Our monthly series of Fresh Starts Chef Events features the stellar talents of celebrity chefs like Ron Siegel, Duskie Estes  and PBS-TV Chef Joanne Weir. We launched a Virtual Happy Hour series in response to the pandemic and plan to resume in-person events as soon as it’s feasible.  Please see the Fresh Starts Chef Events calendar for details and reservations or call 415-382-3363 x213.

Chef Ron Siegel of Madcap

Chef Ron Siegel

Chef Ken Tominaga

Chef Ken Tominaga

Chef Heidi Krahling

Chef Heidi Krahling

Featured Chef: Duskie Estes

Chef Duskie Estes of Food Network’s “Next Iron Chef” and “Guy’s Grocery Games” has been a North Bay favorite since opening the erstwhile Zazu Kitchen & Farm more than 20 years ago.Woman smiling next to lemon tree full of fruit

The Sebastopol restaurant closed in 2019 after major flood damage, but Duskie and husband John Stewart have kept going with catering and production of bacon and salumi from their Black Pig Meat Co.

Chef Duskie recently took a new role as executive director at Farm to Pantry, a nonprofit that fights food waste and alleviates hunger in Sonoma County.

She competed in two seasons of “Next Iron Chef” and appears as a regular judge on “Guy’s Grocery Games” with Guy Fieri. Chef Duskie has appeared five times as a presenter at Fresh Starts Chef Events, most recently in a Virtual Happy Hour via Zoom that included home delivery of a bottle of 2013 Black Pig Slaughterhouse Syrah made by Davis Family Vineyards.

 

 

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