California’s controversial ban on foie gras goes into effect on July 1. As the deadline nears, foie gras proponents have hosted fundraiser dinners all over the state. Orange County is no different. On Monday, May 14, Haven Gastropub Executive Chef and partner Greg Daniels joined forces with other Orange County chefs to host a dinner to support The Coalition for Humane and Ethical Farming Standards (CHEFS). CHEFS are an organization of California chefs, culinary professionals and supporters of sustainable and humane farming standards. They oppose the ban on foie gras, but support a broader standard for ethical treatment of animals and humane farming practices.
Chef Daniels, along with Chef Tony Alcazar (The Bottle Room), Chef Ryan Carson (‘Pri-vē), Chef John Cuevas (The Crow Bar and Kitchen), Chef Yvon Goetz (The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar), Chef Pascal Olhats (Pascal Restaurant, Lé Brasserie), and Pastry Chef Santanna Salas (Haven Gastropub) presented a seven-course menu