Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

FOJBB: Palm Desert, CA

Palm Desert Food & Wine Luncheon

Fri, March 24, 2023

11:30 AM
The Gardens on El Paseo/Palm Desert Food & Wine
Price: $250 Click Here for More Information

Join us at the annual James Beard Foundation four-course luncheon, which kicks off the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival presented by Agua Caliente Casinos. Our emcee Zac Young will ensure a lively and memorable experience, while guest chefs Tyler Florence, Yolanda Gampp, Jamie Gwen, and Afrim Pristine will present a tantalizing tasting menu.  

Friends of James Beard Benefits provide critical funding for our programs, to help JBF achieve its mission to celebrate, support, and elevate the people behind America’s food culture, and champion a standard of Good Food for Good© anchored in talent, equity, and sustainability.


Featured Participants:

Zac Young

Creator of The PieCaken and Pastry Director, Craveable Hospitality Group

Guest Chef
Tyler Florence

Culinary Personality, and Chef/Restaurateur, Wayfare Tavern and Miller & Lux, San Francisco

Guest Chef
Yolanda Gampp

Pastry Chef, Internet Culinary Personality and Cookbook Author

Guest Chef
Jamie Gwen

Certified Sommelier, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host, and Cookbook Author

Guest Chef
Afrim Pristine

Canada’s Premier Cheese Expert and Owner of Cheese Boutique, Toronto



Afrim Pristine
Burrata with Fresh Peas and Watercress

The Calling Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2021

Jamie Gwen
Foie Gras Cream Puff with Strawberry-Rhubarb Salad, Hazelnuts, and Prosciutto Crunch

 ZD Wines Founder’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2021

Tyler Florence
Surf & Turf

The Calling Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Yolanda Gampp
Lemon Brûlée Cheesecake with Berry Compote

ZD Wines Chardonnay 2021




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