‘Celebrate the Craft’ food festival coming to Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla

The Lodge at Torrey Pines will host its 12th annual Celebrate the Craft food festival, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12 on the Arroyo Terrace overlooking Torrey Pines Golf Course. The event showcases the region’s best chefs, produce, wine and beer. Tickets are $125 at and the price includes food, wine, beer, taxes, service charges, gratuity and valet parking.

A portion of the proceeds will go to Slow Food Urban San Diego, which raises public awareness, improves access, and encourages the enjoyment of foods that are local, seasonal and sustainable.

For the festival, The Lodge executive chef Jeff Jackson will prepare the farm-to-table menu with an all-star lineup of chefs from around San Diego, including Pete Balistreri of Tender Greens, Matt Gordon of Urban Solace, Christian Graves of J Six, Jason Knibb of NINE-TEN, Carl Schroeder of Market Restaurant, and Monica Szepesy of Q’ero.

Produce will be provided by more than a dozen farms and ranches, including Coleman Farms of Carpinteria, Crows Pass Farms of Temecula, El Campito Farm of Descanso, McGrath Family Farms of Camarillo and Suzie’s Farm of San Diego.

The Lodge Sommelier Paul Krikorian will feature several vintners, including Palmina and Brewer-Clifton of Santa Barbara, Falkner of Temecula, and Nickel & Nickel of Oakville. A select number of breweries will also be on hand, including AleSmith Brewing Company. For a list participants, visit

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a AAA Five Diamond resort owned and operated by Evans Hotels, San Diego. For reservations, call (858) 453-4420 or visit