Chefs' Holidays Sessions

Chefs' Holidays Sessions

Start Planning for 2016! Next year's Chefs' Holidays at The Ahwahnee session dates are confirmed. The lineup of presenting chefs will be added soon. Consult the 2015 session information to get a sense of this Yosemite culinary event.

Chefs' Holidays 2016:
Session I January 10-12
Session II January 13-14
Session III January 17-19
Session IV January 20-21
Session V January 24-26
Session VI January 27-28
Session VII January 31-February 2
Session VIII February 3-4

Below you'll find the dates and presenting chefs for Chefs' Holidays 2015. Check the individual session pages using the navigation menu above for the event schedule.

2015 Chefs' Holidays Sessions

Session 1
Moderator: Liam Mayclem
January 11, 12, 13, 14
Kent Rathbun ~ Abacus, Dallas, TX
Angela Salvatore ~ Waterbar, San Francisco, CA
Donald Link ~ Herbsaint, New Orleans, LA

Session 2
Moderator: Liam Mayclem
January 14, 15, 16
Sarah & Evan Rich ~ Rich Table, San Francisco, CA
Brian Streeter ~ Cakebread Cellars, Rutherford, CA
Marcy Smothers ~ Food Explorer & Author

Session 3
Moderator: Janice Wald Henderson
January 18, 19, 20, 21
Peter Armellino ~ Plumed Horse, Saratoga, CA
Brandon Miller ~ Mundaka, Carmel, CA
Staffan Terje ~ Perbacco, San Francisco, CA

Session 4*
Moderator: Janice Wald Henderson
January 21, 22, 23
Suzanne Goin ~ Lucques, Los Angeles,  CA
Nancy Silverton ~Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles, CA
Mary Sue Milliken ~ Border Grill, Santa Monica, CA

Session 5
Moderator: Michael Harlan Turkell
January 25, 26, 27, 28
John Cox ~ Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CA
Jesse Cool ~ Flea Street Cafe, Menlo Park, CA and Nell Newman ~ Newman's Own Organics
Josey Baker ~ Josey Baker Bread/The Mill, San Francisco, CA

Session 6
Moderator: Michael Harlan Turkell
January 28, 29, 30
Cal Stamenov ~ Marinus at Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, CA
Peggy Smith & Sue Conley ~ Cowgirl Creamery, Petaluma & San Francisco, CA
David Bazirgan ~ Dirty Habit, San Francisco, CA

Session 7†
Moderator: Carolyn Jung
February 1, 2, 3, 4
Ron Siegel
~ Michael Mina, San Francisco, CA
Hoss Zare ~ Fly Trap, San Francisco, CA
Kyle Itani ~ Hopscotch, Oakland, CA

Session 8*
Moderator: Carolyn Jung
February 4, 5, 6
TV’s Rockin’ Women Chefs
Duskie Estes ~ “Next Iron Chef”/Zazu, Santa Rosa, CA
Elizabeth Falkner ~ Chef/Pastry Chef /Author/TV Personality
Zoi Antonitsas ~ "Top Chef"/Westward, Seattle, WA



Headliner Chefs denoted in bold type prepare that sesson's Gala Dinner
*Indicates a collaborative dinner, one course by each chef plus one by Ahwahnee Executive Chef Percy Whatley and Ahwahnee Executive Pastry Chef Paul Padua.
† Session 7 reception will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. following the conclusion of the Super Bowl.

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