Chef Celebration

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The application period for the 2016 Scholarship Program at the CIA Greystone in Napa has closed! Please check back with us in November to apply for 2017.

Leaving: Sunday, August 28th, 2016
Returning: Friday, September 2nd, 2016

The professional kitchen is a team environment, full of unsung heroes– the working cooks who make it all possible. Every well-known chef has risen to the top of the profession with guidance and training from others. They have been mentored, prodded, encouraged, taught a skill, given a first job or a second chance.

Today, Chef Celebration Foundation of San Diego is passing on this tradition of learning and support to San Diego’s rising stars.  Chef Celebration chooses 12 culinarians, nominated by chefs in San Diego with whom they’ve worked, to go on a group trip to the Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone Campus in Napa Valley, CA for a week of intensive courses designed specifically for us! It has been a great success and we are looking forward to the future trips, the friendships, and the learned skills that can only improve the community of future chefs in San Diego.

*Christopher J. Collins Foundation Scholarship Recipient


Recipient
2015
Allan Osborne
Andrew Reyes
Daniel Romero
Erin Campbell
Fermin Tinamisan
Gustavo Camacho
Josh Maynard
Lisa Ortiz Hernandez
Stephen Gage
Winter Paris
Justin Bell
Doryann Sanchez

Restaurant
2015
EAT Marketplace
Urban Solace
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
Brother’s Catering
Leroy’s Kitchen & Lounge
The Wild Thyme Company
Ironside
Tidal
La Valencia
Water’s Catering
Pamplemousse
Craft & Commerce

Chef
2015
Leah Di Bernardo
Matt Gordon
Lance Repp
Augie Sauceedo
Tim Kolanko
Dawn Tangeman
Jason McLeod
Amy DiBiase
James Montejano
Mary Kay Waters
Jeffrey Strauss
Julio Castillo


Recipient
2014
Jarle Saupstad
Alexander Penkin
Isaias Sanchez-Aguirre
Jordana Francisco
Joshua Heinz
Kenneth Helm
Rebecca Chen
Robin C. James
Simon Carr
Tara Monsod
Travis Lawson
Nick Raber

Restaurant
2014
Table 10
Juniper & Ivy
A.R. Valentine
A Miho Experience
Pamplemousse Grille
Terra American Bistro
Waypoint Public
Bali Hai
Urban Solace
TenderGreens
Poseidon
Ballast Point

Chef
2014
Jason Gethin
Jon Sloan
Jeff Jackson
Ryan Studebaker
Jeffrey Strauss
Jeff Rossman
Amanda Baumgarten
Dion Morales
Matt Gordon
Peter Balistreri
Jamal Mourad
Colin MacLaggan


Recipient
2013
Nicholas Michael Penkin
Brandon Brooks
Colten Lemmer
Megan Dempewolf
Charles Brophy
David Mendiola
Aaron Douglas Kurth
Ikuko “Erica” Hubert
Julius Friedrich Walter
Kenneth L Coverdell
Ryan Thomas Stickel
Tiffany Senin

Restaurant
2013
Searsucker
Societe Brewing/Carnitas
Pamplemousse Grille
Rancho Bernardo Inn
The Wild Thyme Company
Barona Resort and Casino
The Red Door Restaurant
The Marine Room/LJBTC
Terra American Bistro
Crush
Donovans Prime Seafood
Prep Kitchen Little Italy

Chef
2013
Andy Phillips
Steven Lesinski
Jeffrey Strauss
Nicolas Bour
Dawn Tangeman
Alejandrina Pelayo
Miguel Valdez
Ron Oliver
Jeff Rossman
Mike Lina
John Griffin
Brad Luckenbill

Recipient
2012
Ryan Lovechio
Michael Reidy
Pablo Ibarra
Julie Weiss
Henry Wassink
Paulina Amador Pineda
Carlos Enriquez Jr.
Kyle Scott Kovar
Gregory Bouchard
Blake Leasure
Nicholas Jordan Fix*
Michael Welch

Restaurant
2012
Rancho Valencia
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Terra American Bistro
The Wild Thyme Company
Barona Casino
Pamplemousse Grille
Poseidon
La Valencia
Delicias/Kensington Grill
Sycuan Resort
Burlap
Solace & the Moonlight Lounge

Chef
2012
Eric Bauer
Nicolas Bour
Jeff Rossman
Dawn Tangeman
Benjamin Moore
Jeffrey Strauss
Mourad Jamal
Lance Repp
Paul McCabe/Hanis Cavin
Augie Saucedo
Brian Malarkey
Matt Gordon

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