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Thursday, June 8, 2023


Artichoke Festival Adds More Top Chefs to Popular Chef Demonstrations events June 10-11 in Monterey CA 

Do you love artichokes?

If so then don't miss this year’s 63rd annual festival that is returning June 11-12 to the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey with the theme “Thistle be Fun: Artichoke Festival 2023.” 

California’s artichoke history began in 1922 when the first artichoke shoots were planted in Castroville. Today, more than nine decades later, nearly 100 percent of America’s fresh artichoke supply is grown in California and nearly two-thirds is grown in the small town of Castroville. 

This year's top chefs demonstrating their artichoke-based culinary talent will include:

--Chef Brandon Miller from Paella LLC, 

--Kevin Fischer from Sea Root at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa, 

--Chef Luis Osorio of Rio Grill in Carmel,  

--Chef Ivan Guadarrama of Tarpy’s Roadhouse in Monterey, 

--Chef David Pasculli of Sammich’d gourmet sandwich shop, 

--Chef Jason Giles and Arturo Salazar, Food and Nutrition Services Supervisor, both of Salinas Valley Health, 

--Chef Hondo Hernandez, and two student chefs from Rancho Cielo. 

Saturday Chef Demonstrations:

Chef Pasculli  at 11:30 a.m. 

Chef Miller at 12:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11; Chef Guadarrama at 1:30 p.m., Chef Osorio at 3 p.m.; Chef Giles at 4 p.m.; and Chef Salazar at 5 p.m. 

Sunday Chef Demonstrations:

Chef Miller’s 12:30 p.m. 

Chef Fischer at 1:30 p.m.; 

Rancho Cielo chefs at 2:30 p.m. 

Chef Hernandez at 4 p.m. 

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