Celebrity Chef Events

Fresh Starts Chef Events offers a changing roster of culinary workshops, tastings, cooking classes and professional chefs with a passion for cooking. Please see the online calendar for details and reservations for our next events. **We plan to relaunch our in-person dinners as soon as COVID-19 guidance and operations allow.

Guests have a firsthand view as presenters explain and demonstrate recipes, then sample each course as served by our Fresh Starts team.

For regular news about upcoming events, please sign up for the monthly email calendar. Feel free to call 415-382-3363 x243 with questions.

Chef Alumni

Chef Alumni

Fresh Starts Chef Events have featured guest presenters at the top of the culinary world.

Here are some of our honored alumni:

Sondra Bernstein
Founder of the girl & the fig

Marisa Churchill
Television Personality and Cookbook Author

Tony Gemignani
Cookbook Author and Restaurateur

Chef Gerald Hirigoyen
Cookbook Author and Owner of Piperade

Tanya Holland
Television Personality and Owner of
Brown Sugar Kitchen

Joyce Jue
Chef, Author and Culinary Tour Director

Michael Mina
Chef, Author and Restaurateur

Aida Mollenkamp
Food Network Presenter and Cookbook Author

Rajat Parr
Author and Wine Director,
Mina Group Restaurants

Joanne Weir
PBS-TV Chef and Cookbook Author

Gift Certificates

A gift certificate from Fresh Starts Chef Events makes a unique gift.

Please visit Fresh Starts Chef Events online to order your virtual gift certificate for email delivery or request a certificate on embossed parchment paper to bestow in person. Feel free to contact us for details by email or phone at 415-382-3363 x243.

  • The chef was very personable, knowledgeable and entertaining. Thanks for a great evening.

    Mikie Dunbar, Novato

  • This was my first experience with these events and I was very impressed. I'll definitely spread the word and encourage others to come.

    Judith Miller, Novato

  • The chef events are a wonderful night out - contributing to an important cause, sharing great food, and meeting and learning from fantastic chefs. We're now considering this our monthly "date night."

    Susan Torres, Fairfax

  • Chef Tanya (Holland) made the evening very enjoyable and interesting by describing how the cooking was done at her restaurants and showing us how she prepared the items.

    Claire Whitwell, Novato