Chefs Michael Tusk and Craig Stoll to Cook for the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America San Francisco

James Beard Award-winning chefs will prepare dinner and cocktail bites on October 23

James Beard Award-winning chefs Michael Tusk (left) and Craig Stoll (right) will be attending Taste America San Francisco.

The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America benefit will be held in San Francisco on Friday, October 23 at Bimbo’s 365 Club.

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At this event, James Beard Award-winning chefs from San Francisco will prepare a reception and dinner menu for guests. The cocktail and tasting reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m.

James Beard winners Michael Tusk of Quince and Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia in Chicago will be joined by San Francisco pastry chef Sarah Rich of Rich Table to curate the dinner menu. Brian Boitano, an Olympic figure skating champion and Food Network star of What Would Brian Boitano Make?, and Maria Gagliardi, founder and editor of tablehopper, will be the emcees.

The reception preceding the dinner will feature San Francisco chefs Suzette Gresham of Acquerello, Chris Marchino of Cotogna, Rocky Maselli of A16, James Beard Award winner Craig Stoll of Delfina, and Staffan Terje of Perbacco.

The following day, Mantuano and Maselli will prepare free cooking demonstrations at Sur La Table on Union Street from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mantuano will also be signing his cookbook.


Taste America is a national program of events that will take place in 10 cities from September 18 to November 7. The events feature benefit dinners prepared by James Beard Award-winning chefs. For more ticket information, visit the Taste America website.