February 24, 2016


2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110



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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!

Buy your ticket

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Competing Chefs / VIC All-Stars

Lisa Books-Williams

Winner VIC 1

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

Jay Astafa

Winner VIC 2

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

Kevin Schuder

Winner VIC 3

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

Judges /

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

Host and creator of The Vegan Roadie and OMG! That's Vegan?!,

George Lin


Microblogger, dancer, LGBT rights advocate,

Award-winning teacher, author, and speaker well known for her

Ticket Pricing / Limited number available



Competition only (includes Beanfields Snacks, VitaCoco and far more)
Discounted price of $30 through Valentine’s; $40 from February 15 onward (if available)



Pre-Comp. Reception + Competition (only 30 available)
Hors d’oeuvres & Beverages provided by Angel Cakes, Daiya Foods, Field Roast, Follow Your Heart, Hodo Soy, Punk Rawk Labs, Sjaaks, Tofurky and Tommy’s Margarita
Discounted price of $75 through Valentine’s; $100 from February 15 onward (if available)
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

Event Sponsors / Master Chef Level

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Event Sponsors / Community Level

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Vendors / Space is limited!

Vendor Application

Event FAQS /

Yes we are always looking for volunteers.  Please fill out an application by clicking here
We do have some vending spots left, please submit your application by clicking here For-Profit rate is $250 Non-Profit rate $200
Get Vegan Iron Chef and other event updates by signing up for the newsletter!  All our events are 100% vegan! Sign-up by clicking here. Please note Berkeley Vegan Earth Day is April 19, 2016.
Vegan Iron Chef All-Stars is being produced by Charlie Fields and Demetrius Bagley. SF Vegan Iron Chef was created by Karine Brighten Events in 2013. Karine is a renowned vegan event planner based in El Cerrito, California. She also created Berkeley Vegan Earth Day.

Recent Blog Posts / See what we're up to!

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

Event Location

Club Verdi
2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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