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San Diego Magazine and the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival

Celebrated national chefs, local culinary rock stars, legendary winemakers and brewmasters, authors, sommeliers, mixologists and other truly amazing talents come together for the 11th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.

The Complete 2014 Personalities Listing is Coming Soon!

2014 Celebrity Guest Chefs

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Nate Appleman
Culinary Manager
Chipotle Mexican Grill

Richard Blais
Executive Chef
Juniper & Ivy

William Bradley
Executive Chef/Director
Addison

Rodrigo Bueno
Executive Chef
Rancho Pescadero

David Bull
Executive Chef
Congress

Kim Canteenwalla
Principal & Co-Founder
Blau & Associates

James Campbell Caruso
Chef/Owner
La Boca, Tabera y MAS

R.J. Cooper
Executive Chef
Gypsy Soul & Rogue 24

Katsuya Fukushima
Chef/Partner
Daikaya

Gale Gand
Pastry Chef/Partner
Spritzburger

Suzette Gresham
Executive Chef
Acquerello

Bernard Guillas
Executive Chef
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

The Hearty Boys
Chefs/Owners
Spritz Burger

Brian Malarkey
Executive Chef/Partner
Searsucker, Herringbone and Gabardine

Sven Mede
Director of Culinary Operations
Blau & Associates

Makoto Okuwa
Executive Chef
Makoto

2014 San Diego Celebrity Chefs

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Elaine Ardizzone
Co-Owner
Sweet Cheeks Baking Company

Tomás Baistrocchi
Chef de Cuisine
AVANT

Gabe Beszeditz
Executive Chef
Uptown Tavern

Brian Bonney
Executive Chef
The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Abe Botello
Executive Chef
West Coast Tavern

Nicolas Bour
Executive Chef
Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Sam Burman
Chef de Cuisine
Grant Grill

Alex Carballo
Executive Chef & Partner
URBN Coal Fired Pizza

Amy DiBiase
Executive Chef
Tidal

Ivan Flowers
Executive Chef
Top of the Market

Bernard Guillas
Executive Chef
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Derek Jaeger
Chef/Owner
The Cravory

Ryan Johnston
Executive Chef/Partner
Whisknladle Hospitality

Lhasa Landry
Chef
Hearty & Trotter Butchery

Giorgio Lo Verde
Executive Chef
Il Fornaio Coronado

Michel Malécot
Founder/President
The French Gourmet

Eric Manuel
Executive Chef
The Dana on Mission Bay

Jonathan McCann
Executive Chef
Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Jason McLeod
Executive Chef/Owner
Ironside Fish & Oyster

John Medall
Executive Chef
The Patio on Lamont Street

Mario Medina
Executive Chef
Finch’s Bistro & Wine Bar

Paul Murphy
Executive Chef
Humphreys Restaurant

Jorge Murrieta
Chef
Tequila Bar

Francesca Penoncelli
Chef de Cuisine
BiCE Ristorante

Sara Polczynski
Consulting Executive Chef
The Blind Burro

Venoy Rogers III
Executive Sous Chef
Kelvin

Jeffrey Rottinghaus
Executive Chef
Seasons 52

Barry Schneider
Executive Chef
Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds

Aron Schwartz
Executive Chef
Marina Kitchen

Jon Sloan
Chef de Cuisine
Juniper & Ivy

Rich Sweeney
Executive Chef/Partner
Florent Restaurant + Mega Lounge

Duvinh Ta
Executive Chef
Jake's Del Mar

Kevin Templeton
Executive Chef
barleymash

David Warner
Executive Chef
Bottega Americano

Chad White
Chef/Owner
Común Kitchen & Tavern

2014 Authors, Artists & Experts

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James Campbell Caruso
Chef/Owner
La Boca

Jimmy Cefalo
Wine Ambassador
Martini

Gale Gand
Pastry Chef/Partner
Spritzburger

Bernard Guillas
Executive Chef
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Heart & Trotter
Butchery

The Hearty Boys
Chefs/Owners
Spritz Burger

Christopher M.
Official 2014 Artist

Maria Desiderata Montana
Owner/Publisher
San Diego Food Finds

David Neuman
President
Lucini Italia

"Dr." Bill Sysak
Craft Beer Ambassador
Stone Brewing Co.

2014 Winemakers & Brewmasters

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David Akiyoshi
Winemaker
LangeTwins Family Winery

Barry Collier
Winemaker
Collier Falls

Daniel Daou
Winemaker
Daou Vineyards

Cushing Donelan
Director of Marketing
Donelan Family Wines

Joe Donelan
Founder
Donelan Family Wines

Tripp Donelan
Director of Sales
Donelan Family Wines

Clay Fritz
President
Fritz Underground Winery

Steve Glosner
Owner
PasoPort Wine Company

Steve Hagata
Winemaker
Falkner Winery

Kevin Hall
Winemaker
Alexander Valley Vineyards

Paul Hobbs
Winemaker
Ahnfeldt Wines

Tom Lane
Winemaker
Bianchi Vineyards

Adam Mettler
Winemaker
Michael David Winery

Patrick Muran
Winemaker
Niner Wine Estates

George & Kim Murray
Winemakers
Beach House Winery

Joe Nielsen
Winemaker
Donelan Family Wines

Julie Pedroncelli
VP Marketing/Owner
Pedroncelli Winery

Jamie Peterson
Winemaker
Peterson Winery

Andrew Quady
Winemaker
Quady Winery

Joe Ramazzotti
Winemaker
Ramazzotti Wines

Leslie Renaud
Winemaker
Foley Estates

Carol Shelton
Winemaker
Carol Shelton Wines

Tyler Thomas
Consulting Winemaker
Donelan Family Wines

Pedro Vargas
Winemaker
Vino Vargas

2014 Sommeliers & Wine Experts

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Fred Dame
Master Sommelier
American Wine & Spirits

David Glancy
Master Sommelier & Founder
San Francisco Wine School

Mary Gorman
Master of Wine
Bordeaux Wine Council

Elizabeth Huettinger
Sommelier/Wine Director
Addison

Michael Jordan
Master Sommelier

Jeff Josenhans
Hotel Sommelier & Mixologist
THE US GRANT

Sur Lucero
Master Sommelier

Joshua Orr
Beverage Manager
Marina Kitchen

Thomas Price
Master Sommelier

Lisa Redwine
Advanced Sommelier
La Jolla Beach and Tennis

Marc Stroobandt
Belgian Master Beer Sommelier
Stella Artois

2014 Mixologists & Spirit Experts

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T.A. Breaux
Absinthe Professional
Jade Liqueurs

Trevor Easter
Manager
Noble Experiment

Jeff Josenhans
Hotel Sommelier & Mixologist
THE US GRANT

Nathan Stanton
Social Engineer/Co-Founder
CH Projects

Bryan Tetorakis
Chef-Tender
Gypsy Soul

Recipes from Festival Chefs

Chef Gale Gand's Lemon Meringue Pie

2013 Chef of the Fest Winning Recipe:
Chef Rich Sweeney's Smoked Duck Fat Pate a Choux Beignets

2013 Personalities

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