Thursday June 10, 2010
San Francisco is and always will be a major influencer for food and wine trends, food politics and the sustainability movement. It is a community rich with farmers, writers, winemakers, spirits distillers, artisans and vibrant independent chef owned restaurants. The population is well-educated, diverse and appreciative of great food and good living. Mild weather ensures quality produce year-round. The moderate climate is also perfect for growing grapes, and Northern California is recognized as one of the top wine producing regions in the world. A devotion to social consciousness has led the area to become the epicenter of sustainability in farming, fishing and ranching. Rounding out the natural bounty is Pacific Ocean seafood from just outside the Golden Gate, one of the richest fisheries in the world.
SFChefs 2010 presented by Visa Signature®, is a food and wine event celebrating the unique flavor, diversity and bounty of Northern California. The main tasting tent will be in Union Square, where chefs, wine makers and distillers will offer an exploration of taste featuring local products. Classes and seminars will offer interactive opportunities for the public to participate with local farmers, ranchers, chefs, winemakers, distillers, media, luminaries, authors, vintners, mixologists and culinary experts in an entertaining forum.
SFChefs 2010 will support the Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship Foundation. The foundation grants financial scholarships to students from the Bay Area entering culinary and hospitality programs. The applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees. Qualified candidates are then interviewed to complete the selection process. The trustees base awards on the financial needs of the student. The goal of the scholarship program is to allow students to continue their education, and to select those motivated individuals who need the most financial assistance to enable them to pursue their education.
Please join us in our goal of achieving a zero waste event creating no landfill. All paper products will be recycled, all disposable silverware and glassware is made from corn resin and will be composted after use. We are proud to be partnering with Recology. They will work with us throughout the event to assist in properly composting and recycling. The event is centered at Union Square. We encourage you to walk from morning seminars to the Grand Tasting Tent and enjoy the urban experience.
At A Glance.
2010 Event Dates:
August 9-15 - Restaurant Week
August 10-13 - Industry Seminars
August 12 - VIP Reception
August 13-15 - Consumer Seminars
August 13 - Sommelier Awards Luncheon
August 13 - Opening Party on Union Square
August 14-15 - Grand Tasting Tent
August 14 - Taking the Stage Party
Location: Union Square and the Westin St. Francis Hotel
Guests: 1500 attendees per day