Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival culinary demonstrations

If you want to see some of the Disney Chefs and Celebrity Chefs do what they do best, then you’ll want to check out one of the culinary demonstrations at the Disney California Adventure . They’ll be taking place on Fridays at 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 pm. The culinary demonstrations are free, so they are first-come, first-serve. You’ll want to make sure to arrive early so that you’ll get a seat.

Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival returns April 1, 2016

Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Culinary Demonstration Schedule

Friday, April 1, 2016

  • 2: 30 pm – Jamie Gwen – Chef & Host of “Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen”
  • 4:30 pm – Jean-Marc Viallet – Executive Pastry Chef, Disneyland Resort
  • 6:30 pm – Steve Samson – Chef/Owner of Sotto

Saturday, April 2, 2016

  • 12:30 pm – John State – Executive Chef, Disneyland Resort
  • 2:30 pm – Jamie Gwen – Chef & Host of “Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen”
  • 4:30 pm – Claudia Sandoval – Winner, “MasterChef, Season 6” & Author of “Claudia’s Cocina”
  • 6:30 pm – Matt Dhillon – Chef, Osteria Vicario

Sunday April 3, 2016

  • 12:30 pm – Alex Flores – Chef de Cuisine, Disneyland Resort
  • 2:30 pm – Peter Petro – Chef, Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
  • 4:30 pm – Ray Garcia – Chef, Broken Spanish
  • 6:30 pm – Daniella Malfitano – Chef & Author (presenting “Health & Happiness”)

Friday, April 8, 2016

  • 2:30 pm – Elaine Ardizzone & Donna Cellere – Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.
  • 4:30 pm – Ida Rodriguez – Chef, Melissa’s Produce
  • 6:30 pm – Matt Dhillon – Chef, Osteria Vicario

Saturday, April 9, 2016

  • 12:30 pm – Jonathan Rollo – Chef/Owner, Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
  • 2:30 pm – Ida Rodriguez – Chef, Melissa’s Produce
  • 4:30 pm – Natalie Willingham – Chef de Cuisine, Disneyland Resort
  • 6:30 pm – Brendan Collins – Chef, Birch

Sunday, April 10, 2016

  • 12:30 pm – Daniella Malfitano – Chef & Author (presenting “The Kids Kitchen”)
  • 2:30 pm – Barbie Flores – Private Chef & Cooking Instructor
  • 4:30 pm – Downtown Disney Chef TBA
  • 6:30 pm – Neal Fraser – Chef, Redbird

Friday, April 15, 2016

  • 2:30 pm – Rene Kobeitri – Founder & Owner, RIM cafe
  • 4:30 pm – Tony Luke, Jr. – Chef/Owner, Tony Luke’s
  • 6:30 pm – Daniella Malfitano – Chef & Author (presenting “Health & Happiness”)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

  • 12:30 pm – Natalie Willingham – Chef de Cuisine, Disneyland Resort
  • 2:30 pm – Bret Thompson – Founder, Executive Chef, Pez Cantina
  • 4:30 pm – Tony Luke, Jr. – Chef/Owner, Tony Luke’s
  • 6:30 pm – Stretch Rumaner – TV Personality & restaurateur, Grinders, Kansas City

Sunday, April 17, 2016

  • 12:30 pm – Daniella Malfitano – Chef & Author (presenting “The Kids Kitchen”)
  • 2:30 pm – Bret Thompson – Founder, Executive Chef, Pez Cantina
  • 4:30 pm – Stretch Rumaner – TV Personality & restaurateur, Grinders, Kansas City
  • 6:30 pm – Matt Dhillon – Chef, Osteria Vicario

Friday, April 22, 2016

  • 2:30 pm – Jamie Gwen – Chef & Host of “Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen”
  • 4:30 pm – Martin San Roman – Chef, Dobson’s
  • 6:30 pm – Kevin Templeton – Executive Chef, barleymash

Saturday, April 23, 2016

  • 12:30 pm – Gloria Tae – Chef de Cuisine, Napa Rose
  • 2:30 pm – Jamie Gwen – Chef & Host of “Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen”
  • 4:30 pm – Stuart O’Keeffe – Chef & Star of “Stuart’s Kitchen”
  • 6:30 pm – Alberto Morreale – Executive Chef, Fig Tree Café

Sunday, April 24, 2016

  • 12:30 pm – Justin Monson – Chef de Cuisine, Club 33
  • 2:30 pm – Eric Sarkisian – Executive Chef, Pacific Beach Alehouse
  • 4:30 pm – Darin Finkel – Executive Chef, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
  • 6:30 pm – Flor Franco – Executive Chef, Finca La Carrodilla

Friday, April 29, 2016

  • 2:30 pm – Stephen Lee – Finalist, “MasterChef, Season 6”
  • 4:30 pm – Ida Rodriguez – Chef, Melissa’s Produce
  • 6:30 pm – Daniella Malfitano – Chef & Author (presenting “Health & Happiness”)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

  • 12:30 pm – Jorge Sotelo – Executive Pastry Chef, Disneyland Resort
  • 2:30 pm – Jeffrey Saad – Chef & Host of The Cooking Channel’s “United Tastes of America”
  • 4:30 pm – Ida Rodriguez – Chef, Melissa’s Produce
  • 6:30 pm – Daniella Malfitano – Chef & Author (presenting “Health & Happiness”)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

  • 12:30 pm – Downtown Disney Chef TBA
  • 2:30 pm – Greg Daniels – Executive Chef & Partner, Haven Gastropub
  • 4:30 pm – Jeffrey Saad – Chef & Host of The Cooking Channel’s “United Tastes of America”
  • 6:30 pm – Gracie Cordero – Pastry Chef, Disneyland Resort

Which of these free culinary demonstrations are you looking forward to taking part in? Share with us in our comments section!

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