year’s theme: handheld foods

How It Works:

3 rounds, 1 winner!

Round 1 – Home Chef Bijal vs Pro Chef Maria

Round 2 – Home Chef Charlie vs Pro Chef Kevin

Round 3 – Winner against winner, from each round

Live Streaming Tickets now on-sale / Watch for only $10

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Competing Chefs / Home Chefs vs. Pro Chefs

Bijal Lathia

Home Chef

Winner of Sammich Throwdown, Chef Bijal is a food enthusiast and

Kevin Schuder

Pro Chef

Cooking professionally in the Bay Area for 8 years, from Wisconsin. His

Charlie Fields

Home Chef

Accountant by day, home chef by night / dancer & signer! By

Maria Clementi

Pro Chef

Runner-up of Sammich Throwdown, Healthy Eating Specialist at Whole Foods  

MC & Judges / Meet our panel of experts

Meet your MC, Winner of the 1st Vegan Iron Chef! Personal chef,

Lacey will be playing double duty as Judge & Chef that night! Lacey

Will Travel for Vegan Food author, foodie, extraordinaire coming from Chicago! From

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

Joe is the founder and owner of Ayurvegan. A blooming business

Ticket Pricing / Limited number available



Competition + After-Party
Enjoy music and snacks while mingling with the other attendees, competitors, judges, and MC
$30 day-of event

Premium - SOLD OUT


Tasting Menu + Pre & Post Receptions + Comp
Samples of chef’s creations (6)
Seating at a table in a prime location
All the bells and whistles from other options

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. Tommy from Field Roast will be playing double duty - preparing tasty pre-competition appetizers


Grab a seat and watch our chefs go head-to-head as our host, Chef Lisa Brooks-Williams (winner of our very first VIC event) takes the stage to guide us through.


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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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 1/31)
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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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​

Check out this hilarious video by your Co-Mc Joe!

Joe will be selling Vegan Organic GF tinctures, herbal blends, along with loads of information regarding his Massage Therapy, Ayurveda Wellness, and Energy work being provided in the Bay area. Working with him is his business partner Dr. Monica Lesslie PT, DPT,

Event Location

Club Verdi
2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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