Join six leaders in the Bay Area culinary world—a master chef, cheese maker, chocolatier, charcutier, bread baker, and food purveyor—to explore the origins and evolution of the artisanal food movement. Followed by audience Q&A. Co-presented by the Book Club of California.
Taylor Boetticher is co-owner of The Fatted Calf Charcuterie with locations in Napa and San Francisco, as well as co-author of In The Charcuterie, the IACP and James Beard Award-nominated guide to making charcuterie.
Sue Conley is co-author of Cowgirl Creamery Cooks and co-founder of Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes, where she and Peggy Smith create and sell some of this nation's best farmstead cheeses. Cowgirlcreamery.com
Joyce Goldstein was chef/owner of the award-winning restaurant Square One, chef of the café at Chez Panisse and visiting executive chef of the Wine Spectator Restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa. She received the James Beard Award for Best Chef in California for 1993 and the lifetime achievement award from Women Chefs and Restaurateurs. Her most recent book is Inside the California Food Revolution.
Amy Guittard is a fifth-generation San Franciscan who oversees marketing and is involved in sourcing and sustainability at Guittard Chocolate Company, the company her great-great-grandfather founded in 1868. She often travels the globe to meet with farmers, buyers, traders, and chefs.
Sam Mogannam is author of Bi-Rite Market’s Eat Good Food, and is second-generation owner of Bi-Rite Market and founder of Bi-Rite Creamery, 18 Reasons, and Bi-Rite Farms. Sam stepped into the family grocery business in 1997, after working as a chef at his own restaurant, and transformed the market into a culinary landmark.
Kathleen Weber, author of Della Fattoria Bread, opened Della Fattoria in 1995. Her first clients included The French Laundry and the Sonoma Mission Inn. In 2011, Bon Appétit named the bakery one of America’s 10 Best Bread Bakeries. The business has grown to include a café in Petaluma and a stand at San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza Market.