A Taste of Yosemite

A Taste of Yosemite


Special Tastings and Wine Pairings

Special Tastings and Wine Pairings

America’s most renowned chefs come together at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel to share their cuisine at an exceptional event. Capturing the flavors of traditional American favorites infused with each chef’s unique twists—from modern cosmopolitan flair, to bold Asian flavors to delightful French influences—each dish complements the next.

During the event, you’ll enjoy cooking demonstrations, a reception where you’ll mix and mingle with the chefs, and a fabulous five-course dinner prepared by a visiting chef.


Session & Lodging Packages start at just $285 per night!

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Package pricing includes gratuity, but does not include taxes.


2017 Taste of Yosemite Packages

Free shuttle bus transportation is provided between Yosemite Valley Lodge, and The Majestic Yosemite Hotel for A Taste of Yosemite guests.

Session The Majestic Yosemite Hotel Package Yosemite Valley Lodge Package
Session I
January 8 - 11, 2017
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Session II
January 11 - 13, 2017
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Session III
January 15 - 18, 2017
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Session IV
January 18 - 20, 2017
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Session V
January 22 - 25, 2017
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Session VI
January 25 - 27, 2017
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Session VII
January 29 - February 1, 2017
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Session VIII
February 1 - 3, 2017
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Pricing Details:

Adults $199.00
Price includes gala dinner gratuity, but excludes tax. 

Session Reservations
Session I
January 8 - 11, 2017
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Session II
January 11 - 13, 2017
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Session III
January 15 - 18, 2017
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Session IV
January 18 - 20, 2017
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Session V
January 22 - 25, 2017
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Session VI
January 25 - 27, 2017
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Session VII
January 29 - February 1, 2017
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Session VIII
February 1 - 3, 2017
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All Sessions
  • 6:00 pm Sundays and Wednesdays: Meet the Chefs Reception @ The Solarium
  • 6:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays: Gala Dinner @ The Majestic Dining Room
Session Featured Guest Lineup
Session I
January 8 - 11, 2017

Monday, Jan. 8:
12:30 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Victor Scargle - Culinary Institute of America at Copia - Napa, CA

3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Maria Hines - Tilth - Seattle, WA

Tuesday, Jan. 9:
3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Ryan Scott - Finn Town/Market & Rye - San Francisco, CA

Session Moderator - Janice Wald Henderson - Food Writer

Session II
January 11 - 13, 2017

Wednesday, January 11
3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Jesse Cool - Flea Street Cafe - Menlo Park , CA

Thursday, January 12
12:30 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Levi Mezick - Harvest Table - St. Helena, CA 

3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Elizabeth Falkner - Falk Yeah! Productions - New York, NY

Session III
January 15 - 18, 2017

Monday, January 16
12:30 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Dustin Valette - Valette - Healdsburg, CA

3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Kyle Itani - Hopscotoch/Itani Ramen - Oakland, CA

Tuesday, January 17
3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Adam Mali - The Patio-Petaluma, CA
*Restaurant scheduled to open Fall 2016

Session IV
January 18 - 20, 2017

Wednesday, January 18
3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Anita Lo - Annisa - New York, NY

Thursday, January 19
12:30 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Scott Youkilis - Loma Brewing Company - Los Gatos, CA

3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Gayle Pirie & John Clark - Foreign Cinema - San Francisco, CA

Session V
January 22 - 25, 2017

Monday January 23
12:30 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Carrie & Rupert Blease - Lord Stanley - San Francisco, CA

3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Suzanne Goin - Lucques/Tavern/AOC - Los Angeles, CA 

Tuesday, January 24
3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Evan Hanczor - Egg - Brooklyn, NY

Session VI
January 25 - 27, 2017

Wednesday, January 25
3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Amanda Freitag - Empire Diner - New York, NY

Thursday, January 26
12:30 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Tanya Holland - Brown Sugar Kitchen - Oakland, CA

3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Ariane Duarte - Ariane Kitchen & Bar - Verona, NJ

Session VII
January 29 - February 1, 2017

Monday, January 30
12:30 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Peter Armellino - Plumed Horse - Saratoga, CA

3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Kim Alter - Nightbird - San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, January 31
3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration 
Josey Baker - Josey Baker Bread - San Francisco, CA

Session VIII
February 1 - 3, 2017

Wednesday, February 1
3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Peter Rudolph - Madera - Menlo Park, CA

Thursday, February 2
12:30 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Sue Conley & Peggy Smith - Cowgirl Creamery - San Francisco & Pt. Reyes, CA

3:00 pm - Culinary Demonstration
Peter Chastain - Prima - Walnut Creek, CA