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Celebrated national chefs, local culinary rock stars, legendary winemakers and brewmasters, authors, sommeliers, mixologists and other truly amazing talents come together for the 12th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.

2015 Celebrity Guest Chefs

Rick Bayless
Executive Chef
Author & Restauranteur

Anna Bullet
Executive Chef
Cooking Light

Justin Cogley
Executive Chef
Aubergine

Katsuya Fukushima
Chef/Partner
Daikaya

Gale Gand
Pastry Chef/Partner
Tru & Spritzburger

Suzette Gresham
Executive Chef
Acquerello

Bernard Guillas
Executive Chef
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

The Hearty Boys
Chefs/Owners
Spritz Burger

David Iino
Chef & Owner
SALT Restaurant

Daniel Joly
Belgian Master Chef
Stella Artois

Brian Malarkey
Executive Chef
Searsucker, Herringbone

Dean James Max
President
DJM Restaurants, James Republic

Sven Mede
Director of Culinary Operations
Honey Salt

Makoto Okuwa
Executive Chef
Makoto

Andrew Spurgin
Executive Chef/Owner
Bespoke Event Styling & Menu Design

2015 San Diego Celebrity Chefs

Steve de Barril
Executive Chef/Partner
Seasons 52

Brian Bonney
Executive Chef
The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Abe Botello
Executive Chef
West Coast Tavern

Nicolas Bour
Executive Chef
Humphreys

Brad Briske
Chef
La Balena

Trevor Chappell
Executive Chef
The Barrel Room

Evan Cruz
Executive Chef
Arterra

Priscilla Curiel
Chef & Manager
Talavera Azul

Amy DiBiase
Executive Chef
Tidal

Ivan Flowers
Corporate Executive Chef
Striders

Flor Franco
Executive Chef
Finca La Carrodilla

Brian Gist
Executive Chef
Flagship Cruises & Events

Bernard Guillas
Executive Chef
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Brad Hightow
Regional Executive Chef
Florent

Kim Kramer
Executive Chef
Estancia La Jolla

Mark Kropczynski
Executive Chef
The US Grant

Jason Knibb
Executive Chef
NINE-TEN Restaurant

Accursio Lota
Executive Chef
Solare Ristorante Italiano

Giorgio Lo Verde
Executive Chef
Il Fornaio Coronado

Eric Manuel
Executive Chef
The Dana on Mission Bay

Jason McLeod
Executive Chef/Owner
Ironside Fish & Oyster

John Medall
Executive Chef
The Patio Restaurant Group

Mario Medina
Executive Chef
Bernini's Bistro

Jarrod Moiles
Executive Chef
Rancho Valencia

James Montejano
Executive Chef
The MED at La Valencia

Paul Murphy
Executive Chef
Humphreys Restaurant

Kelly Pioterek
General Manager
El Torito

Sara Polczynski
Consulting Executive Chef
The Blind Burro

Michael Poompan
Executive Chef
Coronado Island Marriott Resort

Brian Redzikowski
Executive Chef
Kettner Exchange

Jason Rivas
Chef de Cuisine
South Coast Winery

Jeffrey Roberto
Executive Sushi Chef/Owner
Sushi on a Roll

Ralph Rubio
Co-Founder
Rubio's

Robert Ruiz
Executive Chef/Owner
The Land & Water Co.

