Chef Events

Chef Alumni

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

  • John Ash – founder of John Ash & Co., award-winning cookbook author
  • Duskie Estes & John Stewart – Zazu Kitchen, Black Pig Meat Co., Farm to Pantry
  • Tanya Holland – Brown Sugar Kitchen
  • Sammy Hagar & Henry Cortez – musician, restaurant owner and chef at El Paseo
  • Daniel Kedan – Backyard
  • Heidi Krahling – Insalata’s, Marinitas
  • Michael Mina – chef, Michelin-star restaurant owner, cookbook author
  • Charles Phan – Slanted Door
  • Ron Siegel – Michelin-star chef/owner (Madcap)
  • Ken Tominaga – Hana, Pabu
  • Dustin Valette of Valette, The Matheson
  • Joanne Weir – “Plates & Places” and more on PBS-TV

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