Annual Celebrate the Craft April 27, 2025 | 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

With a tradition of culinary innovation, California is rich in extraordinary agricultural abundance. Gourmets converge each year in beautiful La Jolla for a unique celebration of the region’s bounty and craftsmanship. Celebrate the Craft has been one of Southern California’s premier showcases for locally grown ingredients, innovative cooking and winemaking.

Celebrate the Craft Room Package

Guests can extend their experience with a night stay which includes two general admission tickets to Celebrate the Craft and a Signature room. You can also upgrade your stay with a Palisade room overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course.

and be 21+ with valid ID. Offer subject to availability and cancellation and may not be combined with other discounts or promos; other restrictions may apply.

Featuring California's Finest Food Artisans

For more than two decades, The Lodge at Torrey Pines has presented one of Southern California’s premier food festivals created to showcase regionally grown ingredients, the finest chefs, food artisans, wine, and craft beer. 

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Ecology Center.

Exclusive VIP Experience

Join us in the Gamble Suite for a private seating area to relax and sample exclusive reserve wines from the featured wineries. Sip, savor and unwind with beautiful views of the Torrey Pines Golf Course.

2024 Featured Producers

Local chefs, farmers, ranchers, vintners and brewers come together for an annual celebration of the very best of California's culinary offerings. Featured producers Celebrate the Craft events include:

Roberto Alcocer
Executive Chef, Valle

Paul Arias
Executive Chef, Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Pete Balistreri
P. Balistreri Salami

Shihomi Borillo
Owner, Kinme

Drew Deckman
Michelin Star Chef and Owner, Deckman's Restaurant Group

Jack Fisher
Chef and Owner, Jack Fisher Confections

James Foran
Pastry Chef, Grossmont College

Greg Frey Jr.
Executive Chef and Farmer, Golden Door

Flor Franco
Chef and Owner, Indulge Catering

Antonio Friscia
Chef and Owner, Curiocity Catering

Eric Gallerstein
Chef and Owner, Mastiff Sausage Company

Jason Knibb
Executive Chef, Nine-Ten

Tim "TK" Kolanko
Corporate Chef and Partner, Urban Kitchen Group

Aly Lyng
Pastry Chef, George's at the Cove

Jason McLeod
Chef at Large

Jarrod Moiles
Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage, Pacifica Real Estate Services Inc.

Noah Newhart
Chef de Cuisine, The Fishery

JoJo Ruiz
Chef Partner, Clique Hospitality

Doug Settle
Executive Chef, The Ecology Center

Ronnie Schwandt 
Corporate Executive Sous Chef, Blue Bridge Hospitality

Matt Sramek
Corporate Executive Chef, Blue Bridge Hospitality

Andrew Spurgin
Owner, Bespoke Event Styling and Menu Design

Travis Swikard
Chef and Owner, Callie

Kaitlyn Weber
Executive Sous Chef, The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Brad Wise
Chef and Owner, Trust Restaurant Group

Andrade Farms
Robert Andrade

Baja Shellfish Farms

Black Hat Bread

Brandt Beef
Joani Hernandez

Bread & Cie
Charles Kaufman & Rose Moore

Coleman Family Farms
Romeo & Gillian Coleman

Dassi Family Farm
Patrick Dassi

Drake Family Farms
Dr. Dan Drake

El Faro Seafood
Raul Mora

Dan Nattrass

Golden Door Farms
Greg Frey Jr.

K&K Ranch
Terri Kashima

J.R. Organics Farm
Michael Clark and Marley Rose

Liberty Ducks
Jim Reichardt

McGrath Family Farm
Phil & Havilah McGrath

Pacific Shellfish
Judd & Mary Anne Brown

Shahin Mobine

Schaner Family Farms
Peter Schaner

Stehly Farms Organics
Noel Stehly

TAJ Farms
Jack Ford

Temecula Olive Oil Company
Shawn Haggerty

Tzaddik Farms
Nathan Rakov

Ancient Peaks
Stephanie Metzler

DAOU Family Estates
Eryn Schnitzler

Far Niente Winery
Bruce Mooers

Frog’s Leap Winery
Kristy Byrd

Golden Door
Greg Frey Jr.

Jackson Family Wines
Maggie Moorhouse & Debra Katz

Louis Pommery
Olivia Ducharme

Merry Edwards Winery
Kim Knoell

Navarro Vineyards & Winery
Val & Dan Doran

Raft Wines
Jennifer Reichardt

Ramey Wine Cellars
Jeff Boyer

Silver Oak Cellars
Nate Weis

Tablas Creek Vineyard
Jason Haas

ZD Wines
Leah Zanetell

Rough Draft Brewing Company
Jeff Silver

You & Yours Distilling Co.
Laura Johnson & Luke Mahoney

San Diego Mixology
Mike Yen

Robin Henkel Trio
Robin Henkel

The Ecology Center
Jonathan Zaidman

The Wheel Stoneware
Michael Totah

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