We have been fortunate to be involved in the San Diego Bay Food + Wine Classic since its first year! Originally, we started off helping some of the planners, and we also, as a Certified Sommeliers, taught wine classes.
In Sweet Cheeks’s first year of business, Donna & I won “Best Dessert,” entering their ‘Chef of the Fest’ contest, and as a result of the festival, the company was discovered by the FOOD NETWORK! Since then, we won “Best Dessert Category” every year thru 2011.
Well, in 2013, we participated in the festival in a different way. We joined in on the the classic’s startup event, the “Fit Foodie.” As part of the event, we did a VEGAN CAKE demo on a stage at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel. Then, we got to ENJOY the amazing Grand Tasting event in Embarcadero Park. Holy cow. We may never work again. It was just TOO MUCH FUN!!!
The weekend was absolutely incredible, filled with wine and food for all of the Sweet Cheeks gals. The delicious dinner concluding the weekend (at the Marina Kitchen in the Marriott Marquis) was the perfect ending to a amazing few days.
Many Congratulations to Ken Loyst & Michelle Metter on so much success in their 10th year of one of the best Wine & Food Festivals in the US!