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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 2014 Personalities Listing is coming soon!

2013 Celebrity Guest Chefs

Richard Blais
Executive Chef
Juniper & Ivy

William Bradley
Executive Chef/Director
Addison

R.J. Cooper
Executive Chef Rogue 24

Katsuya Fukushima
Chef/Partner Daikaya

Melissa d'Arabian
Celebrity Chef & TV Host
Ten Dollar Dinners

Tiffany Vickers Davis
Test Kitchen Manager
Cooking Light

Gale Gand
Founding Pastry Chef/Partner
TRU

Suzette Gresham
Executive Chef
Acquerello

Bernard Guillas
Executive Chef
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Sharone Hakman
Chef
Haks BBQ

The Hearty Boys
Chefs/Owners
Hearty Restaurant

Peng S. Looi
Executive Chef
Asiatique

Grant MacPherson
Owner
Scotch Myst

Brian Malarkey
Executive Chef/Partner
Searsucker, Herringbone and Gabardine

Javier Plascencia
Chef/Owner
Mision 19

Alex Stupak
Chef/Owner
Empellón

Marcela Valladolid
Chef/Host
Mexican Made Easy

Robert Wiedmaier
Executive Chef/CEO
RW Restaurant Group

Roy Yamaguchi
Chef/Owner
Roy's Restaurant

Sam "The Cooking Guy" Zien
TV Personality/Author

2013 San Diego Celebrity Chefs

Jake Altman
Executive Chef
Tavern

Elaine Ardizzone
Co-Owner
Sweet Cheeks Baking Company

Steve de Barril
Executive Chef/Partner
Seasons 52

Eric Bauer
Executive Chef
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Abe Botello
Executive Chef
West Coast Tavern

Nicolas Bour
Executive Chef
AVANT

Joe Bracero
Co-Chef
Katsuya by Starck San Diego

Jaison Burke
Executive Chef
The Pearl Hotel

Alex Carballo
Executive Chef & Partner
URBN Coal Fired Pizza

Hector Casanova
Chef/Owner
Casanova Fish Tacos

Donna Cellere
Co-Owner Sweet Cheeks Baking Company

Tommy Fraioli
Executive Chef
Sea Rocket Bistro

Dana Francisco
Executive Chef
Uptown Tavern

Flor Franco
Chef
Encuentro Guadalupe

Carissa Giacalone
Executive Sous Chef
Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Bernard Guillas
Executive Chef
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Ryan Johnston
Executive Chef/Partner
Whisknladle Hospitality

Jason Knibb
Executive Chef
NINE-TEN Restaurant

Igor Krichmar
Executive Chef
Farm House Kitchen

Chris Kurth
Chef de Cuisine
Grant Grill

Brian Malarkey
Executive Chef
Searsucker

John Medall
Executive Chef
The Patio on Lamont Street

Jason McLeod
Executive Chef
Craft & Commerce, Neighborhood, & UnderBelly

Francesca Penoncelli
Chef de Cuisine
BiCE Ristorante

Javier Plascencia
Chef/Owner
Mision 19

Sara Polczynski
Consulting Executive Chef
The Blind Burro

Paul Rinado
Executive Chef
Spike Africa's

Jason Rivas
Chef de Cuisine
South Coast Winery

Jeffrey Roberto
Executive Sushi Chef/Owner
Sushi on a Roll

Jeff Rossman
Executive Chef & Owner
Terra American Bistro

Carl Schroeder
Executive Chef/Owner
Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant

Aron Schwartz
Executive Chef
Marina Kitchen

Jon Sloan
Executive Chef/Partner
Roy's San Diego Waterfront

Ted Smith
Chef de Cuisine
Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant

Steve Stawinski
Executive Chef
Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards

