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 awards for Top Savory, Top Sweet and Top Plated.

Proceeds from the 2019 event will benefit Soil Born Farms.

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Soil Born Farms

The 2019 Sacramento Hotels Farm-to-Fork Showcase: Challenge of the Chefs will benefit one local organization working to create an urban agriculture and education project that empowers youth and adults to discover and participate in a local food system that encourages healthy living, nurtures the environment and grows a sustainable community. The Challenge of the Chefs is part of the Sacramento Hotel Association’s ongoing program of community service activities. So, get your ticket today!

Host Hotel – Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel brings a new level of sophistication to Downtown Sacramento. Its location on Downtown Commons and one-of-kind pool deck overlooking Golden 1 Center make The Sawyer a social epicenter for Sacramento. Guests are drawn to Kimpton’s genuine hospitality and the many curated treasures of this urban retreat. Celebrate the distinctive pioneering spirit and natural beauty of California while enjoying exceptional amenities and enviable views.

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

2019 Participating Craft Breweries, Wineries, Hard Kombucha

Check back often for additional craft breweries and wineries.

Matchbook Wines Heretic Brewing Company Bogle Vineyards & Winery
Auburn Ale House McConnell Estates Winery LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards
Boochcraft Big Stump Brew Co JUSTIN Winery, Landmark Vineyards, JNSQ
Aveniu Brands and Artesa Jackrabbit Brewing Company Almanac Beer Co.

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


Alejandro Moncada

Executive Chef, Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Midtown


Muagututia Tuala-Tamaalelagi

Executive Chef, Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova



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