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Chefs' Holidays®, Yosemite, CA, January 10-February 5, 2009
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Yosemite’s Chefs' Holidays® at The Ahwahnee®, held each year in January and February, feature some of the world's most innovative and acclaimed chefs. These culinary adventures provide a showcase for the range of styles, personalities and trends that characterize the American cuisine scene.

Featured in each session:

  • a "Meet the Chefs" reception
  • Cooking classes and demonstrations
  • Behind-the-scenes kitchen tours
  • Five-course Chefs' Holidays Gala Dinner, that includes 4 paired wines.

Traci Des Jardins, Guest Chef for Session VIII, 2008, wrote this glowing report of her experiences at Chefs' Holidays.  You can also listen to a piece from the California Report on 2008's Session 6 – The Whole Hog.

2010 Chefs' Holidays Sessions
This year, our 25th Annual Chefs' Holidays at The Ahwahnee features a long list of top-name Chefs. Join us for fine dining in a spectacular location.


Cal Stamenov---Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, CA
Matt Bolton---Pacific's Edge, Carmel, CA
David Kinch---Manresa, Los Gatos, CA

Bruce Sherman---North Pond, Chicago, IL
Peg Smith & Sue Conley---Cowgirl Creamery-Pt Reyes, CA
Elizabeth Falkner---Citizen Cake & Orson, San Francisco

Christopher Lee---Aureole, New York, NY
Hoss Zare---Zare at Flytrap, San Francisco
Douglas Keane---Cyrus, Healdsburg, CA

Brad Farmerie---PUBLIC, New York, NY
Chris Cosentino---Incanto & Boccalone, San Francisco
Paul Virant---Vie, Western Springs, IL

Suzanne Goin---Lucques, Los Angeles
Duskie Estes & John Stewart---Zazu & Bovolo, Sonoma County
Jody Adams---Rialto, Boston, MA
Session 6—Wednesday, Thursday January 27 -  28
Bravo TV's Top Chef Competitors
Ryan Scott---Ryan Scott 2 Go, San Francisco
Ariane Duarte---Culinariane, Montclair, NJ
Carla Hall, Alchemy Caterers, Wheaton, MD

Ken Frank---La Toque, Napa Valley
Michelle Mah---Midi, San Francisco
Loretta Keller---Coco500, San Francisco

moderated by Pam Wischkeamper, Culinary Consultant

Bernard Guillas & Ron Oliver---La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
Jesse Cool---Flea street Cafe, Menlo Park
Annie Somerville---Greens, San Francisco, CA


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