Join Culinary Director Anthony Endy and Top Guest Chefs
Great news! Some of America’s hottest chefs are coming to The Alisal to team up with the Ranch’s Director of Culinary Operations, Anthony Endy, for a series of memorable California Ranch Cookouts. The focus will be on barbecued favorites, including savory meats, seafood, delicious roasted veggie dishes, and grilled decadent desserts.
“I am thrilled to be working with these amazing chefs to create this series of very special outdoor culinary events. I know you will love them,”
- Executive Chef Anthony Endy
The chefs participating in the California Ranch Cookouts have been highlighted on television’s top cooking shows, and are stars of their own restaurants. This summer and fall, they are heading to The Ranch to serve up memorable feasts just for you. The bar will be open for beverages, the atmosphere will be festive and the outdoor dining will surround you with the beauty and California ranch heritage of The Alisal. If you already will be staying at The Alisal when these events occur, there will be no extra charge for your attendance. If you don’t yet have an accommodation reserved, this is a great excuse for a getaway. The Cookouts are only open to guests and Signature Members. If you are an Alisal Signature Member, space at the Cookouts can be reserved without an overnight stay at a cost of $95 per person.
Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
Guest Chef Nyesha Arrington
@ The Alisal Rodeo Arena
Chef Nyesha J. Arrington is one of America’s top chefs. Her cooking style draws on her fine dining background presented in unpretentious dishes that all can appreciate. Her accent is on farm fresh, locally, and responsibly sourced ingredients.
She has been featured in Food & Wine Magazine, GQ, Rachael Ray Everyday Magazine and on the Cooking Channel, for her accomplishments in the culinary industry.
Once you experience her savory creations at the California Ranch Cookout’s Vaquero BBQ, you too will be a fan.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
Guest Chef Burt Bakman
@ The Alisal Oval Lawn
Burt Bakman first shot to fame in the Los Angeles culinary scene with Trudy’s Underground Barbecue, the Texas-style BBQ joint running out of his Studio City home. From the backyard, he started serving smoked brisket and other barbecue essentials to diners who called his barbecue the best that Southern California had to offer.
One of Bakman’s earliest supporters and friends in Los Angeles, was Brian Toll of the well known h.wood Group. In 2018 the two friends and partners opened SLAB, a brick-and-mortar location on the busy strip of West Third Street in Los Angeles. Burt brings his show-stopping BBQ specialties to SLAB every day of the week, and continues to pioneer the future of BBQ in LA.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the flavor of one of America’s great pit-masters, right here at the Alisal.
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Guest Chef David Lentz
@ The Alisal Oval Lawn
David Lentz is the chef and owner of the critically acclaimed Hungry Cat restaurant in Los Angeles. David grew up and began his culinary career on the East Coast, but eventually settled in Los Angeles in 2000. In LA, Lentz gained widespread acclaim as opening executive chef at Firefly and Opaline restaurants.
In 2005, Lentz opened his first solo restaurant project, The Hungry Cat, in Hollywood, where he earned a reputation for preparing outstanding seasonally inspired seafood and bi-coastal American classics. In May of 2006, Star Chefs named Lentz the Rising Star Chef of the year.
California Ranch Cookouts is a perfect opportunity to experience the kitchen artistry of David Lentz surrounded by the beauty of The Alisal.
Saturday, October 24th, 2020
Guest Chef Kristen Thibeault
@ The Alisal Oval Lawn
Kristen Thibeault is the Co-Founder and Executive Chef of a premium high-performance catering company, Nybll, featuring a menu of plant-forward meals known to promote a culture of health. With clients over the years ranging from Fortune 500 companies to championship sports teams, to celebrities like Richard Gere and Sting, Thibeault is a pioneer of the modern plant-based food movement. She is also a distinguished vegan chef and certified sports nutritionist.
Kristen’s background also includes, earning a French culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu, and opening her first restaurant, Kombu in 2012 at San Francisco’s Four Seasons Hotel. In 2013, she earned San Pellegrino’s “Almost Famous Chef” award.
We invite you to experience the best in healthy grilled cuisine at this special Cookout event.