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    2013


    March

  • 1760 Has a Preview

    March 26, 2013 • Eater

    RUSSIAN HILL—Already unreasonably excited about 1760, the more casual little sister to Acquerello that's arriving in a month or two? Consider heading to the mothership for an SF Chefs-sponsored preview dinner on April 22, featuring fare from Suzette Gresham and Mark Pensa of Acquerello, as well as Adam Tortosa, the incoming chef at 1760. Tickets are $150.

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  • Food & Wine Festivals in 2013

    March 4, 2013 • Huffington Post

    From street vendor celebrations to private dinners with winemakers and acclaimed chefs, lovers of libations have much to celebrate this year. 2013 offers no shortage of opportunities to indulge. Listed are both large international events, as well as small intimate affairs that are taking place across the planet. Cheers!

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  • January

  • SF Chefs Upcoming Line-Up and Dates Announced

    Jan. 16, 2013 • ZAGAT

    If you’re the type that books your summer vacation around SF Chefs week, pull out your smart phones. The weeklong celebrity-chef festival that takes over Union Square and a good part of San Francisco real estate has announced the date for its fifth annual edition.

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  • Duende Set to Pop Tomorrow, Preview the Bodega Now

    Jan. 15, 2013 • Eater

    Eater has confirmed that Duende, Oakland's highly anticipated Spanish restaurant, wine bodega, live music venue, coffee shop, and olive oil vendor will be open tomorrow for all of your food, wine, music, coffee, and olive oil-related needs. The bodega will be open at 7 a.m. and the restaurant will open its doors for dinner service at 5:30 p.m..

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  • Toque of San Francisco March 2013

    Jan. 4, 2013 • Dining Detectives

    A celebration of food, wine and fun...

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  • Guests can indulge in a gourmet food culture of the City SF, Food & Wine Festival

    Jan. 3, 2013 • Madame Figaro Japan

    I like good food...

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  • 2012


    December

  • Forget the Diet Resolution: Eat Your Way Through San Francisco in 2013

    Dec. 24, 2012 • Yahoo!

    San Francisco is a sparkling jewel in the crown of great American food cities, and has been for decades. Indeed, with a list of attributes that includes excellence in dining, Business Week pronounced that, "San Francisco is America's best city in 2012."

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  • SF Chefs Fall Dinner Party: Mind Your SPQRs And AQs

    Dec. 11, 2012 • Huffington Post

    While the first two dinners in the fall Dinner Party Project series embraced stalwarts of the San Francisco restaurant scene, the final dinner was all about the young guns. Though they're both only 34, SPQR's Matthew Accarrino and AQ's Mark Liberman have racked up impressive credentials, working for the likes of Thomas Keller, Tom Colicchio, and Daniel Boulud. Liberman earned AQ a James Beard Award nomination for Best New Restaurant this year, while Accarrino has just published his first cookbook.

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  • SF Chefs Fall Dinner Party Project #3: Mind Your SPQRs and AQs

    Dec. 7, 2012 • 7x7SF

    7x7 is proud to sponsor SF Chefs, the annual, hotly-anticipated food/wine/spirits bonanza that is the quintessential San Francisco culinary experience. The event occurs each August, and offers guests exclusive access to the city's most innovative and lauded industry professionals and personalities.

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  • SF Chefs Fall Dinner Party Project #2: Soulful Supper Club

    Dec. 5, 2012 • 7x7SF

    7x7 is proud to sponsor SF Chefs, the annual, hotly-anticipated food/wine/spirits bonanza that is the quintessential San Francisco culinary experience. The event occurs each August, and offers guests exclusive access to the city's most innovative and lauded industry professionals and personalities.

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  • November

  • The Weekend Guide

    Nov. 29, 2012 • Daily Candy

    EAT SF Chefs Dinner Party Projects What: The collaboration meals return for the holidays, starting with tonight’s trio — Iranian-inspired Hoss Zaré (Zaré at Fly Trap), Southern-fried David Lawrence (1300 on Fillmore), and pastry whiz Emily Luchetti (Waterbar, Farallon). Why: Monday’s event pairs two of SF’s hottest young chefs, Mark Liberman (AQ) and Matthew Accarrino (SPQR), for dishes like duck and mushroom lasagna and suckling pork.

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  • Two benefits near to my heart

    Nov. 14, 2012 • Inside Scoop

    I don’t blog about most fundraisers I participate in, but two I’m supporting this month are important. Well actually, they are all worthy but with Hurricane Sandy news still fresh, the cold weather in the Bay Area, and the holidays approaching these are particularly near to my heart. The first is a benefit dinner for The Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy victims on Thursday November 29th at 1300 Fillmore. It’s a dinner collaboration with David Lawrence chef/owner of 1300 Fillmore and Hoss Zaré of Zaré at Flytrap.

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  • The Fate of Hawk's Tavern, Chef Collaborations

    Nov. 8, 2012 • Eater

    COMING ATTRACTIONS — SF Chefs continues the Dinner Party Project Series with new collaborations on November 27 ("Maximum Mina," with all of Michael Mina's local restaurants), November 29 (1300 on Fillmore, Farallon/Waterbar, and Zaré at Fly Trap), and December 3 (SPQR and AQ). Tickets ($140-200, with discounts for Visa Signature members) are available here. [EaterWire]

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  • September

  • SF CHEFS Food, Wine & Spirits 2012 – Better than Ever!

    Sept. 14, 2012 • Food & Beverage World

    The tent was up in Union Square and the Chefs had prepared fabulous tastes. The Wine was being poured and this year the Cocktails were flowing. For the fourth year in a row San Francisco shined! As advertised there was Tasting, Pairing, Mixing, and Engaging as thousands celebrated local flair & regional flavor in the epicenter of culinary innovation in San Francisco.

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  • 'Tea and peculiarities' at SF Chefs 2012

    Sept. 13, 2012 • Examiner.com

    An Afternoon of Tea and Peculiarities’ at SF Chefs 2012 was peculiar: there was no tea. The teapots were filled with gin. Which is not to say that anyone was disappointed. Or surprised. The event was, after all, sponsored by Hendrick's Gin.

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  • Ryan Scott expands Market & Rye, sells off his food trucks

    Sept. 6, 2012 • Inside Scoop

    During the SF Chefs panel about expansion alongside local luminaries like Larry Mindel and Craig Stoll, Ryan Scott recounted how he took a brief appearance on Top Chef and parlayed that into a makeshift catering company, which led to a food truck, then a pop-up, then two food trucks, and eventually two brick-and-mortar restaurants.

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  • Nightcaps: Bouche and its 80-square-foot kitchen, in full plume

    Sept. 6, 2012 • Inside Scoop

    The Style section christens Bush Street’s charming Bouche a Hot Spot: “It’s the creation of Guillaume Issaverdens, who greets regulars and newcomers with Gallic gentility, often suggesting glasses of wine from the unique list of small producers. In the 80-square-foot exposed kitchen, [Nicolas] Borzee methodically creates simple, yet technical dishes (sardines and micro-seasonal vegetables marinated in grapefruit juice and garnished with chocolate mint, anyone?) while hunched over, his mad scientist hair in full plume.”

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  • Highlights From SF Chefs 2012

    Sept. 6, 2012 • Grub Street

    Another August, another SF Chefs. The lively Union Square food extravaganza just wrapped up another successful round, and the local food industry is, as we speak, about 75% drag-ass hungover. Since launching in 2009, the festival has grown in scope, with this year including months of buildup with a series of event dinners dubbed The Dinner Party Project. (See our coverage of the Stars reunion dinner here, by way of example.) But the main event was the Grand Tasting Tent, which came in four shifts between Friday night and Sunday afternoon.

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  • August

  • Appetite: Highlights and bites from SF Chefs

    Aug. 21, 2012 • San Francisco Bay Guardian

    Here are a few highlights in photos of another SF Chefs, San Francisco’s food, wine, spirits “classic” (aka week-long festival in tented Union Square), a whirlwind of excellent bites, drinks, wine, demos, and parties.

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  • SF Chefs: The After Party at E & O Asian Kitchen

    Aug. 19, 2012 • Art and Entertain Me

    Love for good food does not necessarily makes a good chef, but it surely is one of the prerequisites. Does it mean that chefs can eat on cue any time of day or night? Even if they’ve just cooked, tasted, and eaten plenty?

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  • SF Chefs in the City - The Winery list

    Aug. 18, 2012 • Balitang SF

    Here is the continuation of my blog on the Saturday Afternoon Grand Tasting Tent event at the SF Chefs 2012. We learned some do's and don't while at the same tasting event last year. One of them is to pace ourselves with the wine. This means just two to three sips per tasting.

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  • Love for good food does not necessarily makes a good chef, but it surely is one of the prerequisites

    Aug. 15, 2012 • SF Weekly

    Barely recovered from the food coma of SF Chefs and Outside Lands? Buck up, it's time to grub and drink to your carts content at La Cocina's fourth annual San Francisco Street Food Festival, a celebration and fundraiser chock-full of street food and food trucks.

