Be Chef for a Day at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA plus enjoy dinner for two in the kitchen after.
The Chef for a Day allows 1 person to join Chez Panisse restaurant chefs as they cook that evening’s dinner menu. The day starts at the daily chef’s meeting at 2:30PM. Winner will choose whether they would like to focus their work with the pastry or the savory chefs. After you are finished with the evening’s preparations, you and a guest will be able to enjoy all your hard work and have dinner in the downstairs kitchen.
Chez Panisse opened its doors in 1971, founded by Alice Waters and a group of idealistic friends. A neighborhood bistro, it is named after Honoré Panisse, a character in Marcel Pagnol’s 1930s movie trilogy about waterfront life in Marseille (Marius, Fanny, and César), as an homage to the sentiment, comedy, and informality of these classic films.
From the beginning, Alice and her partners tried to do things the way they would like them done at a dinner party at home, with generosity and attention to detail. The Restaurant, located downstairs, is open for dinner Monday through Saturday, by reservation only. The fixed dinner menu consists of three to four courses. The menu which changes every night is designed to be appropriate to the season and composed to feature the finest sustainably-sourced, organic, and seasonal ingredients including meat, fish, and poultry.
Donated By: Chez Panisse