NAPA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars, has announced that GRAMMY™ award-winning musician, television host, and three-time New York Times bestselling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood, Food Network star Chef Giada De Laurentiis and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto will headline the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage, during the three-day festival, May 25-27, 2018, in historic downtown Napa.
In addition to Yearwood, De Laurentiis, and Morimoto, the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage will feature star chefs paired with musicians and celebrities for engaging demonstrations, performances and culinary-infused antics. The 2018 culinary stars appearing on the stage include Top Chef Jr. host Graham Elliot, Top Chef Michael Voltaggio, Top Chef Richard Blais, Aarón Sánchez, chef/owner Johnny Sánchez and co-star of FOX’s MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, James Beard Best Chef award winner Charlie Palmer, Travel Channel star Adam Richman, Top Chef Masters Hubert Keller, Food Network star Chef Duff Goldman, Michelin 2-Star Chef Dominique Crenn, actress, host and cookbook author Tiffani Thiessen, and Bay Area favorite chefs Tony Cervone, Tyler Rodde and Aaron Meneghelli.
President of Williams Sonoma, Janet Hayes stated, “We’ve always believed that chefs just like rockstars need a stage to showcase their talents and the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage is our opportunity to celebrate them in all their glory. Working with BottleRock to pair chefs with the music and celebrity talent at the festival has allowed us to create one of the most unique food festival stages in the country. I look forward to the food as much as I look forward to the music!”
Joining the culinary talent on the Williams Sonoma Stage are Halsey, Snoop Dogg, actor/comedian George Lopez, Olympic Gold Medal Winner Shaun White, Mike D, Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., MLB all-time home run king Barry Bonds, Harlem Globetrotters, boxing great and cookbook author Laila Ali, Michael Franti, Tré Cool of Green Day, Gary “Baba Booey” of The Howard Stern Show, E-40, Shakey Graves, future NFL Hall of Famer Charles Woodson, Warren G, NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Tank and the Bangas, Joe Kwon of the Avett Brothers, Dan the Automator, KTVU Sports Director Mark Ibanez, The Alive and City of Napa Mayor Jill Techel. The Culinary Stage emcee is two-time Emmy award winner and KCBS “Foodie Chap” Liam Mayclem.
Although all passes to BottleRock Napa Valley are sold out, there is still a chance to win tickets by entering the Williams Sonoma “Ultimate Trip To BottleRock” Sweepstakes which includes airfare, deluxe accommodations at Napa Valley’s Silverado Resort and a pair of three-day passes to the festival. To enter, please visit http://www.williams-sonoma.com/pages/bottlerock.html.
“We have a lot of fun putting together the lineup and creating programming for the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage each year,” stated Dave Graham, of BottleRock Napa Valley. “This stage has become so popular that we are now receiving requests from chefs, musicians and celebrities to participate and many new friendships between chefs and performers have developed as a result. This year’s lineup is stacked and for many participants, 2018 will end up being their favorite.”
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About BottleRock Napa Valley
BottleRock Napa Valley features the world’s top musicians on five music stages plus the VIP Acoustic Stage, and infamous BottleRock Culinary Stage showcasing one-of-a-kind culinary and celebrity mashups. Master Sommeliers, celebrity chefs and dozens of the region’s finest vintners, restaurateurs and brewers rub shoulders with guests in an intimate setting. BottleRock Napa Valley offers the best in wine, food and craft brews to complement the music and create an authentic wine country experience for festival guests. To keep up to date on festival pass availability and additional details about the festival, please visit www.bottlerocknapavalley.com and sign up to receive email notifications. Join the conversation on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@BottleRockNapa, #BottleRock) and Instagram (@BottleRockNapa, #BottleRock).
About BottleRock Presents
BottleRock Presents produces premium events featuring live music, food and wine throughout California including BottleRock Napa Valley.
About Williams Sonoma
Since its founding by Chuck Williams in 1956, the Williams Sonoma brand has been bringing people together around food. A member of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) portfolio of brands, Williams Sonoma is a leading specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home, providing world-class service and an engaging customer experience. Products include cookware, cooks’ tools, cutlery, electrics, bakeware, food, tabletop and bar, outdoor, cookbooks, as well as furniture, lighting and decorative accessories. Each store offers cooking classes and tastings conducted by expert culinary staff. A comprehensive gift registry program for weddings and other special events is available in stores and online. On williams-sonoma.com and the Williams Sonoma blog, Taste, customers can find recipes, tips, and techniques that help them create delicious meals and wonderful memories. Williams Sonoma is also part of an active community on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and YouTube.
About JaM Cellars
JaM Cellars is all about easy-to-love, everyday wines. Made by Napa Valley vintners John and Michele (the “J” and “M“ in JaM), Butter Chardonnay, California Candy Rosé, JaM Cabernet Sauvignon, and Toast Sparkling are exceptional-quality wines that live up to their names. Butter melts in your mouth, California Candy is as pretty as it is delicious, JaM Cab brims with berries, and Toast is a celebration in your glass. These wines are made for sharing with friends anytime—whether it’s a special occasion, everyday celebration, or at BottleRock Napa Valley presented by JaM Cellars, the JaM Cellars Ballroom, and the JaM Cellars wine & music studio in downtown Napa. Visit JaM Cellars on Facebook and Instagram @JaMCellars #JaMCellars and JaMCellars.com.