Chef Central

Main Event Hours
11 am – 5 pm
Saturday, September 27 and
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Meet Celebrity Chefs Fabio Viviani and Tanya HollandLocated on the Ranch, the Asistencia building is regarded as the first stone-and-mortar structure built in California. It served many purposes: a farmhouse, granary, chapel, and lodging quarters during the Mission Period. Today, the original building is protected inside a large barn, but the impressive stone walls still stand and serve as the dramatic frame for Chef Central at Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast.

Enjoy the historic space while you watch celebrity and master chefs share their culinary ideas, inspirations, and talents as well as demonstration techniques.

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Seminars at the Asistencia

Reserved seating. Advance purchase is required.

*Schedule is subject to change without notice.

  • Saturday, September 27, 2014

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      • Sunset in the Kitchen
      • 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
      • 25.00
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      • Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani Does Duck
      • 1 pm - 1:45 pm
      • 25.00
      Seminar

      Be prepared for some culinary entertainment! Celebrity Chef, restaurateur, and best sellling cookbook author Viviani, Fan Favorite of Bravo TV "Top Chef" Season 5, "Top Chef All Stars" Season 10 competitor, and star of "Life After Top Chef" takes the stage, bringing Italian flavor to SAVOR. Learn how to make your own Duck Sausage--Fabio-style in this Saturday seminar.

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      • Celebrity Chef Tanya Holland Creates Jerk Baby Back Ribs
      • 2:15 pm - 3 pm
      • 25.00
      Seminar

      Tanya Holland is the Executive Chef and Owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ in Oakland, CA. Holland is known for her inventive takes on modern soul food, as well as comfort classics. The author of BROWN SUGAR KITCHEN New-Style, Down-Home Recipes from Sweet West Oakland on sale September 9th by Chronicle Books and New Soul Cooking: Updating a Cuisine Rich in Flavor and Tradition (Stewart, Tabori, and Chang). Holland is perhaps best known for her role as a host and expert on Soul Food for the "Melting Pot" series on the Food Network. Holland is regularly on the NBC's Today show and CBS's The Talk.  Joni Chef Tanya as she creates Jerk Baby Back Ribs with Pineapple Salsa and Smoked Yams with Brown Sugar Butter.

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      • Lamb Jam Finalists Share Tips & Tricks
      • 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
      • 25.00

      Presented by the American Lamb Board

      Each year, the American Lamb Board holds a competition to determine the "best of the best" in lamb cookery. Meet the winners from this year's national tour and learn their tips and tricks - from nose to tail.

  • Sunday, September 28, 2014

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      • Sunset in the Kitchen
      • 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
      • 25.00
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      • Italian Flavors with Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani
      • 1 pm - 1:45 pm
      • 25.00
      Seminar

      Chef Viviani has posessed a pasion for food since his childhood growing up in Florence, Italy. As early as age 11, he was working in kitchens in Italy, soaking up the flavors and techniques of his homeland. DIscover some of his favorite recipes from his home kitchens as he shares pesto and pasta techniques.

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      • Chicken and Waffles with Celebrity Chef Tanya Holland
      • 2:15 pm - 3 pm
      • 25.00
      Seminar

      Join Chef Tanya as she creates Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffles.  This classic combination was allegedly created for jazz musicians who got off work so late, they couldn't decide between breakfast and dinner and has now become a signature dish at Chef Tanya's Oakland eatery, Brown Sugar Kitchen.    

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      • Lamb Jam Masters Finale
      • 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
      • 25.00

      Presented by the American Lamb Board

      We’re jammin’ with the winners of the 2014 American Lamb Jam National Tour for the battle to determine this year’s Lamb Jam Master. Winning chefs from Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, and Washington D.C., prepare their finalist dishes for you to vote and enjoy.