Gale Gand’s Birthday Brunch with Friends
San Diego, California, USA
Celebrate internationally acclaimed Celebrity Chef Gale Gand’s birthday with us! As a best friend of the Festival, we are planning a one-of-a-kind birthday celebration in honor of this wonderfully talented chef. Hosted at Marina Kitchen, the comfortably modern atmosphere with panoramic views of the San Diego Bay is the perfect site for our lively occasion.
Join us for a delectable brunch menu, designed by Chef Gand, the Hearty Boys and Chef Aaron Schwartz of Marina Kitchen. Sip upon sinfully delicious mimosas and celebrate Sunday Funday at the Bloody Mary Bar sponsored by American Harvest. Mix and mingle with other friends of the Festival and meet the birthday chef herself!
Chef Gand is an award-winning pastry chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, television personality, teacher entrepreneur and mother. Gand is an accomplished cookbook author and was the host of the long running Food Networks Sweet Dreams, the first ever all-dessert show for Food Network, currently airing on The Cooking Channel. She has been recognized as an Outstanding Pastry Chef of the Year by The James Beard Foundation as well as by Bon Appetite magazine.
The Hearty Boys, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh, are trend setting Chicago caterers, original winners of Search For The Next Food Network Star and hosts of Party Line With the Hearty Boys. Their Lakeview restaurant, HEARTY, received 3 stars from the Chicago Tribune.
Chef Schwartz is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and began his culinary career in Lakeville, Connecticut before seeking a new opportunity in Las Vegas as Sous Chef for Lutèce at The Venetian. He truly thrived as a chef upon his arrival at the Marriot Marquis & Marina, where he has been for five years running and is now Executive Chef of Marina Kitchen.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Admission & Parking
Ticket Price: $55