Guests Can Now Get Hands On with Celebrity Chefs at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay


Get Cooking with California’s Most Creative Chefs

California’s most accomplished chefs are making their way to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay and now is your chance to to play “sous chef” for a day! The Global Cuisine Series kicks off in May at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.

For eight weekends starting at the end of May and going through December, the crème de le crème of California’s culinary world will present an immersive experience to a select group of guests while highlighting their own fresh take on the cuisine of different regions from around the world.

Each month, Maître Cuisinier de France Xavier Salomon, the hotel’s Executive Chef, has invited a different chef to the property to lead a unique gastronomical adventure. Together with Chef Jason Pringle of the hotel’s Navio restaurant, the visiting chef will helm an exploration of the distinctive global cuisine they have mastered.

The weekend begins with a hands-on cooking class led by the visiting chef, where guests assist in preparing a variety of dishes. Guests will then enjoy the fruits of their labor at a luncheon showcasing their preparations, which will be accompanied by wine pairings from the global destination the cuisine hails from. The visiting chef will also present two dishes on the Navio tasting menu for Saturday night, and will have a dedicated pop-up station at the hotel’s renowned Sunday Brunch.

Chef Salomon, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

“The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is the rare hotel that considers chef-driven food to be a vital part of their hospitality.

And considering we have some of the finest culinary talent located right in our own backyard, we thought we’d combine the two and give our guests a culinary experience they’ll never forget.”

Global Cuisine Series Star Chef Schedule

May 20-21 Claudia Sandoval, winner of Master Chef Season 6 and author of Claudia’s Cocina: A Taste of Mexico

June 10-11 Telmo Faria of Uma Casa, named one of “The Best New Restaurants to Try Now” by San Francisco Magazine

July 22-23 Charles Phan of James Beard award-winning The Slanted Door

August 26-27 Charles Olalia of RiceBar, a pioneer of innovative Filipino cuisine

September 23-24 Evan and Sarah Rich of Rich Table, featured in Condé Nast Traveler’s “3 Hours In San Francisco”

October 28-29 Chef Manish Tyagi of August 1 Five, San Francisco’s hottest new Indian restaurant

November 18-19 Gerald Hirigoyen of Piperade, James Beard nominee and Maître Cuisinier de France

December 16-17 William Werner of Craftsman and Wolves, James Beard finalist for “Outstanding Baker”

The Global Cuisine Series Package is only open to up to 14 guests per month. Guest packages including the exclusive cooking class, the luncheon, and a $100 resort credit start at $950 per night plus applicable taxes and fees. A two-night minimum stay is required.

To book a spot in the Global Cuisine Series, guests can contact the Travel team at 650-712-7686 or e-mail

For further information on the Global Cuisine Series, Click Here!

About The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Situated 23 miles southwest of the San Francisco International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a 261-room destination spa and golf coastal hotel and the San Francisco Bay Area’s only oceanfront resort. Set atop a rugged bluff overlooking 50 miles of pristine California coastline, the timeless oceanfront estate provides guests with a relaxed yet refined experience, whether for a romantic getaway, meeting or special event. In March 2015, the resort was proud to celebrate its 15-year anniversary. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is located at One Miramontes Point Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019.

For more information on the property, please contact The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay at 650-712-7000. For room reservations, contact your travel professional, visit or call Ritz-Carlton worldwide reservations at 800-241-3333.

To learn more about Half Moon Bay as a destination, visit

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