CMH Speaker Series: Chef JOHN ASH
Many refer to Chef John Ash as the “Father of Wine Country Cuisine”. In 1980 he opened his namesake restaurant, John Ash & Company, in Santa Rosa, CA. It was the first restaurant in Northern California wine country to focus on local, seasonal ingredients used to create dishes that complemented the wines being made in the region.
Today, John travels the world teaching cooking classes to both home cooks as well as professionals. His passion for teaching is matched only by his passionate voice on sustainable food issues, serving on the Board of the Chef’s Collaborative, a national organization of chef’s committed to sustainable and ethical food issues. He has also served on the Board of Advisors of Seafood Watch, an educational initiative for sustainable seafood by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
On this exciting Heli-Hiking vacation, John will discuss sustainable food issues and his latest cookbook “Culinary Birds”.