Monterey County’s finest chefs will showcase the versatility of the artichoke and share their own preparation techniques at our Artichoke Festival Chef Demos.

This years Chef Demos are Hosted by Partnership for Children. Partnership for Children has been providing transportation to medical care and family support services for children with life-threatening conditions living in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties since 2007.  Partnership for Children’s transportation and financial assistance programs increase access to compassionate care for children on the Central Coast.
Learn more about Partnership for Children by Visiting their website

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CHEFS! If you’d like to demonstrate your fabulous artichoke recipes at the Artichoke Festival Chef Demos,
please call Jennifer at
 831-422-3002, or send an email here.


The Artichoke Festival Chef’s Demos will be in the Seaside Room at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

2004 Fairground Rd, Monterey
Monterey, CA 93940


Hondo Hernandez

Pit Boss at Showoff BBQ

Kevin Fisher

Sous Chef at Sea Root, Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa

Ivan Guadarrama

Executive Chef at Tarpy’s Roadhouse

Luis Osorio

Executive Chef at Rio Grill

Judy Burditt / Pat Hopper

The California Artichoke Advisory Board’s Artichoke Queens

Tony Baker

Baker’s Bacon, Marina

Pamela Burns

Wild Plum Bakery & Café

Jason Giles

Executive Chef and Director of Nutrition Services at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System