” The Artichoke Chef ” Tony Baker

Chef Tony Baker – We have been fortunate to have Tony Baker share his talent at the Artichoke Festival for years! Known by many as the “Artichoke Chef”, Tony is dedicated to sourcing local, seasonal ingredients from the area’s farmers, ranchers and fisherman. As Executive Chef of Montrio Bistro in Monterey, his commitment to cooking with sustainable ingredients […]

A Fitting Celebration Honoring the Artichoke Center of the World

Traditions happen when customs are passed from generation to generation. Growing artichokes started as a custom and livelihood for Swiss Italian farmers who planted this thistle as a reminder of home. In 1959, these early farmers came together to raise funds for their community … a place that just happened to have as one of […]