Ryan Steyn
Chef
Latitud 32

Duvinh Ta
Executive Chef
Jake's Del Mar

Kevin Templeton
Executive Chef
barleymash

Marcela Valladolid
Chef/Host
Mexican Made Easy

Chris Vera-Tudela
Chef de Cusine
Davanti Enoteca Little Italy

Chad White
Chef/Owner
Plancha Baja Med

Camron Woods
Executive Chef
Amaya La Jolla

2013 Authors, Artists & Experts

Thomas Arvid
Official Festival Artist

Tiffany Vickers Davis
Test Kitchen Manager
Cooking Light

Rozalynn S. Frazier
Fitness Editor
Health

Gale Gand
Executive Pastry Chef
TRU

Bernard Guillas
Executive Chef
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

The Hearty Boys
Chefs/Owners
Hearty Restaurant

Mareya Ibrahim
The Fit Foodie
The Clean Eating Handbook

Kristin McGee
Celebrity Trainer
Yoga, Pilates, Fitness

Maria Desiderata Montana
Owner/Publisher
San Diego Food Finds

Scott Mowbray
Editor
Cooking Light

Keaton Simons
Songwriter/Musician
"Beautiful Pain"

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

Laura Werlin
Cheese Authority/Author
Mac & Cheese, Please!

Roy Yamaguchi
Chef/Owner
Roy's Restaurant

Sam "The Cooking Guy" Zien
TV Personality/Author

2013 Winemakers & Brewmasters

Kris Curran
Winemaker
D'Alfonso-Curran Wines

Daniel Daou
Winemaker
Daou Vineyards

Desiree Del Dotto
Chief Operating & Marketing Officer
Del Dotto Vineyards

Ryan Deovlet
Winemaker
Deovlet Wines

Trey Fletcher
Winemaker/General Manager
Bien Nacido Vineyards

Steve Hagata
Winemaker
Falkner Winery

Kevin Hall
Winemaker
Alexander Valley Vineyards

Scott Hawley
Winemaker
Law Estate Wines

Paul Hobbs
Winemaker
Ahnfeldt Wines

Chris Johnston
Winemaker
Middle Ridge Winery

Jim & Azmina Madsen
Co-Owners & Winemakers
The Farm Winery

Regina Martinelli
Executive Vice President
Martinelli Winery

Adam Mettler
Winemaker
Michael David Winery

Justin Mund
Winemaker
Orfila Vineyards & Winery

Patrick Muran
Winemaker
Niner Wine Estates

George & Kim Murray
Winemakers
Beach House Winery

Andrew Quady
Winemaker
Quady Winery

Leslie Renaud
Winemaker
Foley Estates

Carol Shelton
Winemaker
Carol Shelton Wines

Nils Venge
Winemaker
Saddleback Cellars

Liz Wan
Managing Partner
Serra Vineyards

David Whitehair
Assistant Winemaker
Foxen Winery

Duncan Williams
Winemaker & Director of Operations
Keyways Winery

Patrick Zilaro
Winemaker/Owner
Zilaro Cellars

2013 Sommeliers & Wine Experts

Fred Dame
Master Sommelier
American Wine & Spirits

Tasha Elkovitch
Certified Specialist of Wine

Elizabeth Huettinger
Sommelier/Wine Director
Addison

David Long
Co-Founder
David Arthur Vineyards

Joshua Orr
Beverage Manager
Marina Kitchen

Giancarlo Paterlini
Italian Wine Expert

Lisa Redwine
Advanced Sommelier
La Jolla Beach and Tennis

Bernard Retornaz
President
Louis Latour Inc.

Joseph Spellman
Master Sommelier
JUSTIN

Marc Stroobandt
Belgian Master Beer Sommelier
Stella Artois

2013 Mixologists & Spirit Experts

Jim Bryant
Sales Manager
Sazerac Company

Todd Richman
Corporate Mixologist
Sidney Frank Importing Company

Anthony Schmidt
Head Bartender
CH Projects

Nathan Stanton
Social Engineer/Co-Founder
CH Projects

2012 Personalities

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