"From top to bottom, this competition was amazing. Nothing beats eating that perfect berry you just picked while walking out in the fields. I will never forget that, and I will never forget the people. So much passion from everyone involved. The California Giant family is truly something special, and one that I am thrilled to now be a part of!"
Derek Seigfried, 2022 Chef Invitational Winner
"Working with California Giant Berry Farms has been a dream. I gained so much knowledge and insight about the produce industry and farming from the field tours and events and felt fortunate to enjoy the California Giant team as my host. I have gained meaningful friends and a wealth of insight from this competition!"
Sam Blackburn, 2020 Chef Invitational Winner
"I loved getting to know fellow chefs and being creative with one of my favorite ingredients - berries. Having a mid-summer field tour and culinary competition brought out the best dishes I've seen in a long time."
Travis Peters, 2019 Chef Invitational Winner
"The opportunity to tour the farms, taste the product in the fields, participate in the competition and the honor to win the first Chef Invitational is something that I will always cherish. But most important are the friendships developed with the California Giant Berry Farms family, fellow chefs, growers and farmers that makes this event one of a kind."
Luis Reyes, 2018 Chef Invitational Winner