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June 23-25, 2019 | Tehama Golf Club, Monterey, CA

We invite our foodservice partners to submit entries from their chefs to showcase their skills and ingenuity in the 2019 California Giant Chef Invitational.

2019 Chef Invitational Finalists

Meet the finalists and their foodservice distributor representatives, and discover their signature berry recipe


Israel-Ortiz

Israel Ortiz

Recipe:
Berry Bomb Fish Taco
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Adrian-Day-Murchison

Adrian Day-Murchison

Recipe:
Blackberry Harissa Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Strawberry Beet Salad
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Travis-Peters

Travis Peters

Recipe:
Blueberry Sweet Tea Quail in Raspberry BBQ Sauce over Black & Blue Brussels with Toasted Pecans & Strawberry Oils
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Patty-Long

Patty Long

Recipe:
Blueberry Mole Chicken with Berry Habanero Salsa and Masa Corn Cake
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Christian-Kearns

Christian Kearns

Recipe:
Berry Halibut
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Jonathon-Merrick

Jonathon Merrick

Recipe:
Blackberry-Blueberry Filled Korean Street Style Mochi Donut
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Highlights from the 2018 Chef Invitational

The selected chefs traveled to the Tehama Golf Club in Monterey, California for a Chef Showdown, where they served a signature berry recipe in the first culinary cookoff of its kind.

Guests in Tehama were delighted by bite-sized samples from the chefs, and Chef Shane Henderson's Strawberry Jalapeno Pancakes with Mixed Berry Syrup and Duck Wings were selected by the crowd as People's Choice. Our panel of judges selected Chef Luis Reyes and his Berry, Tomato, and Beet Salad as the first Top Chef winner of the annual Chef Invitational.

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Good Luck to Our Competitors

For more information, please reach out to: Tom Smith, Director of Foodservice tsmith@calgiant.com

Thank you to our local sponsors for providing product to be enjoyed by attendees to make this event a true, memorable culinary experience.