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.

Join us as these artisans come together for an annual celebration of the very best of California’s culinary offerings.


The Lodge at Torrey Pines presents one of Southern California’s premiere food festival created to showcase regionally grown ingredients, the finest chefs, food artisans, wine and craft beer. A portion of the proceeds of will be donated to Slow Food Urban San Diego.

17th Annual Celebrate the Craft 
October 20, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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. 

Celebrate the Craft Room Package

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

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 at Celebrate the Craft include:

Jeff Jackson
Executive Chef at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Paul Arias
Executive Chef at The Fishery

Pete Balistreri
Executive Chef at the Tender Greens

Kelli Crosson
Chef de Cuisine at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Drew Deckman
Executive Chef/Owner at Deckman's en el Mogor

Jack Fisher
Executive Chef at Town and Country

James Foran
Instructor of Culinary Arts at Grossmont College

Greg Frey, Jr
Executive Chef at The Golden Door

Antonio Friscia
Executive Chef, Founder and CEO of Legal Restaurants

Eric Gallerstein
Co-Owner/Chef at the Mastiff Sausage Company

Matt Gordon
Owner/Executive Chef at the Urban Solac /Solace & the Moonlight Lounge

Katie Grebow

Jason Knibb
Executive Chef at NINE-TEN

Tim Kolanko
Executive Chef at Blue Bridge Hospitality

Jarrod Moiles
Executive Chef at Rancho Valencia

Steven Riemer
Executive Chef at Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Michael Stebner
Director of Culinary at Sweet Greens

Kara Snyder
Executive Chef at Tender Greens

Andrew Spurgin
Chef and Owner

Ryan Studebaker
Chef at MIHO Gastrotruck

The Aniata Cheese Company
Del Mar, California

Bloom Family Farm
Alpine, California

Bread and Cie
San Diego, California

Catalina Offshore Products
Solana Beach, California

Coleman Farms
Carpinteria, California

Crows Pass Farms
Temecula, California

De Bruin Rabbit
Northern & Southern California

FishBone Kitchen
Baja, California

Jack Fisher Confections
San Diego, California

JOIA Life All-Natural Soda
Southern California Launch

Liberty Ducks
Sonoma, California

Point Loma Farms
Valley Center, California

McGrath Family Farms
Camarillo, California

Miradero Ranch
Montecito, California

Niman Ranch
Oakland, California

Stehly Farms Organics
Valley Center, California

Tzaddik Farm
Alpine, California

Windrose Farm
Paso Robles, California

Napa, California

En Route
Russian River Valley, California

Eric Kent Wine Cellars
Windsor, California

Far Niente
Oakville, California

Frog’s Leap Winery
Rutherford, California

Grgich Hills Estate
Rutherford, California

Jackson Family Wines
Santa Rosa, California

Linked Vineyards
Santa Rosa, California

Navarro Vineyards
Philo, California

Nickel & Nickel
Napa, California

Ramey Wine Cellars
Healdsburg, California

Robert Biale Vineyards
Napa, California

Robert Craig Winery
Napa, California

Tablas Creek Vineyard
Paso Robles, California

ZD Wines
Napa, California

AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California

Societe Brewing Company
San Diego, California

A portion of the proceeds of Celebrate the Craft will be donated to: Slow Food Urban San Diego, a 501(c)(3) organization; EIN No. 35-2352310; located at 302 Washington St. 216, San Diego, California 92103. This contribution is not tax deductible.

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