- Date: July 20-23, 2023
Celebrity Guest Chef Jose Garces
Iron Chef, father, husband, James Beard Award-winner, entrepreneur, food innovator, and one of the latest contestants in Guy Fieri’s Tournament of Champions on Food Network, Chef Jose Garces is known as a leading culinary authority of Spanish and Latin-American food. As the chef and owner of several Philadelphia-area restaurants, sustainability takes a focus in his culinary concepts. A mutual passion for locally sourced ingredients and healthy eating has brought about a partnership with Chef and Brush Creek Ranch. Join him and our culinary staff on a journey through utilizing ranch-raised and sourced ingredients to create unforgettable tasty meals and moments.
*Schedule subject to change
4:00PM at The Saloon at Lodge & Spa. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres such as Ahi Tuna Causa, Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche, and Bacon Wrapped Dates.
9:30AM at The Farm. Join our herd of Alpine, Nubian, and Nigerian Dwarf cross goats for a leisure stroll through the pasture followed by lunch on the lawn with Chef Garces. Menu highlights include Braised Wagyu Birria Tacos, Tequila Lime Glazed Mahi Mahi, and Frijoles Borrachos.
$150 Per Person, Plus Tax & Gratuity
1:30PM Greenhouse Tour at The Farm | 6:00PM 5-Course Dinner at The Farm
Tour The Farm’s Greenhouse with Chef Garces selecting fresh ingredients for the evening’s tasting menu. For dinner, indulge in Ora King Salmon with Smashed Sunchokes, Wagyu Wellington with Farm Spinach & Wild Mushroom Duxelle, Ensalada de Jamon, and a decadent dessert course of Chocolate Crema Catalana and a selection of fresh Goat Cheeses from the Creamery.
$200 Per Person, Plus Tax & Gratuity
MEET CHEF JOSE GARCES
From the Spanish tapas at Amada, his first restaurant, to the rotating tasting menus at Volvér at the Kimmel Cultural Campus, Chef Garces continually pushes the boundaries of culinary excellence.
While he maintains his successful career owning and operating full-service restaurants, Chef Garces is also looking toward the future, with an increased focus on bringing restaurant-quality experiences to the homes and businesses of culinary enthusiasts in new and interesting ways. From enhanced home delivery options and virtual online cooking demos, to live online cooking classes, Chef Garces is excited to connect with both fans of his work on television, as well as the home cook who’d like to experience “chef life” in their own kitchen.
As a child of immigrants and a leader in the diverse and inclusive hospitality industry, the wellbeing of his community in Philadelphia has always been dear to Chef Garces’ heart. To help provide ongoing and actionable assistance to the immigrant community, Chef Garces co-founded The Garces Foundation in 2011. The Garces Foundation provides services, including community health days, English language skills classes that target the restaurant industry, and most recently, an increased focus on procuring and providing food supplies to the food insecure.
Chef Garces is the author of two cookbooks, Latin Evolution and The Latin Road Home, published by Lake Isle Press.