Stepping into a New Year..

It's January 22nd and I'm finally shaking off 2015 and stepping into 2016.  I began this year like I begin most years with intentions and with the expectation that somehow, magically, I can close a door on the last year and step into an entirely new, different world.  Of course, that never is the case,  like previous years,  I spent the first three weeks of January clearing away unfinished business from last year. 

Now that I've recovered from my 2015 hangover,  I am ready to step into 2016! And here's what's new.  I am privileged to have been chosen to be a part of a once in a lifetime culinary event,   being held here in San Diego on June 4th-7th for the USA/Canada Delegation of Maître Cuisinier de France (Master Chef of France). Master Chef of France is the most envied title that chefs aspire to achieve.( ). 

During the three- day event, Patrick Ponsaty (pictured), the Master Chef at Bellamy's Restaurant in Escondido, will be hosting the delegates to San Diego's finest culinary establishments and to its most scenic venues. Included in those venues is the Ranch at Bandy Canyon, where the delegates will experience the true bounty that San Diego has to offer at a farmers market.  At the farmers market, which I will create, the Master Chefs will be able to taste produce from the Ranch at Bandy Canyon and other local farms and a wide variety of artisan products from San Diego vendors. 

During the other days of the event, the delegates will be visiting some of San Diego's extraordinary culinary venues, culminating with a gala event on Monday June 5th,  featuring the cuisine of San Diego's Master Chefs, local wine and spirits.

So, I know that you will want to be a part of this historic event!  Here's how you can be a part of it and get to mix and mingle with 80 world class Master Chefs.

  • Volunteers:  We need volunteers to assist the Master Chefs with the gala event and throughout the entire event.
  • Sponsorship:  we need monetary sponsorship and in kind sponsors
  • Vendors and farmers for the Farmers Market at Ranch at Bandy Canyon, Tuesday, June 7th.
  • Food Bloggers who want to cover the event.

Any of those opportunities interest you?  Please e-mail me at! 

It's a new year ! So why don't you step into it and get involved in something new with me?!