Dining Around with Joel Riddell

Saturday   __May 17th   __ 2014 

Broadcasting live from the Capital of American Gastronomy @joelriddell



10:00am – opening

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cooking for Solutions weekend May 16-18th



10:14 am –@AlexanderMCJusa

Alexander Weiss, Winner of Master Chef Junior

Shelia Bowman, Seafood Watch program at the MontereyBay Aquarium www.Seafoodwatch.org


10:30 am @MontereyPlaza

James Waller, Executive Chef of the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA (831) 646-1700 www.montereyplazahotel.com

Practical implications of the Seafood Watch Program


10:45am – in person

Sara Jenkins, Chef Proprietor of Porchetta and Porsena in NYC www.Porchettanyc.com 110 East Seventh Street NYC 212-777-2151



11:00 am @carlahall

Carla Hall, Co-Host of “The Chew” on ABC, and author of Carla’s Comfort Foods”, Favorite Dishes from around the world Published by Atria Books. 




John Ash, Chef, Author, Vintner, TV and Radio personality, www.ChefJohnAsh.com

·        James Beard Award Winner

Culinary Birds, (with James Fraioli) published by the Perseus Book Group.


11:30am – in person

Scott Nichols, Director of Verlasso, Premium Farm Salmon company.  PatagoniaArgentina www.verlasso.com

Raising Salmon in harmony with nature


11:45am  @FishCharleston

Nico Romo, Culinary Executive Director of Fish Restaurant in CharlestonSouth Carolina www.FishRestaurantCharleston.com  843-722-3470


12:00 @VirginiaWillis

Virginia Willis, Chef, Author and Personality from AtlantaGeorgia



12:15 @TheGreenHouse

Jonathon Sawyer, Executive Chef and Proprietor of The GreenHouse Tavern + 4 soon to be 5 other restaurants 2038 East 4th StreetClevelandOH44115



12:30 @ChefArtSmith

Art Smith Chef, Author and personality www.ChefArtSmith.com



Interesting Notes


Sauvignon Blanc Day – Friday May 16th = 5th annual

#SauvBlanc, #NZWine @NZwineusa


Souvla 517 Hayes StreetSan Francisco  11am-10pm www.Souvlasf.com


Hotel G – 386 Geary Street (@ Mason)

153 Rooms – 2 year renovation – furnishings each room individual


art work from Creativity Explored 3245 16th415-863-2946 www.CreativityExplored.org  

Artists with Developmental Disabilities

·        Commitment to Foster Artistic Development, Inspire creativity, enhance personal identity and challenge attitudes


Things on the Way


Slow Food Dinner featuring Jenner Ranch

Monday May 19th Palio D’Asti Restaurant - 640 Sacramento Street SF www.PaliodAsti.com  




Meals on Wheels www.MowSF.org

Star Chefs and Vintners Gala – Sunday June 1st FortMasonCenter

* Gala Chef Chair Nancy Oakes of Boulevard

5-630pm – Cocktail reception and silent auction

630-9pm seated dinner

9-11pm wine and dessert reception w DJ Hubert Keller


Mendocino Film Festival May 29th – June 1st

www.MendocinoFilmFestival.com * PhiloCA

The Madrones www.TheMadrones.com   


Chipotle Cultivate Festival, Saturday June 7th 2014 – Ming Tsai from Hodo, Sarah and Evan Rich from Rich Table, Dennis Lee from Namu Gaji and Magnolia Brewery.