ashland culinary festival

Four days of culinary magic and talent at the 11th annual Ashland Culinary Festival
November 2nd – 5th, 2017

Festival Headquarters: Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites
2525 Ashland Street, Ashland OR 97520
Lead Emcee, Host and Head Judge – Cory Schreiber

Enjoy this destination event as 12 local chefs compete for the Top Chef Honor using local produce and a secret key ingredient and challenge. Have fun learning and tasting at new culinary workshops throughout the weekend. Sample and purchase with over 35 food artisans, restaurants, award winning wineries and breweries.

2017 Competing Restaurants and Chefs –

Shawn Alamo – The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant
Stefano Cipollone – Standing Stone Brewing Co.
Javier Cruz – Simple Café
James “Cyrus” Gray – Southern Oregon University (The Hawk Dining)
Josh Dorcak – MÄS (2015 & 2016 Top Chef)
Tony Efstratiadis – Plancha
Skye Elder – Brickroom
Brent Herud – Larks Restaurant
Jackson Kelsay – Amuse Restaurant
Melissa McMillan – Sammich
Alfredo Nava – Omar’s Fresh Seafood and Steaks
William Shine – Hearsay Restaurant, Lounge and Garden

2017 Judges Panel –

Lead Emcee, Host and Head Judge, Cory Schreiber
(Founder of Cooking from the Source, Wildwood Restaurant and winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Pacific Northwest)

Judge, Fabiola Donnelly
(Creator and Founder of –
Sweet and Savory recipes from a classically trained baker,

Not Just Baked. Portland, Oregon)

Judge, John Ash
(two-time James Beard award-winning author, teacher, and restaurateur from the Bay Area –

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