Celebrity Chef Series with Jon Mortimer on Thursday, January 14, 2010, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Celebrity Chef Series, The Tuscan Table with Instructor: Jon Mortimer, Certified Executive Chef, Alexander's Restaurant at Timber Cove Inn - A Gualala Arts Workshop on Thursday, January 14, 2010, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Students will have the pleasure of Jon's expertise as he creates: The Tuscan Table; Pasta al Forno (Baked Pasta),
Pork Tenderloin Picatta, Zabaglione Caldo with fresh fruit.
Jon Mortimer was born into a "food family" with grandfather, Charles Mortimer, who was chairman of General Foods in White Plains, New York. After moving to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, at the age of fourteen, Jon started his first restaurant job and instantly knew that this was what he needed to do with his life. After working in various restaurants into his early 20s, he attended the University of Arizona as well as the Horst Mager Culinary Academy in Portland, Oregon.
Jon performed a pastry apprenticeship in Geilo, Norway, and a hotel apprenticeship in Fiesole, Italy, before returning to the U.S. to begin life as a corporate chef. In 1990, Jon returned to Idaho to open his own restaurant and truly explore his culinary style. Mortimer's restaurant, opened in 1999 and located in the Belgravia Building in downtown Boise, was created out of the culmination of this vast experience, and Franco Latino restaurant was opened in September of 2007 outside of Boise in Eagle, Idaho.
With the release of The Idaho Table, Jon Mortimer has created a bible for "Idaho cuisine" that showcases the foods of the intermountain west using the techniques of the world.
Along with being a cookbook author, accolades include Certified Executive Chef, adjunct professor to Boise State University School of Culinary Arts, Host of the weekly radio show, Radio Caf on KIDO 580 AM, television chef on KBCI channel 2's "Culinary Tip of the Day," spokesman for the United Dairymen of Idaho and consulting chef to Snake River Farms.
In the fall of 2008, a new path was established with a move to the Sonoma Coast of California. Feeling that nowhere in the country could offer more to an enthusiast of food and wine, this was almost a foregone conclusion.
Taking the helm at Alexander's Restaurant at Timber Cove, the creation of modern coastal comfort cuisine has found a home for this chef, where Earth meets ocean.
Register by: January 8, 2010.
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|