Show 142, October 17, 2015: Celebrate the Craft Festival – Lodge at Torrey Pines

Jeff JacksonThe 13th Annual Celebrate The Craft Festival is coming to The Lodge at Torrey Pines on Sunday, October 25th from 11:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A star collection of local chefs, farmers, ranchers, vintners and brewers come together for an eagerly anticipated annual celebration of the very best of California’s culinary offerings. It’s a great one-stop overview of the food scene in San Diego County.

Participating area chefs include Jason Knibb of Nine-Ten, Javier Plascencia of Bracero, and Carl Schroeder of Market Restaurant.

Prestigious farmers (well-known in the SoCal hospitality business) including Coleman Farms, Crows Pass Farms, McGrath Family Farms and Windrose Farm will be there, too.

Executive Chef Jeff Jackson of The Lodge at Torrey Pines has the preview. He created this event 13 years ago after he relocated from a luxury hotel property in Santa Monica to San Diego to open The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Chef Jackson oversees the culinary concept and menu development at the 170-room California Craftsman style property, which features a signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien, two loungers and a casual restaurant, The Grill, as well as meeting and banquet facilities.