Don't Miss the 1st Annual Encinitas Foodie Fest | Saturday, June 23rd

June 15, 2012

On Saturday, June 23rd, don't miss out on the 1st Annual Encinitas Foodie Fest - a free family fun event with superb arisanal food vendors, cooking demonstrations, live music, food trucks, a children's cooking booth, and even Zumba dance performances.

If you are a connoisseur of all things food, a local music junkie, a parent looking for good wholesome entertainment for your kids, or simply in search for something fun to do while supporting a great cause, then don’t miss the first Annual Encinitas Foodie Fest.

Wabisabi Green introduces the festival with the honorable mission of bringing the community together to elevate public awareness about sustainability, while simultaneously promoting local artisanal gourmet foods, art, business and the Coastal Community Foundation’s Healthy Day Fund. This event takes place at the Pacific Station located on 687 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024.

Event partner Whole Foods Encinitas will be serving succulent barbeque featuring sliders made from local, sustainable, grass-fed beef supplied by Homegrown Meats. Proceeds benefit Healthy Day. Food trucks, Firehouse Chefs and FoodFarm, will offer gourmet delights from their location on 101 in front of Pacific Station. Solace & the Moonlight Lounge will be serving white sangria and draft beer in their outdoor patio.

There will be an extensive range of gourmet food products to sample and taste such as baked goods from Sadie Rose Baking Company or Bread & Butter Baking Company, enticing sweets from Sea Salt Candy Company or Millie’s Gelato, savory cheese from Fiscalini Farms, and tantalizing spreads from Majestic Garlic or Pacific Beach Peanut Butter. In addition, gourmet food-related products include Wabisabi Green’s eco friendly table linens made in San Diego, Bottlehood’s recycled creation’s and The bUZZ Ladies social networking group centered around restaurant reviews.

Check out the crazy assortment of living succulent centerpieces created for the Healthy Day Auction by 11 local artists from metal craft by Danny Salzhandler to ceramic works by Jolee Pink, Maria De Castro and Cheryl Tall. Unique to the Encinitas Foodie Fest will be the Art to Table fundraiser featuring sensational succulent centerpieces created by a collaborative effort between Wabisabi Green, Danny Salzhandler, Falling Waters Landscape, Form & Function, Lemongrass Soulful Garden Boutique, Shaun Michael and Marcus Papay Design. These incredible functional works of art will be displayed in local restaurants. The public will have the opportunity to bid on the vases at the restaurants or online to support Coastal Community Foundation's Healthy Day fund.

Instructors from Frog’s Fitness Center and Total Woman Gym & Day Spa will provide lively ZUMBA performances throughout the day.

For more information on the foodie fest, check out the website, Facebook page, or the schedule of highlights below.

Chef Demo Stage

10:00-10:45 Manga Italiano! with Chef John Gonzales
Encinitas fireman turned Chef John Gonzales prepares zesty wood fired pizzas with the freshest local ingredients available and old world technique finesse.

11:15-12:00 Crustaceans Meet Creole with Jason Gethin
Chef Jason Gethin rocks the house with his scrumptious shrimp & grits socal style.

12:30-1:15 French Gone Wild! with Chef Kaitlin Ramos
Inspired by the flavors of her childhood, Kaitlin Ramos creates sensational French-Vietnamese fusion dishes.  Kaitlin will be cooking Shrimp & Mango Spring Rolls, Ahi Tuna Crudo and Chicken Banh Mi

1:45-2:30 California Modern with Chef Kurt Metzger
Kurt Metzger’s whips up delectable California modern creations transforming food into edible art.

Local celebrity chef, Bernard Guillas
3:00-3:45 Spanish Splendor with Chef Bernard Guillas
World-renown Chef Bernard Guillas elevates gazpacho to a whole new realm. World-renown Chef Bernard Guillas elevates gazpacho to a whole new realm.

4:15-5:00 Mediterranean Magic with Chef Dennis Horton
Chef Dennis Horton mesmerizes with his tantalizing blend of Mediterranean flavors.

Pacific Station Specials
10:00-5:00 Icons Clothing Boutique: Free Gift with any Purchase over $100!
12:00-4:00 Solace & The Moonlight: Lounge Draft Beer and White Sangria

Music Stage
11:15-12:00 Josh Petroni
Folk Rock

12:15-1:00 Ricky the IV
Acoustic Songwriter

1:15-2:00 Jimmy Patton & Enrique Platas
Acoustic Duo

2:15-3:00 Karen Real & Doug Danker
Soulful Pop Rock

3:15-4:00 Trouble in the Wind
Modern Country

4:15-5:00 Duchess
Glam Pop Rock

Zumba Dance Stage
10:45 Brook Garrabrants, Total Woman Gym & Day Spa
12:00 Heidi Weaver, Total Woman Gym & Day Spa
1:15 Cindy Chavez, Total Woman Gym & Day Spa
2:30 Kristin Kuhlman, Frog's Fitness Center
3:45 Kristin Kuhlman, Frog's Fitness Center