Aron Schwartz
Executive Chef
Marina Kitchen

Anthony Sinsay
Executive Chef
Duke's La Jolla

Sutti Sripolpa
Executive Chef
Manchester Grand Hyatt

Steve Stawinski
Executive Chef
Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards

Rich Sweeney
Executive Chef
Waypoint Public House

Duvinh Ta
Executive Chef
Jake's Del Mar

Kevin Templeton
Executive Chef
barleymash

Will Torres
Executive Chef
JUSTIN

Chad White
Chef/Owner
Común Kitchen & Tavern

Mark Younggren
Executive Chef
S&M

2015 Authors, Artists & Experts

Stephanie Clair
Artist
Stephanie Clair Studios

Gale Gand
Pastry Chef/Partner
Spritzburger

Fernando Gaxiola
Owner
Baja Wine + Food

Bernard Guillas
Executive Chef
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

The Hearty Boys
Chefs/Owners
Spritz Burger

Scott Jacobs
Official 2015 Artist

Maria Desiderata Montana
Owner/Publisher
San Diego Food Finds

Giancarlo Paterlini
Co-Proprietor/
General Manager
Acquerello

J.M. Woody Van Horn
General Manager
Bracero Cocina De Raiz

Laura Werlin
Cheese Authority/Author

2015 Winemakers & Brewmasters

David Akiyoshi
Winemaker
LangeTwins Family Winery

Klaus Bellinghause
Winemaker
King Frosch Wine

Paul & Michèle Bosc
President, Director of Marketing
Chateau des Charmes

Matt Brynildson
Brewmaster
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Dane Campbell
Brand Ambassador
Zaca Mesa

Neil Collins
Executive Winemaker
Tablas Creek

Scot Covington
Winemaker
Trione Vineyards

Collin Cranor
Winemaker
Nottingham Cellars

Jordan Gardonhire
Founder & Brewmaster
Baja Brewing Company

Daniel Daou
Winemaker
Daou Vineyards

Steve Hagata
Winemaker
Falkner Winery

Kevin Hall
Winemaker
Alexander Valley Vineyards

Chue Her
Production Manager
Oak Ridge Winery

Paul Hobbs
Winemaker
Ahnfeldt Wines

Jason Jardine
Winemaker
Flowers Vineyard & Winery

Jim Klein
Winemaker
Navarro Vineyards

Tim Kramer
Winemaker
Monte de Oro Winery

Doug Margerum
Owner
Margerum Wine Company

Greg Martellotto
President
Martellotto Wines

Michael McCay
McCay Cellars & Vineyard

Erik Miller
Winemaker
Kokomo Winery

Rick Moshin
Proprietor & Winemaker
Moshin Vineyards

Patrick Muran
Winemaker
Niner Wine Estates

George & Kim Murray
Winemakers
Beach House Winery

Michael Muscardini
Owner/Winemaker
Muscardini Cellars

Steve Peck
Red Winemaker
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Papapietro Perry
Owners

Andrew Quady
Winemaker
Quady Winery

Joe Ramazzotti
Winemaker
Ramazzotti Wines

Steve Russell
Founder
Prodigal Wines

Nicole Salengo
Winemaker
Berryessa Gap

Rick Sayre
Winemaker
Rodney Strong Vineyards

Carol Shelton
Winemaker
Carol Shelton Wines

Scott Stelzle
Winemaker
Venteux Vineyards

JC van Staden
Winemaker
Peltier Winery

Pedro Vargas
Winemaker
Vino Vargas

Kevin Warren
Winemaker
Robert Young Estate Winery

2015 Sommeliers & Wine Experts

Eric Entrikin
Instructor & Examiner
Court of Master Sommeliers

Daniel Joly
Belgian Master Chef
Stella Artois

Joshua Orr
Beverage Manager
Marina Kitchen

Giancarlo Paterlini
Co-Proprietor/
General Manager
Acquerello

Lisa Redwine
Advanced Sommelier
La Jolla Beach and Tennis

Joseph Spellman
Master Sommelier
JUSTIN

2015 Mixologists & Spirit Experts

Donald Freytag
Executive Vice President
Hawaii Sea Spirits

Kelly Nyikes
Market Manager
KOVAL Distillery

Steven Tuttle
Beverage Director
Kettner Exchange

Jim & Ashley Walsh
Owers
Kimo Sabe Mezcal

Recipes from Festival Chefs

Chef Gale Gand's Lemon Meringue Pie

2014 Personalities

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