Delve into the culinary, wine, gardening, and travel world with celebrity chefs and Sunset editors as they guide guests through SAVOR-exclusive demonstrations, adventure tours, and seminars. Food Network Star, Aarti Sequeira is back for the second year in a row to share her kitchen secrets. The ever-popular, and funny, Ted Allen, will be on hand to indulge guests with his culinary flare. Many more acclaimed chefs will take to the stage to showcase their talents throughout the weekend including Mandalay Bay esteemed chefs award-winning American chef, Susan Feniger and nationally acclaimed Chef Rick Moonen.
The Battle of the Bay, Round 3. Morro Bay brings back local chefs to test their culinary skills at Savor the Central Coast. Hosted by Ted Allen, Emmy® Award winner, author, and host of Food Network’s Chopped, local chefs stack their culinary talent during Battle of the Bay Round 3. Click here for more information
Celebrity Chef Aarti Sequeira, Host of Food Network’s Aarti Party, returns to Sunset Savor the Central Coast to share her kitchen secrets. Aarti shares easy and delicious ways to enhance American favorites with simple but unique Indian influences. Click here for more information
Brought to you by Mandalay Bay. Chef Susan Feniger’s passion for food has propelled her into a three–decade career as a successful chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and media darling. In all her endeavors, Susan’s genuine love for the authentic flavors of street and home cooked food has been her driving force and she is looking forward to sharing her passion at Savor the Central Coast! Click here for more information
Brought to you by Mandalay Bay. Chef Rick Moonen has devoted his career to being the country’s top culinary advocate for sustainable seafood. In February 2005, Chef Moonen opened his multi-level restaurant Rick Moonen’s rm seafood at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Since opening rm seafood, Chef Moonen has enjoyed national attention and acclaim, with a published book and multiple TV appearances. Rick is excited to share his passion for cooking and environmental sustainability at Savor the Central Coast this year! Click here for more information
Kitty Morgan is Editor-in-Chief of Sunset magazine. She has worked at numerous newspapers and magazines as reporter, critic
and editor, including Better Homes and Gardens, Oprah (O at Home), Every Day with Rachael Ray, Departures, and the Orange
County Register. A native Californian, she graduated from University of California, Berkeley.
Abalone Farm Tour and Lunch with Kitty Morgan Sunset Editor-in-Chief
Join Kitty at the Sunset International Wine Competition Grand Tasting at Pismo Beach
As Sunset’s senior garden editor, Julie Chai trawls Western gardens seeking out inspiring designs, innovative solutions, and
impressive garden makeovers. She writes regularly about small-space gardening, growing your own food, and outdoor decorating.
Chai is an avid do-it-yourselfer who enjoys helping new gardeners get off to a great start.
Adventure Tour: The Secret Tomato Garden with Sunset Garden Editor Julie Chai
Meet Julie at the Sunset Garden and Backyard Farm Seminars
Peter Fish is Sunset Magazine's Editor-at-Large. Over the course of his 25-year career at Sunset, he's written about everything
from glaciers to dinosaurs to bodyboarding, and spent time in almost every part of the West. But the Central Coast ranks high
among his all-time favorites.
Join Peter's adventure tour Behind-the-Scenes at Hearst Castle
Margo True has been the food editor at Sunset since 2006. Before coming to Sunset, she was the executive editor at Saveur
magazine, and before that, a senior editor and writer at Gourmet. True has won several honors for her writing, including four
James Beard journalism awards, and her pieces have been anthologized in the Best Food Writing series. She edited The Sunset
Cookbook (Oxmoor, 2010) and with several colleagues wrote The One-Block Feast (Ten Speed Press, 2011), a backyard-farming
book based on the magazine’s James Beard Award-winning blog, oneblockdiet. True also edited The Sunset Edible Garden Cookbook, published this April.
Join Margo at Chef Central for the Best of Santa Maria-Style Barbecue
Learn from Margo at her seminars on the Farmers Market to Meal Stage
Sara Schneider is Sunset magazine’s first wine editor, reponsible for tasting panels, food-and-wine pairing in the test kitchen,
wine-related food and travel coverage, Sunset’s International Wine Competition, and the magazine’s wine club. Sara has been
nominated twice for James Beard Journalism Awards and holds the Academy of Wine Communication’s Certificate for Excellence
in Wine Writing.
Join Sara at her seminars in the Winemaker Central
Meet Sara at the Sunset International Wine Competition Grand Tasting at Pismo Beach