Fresh Starts Chef Events
1385 N. Hamilton Parkway, Novato, CA 94949
415-382-3363 x213

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Mon, Jul. 9, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Chef Stefano Masanti & V. Sattui Winery Celebrate Summer

Michelin-starred Chef Stefano Masanti joins V. Sattui Winery to offer a menu celebrating summer in Italy.

Chef Stefano spends his winter as chef-owner of Il Cantinone in his hometown of Madesimo in the Italian Alps, where he has become an advocate in Italy's Slow Food movement and his restaurant has been recognized as one of the country's top 60 by L'Espresso Guide.

With his wife, Rafaella, he spends the summer as Events Chef at V. Sattui, where he specializes in crafting food to match the award-winning wines. His menu:

  • Summer Vegetable Quiche
  • Fresh Capunti Pasta with Garden Vegetables 
  • Roasted Pork Loin with V. Sattui Pinot Noir Sauce & Potato Gratin 
  • Mascarpone Cheesecake & Grandmother's Biscotti

We're proud to offer select wines from V. Sattui to complement the meal. Thanks to our premier sponsor, The Republic of Tea, for supporting our chef events.

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Chef Stefano Masanti

The Key Room

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Thu, Aug. 9, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Save the Date for Chef Gordon Drysdale

Gordon Drysdale, award-winning chef and restaurateur, built his profile with Gordon's House of Fine Eats in San Francisco, then grew his talents with Pizza Antica, Sweetwater Music Hall and Scoma's at Fisherman's Wharf.

His focus always has been on recipes that showcase fresh and local ingredients, like sustainable fish, farmer's market produce and the North Bay's artisan producers. 

Now part of a local restaurant management group, Chef Gordon returns to share his expertise with a menu for the peak of summer. Menu details coming soon!

15 openings available


Gordon Drysdale

The Key Room

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Thu, Sep. 27, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Chef Todd Shoberg of El Paseo Serves NorCal Cuisine


As executive chef at Mill Valley's iconic El Paseo restaurant, Chef Todd Shoberg serves refined Northern California cuisine driven by farmer's market forays and seasonal flair.

Raised near Lake Michigan, Chef Todd revels in seasonal bounty of the North Bay, where he led the kitchen at Piatti before opening his own restaurant, Molina, in Mill Valley. He closed that project in 2016 and joined El Paseo last year to warm reviews.

Stay tuned for menu details from one of Marin's favorite talents!

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Chef Todd Shoberg

The Key Room

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Thu, Oct. 11, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Celebrate Tassajara Cooking with Edward Espe Brown

Celebrate cooking as a way of living life to the fullest with Edward Espe Brown, a founding chef at California's Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and author of "The Tassajara Bread Book," "The Tassajara Recipe Book," and now, "No Recipe, Cooking as Spiritual Practice."

First published more than 30 years ago, his book on bread and baking became a favorite among renowned chefs and home cooks who were drawn to his humor and insights along with his wonderful recipes. The author is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest as well as the subject of a 2007 documentary titled, "How to Cook Your Life."

Join us for an evening to please the palate and lift the spirits. Menu details coming soon!

15 openings available


Edward Espe Brown

The Key Room