Yosemite Hospitality has announced the lineup of its Taste of Yosemite culinary showcase, which will take place over a series of eight sessions from January 8 - February 2, 2017, at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel in Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite Hospitality is a subsidiary of Aramark, which is in its first year as Yosemite National Park's authorized concessioner.
The Taste of Yosemite will bring together top chefs from around the United States for a month-long series of cooking demonstrations, menu tastings and chef meet and greets. Each session culminates with a gala dinner prepared by the session's headliner chefs in The Majestic Yosemite Hotel's Dining Room.
2017 Taste of Yosemite Talent Lineup
Session 1: January 8-11
Victor Scargle, COPIA, Napa, CA
Maria Hines, Tilth, Seattle, WA
Ryan Scott, Finn Town/Market & Rye, San Francisco, CA
Session 2: January 11-13
Jesse Cool, Flea Street Cafe, Menlo Park, CA
Levi Mezick, Harvest Table, St. Helena, CA
Elizabeth Falkner, Falk Yeah! Productions, New York, NY
Session 3: January 15-18
Dustin Valette, Valette, Healdsburg, CA
Kyle Itani, Hopscotch & Itani Ramen, Oakland, CA
Adam Mali, The Patio, Petaluma, CA (Restaurant scheduled to open fall 2016)
Session 4: January 18-20
Anita Lo, Annisa, New York, NY
Scott Youkilis, Loma Brewing Company, Los Gatos, CA
Gayle Pirie & Jon Clark, Foreign Cinema, San Francisco, CA
Session 5: January 22-25
Carrie & Rupert Blease, Lord Stanley, San Francisco, CA
Suzanne Goin, Lucques/Tavern/AOC, Los Angeles, CA
Evan Hanczor, Egg, Brooklyn, NY
Session 6: January 25-27
Amanda Frietag, Empire Diner, New York, NY
Tanya Holland, Brown Sugar Kitchen, Oakland, CA
Ariane Duarte, Ariane Kitchen & Bar, Verona, NJ
Session 7: January 29-February 1
Peter Armellino, Plumed Horse, Saratoga, CA
Kim Alter, Nightbird, San Francisco, CA
Josey Baker, Josey Baker Bread, San Francisco, C
Session 8: February 1-3
Peter Rudolph, Madera, Menlo Park, CA
Sue Conley & Peggy Smith, Cowgirl Creamery, San Francisco/Pt. Reyes, CA
Peter Chastain, Prima, Walnut Creek, CA
Special hotel packages for Taste of Yosemite are available at either The Majestic Yosemite Hotel or Yosemite Valley Lodge, which includes lodging, culinary demonstrations and tastings, a "Meet the Chefs" reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres and the five-course gala dinner paired with wine in The Majestic Yosemite Hotel Dining Room. Lodging packages start at $405 per night based on double occupancy. Individual tickets for the gala dinner may be purchased at a price of $199 per person, including gratuity and excluding tax.
Free event-specific shuttle bus transportation is provided between Yosemite Valley Lodge and The Majestic Yosemite Hotel for the Taste of Yosemite gala dinners.