Classes and Events

Aug
16
Sat
Harvest of the Heart- Ceres Community Project @ Ceres Community Project, Sebastopol, CA
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us in the Ceres Community Garden for an evening of food prepared by a gathering of the finest chefs in Sonoma County served with some of the finest wines in the world. All served in the Ceres way—with warmth, generosity, and abundance of spirit! You’ll not only enjoy yourself thoroughly—you’ll also help raise funds to support Ceres’ clients and teens!
You’ll begin your evening with a garden reception featuring an assortment of food, wine and cider pairings, and a Ceres Smoothie Bar. Some of the finest local chefs—including Daniel Kedan of Backyard Restaurant and Nezar Jabbar of Whole Foods Market Sebastopol–will join with our teens to delight your taste buds. Bid on an exceptional selection of silent auction items including gift certificates to some of the finest restaurants in Sonoma and the Bay Area, unique adventures and outings, and guest stays at fabulous locations near and far.
Then, stroll to our outdoor pavilion for a multi-course dinner prepared by renowned chefs John Ash and Barbara Hom and the Ceres Teen Chefs and paired with illustrious Sonoma County wines. You’ll hear inspiring stories from Ceres clients and teens. Our live auction will tempt you with an array of outstanding must-haves. A scrumptious dessert buffet with confections from local pastry chefs will conclude the evening.
Harvest of the Heart is our most important fundraising event of the year. Our goal is to raise $175,000 to nourish local families facing a serious illness, and teach teens about growing, cooking and enjoying healthy whole foods as they discover their power to make a difference in our community.

Sep
27
Sat
Culinary Birds with Chef John Ash @ The Fork- Pt. Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Culinary-Super-Star Chef John Ash will be cooking up amazing recipes from his brand new cookbook, Culinary Birds.  The book, published in late 2013, was recently nominated for a prestigious James Beard award.  This special event will include a walking tour of the farm, a focused cheese tasting and Chef John demonstrating 4 outstanding recipes from the book that will be served up for a delicious lunch.  Retail Sales and Book Signing will complete the delicious and fun-filled day.

Oct
15
Wed
In Honor of Birds @ Cook's Pots & Table Tops
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

John has a new book called “Culinary Birds” which was published by Running Press Books in the fall of 2013. In addition to the recipes, the book will tackle the good and the bad about current poultry husbandry practices as well as other things we should know about the noble birds. The book was nominated for a James Beard award.
Menu:
Korean Chicken Wings
Chicken and Shrimp Meatball Soup
Turkey Breast Picatta
Frisee Salad with Fried Eggs and Maple Roasted Bacon