Getting Cheesy at Foodbeast’s Ooze Fest – Southern California’s Premier Cheese Festival

Posted: October 13, 2015 in Beer, Dessert, Events, Food, Orange County, Restaurant
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Food news & media giant Foodbeast teamed up with event planners 100eats and just wrapped one of their major events this past Saturday, Ooze Fest. Hailed as Southern California’s premier cheese festival, this tasting event brought out dozens of Orange County restaurants to serve up their best cheese-inspired food samples to the hundreds of attendees. In addition, a handful of Southern California’s microbreweries set up to serve some refreshing brews to pair with all the food going around. Ooze Fest took place across two different time slots on Saturday in order to spread out the amount of attendees: an afternoon session and an evening session. Each session allowed all attendees to have unlimited food and drinks while supplies lasted, and as far as the first session went, no booth ran out of food. The first session featured Foodbeast attempting to set the world record for the world’s tallest grilled cheese sandwich, while the second session featured a grilled cheese sandwich eating contest. Other than that, this event ran exactly how they described it originally – pay to get in, then eat and drink as much as you can until the event ends. Fortunately, spreading this event over two sessions meant that attendees did not have to deal with long lines at the food and drink booths.

In the days leading up to this event, I only worried about excess attendance and having to wait in lines for food. Fortunately this issue never surfaced greatly thanks to having two sessions instead of cramming everyone into one session. At times, a few of the vendors had to catch up on making food, so some people inevitably had to wait in a line. In the end, this event never turned into a wait fest, unlike some other similar events. Stay tuned to 100eats in the upcoming year as they plan to bring back some of their original events, such as PigOut and Nepenthia.

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