MONTEREY, CA - Last month, culinary aficionados from far and wide came together in Monterey, California, for a one-of-a-kind, foodservice-focused event. The 4th Annual California Giant Berry Farms Chef Invitational not only gave participants the chance to compete for the title of Top Chef, but it invited them to take a closer look at berry farms and the growers that make them a reality.
Between extensive field tours, a wine and berry tasting, relationship-building dinners, and a highly anticipated culinary competition, the five chef finalists were kept busy with California Giant activities. The growers provided an inside look at their growing operations, while California Giant provided a peek into its company culture, giving a new layer to its already excellent products.
To recap the event, California Giant’s marketing team put together a fantastic video that gives you a taste of what this event was like. The energy will jump through the screen and pull you in, so be sure to check it out above. And, for a more detailed recap, be sure to check out our event wrap-up here.
Congratulations once again to the winner, Top Chef Derek Seigfried of Gordon Food Service and People’s Choice winner, Robert Stegall-Smith. Until next year, keep cookin’!