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  • Tastes of San Francisco at SF Chefs Party

    Aug. 13, 2012 • About.com

    The annual SF Chefs festival offers many chances to try restaurants that you might never think of going to. At the 2012 edition of the food extravaganza, the 49 Square Miles Food Tour in particular was the occasion to do that.

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  • Top 10 Dishes from SF Chefs

    Aug. 9, 2012 • Stark Insider

    Once again, SF Chefs brought us to gastronomic heaven. Judging by the turnouts at the grand tastings, and in the various seminars, the annual event which concluded on Sunday in Union Square is as popular as ever.

    And for good reason.

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  • Channeling Scandinavia and Eastern Europe' at SF Chefs 2012

    Aug. 8, 2012 • Examiner.com

    Scandinavian cuisine inhabits the far side of cool in culinary circles. But what does that mean in terms of a “cuisine”, and in a more practical sense, what does it mean for home cooks?

    If you imagine blond people with a firm grip on a herring, you’re only partially right.

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  • SF Chefs 2012: Tasting Tent Highlights

    Aug. 7, 2012 • Lick My Spoon

    Union Square transformed into an eating extravaganza this past weekend at SF Chefs as over 200 of the city’s finest chefs, winemakers, brewers, and mixologists strutted their stuff.

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  • Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Brewed Up by Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Cafe Colucci at SF Che

    Aug. 7, 2012 • Bay Area Bites

    It's 10am and I'm part of a crowd in the middle of one of the Financial District’s temples to the caffeine-fueled lifestyle. But instead of jittery office workers gulping their lattes, I see an incongruous cultural scene for a downtown java joint. Flanking the gleaming espresso bar, a raised platform is strewn with long grasses and bright yellow flowers, set with baskets, carved wooden boxes and trays of tiny white cups. Just like the mothers and grandmothers of many generations have done before her, a lovely Ethiopian woman in an embroidered dress stirs a pan of coffee beans over a blue flame, while aromatic curls of incense waft across the room.

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  • Jeremiah Tower Talks Midnight Snacks, Cole Porter, and Caviar

    Aug. 7, 2012 • Grub Street

    Exiled chef Jeremiah Tower returned to San Francisco in June from his home in Mexico to cook with former employees from Stars at an event at Epic Roasthouse. The evening, dubbed "Stars Realigned" and part of the buildup to SF Chefs, became a reunion for more than just the chefs in the kitchen.

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  • Cocktail-Inspired Foods Star at SF Chefs

    Aug. 7, 2012 • The Daily Meal

    Do you want to have your cocktail and eat it too? Good news, you’re in luck. What was once an impossible dream can now be your reality if you head to one of the cutting edge restaurants that are turning America’s favorite cocktails into food. While poptails (cocktail popsicles) have recently become popular, these new cocktail eats aren’t dessert, but rather part of your proper meal.

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  • SF Chefs {Highlights}

    Aug. 6, 2012 • Serving Seconds

    Friday night marked another great year at the SF Chefs Grand Tasting Tent. The three-hour event transpired under a massive tent covering all of Union Square, and we took advantage of each and every minute to consume all the bites and beverages we could possibly squeeze in.

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  • Wine Pairings: What to pair with California Chardonnay (3 delicious ideas)

    Aug. 6, 2012 • Stark Insider

    Seeking inspiration for the perfect companion to a glass of California Chardonnay?

    This weekend, there was no better place to find it than at SF Chefs ’100 Years of Chardonnay, A Celebration of the Wente Clone’. Wine expert Randy Caparoso along with winemakers Mike Chelini, Michael McNeill and Karl Wente took the audience on an entertaining journey through Chardonnay’s colorful history, past the oak monsters and to the promised land of well-balanced California Chardonnay with the floral hints characteristic of the Wente Clone.

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  • Winning Chalices (And More) From Jasper's Annual 'Pimp-Cup Challenge'

    Aug. 6, 2012 • SFist

    After this weekend's SF Chefs festivities finished on Sunday, a bevy of service industry folks, salt-of-the-earth bartenders, and PR ilk headed to Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen for the second annual "pimp cup" competition.

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  • Cocktails You Can Eat

    Aug. 6, 2012 • Huffington Post

    Both of those loves merge in the Early Girl Tomato Bloody Marys devised by Chef John Madriaga of Spruce Restaurant in San Francisco. Juicy raw tomato wedges infused with lemon juice, salt, pepper, celery, chopped onion and vodka, they deliver just the faintest alcohol whiff.

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  • SF Chefs 2012 - Food Fashionista

    Aug. 6, 2012 • Food Fashionista

    SF Chefs 2012 has officially come to a close, but the memories, calories, Illy-caffeine high and hangovers (for some) will last a whole lot longer. This was the fourth year, and it was incredibly successful. The entire team including Andrew Freeman Co. and Golden Gate Restaurant Association really pulled off a strong, well-attended, energy-filled event in a town so rich in culinary, wine and mixology talent.

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  • SF Chefs + the San Francisco food scene

    Aug. 6, 2012 • Noise 13

    As you may have noticed, Noise 13 has been busy with all things SF Chefs for the last few months. We actually started back in March on the new branding for this annual event. Part of this process involved researching what makes SF such a great culinary hub. With as much as I LOVE food, this project was top of our list.

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  • Bauer, Yan, Samuelsson Steal The Show At SF Chefs 2012

    Aug. 6, 2012 • Eater

    The year's fourth annual celebration of SF Chefs is in the books, as restaurant types all over the Bay Area are recovering from three days of intense showmanship and networking. The grand tasting tent in Union Square saw four enormous tasting events, and there was a late night something or other every night. Adding to the excitement, everyone's favorite anonymous food critic Michael Bauer was spotted in the wild at several events with his partner Michael Murphy, surveying the scene.

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  • SF Chefs celebrations come to a close

    Aug. 6, 2012 • San Francisco Business Times

    SF Chefs, the city's annual food, wine and spirits festival, concluded its decadent month-long celebration of the city's top restaurants and wineries last night.

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  • SF Chefs 2012: Celebrating Culinary Arts

    Aug. 6, 2012 • Examiner.com

    San Francisco has a long-standing love affair with food and drink. Last week the city turned out to celebrate SF Chefs with a plethora of culinary activities ranging from classes, cooking demonstrations, cooking challenges, wine and food dinners and parties. It was a decadent week for those seeking to experience culinary delights with 50 events from which to choose, concluding Sunday.

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  • Party Report: Celeb Chefs, Hidden Identities and Creative Bites at SF Chefs

    Aug. 6, 2012 • ZAGAT

    As some of San Francisco’s most acclaimed toques cut through a giant green ceremonial noodle to the looping strains of OutKast’s lively rap song “Hey Ya,” it was clear that this fourth edition of SF Chefs had come into its own quirky personality. The annual food, wine and spirits festival, hosted by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, is an ambitious undertaking. This year’s celebration included four giant events in the Grand Tasting Tent in Union Square, six nighttime parties in various locations, and almost 30 classes and demos at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, all squeezed into the better part of half a week of luxurious indulgence.

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  • San Francisco, California, USA: SF Chefs Preview Series Lamb and Beer Pairings Celebrate Summer Gril

    Aug. 5, 2012 • Jetset Extra

    Getting bigger and better every year, SF Chefs, the major gourmet event in San Franciso, started weeks ahead of its traditional first weekend of August with the SF Chefs Preview Series.Cooking demos presented by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) were hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS) at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

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  • Tasting the Best at 2012's SF Chefs

    Aug. 5, 2012 • YUM Sugar

    San Francisco may have a notoriously cold Summer, but right now marks the moment in August when the city really heats up, thanks to its annual SF Chefs festival, taking place right this minute. Earlier this week, we dropped by a contemporary Mexican showcase; later, we ate local at the Center For Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture's 49 Square Miles Food Tour; last night, we went all out at the SF Chefs Grand Tasting Tent.

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  • A Look Back at SF Chefs – Part 1

    Aug. 4, 2012 • SF Station

    here is no better week for a San Francisco food lover than the week of SF Chefs. There is such amazing talent in the Bay Area and it has been on full display. I have been fortunate enough to get a chance to experience SF Chefs firsthand, attending classes, dinners, demos and tastings. Here’s a brief recap of the first half of the week.

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  • SF Chefs 2012 Serves Up Fine Foods & Celebrity Chefs

    Aug. 4, 2012 • CBS San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A plethora of featured chefs were on hand at the SF Chefs 2012 event in San Francisco’s Union Square. According to the show’s organizers, a number of demonstrations and educational gatherings, as well as about 150 chefs, mixologists and winemakers provided tasting options to choose from over the course of the week long event.

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  • SF Chefs Grand Tasting

    Aug. 3, 2012 • Tasting Table

    The 2012 SF Chefs celebrations hit their high mark this weekend with the Grand Tasting in Union Square. Sample local dishes from a variety of the Bay Area’s best chefs and restaurants while enjoying fine wines and spirits, and live demonstrations on stage.

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  • San Francisco Pick: SF Chefs (Video)

    Aug. 3, 2012 • Stark Insider

    There’s a new tradition at Union Square every August. It’s called SF Chefs and it officially kicks off tonight right here in the heart of the city. A must-attend foodie event, SF Chefs has quickly climbed my personal what’s hot charts, and ranks alongside other high profile, well-run events in the SF Bay Area including Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Montalvo Food & Wine Classic, and the annual Star Chefs and Vintners Gala.

