Celebrity Chef Series - Phillip Kaufman on Thursday,January 7, 2010, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Gualala Arts Workshop Celebrity Chef Series presents Sophisticated yet uncontrived fare with Instructor: Phillip Kaufman, Executive Chef Sea Ranch Lodge Restaurant, on Thursday, January 7, 2010, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
About Phillip Kaufman:
A native of the West Coast, Phil's talents are the result of formal training and the influence of two of California's most prominent chefs, George Morrone and Bradley Ogden.
Phil's impressive resume includes executive positions with such popular Bay Area restaurants as One Market, where his association with George Morrone began, and the Lark Creek Restaurant Group, where he worked as executive chef under the direction of Bradley Ogden.
Phil opened and also served as Executive Chef for Hush Restaurant in Laguna Beach, where he earned four stars and was named one of Orange County's top 20 Chefs. He worked in notable San Francisco Bay area establishments such as the Gramercy Grill on Nob Hill as well as Evvia Estiatorio and Restaurant Soleil in Palo Alto. His signature "contemporary meets old world" style drew extended and widespread accolades.
Phil received his degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He moved to Aspen, Colorado, to work with Richard Chamberlain at The Little Nell, a Five-Star, Five Diamond property. Phil's career war further enhanced by subsequent positions at the Surf & Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach, and Arizona's L'Auberge de Sedona.
After being hired away from Hush Restaurant by executives within the MGM Corporation, he served as the Assistant Executive Chef for 3950 at The Mandalay Bay Hotel. Phil then opened Nora's Wine Bar in Las Vegas, where he garnered great acclaim and a loyal following for his rustic Italian cuisine.
After relocating back to the Bay Area from Las Vegas, Phil opened the acclaimed Varenna at Fountaingrove, in Santa Rosa. Phil is very excited to be at The Sea Ranch Lodge, where his aim is to continue in the tradition of using the best locally grown fresh and sustainable products from northwest Sonoma county, and transforming them into a culinary statement which matches the spectacular setting.
Register by: December 31, 2009.
Tuition: $50 members of Gualala Arts; $75 non-members.
Class size: Minimum 8; maximum 12.
Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Road
Gualala, CA 95445
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|