Yountville Chefs Pay Tribute to Veterans at the California Veterans Home with a Complimentary Feast.
Chefs and dignitaries from the Town of Yountville, Napa County and the State of California have once again saluted residents of the Veterans Home of California – Yountville, on Wednesday, November 8th, by preparing a multi-course feast for the 2023 Celebrity Chefs Veterans Day Luncheon.
Orchestrated by Napa Valley Chef Bob Hurley and the Yountville Chamber of Commerce, this annual luncheon to celebrate our nation’s veterans featured the culinary talents of Chef Cary Delbridge of Brix Restaurant & Gardens, Chef Ashley Bradford of Bistro Jeanty, Chef Alex Espinoza of Bottega Napa Valley, Chef Octavio Alcantar of Bouchon Bakery, Chef Michael Foster and Managing Partner Sean Knight of Mustards Grill and Chef Kirby Lopez and the Veterans Home Culinary Team. Chef Rick Edge of Lucy Restaurant & Bar at Bardessono prepared the vegetarian menu, and restaurant veterans Matt Guyot of Brix Restaurant and Chef Bob Hurley led the culinary and service teams. Chandon, Charles Krug, and Duckhorn Vineyards provided the wines that perfectly complemented the menu and the Yountville Kiwanis Club provided beautiful floral centerpieces.
“We are happy to continue to provide this amazing meal from our world class chefs for Veterans Day this year,” says Whitney Diver McEvoy, president, and CEO of the Yountville Chamber of Commerce. “There is not a more deserving group than our veterans, and our chefs and hospitality communities look forward to this celebration every year!”
The Veterans Home of California – Yountville currently houses nearly 600 aging and/or disabled United States military veterans and their spouses or domestic partners, nearly a third of the town’s population.
“The Chefs Luncheon is by far a highlight for our residents and provides world class cuisine, joy and comfort to our veterans,” said Lisa A. Peake, Administrator, Veterans Home of California, Yountville. “The Veterans Home of California-Yountville is so very grateful for all the amazing chefs, the Yountville community, and the Yountville Chamber of Commerce for continuing to honor our appreciative residents.”
We want to thank the Chefs, Volunteers and Veterans Home staff for making this event a success once again! It was a true honor to serve the residents of the Veterans Home. Special thanks to Chef Bob Hurley, Matt Guyot and Angelika Wieling for their efforts to make the day a beautiful celebration! Photos courtesy of She Shoots Shots.