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  • Q&A with Restaurant Critic Michael Bauer

    Aug. 3, 2012 • Bay Area Bites

    San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer has been writing about food in the Bay Area for 25 years-- a feat worth noting considering the ever morphing state of journalism. He also manages the biggest newspaper food and wine staff in the country and his “Tower of Bauer” includes an (often thriving, sometimes experimental) rooftop garden, recipe test kitchen, photo studio, beehives, and a wine cellar with 10,000 bottles.

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  • Interview with Marcus Samuelsson

    Aug. 3, 2012 • Cooking with Amy

    Chef Marcus Samuelsson is one of the guests coming from out of town for SF Chefs. He'll be here with illy cafe. And I'll be one of the illy cafe social media correspondents, sharing details of SF Chefs on Saturday night and all day Sunday.

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  • What to Drink at SF Chefs Tonight

    Aug. 3, 2012 • Grub Street

    If you've got a ticket to the opening night of the Grand Tasting tent tonight at SF Chefs, we have some good news: It will be very boozy. The first night is always the most cocktail-heavy, with various mixology mavens from around town shaking and stirring concoctions at booths throughout the tent. Below, we bring you a list of what you can expect. For those not attending tonight, there are a few ideas that you can shake together to drown your sorrows.

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  • 美食节搭业界交流平台 旧金山餐馆经营者谈服务质量

    Aug. 3, 2012 • USChinapress.com

    【侨报实习记者李修语8月2日旧金山报道】旧金山市民对饮食的热情举国闻名,平均每1万个家庭就有39.3个餐厅,是全美餐厅最密集的城市,而纽约的长岛(Long Island)也不过排名第三。

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  • SF CHEFS SHOWCASE CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN CUISINE

    Aug. 2, 2012 • YUM Sugar

    We're covering the SF Chefs Food and Wine Festival, and last night we had the privilege of attending "A Celebration of Contemporary Mexican Restaurants," hosted by Traci Des Jardins and Dylan Montano of Mijita Cocina Mexicana at the Ferry Building. The tequila was flowing, and the use of avocados was aplenty.

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  • Win Tickets to SF Chefs Just By Following Us on Twitter

    Aug. 2, 2012 • Grub Street

    OK, folks. It's time for a ticket giveaway to this weekend's big food fest, SF Chefs. The Grand Tasting tent is being set up in Union Square as we type, and the big event kicks off tomorrow evening, August 3. There are still a few tickets left for sale, but Grub Street SF is giving away a pair of free tickets (a $270 value) to the Sunday Afternoon Grand Tasting Tent.

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  • SF Chefs Week: 51 Events, 7 days

    Aug. 2, 2012 • Eventbrite

    San Franciscans that have passed by Union Square this week have likely noticed the huge white tent that has transformed the local landmark. One of our favorite food and wine festivals has finally arrived: it’s time for SF Chefs Week!

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  • Win Tickets to SF Chefs Just By Following Us on Twitter

    Aug. 2, 2012 • Grub Street

    OK, folks. It's time for a ticket giveaway to this weekend's big food fest, SF Chefs. The Grand Tasting tent is being set up in Union Square as we type, and the big event kicks off tomorrow evening, August 3. There are still a few tickets left for sale, but Grub Street SF is giving away a pair of free tickets (a $270 value) to the Sunday Afternoon Grand Tasting Tent. All you have to do is follow us on Twitter, and if you already do, you just need to get a friend to.

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  • SF Chefs Showcase Contemporary Mexican Cuisine

    Aug. 2, 2012 • YUM Sugar

    We're covering the SF Chefs Food and Wine Festival, and last night we had the privilege of attending "A Celebration of Contemporary Mexican Restaurants," hosted by Traci Des Jardins and Dylan Montano of Mijita Cocina Mexicana at the Ferry Building.

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  • SF Chefs 2012: The Guide to Boozing

    Aug. 1, 2012 • SF Weekly

    SF Chefs, the week-long celebration of the San Francisco food and drink, has taken up residence once again in Union Square. The white tent being draped over an entire city block won't officially open until Friday night, when it will feature dozens of bars and restaurants representing over the course of three days. To plan accordingly, here's our guide to cocktail related guide for classes and demos in and around the tasting tent.

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  • Five North American Food Festivals to Try This Summer

    Aug. 1, 2012 • Lifestyle Mirror

    August is a big month for food, and we think you should know about a couple not-to-be-missed events. Whether you’re staying put for the summer or fiending for a North American food tour, we suggest you find a place in your calendar for these five food fêtes. For more events in August and a glimpse into September, check out this Eater.com post.

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  • Last Night’s Four Star Dinner for SF Chefs

    Aug. 1, 2012 • Haute Living

    This was the most exclusive event of SF Chefs. Tickets for couples were $2500 and individuals for $1500. The 70 tickets were sold out within 20 minutes and raised over $50,000 for the Marin Food Bank. But what else would you expect when the chefs for the 9 course tasting menu was created by those who were awarded four stars by the SF Chronicle. The dazzling showcasing chefs were: David Kinch of Manresa, Douglas Keane of Cyrus, Thomas Keller of The French Laundry, Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, Michael Tusk of Quince, Christopher Kostow of The Restaurant at Meadowood, Daniel Patterson of Coi, and Corey Lee of Benu. Icons of the Northern California culinary elite.

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  • SF Chefs Fest: The Feeding Frenzy is Finally Here

    Aug. 1, 2012 • ZAGAT

    Anyone who hasn't been living under a rock knows that the SF Chefs Food, Wine and Spirits festival is taking over San Francisco this week. It's an embarrassment of riches, with more food events crammed into five days than most cities host in a year. We're told that there are plenty of tickets left to many of the top events, including all of the grand tastings being held at Union Square on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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  • 3 Minute Interview: Marcus Samuelsson

    Aug. 1, 2012 • Examiner.com

    The Ethiopian-born, James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef from New York is hosting an Ethiopian coffee ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday at espressamente illy at 123 Battery St. as part of this week’s SF Chefs festival. Details are available at sfchefsfoodwine.com.

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  • SF FoodLab: Pop-Ups Find a Home

    Aug. 1, 2012 • SF Weekly

    Most pop-up chefs are quick to praise the flexibility and low-risk nature of the pop-up game. Then they inevitably complain about sporadic turnouts and ill-equipped kitchens, and gaze into the middle distance as they describe their brick-and-mortar dreams.

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  • July

  • Countdown begins for SF Chefs, Friday Night Opening Celebration

    July 31, 2012 • Examiner.com

    This can easily be considered the culinary equivalent of the Olympics, with all the anticipation, excitement and hoopla of London’s festivus the other night, except even better because this gala is all about food and drink and You DO NOT want to miss this opening night.

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  • Class Alert! Master the Art of Donuts, Jam and Berry BBQ Sauce

    July 31, 2012 • SF Weekly

    This week's SF Chefs festival brings a number of cooking classes to town (see our feature on SF Chefs for more tips on classes that are happening this week). One of the more low-key but intriguing classes on offer is "Go Nuts for Donuts" on August 5 at 10 a.m. at Westin St. Francis. Laurel Davis of Oakland's Donut Savant will reveal her secrets to frying up Chinese egg puffs and then offer tastes of the results during this demonstration class.

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  • 13 Food & Drink Events for August and Beyond

    July 31, 2012 • Eater

    August is a day away and it's time to look at some of the more interesting and important food and drink events going on in the next month and a bit beyond that. You'll find celebrity chef dinners, craft beer festivals, international summits, and crowd-pleasing staples, all of which are worth the drive or even a flight or two. The docket includes an Omnivore stop in Montreal, a Cochon party in St. Helena, a hot sauce festival in Austin, and the glitzy Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival.

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  • Drew Nieporent is interviewing Michael Bauer, and you can watch

    July 31, 2012 • Inside Scoop

    Drew Nieporent is the consummate restaurateur: A recognizable, larger-than-life figure who is well-spoken, successful, business-savvy, charismatic, and coming with a resume of decades of experience in New York and beyond. Nieporent’s current restaurant empire includes Corton, Tribeca Grill, Centrico and of course, all the Nobu locations. He closed his only San Francisco restaurant, Rubicon, several years ago, but he’s been a presence at the SF Chefs festival for years now.

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  • illy names Chef Marcus Samuelsson brand ambassador of illy MonoArabica, the brand’s first single or

    July 31, 2012 • Basil Magazine

    illy will host a series of events at SF Chefs with internationally acclaimed chef, philanthropist, and New York Times best-selling author, Chef Marcus Samuelsson, the newly appointed brand ambassador for illy’s new line of single origin coffees, MonoArabica. illy and Chef Samuelsson will co-host two events during SF Chefs…

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  • G9 Insider: SF Chefs 2012

    July 31, 2012 • Gamma Nine

    For Gamma Nine, August means SF Chefs is here. With a few years of photographing and being behind the scenes of this event, here’s some retrospective, mixed in with some previews of this year’s events, and tips on how to make the most of the amazing week.

