Sacramento Hotels Farm-to-Fork Showcase: Challenge of the Chefs

Savory Tastings, Craft Beer, Local Wine and Hard Kombucha

Thanks to talented hotel chefs, an explosion of local breweries, and a thriving local wine region, Sacramento delivers on all three.

At the Sacramento Hotels Farm-to-Fork Showcase: Challenge of the Chefs, discover how Sacramento’s hotels and their restaurants are serving some of the freshest and most beautiful bounty the Valley has to offer. Explore the region’s delectable offerings alongside local hotel chefs, winemakers and craft brewers.

Along with the savory (and sweet) tastings and libations, we’ll celebrate a friendly competition among the hotel chefs and their culinary teams as they bring their best to the showcase. See who takes home this year’s award!

Proceeds from the 2018 event will benefit two local organizations helping those in need in our community—Wind Youth Services and Union Gospel Mission.

Event Proceeds Benefit

Wind Youth Services
Wind Youth Services provides supportive services and opportunities to youth experiencing homelessness. Wind Youth Services is the only service provider in Sacramento County focusing solely on runaway, homeless and street youth, and transition-age youth. The organization currently operates the area’s only emergency shelter and drop-in center for runaway, homeless and street youth and transition-age youth.

Union Gospel Mission
The Union Gospel Mission is dedicated to helping the homeless and the poor who are hungry, struggling, seeking help, refuge and regeneration. The Mission provides a safe environment to everyone who walks through its doors with food, clothing, many essential items, shelter, life-changing counseling and a recovery program.

Host Hotel – Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Located across the street from the California State Capitol, the Hyatt Regency is a contemporary hotel in downtown Sacramento, which offers passionate hospitality and inviting spaces where everyone gets the VIP treatment.

Thanks to the Chefs, their teams and hotels for showcasing the wonderful farm-to-fork tastings. Each station brought out rave reviews to the delight of everyone.

2018 Winners

Charles Connell, Executive Chef, Doubletree By Hilton Sacramento

Clay Purcell, Executive Chef, Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade

2018 Participating Craft Breweries, Wineries, Hard Kombucha

Check back often for additional craft breweries, wineries and hard kombucha

High Water Brewing Skinner Vineyards & Winery Bogle Vineyards Matchbook Wines
Sobon Winery Auburn Ale House Tuck Beckstoffer Estate Boochcraft
Knee Deep Brewing Company Klinker Brick Winery Track 7 Brewery
Middleton Family Wines Sudwerk Brewery Martin Ray Winery

Meet the Chefs - Additional Chefs to be Added


Vincent Paul Alexander C.E.C.

Executive Chef, Sheraton Grand Sacramento


Rolfy Chavez

Executive Chef, Hilton Arden West


Patrick Prager

Executive Chef, Sawyer Hotel


Christina Lingren

Executive Chef, Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown-Arena


Charles Connell

Executive Chef, Doubletree By Hilton Sacramento


Troy Revelle

Executive Head Chef, Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast


Michael Grande

Executive Chef, Hyatt Regency Sacramento


Paul Miller

Executive Chef, Courtyard Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo


Clay Purcell

Executive Chef, Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade



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Challenge of the Chefs