Events / Taste America

Taste America: San Francisco

Join us for a night of culinary stars!

Fri, October 26, 2018

6:00 PM
Fairmont San Francisco
Price: Click below to see prices and purchase tickets. Get tickets here.

Fairmont San Francisco 
950 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

6:00 P.M. Cocktail and Tasting Reception
7:30 P.M. Seated Dinner and Dessert Reception to Follow
Cocktail Attire

Dinner Menu Created By 

James Beard Award Winner 
Abe Conlon
Fat Rice, Chicago

Val Cantu

Californios, San Francisco

Oscar Gonzalez 

Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco 

Bread Service By

Avery Ruzicka
Manresa Bread, Los Gatos, CA

Reception Tastings Created By 

Reem Assil
Reem’s California, Oakland, CA

Alexander Hong
Sorrel, San Francisco

David Nayfeld
Che Fico, San Francisco 

Adam Tortosa 
Robin, San Francisco

Dessert Reception Tastings Created By 

Melissa Chou
Mister Jiu's, San Francisco 

Nick Muncy
Toothache Magazine, San Francisco

James Beard Award Winner 
Angela Pinkerton
Theorita, San Francisco 

James Beard Award Winner
Michel Suas 
B. Patisserie, San Francisco 

Wine Chairs

Kimberly Charles, President and Founder, CCA

Ziggy Eschliman, The Wine Gal and Countess Cocktails


Gwyneth Borden, Executive Director, GGRA

Joshua C. Chen, Principal & Creative Director, Chen Design Associates 

Roberta Economidis, Partner, GE Law Group

Jordan Jurow, Founder/Principal, Incline Insurance

Michelle King, Philanthropist

Cass Calder Smith, Principal, CCS Architecture 

Melissa Werner, Associate Principal and Director of Marketing and Operations, CCS Architecture

Special Guest Host

Vicki Liviakis, News Anchor and Host, Dine and Dish, KRON 4

Purchase Tickets Here


Please stay tuned for the menu. 


Related Info

For more information on events or local sponsorship in San Francisco, please contact Madison Ginnett at or 415.781.5700.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Scholarship Fund