2015 HOME

A celebration of the amazing array of wild foods will be the centerpiece for a weekend of gourmet food, world-class wine and beer, entertainment, expert-led foraging hikes and a friendly chef competition with celebrity judges.

“Got a lock on a Big Sur rental mid-January? Or are lucky enough to have friends with a guest room there? Good. Then you can go to the Big Sur Foragers Festival Jan. 16 to 18. The grand finale is the Foragers Dinner…” Read what S. Irene Virbila of the LA Times writes about the festival.

“If you like to eat on the wild side, the Big Sur Foragers Festival on Jan. 16-18 will show you how to turn the wilderness into your kitchen cupboard…” Read what SFGate’s Meredith May has to say in her most recent article about the festival.

Save the dates of January 16th through 18th, 2015. Big Sur area restaurants will host the culinary expertise of notable chefs preparing unique fare from rustic to elegant, paired with the region’s amazing selection of wines and beers.

The event also serves as a fundraiser for the Big Sur Health Center. The community’s non-profit health center will receive the proceeds from the foraging events to support the continued presence of local health care services.

See the About Page for preliminary event schedule.

Stay tuned for details on our Friday night kick off dinner at The Roadhouse and Sunday events!

Grand Celebrity Chef Dinner at Ventana Inn & Spa.  “Foragers Dinner” at the Restaurant at Ventana Saturday, January 17th, 2015 beginning at 6:00 pm. The multi-course dinner, destined to be a memorable feast paired with an incredible wine selection, costs $175.00 per person.  Early bird special!  $150.00 per person inclusive if purchased by November 1.

Celebrity Guest Chefs have been announced!  Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, Chef Proprietors from State Bird Provisions in San Francisco, California along with Paul Corsentino from Ventana Inn & Spa.

Just Announced!

Forager’s Kitchen: Master Class in Cooking Foraged Foods at Home

at the Big Sur Lodge.

A fun, fast-paced panel of some of Big Sur and Carmel’s best chefs known for cooking with such foraged foods as chanterelles, sorrel, nettles and natural sea salt. Participants will get to taste the foods demonstrated by the chefs and take new recipes home. Chefs will include Aubergine’s Justin Cogley, Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn’s Yulanda Santos, La Balena’s Brad Briske, Affina’s James Anderson and a chef from the Big Sur Bakery.

Master class is from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, January 19th. 30 tickets are available for $50 each.

Tickets are now on sale at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-sur-forager-festival-2015-tickets-12739388855.

Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bigsurforagersfestival for this year’s new event venues or at www.bigsurforagersfestival.org.

The Big Sur Foragers Festival Media Partner is Edible Magazine Monterey Bay.

To see what happened at the 2014 event

Click here for the Roundup…