Turlock’s Tournament of Chefs

Turlock’s Tournament of Chefs returns a third year to benefit the Turlock Gospel Mission. This year they hope to blow the roof off with an amazing lineup of innovative and delicious food from some of the Central Valley’s top Food Truck operators, and amazing entertainment all in an extraordinary venue. This year they will also unveil their new Social Enterprise Food Truck and their plans to empower local entrepreneurs to make the Central Valley the next foodie destination in California. All while benefitting the programs of the Turlock Gospel Mission and offering a real pathway out of homelessness for program participants. 

This years event will take place Thursday, October 13th, at the breathtaking Pageo Lavender Farm and will be one you should not miss! 

Make your table reservation or purchase tickets here as soon as possible, as this event will sell out. 

This year’s event will benefit the Turlock Gospel Mission’s Culinary Training Program (Nourish) and related services.

Turlock Gospel Mission is on a mission to end hunger in the Central Valley! 

The Turlock Gospel Mission’s Culinary Training Program (Nourish) exists to provide participants with high-quality, no-cost student culinary education. The program seeks to prepare students for a successful life beyond homelessness. Students work with local Chef instructors, and staff Staff Program Coaches to develop marketplace skills as well as with shift supervisors and mentors to develop the soft skills necessary to be successful in today’s high-demand job market. Additionally, students work with case managers, counselors, spiritual advisors, and a community of others to develop a sustainable worldview and begin healing from past trauma and other emotional barriers that limit forward progress.  In addition to the training described above, all participants in the Nourish program will complete entrepreneurship and small business training. 

Congratulations to last year’s winner – Turlock’s Top Chef Vic Rivas of Big Vic’s BBQ!