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  • SF Chefs: Picks and Advice for Navigating This Week's Sprawl of Events

    July 30, 2012 • SF Weekly

    SF Chefs, the annual food/wine/spirits festival presented by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, will be held in various San Francisco locations from July 30 to August 5. We've filled our tummies and worn out our shoes at this well-produced celebration since its inception in 2009. It was huge then, but it's just gotten bigger, tastier -- and a bit more confusing to navigate the breadth of it all.

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  • Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster, NYC

    July 30, 2012 • KCBS

    Chef Marcus Samuelsson is an internationally acclaimed chef, author and philanthropist. Chef Samuelsson is the author of several award-winning cookbooks and the forthcoming memoir, Yes, Chef.

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  • Friday: Cloaked Behind Screen, Michael Bauer To Appear In Live Interview

    July 30, 2012 • SFist

    Though his face is more and more recognizable in these our modern smartphone times, Michael Bauer remains one but a few anonymous restaurant critics left in the city. On Friday, August 4, Bauer will make appear behind a screen for an intimate interview with restaurateur Drew Nieporent (Nobu, Rubicon, Tribeca Grill) to talk about his esteemed career, his reviewing process, his food cravings, and more.

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  • SF Chefs 2012 events dazzle San Francisco, Westin St. Francis Hotel

    July 29, 2012 • Examiner.com

    The Westin St. Francis on Union Square is the exclusive hotel partner for SF Chefs 2012, a SF tradition that returns on July 30 – August 5, 2012. This not-to-be-missed food, wine and spirits festival celebrates the unique flavor, diversity and bounty of Northern California, with 49 square miles of food and drink this week.

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  • SFChefs festival gets underway

    July 27, 2012 • San Francisco Chronicle

    The fourth annual SFChefs festival hits full swing this week with celebrations, classes and cook-offs, centered around a big white tent over Union Square.

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  • How a charity dinner with nine 4-star chefs comes together

    July 27, 2012 • Inside Scoop

    Remember the scene in Casablanca when Rick describes Captain Renault as “just like any other man, only more so”? That’s kind of how Lindsay Tusk of Quince describes the many logistics of planning Sunday’s night’s epic four-star SF Chefs charity dinner, benefiting the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

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  • SF Chefs Grand Tasting Tent dishes just revealed

    July 26, 2012 • Examiner.com

    The centerpiece of SF Chefs, San Francisco's annual summertime food extravaganza, is the Grand Tasting Tent in Union Square -- where a who's-who of local chefs will put on four tasting sessions, August 3 through 5.

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  • San Francisco, CA, USA: Are You Ready for SF Chefs 2012?

    July 23, 2012 • Jetset Extra

    It’s time to celebrate the bountifulness of California’s food, wine, and spirits. SF Chefs is almost here – don’t miss out. Last year’s event was an overwhelming success and SF Chefs 2012 promises to be even better.

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  • Scoop Planner: Bay Area food and drink events this week

    July 23, 2012 • Inside Scoop

    Presenting another edition of Scoop Planner, a Monday calendar feature to plan out your week of eating and drinking. With so many pop-ups, guest chef dinners and special events happening these days, it’s hard to keep up. Instead of littering the normal Inside Scoop news flow with random events, we’re going to put them all in one place: Here, in Scoop Planner.

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  • SF Chefs Dinner Party Project #6: Family Night: Going Basque

    July 23, 2012 • 7x7SF

    7x7 is proud to sponsor SF Chefs, the annual, hotly-anticipated food/wine/spirits bonanza that is the quintessential San Francisco culinary experience. The event occurs July 30th through August 5th, and offers guests exclusive access to the city's most innovative and lauded industry professionals and personalities.

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  • Foodie alert: Five Bay Area festivals to whet your appetite

    July 23, 2012 • San Jose Mercury News

    Garlic, gnocchi and grand tasting tents -- summer always summons an avalanche of food-related festivities, from the Gilroy Garlic Festival to San Francisco's big chef fest. So get out your calendars and prep your palate. Here's what's ahead:

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  • SF Chefs

    July 19, 2012 • VIA Magazine

    Go gormandize: Classes on pickling, demonstrations on beer and lamb pairings, and dozens of other events give you a taste of the City by the Bay's bounty. The big ticket is to the Grand Tasting Tent in Union Square, featuring over 200 of San Francisco's best restaurants, as well as producers and purveyors of beer, wine, and spirits. Many noteworthy local chefs will be in attendance, including Gary Danko, Joanne Weir and Thomas McNaughton.

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  • San Francisco Restaurants & Chefs Serve Endless Food and Wine

    July 19, 2012 • About.com

    Start dieting now and/or loosening your belts for the biggest and glitziest event on the annual Bay Area food calendar: SF CHEFS, from August 1 through August 5, 2012. Packed with tastings, classes, competitions and parties swirling around food as well as wine, beer and cocktails, the festival turns Union Square into paradise for foodies. And to whet the appetite, a few dinner parties and chef demos are scheduled through July 29.

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  • Food & Wine Events: East Bay & Beyond, July 19-30

    July 19, 2012 • San Jose Mercury News

    Bici & Bevi beer tasting. Join Hot Italian owners and maestro pizzaiolo Fabrizio Cercatore and Andrea Lepore as they celebrate the grand opening of Bici & Bevi with beer tastings from Ruhstaller and Sierra Nevada, and bike-related pop-ups. Guests are encouraged to bike to the event. 5-9 p.m. July 19. Public Market Emeryville, 5959 Shellmound St. 510-922-1369.

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  • San Francisco’s Biggest Food Event – A Preview of SF Chefs

    July 18, 2012 • SF Station

    San Francisco’s best chefs, bartenders, sommeliers and people in the food and hospitality industry are set to join together for a week of overindulgence, learning and most of all, celebrating the amazing culinary landscape in San Francisco. Here’s a look at what’s ahead for SF Chefs 2012.

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  • SF Chefs festival starts July 30

    July 18, 2012 • San Francisco Chronicle

    The chefs of San Francisco are throwing a party. And everyone's invited. The fourth annual SF Chefs festival will take over minds and stomachs July 30-Aug. 5, showcasing food, wine and camaraderie - the theme of this year's event.

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  • SF Chefs Savor San Francisco's Signature Culinary Style

    July 17, 2012 • The Daily Meal

    Discover the flavors of signature San Franciscan cuisine at the SF Chefs festival in Union Square in San Francisco from July 30 to Aug. 5. SF Chefs features chefs and mixologists from around the U.S. who are delivering a delicious range of tastings, classes, and demonstrations that celebrate the region's local ingredients and culinary techniques.

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  • Announcing The Teams For SF Chefs Eater Chef Challenge

    July 17, 2012 • Eater

    You voted, we deliberated, and now Eater and SF Chefs are ready to reveal the chef players in this year's Chef Challenge to take place during the 4th annual SF Chefs. Four very talented teams of two will battle it out in a friendly competition using one mystery ingredient and a market basket donated by CUESA. Limited tickets are available for all battles, so be sure to grab a seat to see your favorite chefs on stage.

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  • CA: San Francisco: Are you ready for SF Chefs 2012?

    July 16, 2012 • Examiner.com

    It’s time to celebrate the bountifulness of California’s food, wine and spirits. SF Chefs is almost here – don’t miss out. Last year’s event was an overwhelming success and SF Chefs 2012 promises to be even better.

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  • SF CHEFS Culinary Event Monday July 30, 2012 thru Sunday August 5, 2012

    July 16, 2012 • Examiner.com

    It’s that time again to Taste, Pair, Mix, Engage! Celebrate local flair & regional flavor in the epicenter of culinary innovation. San Francisco’s Union Square will be transformed into an enchanting oasis of culinary delights, entertainment and education featuring notable chefs, vintners, mixologists and culinary personalities. We really enjoyed this event in 2011 and plan to attend again this year.

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  • Talking About Aperitifs at SF Chefs August 5th

    July 16, 2012 • Alcademics.com

    Join Fine Cooking’s Senior Editor Denise Mickelsen, libation expert Camper English of Alcademics.com and bar stars Neyah White and Brooke Arthur for a pre-tent palate priming. We’ll discuss (and taste!) a delicious category of drinks that many Americans are unaware or wary of—aperitifs.

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  • Scoop Planner: Bay Area food and drink events this week

    July 16, 2012 • Inside Scoop

    Presenting another edition of Scoop Planner, a new Monday calendar feature to plan out your week of eating and drinking. With so many pop-ups, guest chef dinners and special events happening these days, it’s hard to keep up. Instead of littering the normal Inside Scoop news flow with random events, we’re going to put them all in one place: Here, in Scoop Planner.

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  • Bay Area's Best Food Under One Tent (and Elsewhere) at SF Chefs Festival

    July 16, 2012 • SFist

    The annual gastronome bash SF Chefs at Union Square (and other venues, but it's really all about the scene under the tent) approaches. In the past years at SF Chefs, we've seen Fleur de Lys' Hubert Keller act as DJ on the decks; Tyler Florence personally cut meat for hungry attendees, local food media types finally coming together to give hugs and praise one another's work and creativity (ha!), white-hot bartenders; Boccalone and Incanto's Chris Constantino give personal lessons on pork; shaved foie gras (RIP), and even offerings from Michelin three-star house of worship French Laundry. This year's festivities promise to be even bigger, grander, tipsier.

