Chef Central

Main Event Hours
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 27 and
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Meet Celebrity Chefs Fabio Viviani and Tanya HollandLocated on the Ranch, the Asistencia building is regarded as the first stone-and-mortar structure built in California. It served many purposes: a farmhouse, granary, chapel, and lodging quarters during the Mission Period. Today, the original building is protected inside a large barn, but the impressive stone walls still stand and serve as the dramatic frame for Chef Central at Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast.

Enjoy the historic space while you watch celebrity and master chefs share their culinary ideas, demonstrate techniques, inspirations, and talents.

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Seminars at the Asistencia

Reserved seating. Advance purchase is required.

*Schedule is subject to change without notice.

  • Saturday, September 27, 2014

    • Seminar

      Well known for his appearance on Season 5 of Bravo’s hit reality series Top Chef (earning the “Fan Favorite” title as well as competing in the 2010 Top Chef All Stars, Viviani is also chef and owner of Firenze in Hollywood and Café Firenze in Moorpark.  He has authored two popular and respected cookbooks, Café Firenze Cookbook, and his latest release, Fabio’s Italian Kitchen, a New York Times best-seller.

    • Seminar

      Tanya Holland is the Executive Chef and Owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ in Oakland, CA. Holland is known for her inventive takes on modern soul food, as well as comfort classics. The author of New Soul Cooking: Updating a Cuisine Rich in Flavor and Tradition (Stewart, Tabori, and Chang), Holland is perhaps best known for her role as a host and expert on Soul Food for the "Melting Pot" series on the Food Network.

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      • American Lamb Board - Lamb Jam
      • 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
      • Coming Soon!
  • Sunday, September 28, 2014

    • Seminar

      Well known for his appearance on Season 5 of Bravo’s hit reality series Top Chef (earning the “Fan Favorite” title as well as competing in the 2010 Top Chef All Stars, Viviani is also chef and owner of Firenze in Hollywood and Café Firenze in Moorpark.  He has authored two popular and respected cookbooks, Café Firenze Cookbook, and his latest release, Fabio’s Italian Kitchen, a New York Times best-seller.

    • Seminar

      Tanya Holland is the Executive Chef and Owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ in Oakland, CA. Holland is known for her inventive takes on modern soul food, as well as comfort classics. The author of New Soul Cooking: Updating a Cuisine Rich in Flavor and Tradition (Stewart, Tabori, and Chang), Holland is perhaps best known for her role as a host and expert on Soul Food for the "Melting Pot" series on the Food Network.

    • Produced by the American Lamb Board, Lamb Jam pits chefs from throughout the U.S. in a competition to discover the “best of the best” in lamb cookery.   Winners from the 2013 Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington D.C. competitions will be demonstrating (and serving tastes!) of their winning recipes during Sunday’s Chef Central.