Chefs & Culinary Artists
Following is a list of our chefs from our 2019 Festival. Watch for participating 2020 chefs and their gourmet bites as that information becomes available.
2019 Gourmet Bites
Guests can enjoy “gourmet bites” provided by gourmet chefs that include both savory and dessert items.
Included in the Passport ticket.
Served from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.
Good Seed Food Company
Started by Chef Chuy and his wife Kadi in 2017. The Good Seed Food Company uses local, organic produce and meats. A portion of all proceeds go to help build community gardens.
Chef Chuy has been in the restaurant industry for 27 years and has been a Chef for 18 of those years. He worked at a variety of outstanding restaurants including Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewery, Paradise Cove, Cafe Merlot, and URGE Gastropub before starting his own kitchen. He is an expert at pairings, can cook any cuisine, and is untraditional.
The Good Seed Food Company will serve: Pork belly bite, mini spent grain cookie, and artichoke bruschetta bites.
John Little Catering
John Little is the executive chef and co-owner of John Little Catering and Farmhouse 78. John’s formal culinary education started at The California Culinary Academy in San Francisco over 30 years ago. Practical and professional experience includes Danish and artisan baking, large-scale catering, and a variety of restaurants.
John Little Catering offers inspiration, attention to detail, and culinary creativity that will make your event truly one to remember. From small, intimate gatherings of family and friends to beautiful weddings and more!
Farmhouse 78 is our brick-and-mortar location where you can find Chef John’s inspirations six days a week (opening soon!). We craft food with an emphasis on hand-made deliciousness and charming presentation. Food you can recognize; food you can love.
John Little Catering will serve: Petite portions of kale meadow salad with toasted pecan, sun-kissed cranberries, and hand-crafted parmesan vinaigrette; spicy shrimp and chorizo pasta; and espresso chocolate mousse.
Marinade on Main
Marinade on Main is a small Ramona restaurant that serves a farm-to-table inspired menu. They source as many local ingredients as possible to bring patrons the seasons. They also source local beer and wine.
Marinade on Main will serve: bacon wrapped stuffed dates, roasted tomato bisque and caprese grilled cheese, butterscotch pudding with caramel and homemade peanut brittle.
Something Delicious Catering
Kitty Brisendine, the chef of something Delicious Catering, is passionate about food. After dazzling her friends and family for years, the transition to cooking for the public in competition barbecue nine years ago was an easy jump. Their team "Here's the Rub BBQ" has won awards at many competitions throughout California.
Kitty attended the North County culinary Academy and earned a spot on the Dean's List for her accomplishments. Five years ago she made the switch from busy office manager to a full time Personal Chef and caterer.
"Something Delicious" offers Personal Chef services, wine and beer pairing throughout Ramona's growing wine industry, private dinners and parties, and cooking lessons throughout San Diego County.
Something Delicious will serve: Assorted Stuffed Mushrooms, Assorted Ooey Gooey Bars, and Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Meatballs.