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  • Top Tastes

    July 15, 2012 • The Perfect Spot

    As part of SF Chefs‘ current Dinner Party Project, teaming up local chefs in themed dinners leading up to the big food and drink classic swiftly approaching August 2-5, inventive chefs Dominique Crenn and Jason Fox (Commonwealth) partnered at Dominique’s restaurant, Atelier Crenn, for a special dinner on July 8th.

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  • SF Chefs 2012: The Dinner Party Project #4

    July 14, 2012 • 7x7SF

    7x7 is proud to sponsor SF Chefs, the annual, hotly-anticipated food/wine/spirits bonanza that is the quintessential San Francisco culinary experience. The event occurs July 30th through August 5th, and offers guests exclusive access to the city's most innovative and lauded industry professionals and personalities.

    Read more...
  • SF Chefs Dinner Party Project #5: Modern American Picnic

    July 13, 2012 • 7x7SF

    7x7 is proud to sponsor SF Chefs, the annual, hotly-anticipated food/wine/spirits bonanza that is the quintessential San Francisco culinary experience. The event occurs July 30th through August 5th, and offers guests exclusive access to the city's most innovative and lauded industry professionals and personalities.

    Read more...
  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • Social Domain

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS). There may be nothing better than finishing a meal with a perfectly ripe peach or plum—but including these gems in a composed dessert takes stone fruits to a higher level. Pastry Chef Francis Ang (5th floor) will share how to incorporate these seasonal delights into sweet finales.

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • Upcoming

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS). There may be nothing better than finishing a meal with a perfectly ripe peach or plum—but including these gems in a composed dessert takes stone fruits to a higher level. Pastry Chefs Francis Ang (Fifth Floor), and Luis Villavelazquez (La Victoria Bakery) will share how to incorporate these seasonal delights into sweet finales.

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  • Eye on the Bay's SF Chefs Preview Series: Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • Telli

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS).

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • SF CityDish

    Saturday Jul 21, 2:00pm - 2:00pm Ferry Plaza Farmers Market 1 Ferry Building San Francisco CA 94111

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  • Eye on the Bay's SF Chefs Preview Series: Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • Zvents

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS). Enjoy finishing a meal with a perfectly ripe peach or plum? Why not try including these gems in a composed dessert? Take these succulent fruits to a higher level! Pastry Chefs Francis Ang (Fifth Floor), and Luis Villavelazquez (La Victoria Bakery) will share how to incorporate these seasonal delights into sweet finales.

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • Eventbrite

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS). There may be nothing better than finishing a meal with a perfectly ripe peach or plum—but including these gems in a composed dessert takes stone fruits to a higher level. Pastry Chefs Francis Ang (Fifth Floor), and Luis Villavelazquez (La Victoria Bakery) will share how to incorporate these seasonal delights into sweet finales.

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • Eventful

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS). There may be nothing better than finishing a meal with a perfectly ripe peach or plum—but including these gems in a composed dessert takes stone fruits to a higher level.

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • SF Station

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS).

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • KCBS

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS).

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • The Marin Independent Journal

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS).

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • San Jose Mercury News

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS).

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • Contra Costa Times

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS). Enjoy finishing a meal with a perfectly ripe peach or plum? Why not try including these gems in a composed dessert?

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • San Francisco Chronicle

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS). Enjoy finishing a meal with a perfectly ripe peach or plum? Why not try including these gems in a composed dessert?

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • Yelp

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS).

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • 7x7SF

    Description Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS). There may be nothing better than finishing a meal with a perfectly ripe peach or plum—but including these gems in a composed dessert takes stone fruits to a higher level. Pastry Chefs Francis Ang (Fifth Floor), and Luis Villavelazquez (La Victoria Bakery) will share how to incorporate these seasonal delights into sweet finales.

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Fickle Pickle

    July 12, 2012 • Zvents

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS).

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Fickle Pickle

    July 12, 2012 • Telli

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS). Join Wise Sons chefs Evan Bloom and Leo Beckerman and Namu Gaji's Dennis Lee for an exploration of this affordable technique for preserving and adding pizazz to your Farmers Market finds.

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Fickle Pickle

    July 12, 2012 • Social Domain

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market!

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Fickle Pickle

    July 12, 2012 • Contra Costa Times

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS).

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Fickle Pickle

    July 12, 2012 • Eventful

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market!

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Fickle Pickle

    July 12, 2012 • CUESA

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS). Join Wise Sons chefs Evan Bloom and Leo Beckerman and Namu Gaji’s Dennis Lee for an exploration of this affordable technique for preserving and adding pizazz to your Farmers Market finds.

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  • SF Chefs 2012 Demos with Cuesa - Pickling, Beer Pairings & Sweet Inspiration

    July 12, 2012 • Food Fashionista

    If you're looking to satisfy your culinary desires, but don't think you have the budget to attend a fancy food festival, think again. SF Chefs 2012 is holding demos and classes to fulfill the gastronome cravings in all of us and tickets are only $28-$35. From lamb and beer pairings to incorporating seasonal finds at the Farmers' Market into desserts, you'll find it at SF Chefs Demos.

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Fickle Pickle

    July 12, 2012 • SF CityDish

    Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Fickle Pickle

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Fickle Pickle

    July 12, 2012 • Upcoming

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS). Join Wise Sons chefs Evan Bloom and Leo Beckerman and Namu Gaji’s Dennis Lee for an exploration of this affordable technique for preserving and adding pizazz to your Farmers Market finds. Presented by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA)

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Fickle Pickle

    July 12, 2012 • San Jose Mercury News

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS).

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Fickle Pickle

    July 12, 2012 • The Marin Independent Journal

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS).

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  • Eye on the Bay’s SF Chefs Preview Series: Fickle Pickle

    July 12, 2012 • KCBS

    Get up close with some of your favorite chefs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! This series of demos is hosted by Liam Mayclem of Eye on the Bay (CBS 5) and Foodie Chap (KCBS).

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  • THE EMBARCADERO

    July 12, 2012 • Eater

    Liam Mayclem of CBS5's Eye on the Bay hosts a series of cooking classes to preview the SF Chefs festivities, including lamb and beer pairings with Tom Pizzica of Food Network and Ian Marks of Beast and Hare (7/14), desserts with Francis Ang of Fifth Floor and Luis Villavelazquez of Les Elements (7/21), and pickling with Dennis Lee of Namu Gaji and Leo Beckerman of Wise Sons Deli (7/28).

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  • SF Chefs: Our Editors' Picks Of The Best Events, Previews And Parties

    July 11, 2012 • Huffington Post

    Gird your belt buckles. SF Chefs is coming this month.

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  • Learn How To Pickle Everything, Pair Beer at the Ferry Building

    July 10, 2012 • SFist

    Over the next three Saturdays in July, CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) will host a series of demos/classes at the Ferry Building. Do you want to learn how to pickle good? Pair lamb and beer? Create sweet treats? Well, you're in luck.

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  • A Whole Slew of Cooking Classes

    July 10, 2012 • Tablehopper

    On Sunday August 19th, wonder woman and chef Sharon Ardiana of ~RAGAZZA~ and ~GIALINA~ will be teaching a class on handmade pastas at ~18 REASONS~. The theme is “North vs. South,” as in Italy, and attendees will learn to make a specialty from each region: cavatelli from Puglia in the south and passatelli from Emilia-Romagna in the north. The class is from 5pm-9pm and costs $125.

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  • SF Chefs Dinner Party Project brings chefs together for one-of-a-kind meals

    July 10, 2012 • Examiner.com

    If the meal I just ate is any indicator, you should snap up tickets for the two remaining SF Chefs Dinner Party Project events. Now.

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  • Win Tickets to the SF Chefs Eater Chef Challenge

    July 9, 2012 • Eater

    Presented by Visa Signature®, and produced by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, SF Chefs 2012, San Francisco’s food, wine and spirits festival returns, July 30 – August 5! Mingle with the Bay Area’s finest chefs, bar stars, and wine experts in the epicenter of culinary inspiration — San Francisco. The legendary Union Square will be transformed into a culinary wonderland and urban garden party.

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  • Sweet Inspiration

    July 5, 2012 • Tasting Table

    Pick up dessert-making techniques at this cooking demonstration, hosted by Liam Mayclem of CBS’s Eye on the Bay.

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  • San Francisco, California. SFChefs 2012- San Francisco's Premier Food, Wine & Spirits Week

    July 1, 2012 • Food and Wine Access

    The main tasting tent will be in Union Square, where chefs, wine makers and distillers will offer an exploration of taste featuring local products. Classes and seminars will offer interactive opportunities for the public to participate with local farmers, ranchers, chefs, winemakers, distillers, media, luminaries, authors, vintners, mixologists and culinary experts in an entertaining forum. SFChefs 2012 will support the Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship Foundation.

