Chef’s Tent Schedule
|12:00-12:45||To be announced|
|2:00 – 3:00||Cook-off #1|
|3:30 – 4:30||Cook-off #2|
(see below for additional information)
To be announced
Celebrity Chef Cook-Offs
Chef’s Tent Main Stage
Don’t miss two Celebrity Chef Cook-offs at the 2017 Wine & Food Festival emceed by “The Chef in the Hat.” The chefs will come to the stage with no knowledge of the ingredients in the mystery basket they will be handed to create a culinary masterpiece!
Watch for an announcement soon regarding the host of regional chefs joining us for the
2017 Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival – you won’t be disappointed!
Chef Roy Breiman, Cedarbrook Lodge
Winner of the 2016 Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival Celebrity Chef Cook-Off, Chef Roy serves as Corporate Culinary Director of Seattle’s Coastal Hotel Group where he oversees operations of five independent hotels whose food and beverage programs have garnered national recognition where, within just a short time, Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge was named by Gayot and Seattle Magazine as the best new Seattle restaurant to open in 2011.
Deanna Harris-Bender, Over the Moon, Tacoma
Cynthia Nims, monappetit.com
25 years restaurant experience at Triples on Lake Union, Fullers at the Sheraton and Brix 25 to name just a few. Mr. Jackson created the double album wine list for Brix 25 that won them Restaurant of the Year by the Washington Wine Commission.
Chef’s Tent Emcee and Cook-Off Moderator
Returning for his fourth appearance at the Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival, this year as the Chef’s Tent emcee and celebrity chef cook-off moderator, is the ever popular Chef Thierry Rautureau. The Chef In The Hat is the chef/owner of both Luc and Loulay Kitchen & Bar (Seattle Met Restaurant of the Year 2014) in Seattle, Washington. Chef Thierry’s culinary knowledge, combined with his enjoyable sense of humor, will make for an entertaining afternoon as he moderates two cook-offs at the 2017 Festival.
2017 Festival Highlights include:
- Grand Tasting on Saturday, July 29 with 60+ wineries, craft distilleries, breweries and select fine restaurants and food purveyors
- A wide selection of educational offerings including wine seminars and cooking demonstrations
- Celebrity chef appearances and TWO cook-offs
- New and improved onsite retail store
- Sip & Savor Dinners on Friday, July 28
The Grand Tasting Event is held on the grounds of the Harbor History Museum.
- Tasting tents with 60+ wineries, craft distilleries, breweries and select fine restaurants and food purveyors
- Onsite retail store
- A wide selection of educational offerings
- Celebrity Chef Cook-Offs