SF Chefs Food Wine 2010 – August 9-15

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Can't believe almost a year has flown by since the inaugural SF Chefs Food Wine Festival in San Francisco's Union Square. It feels like just yesterday when Chef Tyler Florence and Mayor Gavin Newsom were ribbon cutting at the opening ceremony and Chef Hubert Keller was bringing down the house with his electrifying mix mastering on the turn tables at the evening soiree. 

Well, fortunately for us all, SF Chefs Food Wine is back for 2010 and better than ever showcasing even more cutting edge, world class Northern California chefs, restaurants, farmers, winemakers, ranchers, mixologists, culinary personalities, and vintners.

Also, what a pleasant surprise to be included on the SF Chefs Food Wine's 2010 post card ad (above). I grew up and spent most of my years in the San Francisco Bay Area, so this festival holds a very near and dear place to my heart. SF Chefs Food Wine is a weekend not to be missed with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship Foundation.

Check out this year's line up below and purchase your tickets at SFChefsFoodWine.


SF Chefs Restaurant Week:
Monday, August 9 through Sunday August 15, 2010

SF Chefs 2010 Afternoon Seminars:

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    3:00pm – Tales from the Still

  • Wednesday, August 11, 2010
    3:00pm – Hospitalitarianism: Excellence in Service. Presented by Ecolab

  • Thursday, August 12, 2010
    3:00pm – Going Whole Hog. Presented by the National Pork Board

  • Friday, August 13, 2010
    3:00pm – The Future of Food Media. Presented by Andrew Freeman & Co.

    10:00am – Nature's Blueprint: Pairing Food & Wine with Your Eyes. Presented by Kendall Jackson Wines


Sugar & Spice: Special Westin St. Francis Afternoon Receptions:

  • Thursday, August 12, 2010
    6:00pm – Spice Party

  • Saturday, August 14, 2010
    4:30pm – Sugar Party


SF Chefs 2010 Signature Events:

  • Friday, August 13, 2010

    12:00pm – The Sommelier Awards Luncheon. Presented by Kendall Jackson Wines

    6:00pm – SFChefs 2010 Opening Party!
    Presented by Wente Vineyards

    • 10:00pm – Opening Night After Party Presented by tablehopper

  • Saturday, August 14, 2010
  • 4:30pm – Top Chef Happy Hour. Presented by FIJI Water

    6:30pm – Saturday Night Celebration: The Greatest Charity Cocktail Party on Earth!
    Presented by the California Lamb Producers

    • 10:00pm – Saturday Night After Party Presented by Tyler Florence and Wayfare Tavern


SF Chefs 2010 Morning Seminars:

  • Saturday August 14, 2010
  • 10:00am – The Evolution and Revolution of Gin
    10:00am – Anolon Chef's Challenge: Apprentice & Mentor
    10:00am – Agave, Tequila and the Margarita
    10:00am – View from the Top

  • Sunday August 15, 2010
  • 10:00am – Anolon Chef's Challenge: As Seen on TV
    10:00am – Sunday Bloody Sunday ll: Some Like It Hot
    10:00am – Food Town, USA: East Meets West

SF Chefs 2010 Grand Tasting Tent on Union Square

  • Saturday Grand Tasting!
    August 14, 2010
    12:00pm to 4:00pm


  • Sunday Grand Tasting!
    August 15, 2010
    12:00pm to 4:00pm

For more information and tickets, visit  SFChefsFoodWine




  1. Macy
    28/06/2010 / 11:05 am

    Can’t wait for this Mika! I wanted to go last year but was not in San Francisco then.

  2. Alexandra B
    28/06/2010 / 11:47 am

    Love that pic of you!

  3. 28/06/2010 / 5:07 pm

    u SF celebrity! I wanna hit the event w u this year!

  4. 28/06/2010 / 10:38 pm

    OMG that looks like so much fun!! You live the good life 🙂

  5. 29/06/2010 / 12:51 pm

    Gina -Yes, u must go this year G! For those who enjoy food, wine, cocktails – a must-attend

    KB -You would love it! If u are in SF, you should definitely try & attend.

  6. 26/07/2010 / 3:32 pm


    We are food nuts, and we watch all of these chefs on various shows… any tricks to getting into an event for less cost? We bought tickets with a promo code to the Top Chef happy hour as we could not afford to get into the tasting tents. I used to live and work in the city but have lost most contacts in the past 15 years. Love your blogs, thank you for those.

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