Masters Champion Sergio Garcia Joins Taste of the Master Chefs for its First Annual Event

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Masters Champion Sergio Garcia, Chef José Andrés, and former professional footballer Luis Figo. (PRNewsfoto/Taste of the Master Chefs)

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Taste of the Master Chefs (TOMC) is thrilled to have welcomed Masters Champion Sergio Garcia to its first annual event Friday, April 7 during Masters Week in Augusta. Garcia attended the event at the personal invitation of international culinary luminary and TOMC Chef Chair José Andrés.

The first-time fundraising culinary event welcomed an estimated 500 people to an indoor/outdoor experience at West Lake Country Club that included "Live Fire Theater," with Arteflame and certified master chef Rich Rosendale, from Washington, DC. Other notable, award-winning chefs who served the best in regional flavors included Michael Gulotta, New Orleans; David Guas, Washington, DC; and Hugo Ortega, Houston, TX, among others.

"This is the beginning of a new charitable legacy event," Taste of the Master Chefs Founder Wayne Kostroski said today. "We look forward to making an impact in the Augusta community every year and providing for those in need of the services and food programs available through The Salvation Army of Augusta."

Local sponsors for the first year event included Sysco Atlanta and Columbia divisions, A.B. Beverage Co., Arteflame, Four Roses Bourbon, The Local Palate, Manchester Farms, Melissa's Produce, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and WRDW-TV News 12 |WAGT-TV NBC 26.


The First Annual Taste of the Master Chefs is a night where America's award-winning chefs and celebrities come together to enjoy an amazing evening topped off with a performance by an acclaimed musical artist, all to help raise funds and awareness for hunger relief.

TOMC was launched by an experienced team including Taste of the NFL founder and 2010 James Beard Humanitarian of the Year Wayne Kostroski. Taste of the Master Chefs is honored to have one of TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" and culinary innovator José Andrés serve as Taste of the Master Chefs founding chef chair.

Taste of the Master Chefs, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to raising funds and awareness for hunger relief. All proceeds from Taste of the Master Chefs April 7, 2017 event benefit food programs at The Salvation Army of Augusta.

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