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  • SF Chefs 2012 - San Francisco's Premier Food, Wine & Spirits Week

    July 1, 2012 • Just Luxe

    SF Chefs is San Francisco's premier food, wine, and spirits festival. Set on San Francisco's legendary Union Square and at venues throughout the City, the festival offers numerous opportunities to mingle with master chefs, mixologists, winemakers and other culinary superstars!

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  • SF Chefs Culinary Event

    July 1, 2012 • Dining Detectives

    It’s that time again to Taste, Pair, Mix, Engage! Celebrate local flair & regional flavor in the epicenter of culinary innovation. San Francisco’s Union Square will be transformed into an enchanting oasis of delights, entertainment and education featuring notable chefs, vintners, mixologists and culinary personalities.

    Read more...
  • SF Chefs 2012

    July 1, 2012 • SF Travel

    SF Chefs 2012, San Francisco’s food, wine and spirits festival returns, July 30 – August 5! Mingle with the Bay Area’s finest chefs, bar stars, and wine experts in the epicenter of culinary inspiration – San Francisco! Join fellow foodies on the legendary Union Square as it becomes transformed into a culinary wonderland under the Grand Tasting Tent this summer.

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  • SF Chefs 2012

    July 1, 2012 • SF Travel

    SF Chefs 2012, San Francisco’s food, wine and spirits festival returns, July 30 – August 5! Mingle with the Bay Area’s finest chefs, bar stars, and wine experts in the epicenter of culinary inspiration – San Francisco! Join fellow foodies on the legendary Union Square as it becomes transformed into a culinary wonderland under the Grand Tasting Tent this summer.

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  • June

  • SF Chefs Lets You Eat, Drink and Ogle Chefs and Their Goods

    June 28, 2012 • 7x7SF

    That cooking school mantra is so true: we eat with the eyes first. If your heart quickens (even a little) at the chance of also batting an eye at a known chef who happens to be plating your food, San Francisco event planners have something for you.

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  • Introducing The SF Chefs Eater Chef Challenge

    June 28, 2012 • Eater

    The 4th Annual SF Chefs food/drink/chef barrage is approaching quickly (July 30-Aug. 5), and this year Eater readers get to be involved more than ever before. That's right, in addition to the enormous grand tasting tent to take Union Square all weekend, Eater is co-sponsoring the Chef Challenge to end all chef challenges, and we're reaching out to Eater readers to help decide who competes.

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  • Announcing The Teams For SF Chefs Eater Chef Challenge

    June 28, 2012 • Eater

    You voted, we deliberated, and now Eater and SF Chefs are ready to reveal the chef players in this year's Chef Challenge to take place during the 4th annual SF Chefs. Four very talented teams of two will battle it out in a friendly competition using one mystery ingredient and a market basket donated by CUESA. Limited tickets are available for all battles, so be sure to grab a seat to see your favorite chefs on stage.

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  • What to Eat at Nick Balla and Baker & Banker’s Modern American Picnic

    June 27, 2012 • Grub Street

    Coming up in the Dinner Party Project series kicking off S.F. Chefs is a collaborative meal done by Bar Tartine chef Nick Balla and Baker & Banker chef-owners Lori Baker and Jeff Banker. The theme is "Modern American Picnic," and in the menu below you can see hints of all three chefs' styles. Jeff and Lori first got to know Nick a few years back, before his Nombe days when he was chef at O Izakaya, where they often came in for dinner. They say they were always inspired by his food, and now the trio will be doing this indoor picnic together at Baker & Banker on July 9, featuring twists on picnic food and local beer pairings.

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  • Four-Star Dining to Benefit the SF Food Bank

    June 18, 2012 • ZAGAT

    The crescendo leading up to the summer's biggest foodie bash, SF Chefs, is heating up with a series of run-up of events and special dinners. The next one can only be described as the benefit dinner for the philanthropist foodie that has it all.

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  • The Chronicle’s four-star chefs unite for an epic charity dinner

    June 18, 2012 • Inside Scoop

    There are currently nine restaurants that have four stars from the San Francisco Chronicle. As noted in Sunday’s paper, chefs from those nine restaurants will come together on July 29 in a first-time charity dinner.

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  • Bay Area 4-star chefs join for benefit dinner

    June 15, 2012 • San Francisco Chronicle

    In a first-time event, The Chronicle's nine 4-star chefs are teaming up for a special dinner benefiting the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.

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  • 2011


    September

  • Visa Signature SF Chefs Event Video

    Sept. 27, 2011 • Visa Signature YouTube
  • Man About Town

    Sept. 4, 2011 • Man About Town

    I left Monday morning with a full stomach and the memory of one the greatest food and wine festivals I’ve ever attended, and that’s saying a lot, considering SF Chefs is only three years young. I will be writing about the restaurants I dined at in a future issue, but in the meantime let me remind everyone who has not dined around San Francisco that the city has a style all its own when it comes to cooking, and the restaurants are as good as you will find anywhere else in the country.

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  • August

  • This Week in Food

    Aug. 6, 2011 • 7x7SF

    Things are really sizzling up at the SF Chefs 2011 as chefs Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake and Orson and Chris Consentino of Incanto team up against Russell Jackson of Lafitte and Atelier Crenn's Dominique Crenn for best dish using Illy coffee and a surprise market basket from the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market. The winning duo will receive $20,000 to donate to the charity of their choice, while the runners-up will receive $5,000 to donate. Don't miss out this 4 p.m. cook-off at the Westin St. Frances, and purchase your tickets here. 335 Powell St. (at Geary)

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  • Want to Open a Restaurant? 6 Things to Consider Beforehand

    Aug. 5, 2011 • YUM Sugar

    San Francisco food festival SF Chefs is in full effect! Yesterday I attended an interesting panel discussion in which many of the Bay Area's most successful restaurateurs talked about what it's like to open an eatery. It was fascinating to learn the things that a restaurateur has to consider. It's not just about finding the right chef; everything from the location to the lease of the building matters. If you've dreamed of opening a restaurant, read on to see what you should think about before you make the investment.

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  • SF Chefs 2011

    Aug. 4, 2011 • The Bay Citizen

    Friday-Sunday, Various Locations, San Francisco

    The upscale mega-foodfest SF Chefs has been going all week but things really ramp up this weekend. Events include panel discussions with food industry veterans, tastings of pork and gin, and boozy late-night after-parties. Events culminate with a grand tasting on Sunday afternoon in Union Square. Full schedule of events here.

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  • Brunch Cocktails at SF Chefs

    Aug. 3, 2011 • Thrillist

    Head to the Westin St Francis this Sunday to learn how to make (and sample) breakfast/lunch hybrid cocktails from both Cantina and Elixir's bartenders, including a Pisco Sour, a Ramos Gin Fizz, a classic Milk Punch, and a Bloody garnished with a pickle and "thick cut bacon", also what Kyra Sedgwick says when examining the meat Kevin brings home from the butcher shop.

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  • Events: Four Chefs Battle for Charity

    Aug. 3, 2011 • SF Station

    Think of it as Iron Chef San Francisco if you will; four chefs competing in teams of two, a list of secret ingredients, a live audience and $20,000 going to the winner’s charity. That what lies ahead for the participants in the Illy Chef Challenge on Saturday, just one event in the weeklong SF Chefs 2011.

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  • SF Chefs 2011 Makes Drinking in Union Square Legal

    Aug. 3, 2011 • SF Weekly

    SF Chefs, the week-long celebration of San Francisco food and drink, has taken up residence again in Union Square. The white tent draped over an entire city block won't officially open until Friday night, but then there will be plenty of cocktail-related events in bars and restaurants. To plan accordingly, here's our guide for classes and demos in and around the tasting tent.

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  • SF Chefs 2011

    Aug. 3, 2011 • So Forking Good

    SF Chefs 2011 has begun! SF Chefs is San Francisco’s yearly food, wine and spirits festival. The event features famous chefs, mixologists, demonstrations, classes, parties, and of course, grand tastings. I first learned about SF Chefs last year during my first week in San Francisco. What a great welcome to a new city! I didn’t have the chance to attend but am hoping to hit up some of the festivities this year. The heart of SF Chefs takes place in Union Square where the main events and grand tastings take place.

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  • This Week in Food: Louis' Reopens, Charity Cook-Off, Pastry Pop-Up, and More

    Aug. 3, 2011 • 7x7SF

    Saturday, August 6

    Things are really sizzling up at the SF Chefs 2011 as chefs Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake and Orson and Chris Consentino of Incanto team up against Russell Jackson of Lafitte and Atelier Crenn's Dominique Crenn for best dish using Illy coffee and a surprise market basket from the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market. The winning duo will receive $20,000 to donate to the charity of their choice, while the runners-up will receive $5,000 to donate. Don't miss out this 4 p.m. cook-off at the Westin St. Frances, and purchase your tickets here. 335 Powell St. (at Geary)

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  • This week's tablehopper: pitch a tent.

    Aug. 2, 2011 • Tablehopper

    Well, the massive SF Chefs tent is up in Union Square, which offers a whole other level of glamping. Do you have tickets to some of the events? The grand tastings feature an impressive lineup of local talent—and let’s just say I hope you didn’t drive, because the cocktails and wines available at each event mean business.

