Local chefs, farmers, ranchers, vintners and brewers come together for an annual celebration of the very best of California's culinary offerings. Featured Chefs at Celebrate the Craft include:
Jeff Jackson, Executive Chef at A R Valentien
Jeff Jackson
Executive Chef at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Jeff Jackson oversees the culinary concept and menu development at the 170-room California Craftsman style property, which features a signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien, two lounges and a casual restaurant, The Grill, as well as meeting and banquet facilities.
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Jose Alonzo
Pastry Chef
Nine-Ten
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Paul Arias
Executive Chef
The Fishery, San Diego
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Pete Balistreri
Executive Chef
Tender Greens
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Oliver Bioteau
Chef Tournant
Lodge at Torrey Pines
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Nathan Coulon
Executive Chef
True Food Kitchen
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Kelli Crosson
Chef de Cuisine
Lodge at Torrey Pines
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Drew Deckman
Executive Chef / Owner
Deckman's En El Mogor
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Jack Fisher
Executive Chef
Town and Country
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James Foran
Instructor of Culinary Arts
Grossmont College
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Greg Frey, Jr
Executive Chef
The Golden Door
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Antonio Friscia
Chef
Chef at Large
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Eric Gallerstein
Co-Owner / Chef
Mastiff Sausage Company
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Matt Gordon
Owner / Executive Chef

Urban Solace / Solace & the Moonlight Lounge
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Christian Graves
Executive Chef /
General Manager

J Six
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Katie Grebow
Chef
Chef at Large
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Jason Knibb
Executive Chef
Nine-Ten
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Tim Kolanko
Executive Chef
Blue Bridge Hospitality
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Jarrod Moiles
Executive Chef
Rancho Valencia
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Javier Plascencia
Owner / Executive Chef
Romesco Baja Med
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Steven Riemer
Executive Chef
Oceana Coastal Kitchen
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Carl Schroeder
Executive Chef / Owner
Market Restaurant
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Brian Sinnott
Chef at Large

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Kara Snyder
Executive Chef
Tender Greens Point Loma
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Andrew R. Spurgin
Chef
Bespoke Event and Menu Design
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Ryan Studebaker
Chef
MIHO Gastrotruck
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Monica Szepesy
Executive Chef / Owner
Q’ero
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