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  • SF Chefs 2011 Restaurant Week

    Aug. 2, 2011 • Tasting Table

    Dozens of restaurants are participating in this promotion, taking place from now until August 7. Take advantage of two-course, $20 lunches and three-course, $35 dinners at choice spots, including One Market and Ragazza.

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  • S.F. Chefs Is Upon Us. Here’s Where to Go

    Aug. 1, 2011 • Grub Street

    The city's biggest foodievent is upon us this week, and it's called S.F. Chefs. For the uninitiated, it's a big, week-long series of parties and seminars and stuff, all centered around two nights in the Grand Tasting tent in Union Square.

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  • SF CHEFS 2011: August 1-7

    Aug. 1, 2011 • The Perfect Spot

    It’s SF Chefs, year three. I’ve covered the last two years here and in my Guardian column. For those of you who have not yet been, this has really become San Francisco’s biggest food/drink showcase (our “food & wine classic”, if you will), utilizing much of the Bay Area’s best talent.

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  • Celebrity chefs compete in Illy Chefs Challenge in San Francisco

    Aug. 1, 2011 • SFexaminer

    Russell Jackson’s creative wheels are turning. He is brainstorming for a menu for which he has no ingredients — at least, not yet.

    Lafitte’s owner and executive chef will have to wait until 4 p.m. Saturday to find out, when he will pair with chef Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn against Incanto’s Chris Cosentino and Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake in the Illy Chefs Challenge at the Westin St. Francis.

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  • SF Chefs Restaurant Week offers foods, wines and more

    Aug. 1, 2011 • The Sacramento Bee

    If you and your foodie friends find yourselves in San Francisco today through Sunday, you'd be wise to participate in SF Chefs Restaurant Week, billed as "the third annual premier food, wine and spirits" experience. The action will be on Union Square and inside the Westin St. Francis Hotel.

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  • July

  • Edible Escapes Sunday July 31, 2011

    July 31, 2011 • KSFO-AM Radio

    11:05 AM: Edible Escapes has been on the air for 13 weeks now – that’s a quarter of a year in the Radio business – and Ken and Anthony have interviewed some big name guest like Gavin Newsom, Hubert Keller, Charles Phan of the Slanted Door, Sammy Hagar, Charlie Trotter and who can forget Bo from Bo’s Barbecue & Catering in Lafayette!

    Thirteen weeks ago, Edible Escapes was honored to have as our very first guest, Gene Burns from KGO Radio’s Dining Around.

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  • Meet Celebrity Chefs and Tantalize Your Taste Buds This Week at SF Chefs 2011

    July 31, 2011 • Examiner.com

    SF Chefs week of events has begun. These events are the annual grand celebration of San Francisco food and beverage culture. Who attends SF Chefs? Chefs, Winemakers, Brewmasters, Distillers, Master Mixologists, Food Designers,Sommeliers,TV Celebrities from Top Chef and Iron Chef, Cookbook Authors, Butchers, Bakers, Gastrophiles and Epicureans like you. Do not wait to buy your tickets…these events sell out quickly!

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  • SF Chefs 2011 Auction - Bid Online Now

    July 29, 2011 • Food Fashionista

    Can't believe it's already been a couple years since the inaugural SF Chefs Festival launched in San Francisco's Union Square. With the Bay Area being a celebrated international dining-destination, this event was long overdue... and an immediate success.

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  • If You're Going to San Francisco

    July 29, 2011 • Food Arts

    On a March night in San Francisco, in Benu’s minimalist cloistered dining room, a server dressed in black approaches a couple of diners seated at the cloth-free tables. Removing the cloche from a delicate porcelain ensemble custom-designed by Korean-based manufacturer KwangJuYo, she presents them with faux “shark’s fin” soup, part of chef/owner Corey Lee’s $160 12-course tasting menu.

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  • Behind SF Chefs 2011 l Q&A with Chefs Dean Dupuis & Ed Vigil

    July 29, 2011 • Kitchen Confidante

    In just a matter of days, Union Square in San Francisco will be a hubbub of gastronomical delight. From grand tastings to decadent parties, seminars to cooking battles, demonstrations and restaurant week, SF Chefs 2011 will have something for everyone.

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  • SF Chefs 2011 - Are You Ready?!

    July 29, 2011 • jobostonisafoodie

    The first time I attended SF Chefs was back in 2009, when Foodbuzz sent me with a press pass to cover and recap the Friday Night Opening Reception. Bluntly, it was amazing. It was the first event I went to where I was standing next to Thomas Keller and smiling and nodding to food legends like Hubert Keller, Joanne Weir, and Tyler Florence. The food was amazing and the whole thing was just so much fun.

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  • Appetite: Plans of attack for SF Chefs

    July 28, 2011 • San Francisco Bay Guardian

    SF Chefs year three starts this Monday, an event that has become San Francisco's biggest food and drink showcase - our "food and wine classic", if you will - utilizing much of the Bay Area's best talent.

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  • Camper English Speaking at SF Chefs Food Wine Industry Series

    July 28, 2011 • Alcademics.com

    I'm giving a talk geared toward restaurant owners at next week's SF Chefs Food Wine next week, along with H. of Elixir and Duggan of Cantina.

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  • San Francisco Restaurants Serve Food Festival of Endless Wine and Food Tasting

    July 28, 2011 • About.com

    Top chefs of San Francisco will serve bites of their food and hobnob with the public at the annual SF Chefs festival in Union Square on Aug. 1-7, 2011. Packed with cooking demonstrations, classes and tastings of food as well as wine, beer and spirits, SF Chefs is one of splashiest events of the Bay Area foodie year.

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  • SF Chefs (and a Restaurant Week) Around the Corner

    July 28, 2011 • ZAGAT

    The San Francisco restaurant world is readying for its close-up. From August 5–7, more than 100 chefs, vintners, mixologists and other culinarians will converge on Union Square (tented for the occasion) to show what makes this city’s food scene so great.

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  • Eye On The Bay: SF Chefs 2011 – 7/27/11

    July 27, 2011 • CBS San Francisco

    Liam Mayclem counts down to SF CHEFS 2011 and is in the kitchen for tasty talk with the Bay Area’s top culinary stars: Chefs Dominique Crenn, Charles Phan, Roland Passot and many more.

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  • Week in Food: Openings, Elizabeth Falkner Cooking Class, Cocktails 101, SF Chefs, and More

    July 27, 2011 • 7x7SF

    Today, July 27

    The city's newest tavern Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen opens in the former Ponzu restaurant. The old-timey menu includes fish 'n' chips in a polenta crust and Shepard’s pie made with minced lamb and baked in a white cheddar potato crust.

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  • Haute Event Preview: SF Chefs 2011

    July 27, 2011 • Haute Living

    San Francisco-area food enthusiasts are gearing up for SF Chefs 2011, a week of events celebrating Northern California tastes and tastemakers.

    Guests can purchase package or single-event tickets for the August 1-7 happenings, which include classes, cooking demonstrations, panels, tastings and parties held in Union Square and around the city.

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  • SF Chefs Launches August 1st. You Ready?

    July 26, 2011 • Tablehopper

    Start clearing your schedule now ‘cause ~SF CHEFS 2011~ is almost here, and there are quite a few must-attend events. For the third year, the SF Chefs food, wine, and spirits festival is taking over Union Square from August 1st through the 7th, with all kinds of events (classes, demos, parties, tastings, you name it) at participating restaurants and at the Westin St. Francis, and culminating with the Grand Tasting Tent from Friday August 5th-Sunday August 7th.

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  • Dining Around with Gene Burns

    July 23, 2011 • KGO Radio
  • Affordable Fine Dining: SF Chefs Restaurant Week 2011

    July 23, 2011 • CultureMob

    Need to give a jolt of excitement for your taste buds? Take part in SF Chefs Restaurant Week from August 1-7, 2011. San Francisco’s Union Square will be teeming with fine dining on a budget as restaurants participating in Restaurant Weeks will be offering 2-course lunches for $20 and/or 3-course dinners for $35.

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  • Behind SF Chefs 2011 l Chef Interview with Lafitte's Russell Jackson

    July 22, 2011 • Kitchen Confidante

    August is around the corner, which means that the food community in the Bay Area is gearing up for another round of exciting food events. There always seems to be something delicious going on this time of year. From August 1 -7, San Francisco will be abuzz with SF Chefs 2011, and this year’s event promises to be as enticing as ever. If you will be in town during this time, be sure to check it out — there are so many delicious opportunities to taste, toast, and mingle with some of the hottest names in the culinary world. You can read about my experiences at the Grand Tasting and one of the seminars last year.

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  • Saturday: Salumi-Beer Paring at Ferry Building with Liam Mayclem, Staffan Terje & Paul Canalis

    July 22, 2011 • SFist

    As part of the upcoming SF Chefs 2011 (think of it as homecoming week for San Francisco food culture and all the nonsense that comes with it, featuring a prom night-ish bash in Union Square), Foodie Chap and Eye On the Bay host Liam Mayclem will host a class teaching you how to make the perfect meat and booze setting, artisan-style.

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  • SF Chefs 2011 offers a taste of the city

    July 21, 2011 • San Francisco Chronicle

    Healthy eating, "women warriors," chef's family meals and tastes from dozens of top Bay Area restaurants are all on tap for the third annual SF Chefs extravaganza, Aug. 5-7, in Union Square.

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  • San Francisco Alfresco

    July 21, 2011 • Huffington Post

    Though for me there isn't a more irritating term than the gastronomous self-identification of being a "foodie," lovers of all things gloriously comestible best not miss out on SF Chefs. Taking over Union Square and beyond for a full week in the beginning of August, this is culinary indulgence at its finest where the brightest chefs and mixologists from around the city converge for a celebration of piquant, artisanal cuisine.

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  • Foodies: Mark Your Calendars for SF Chefs 2011

    July 20, 2011 • In This City SF

    Experience SF Chefs 2011, one of San Francisco’s biggest food, wine and spirits festivals, in Union Square and various locations throughout the city August 1 - 7. This festival celebrates the unique flavors of Northern California with opportunities to meet master chefs, mixologists and winemakers.

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  • The 10 Most Exciting Events to Catch During SF Chefs Week

    July 19, 2011 • The Feast

    SF Chefs 2011 takes place August 1-7 in San Francisco's Union Square and downtown. There's an ambitious schedule of preview events, demos, tastings, and parties featuring local and international chefs speaking, sampling, and - in the case of our own Hubert Keller - even DJing.

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  • Perfect 10: The Best Events To Hit During S.F. Chefs!

    July 19, 2011 • Refinery 29

    Mark your calendars, foodies! The big, week-long culinary event S.F. Chefs is kicking off August 1. To help streamline your agenda during the food bash, which will go down in and around Union Square, The Feast put together this handy-dandy roundup of the best of the best - our favorite of which has to be the food battle between chefs from Atelier Crenn, Citizen Cake, Incanto, and Lafitte.

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  • Food Bloggers Share Inside Tips for Summer Bay Area Food

    July 19, 2011 • Bay Area Bites

    The Bay Area is finally seeing 75+ degree weather, and both locals and tourists are out in full force, soaking up some much-needed vitamin D. Dolores Park is packed from corner to corner, the bubble tea shops have lines out the door, and street food vendors are crowding the alleyways and sidewalks.

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  • Preview SF Chefs with Demonstrations and Cooking Classes

    July 13, 2011 • The Feast

    SF Chefs, the second annual jam-packed week of wine, spirits and food, comes to Union Square in downtown San Francisco with a number of events taking place August 1-7.

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  • Countdown to SF Chefs 2011

    July 13, 2011 • Examiner.com

    Warning: You only have a couple more weeks to buy your tickets (and in my case, crash diet, so I'll be guilt-free while I eat to my lil' heart's content) and join San Francisco's shining culinary stars (a marvelous mixture of Michelin and rising stars) under the humongous tented pavilion at Union Square for three glorious gourmet days, August 5 – 7.

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  • San Francisco, CA: Get Ready for SF Chefs 2011

    July 12, 2011 • Examiner.com

    The time to celebrate the bountifulness of California’s food, wine and spirits is almost here and you definitely don’t want to miss out. Last year’s event was an overwhelming success and SF Chefs 2011 promises to be even better!

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  • SF Chefs 2011

    July 12, 2011 • Yummy SF

    The premier food, wine, and spirits festival, SF Chefs, is returning August 1 – 7, 2011 to San Francisco’s historic Union Square. This annual gourmet culinary event promotes local restaurants and chefs and offers classes for industry professionals. After all, San Francisco is the epicenter for the slow food movement.

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  • Learn Pasta Making from the Stars

    July 6, 2011 • SF Weekly

    Chef Anthony Strong of Locanda, also one of the Sprouts instructors, is teaming up with Charles Phan of the Slanted Door for an East/West tutorial on Italian and Asian noodle-making. Using farm-fresh eggs and wheat ground on location, these culinary titans will have you cranking out restaurant-quality pasta faster than you can say McNaughton

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  • Fun "Preview to SF Chefs" Events at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

    July 5, 2011 • Tablehopper

    Leading up to SF Chefs week in August, CUESA is presenting a series of ~PREVIEW TO SF CHEFS~ events this month at the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Markets with host Liam Mayclem (Eye on the Bay on CBS5 and Foodie Chap on KCBS)

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  • June

  • San Francisco, CA: Get Ready for the 2011 SF Chefs Preview Events

    June 27, 2011 • Examiner.com

    The time to celebrate the bountifulness of California’s food, wine and spirits at SF Chefs 2011 is almost here. Get warmed up for the grand tasting tent in early August by attending Preview Events throughout the month of July.

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  • San Francisco: Fog, Food & Hills

    June 27, 2011 • Sky

    The best of San Francisco food and wine is celebrated with tastings, cooking classes and elegant parties.

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  • Where to Stretch Your Stomachs This Summer at Bay Area Food Fests

    June 17, 2011 • Grub Street

    This has become the centerpiece fest of the year for local chefs and bartenders, and is a rollicking good time.

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  • Fun in the Sun: The 2011 Guide to Summer Food and Wine Festivals

    June 14, 2011 • Jetset Extra

    San Francisco has always been a trendsetter for gourmet food and wine, and the epicenter for foodies is SF Chefs.

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  • May

  • SF Chefs 2011

    May 30, 2011 • Food Arts

    The Grand Tasting Tent engulfs Union Square, providing room for some 200 restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries to wine and dine eager food lovers.

  • Summer Fairs and Festivals

    May 23, 2011 • San Francisco Bay Guardian

    Those that love to taste test will rejoice during this foodie's paradise of culinary stars sharing their latest bites. Best of all, the goal for 2011's event is tons of taste with zero waste.

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  • SF Chefs 2011: Learn More About San Francisco’s Acclaimed Food and Wine Festival

    May 16, 2011 • Sunset

    Join in the fun at SF Chefs 2011, the third annual food, wine, and spirits festival held in the heart of San Francisco. Mingle with winemakers, master chefs, and more industry experts to learn about and celebrate the unique flavors of Northern California.

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  • 2010


    August

  • Unfiltered: SF Chefs 2010 festival raises $10,000 for chef scholarships

    Aug. 26, 2010 • Wine Spectator

    Despite a cool California summer, it was roasting (and baking and poaching) in San Francisco this month as the city played host to SF Chefs 2010, a week-long food-and-wine event that featured seminars, classes and walk-around tastings.

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  • What you Missed at SF Chefs 2010

    Aug. 17, 2010 • Grub Street

    San Francisco's answer to Aspen's Food & Wine spectacular went down last weekend, and it's really one of the only events in town where the whole food and beverage industry comes together to celebrate itself, and to make everyone in attendance very full and very drunk.

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  • Eye Openers: Morning Headlines

    Aug. 16, 2010 • Inside Scoop

    Another year of the SF Chefs fest is in the books, and the recaps are in on this Monday morning.

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  • Three Days at SF Chefs

    Aug. 16, 2010 • Eater

    Behold a special report from the Eater paparrazzi, who were on the front lines at the SF Chefs event in Union Square this past weekend, eating Chris Cosentino's hoof-and-head terrine, learning how to make martinis with Plymouth gin ambassador Simon Ford and snapping shots of Michael Bauer, like we do.

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  • Scenes from SF Chefs 2010

    Aug. 16, 2010 • Food Gal

    Didn’t make it to the SF Chefs 2010 extravaganza this past weekend at Union Square in San Francisco? No fear. Here’s a glimpse of the opening festivities last Friday night, which featured a slew of chefs, mixologists and vintners doling out gourmet goodies under a billowing white tent on the square.

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  • SF Chefs: The Future of Food Media, Hog in the Fog, Delfina vs. Spruce

    Aug. 15, 2010 • Bay Area Bites

    Blogs, Tweets, Yelp write-ups, email newsletters, check-ins on Foursquare-- the new social-media options may be the shiniest, coolest toys on the block right now, as evidenced by the full house attending The Future of Food Media, one of several industry seminars presented as part of SF Chefs 2010.

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  • Today's SF Chefs Grand Tasting

    Aug. 15, 2010 • Bunrab

    Today's SF Chefs Grand Tasting event included our favorite newlyweds, Brett and Elan Emerson's wood oven roasted corn, bacon, Manchego and chanterelles on house made crackers: were crisp-based, savory 'spressions of their craveable, Contigo cuisine.

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  • Chef Neil Rideout of Cocktail Cuisine attends Opening Night of SF Chefs 2010

    Aug. 13, 2010 • Cocktail Cuisine

    THIS NEEDS TO BE AN EMBEDDED VIDEO

  • Happy Ending, a tablehopper Asian Street Food Party

    Aug. 1, 2010 • Tablehopper

    When the SF Chefs opening night wraps up on Friday (yes, on the 13th!), the evening is still far from being done.

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  • July

  • Fill up on wine, food, tips at SF Chefs 2010

    July 29, 2010 • San Francisco Chronicle

    In a city that revolves around all things culinary, creating a standout wine, food and spirits event seems a tall order.

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  • SF Chefs 2010 Returns to Union Square August 9th-15th

    July 27, 2010 • Tablehopper

    Are you ready for another stellar year on Union Square at the SF CHEFS 2010 EVENT?

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