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Join us next year: April 29, 2023!

Save the Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024

Known as Napa’s most competitive and exciting food and wine pairing competition, the Cabernet Cookoff invites chef teams from all over the country to create a dish that pairs with a HALL Cabernet Sauvignon to benefit a charity of their choice. Each year, a panel of celebrity judges and hundreds of food and wine lovers vote for the best pairing. 100% of event proceeds benefit non-profit 501c3 organizations that the winning chef teams compete for. With two ticket options offered, VIP Ticket & Main Event Ticket, guests are invited to indulge, imbibe and enjoy a diverse menu of culinary delights with many surprises in store.


Tickets will be available soon!

2024 Judges

Natalie MoralesNatalie Morales
Natalie Morales
CBS’ The Talk co-host
Celebrity Chef, Brian Malarkey photo headshot imageCelebrity Chef, Brian Malarkey photo headshot image
Brian Baumgartner
Actor
Ken FrankKen Frank
Ken Frank
Michelin-Rated Chef, La Toque
Raj MathaiRaj Mathai
Raj Mathai
NBC Bay Area News Anchor
Shep Rose imageShep Rose image
Craig Conover
Chief Creative Officer, Sewing Down South; TV Personality, Bravo’s Southern Charm


2024 Chef Teams

Chef Kadriye Baspehlivan of Tarla Grill photo imageChef Kadriye Baspehlivan of Tarla Grill photo image
Tarla Mediterranean Bar + Grill
Chef Kadriye Baspehlivan
Charity: Alaina's Voice
Mark Dommen, executive chef, One Marketing Restaurantant image photoMark Dommen, executive chef, One Marketing Restaurantant image photo
One Market Restaurant
Chef Mark Dommen
Charity: JDRF
Chef Elizabeth Espiritu | Whiskey Bar @ Sky & VineChef Elizabeth Espiritu | Whiskey Bar @ Sky & Vine
Whiskey Bar @ Sky & Vine
Chef Elizabeth Espiritu
Charity: California Restaurant Foundation (Restaurants Care Program)
Chef Tyler Rodde of Oenotri photo imageChef Tyler Rodde of Oenotri photo image
Oenotri
Tyler Rodde
Charity: CASA, A Voice For Children
The Vault 555 Steakhouse, Chefs Jason Halverson & Joe Humphrey image The Vault 555 Steakhouse, Chefs Jason Halverson & Joe Humphrey image
The Vault Steakhouse
Jason Halverson
Charity: All Stars Helping Kids
Jake Lucas, Corporate Executive Chef of Palm House image photoJake Lucas, Corporate Executive Chef of Palm House image photo
Palm House
Jake Lucas
Charity: Farming Hope
Executive Chef Anthony Stagnaro of Bear at Stanly Ranch photo imageExecutive Chef Anthony Stagnaro of Bear at Stanly Ranch photo image
Bear at Stanly Ranch
Anthony Stagnaro
Charity: NEWS
Parche, Chef Juan Hormiga imageParche, Chef Juan Hormiga image
Parche
Juan Hormiga
Charity: Building Futures with Women and Children
Patrick Prager, Chef of Silverado Resort (The Grill) image photoPatrick Prager, Chef of Silverado Resort (The Grill) image photo
Silverado Resort (The Grill)
Patrick Prager
Charity: No Kid Hungry
Chef de Cuisine Deborah Mullin from The Grove Restaurant photo imageChef de Cuisine Deborah Mullin from The Grove Restaurant photo image
The Grove Restaurant
Deborah Mullin
Charity: Culinary Institute of America: Bill Briwa Scholarship
 Carneros Resort Executive Chef Jeffrey Jake of FARM Restaurant + Bar photo image Carneros Resort Executive Chef Jeffrey Jake of FARM Restaurant + Bar photo image
FARM Restaurant + Bar
Jeffrey Jake
Charity: Napa Valley Community Foundation
Executive Chef Jose Mejia with Ember Steak at The Meritage Resort photo imageExecutive Chef Jose Mejia with Ember Steak at The Meritage Resort photo image
Ember Steak at The Meritage Resort
Jose Mejia
Charity: ABODE Sustainable Solutions to Homeless
Chef De Cuisine, Dennis Efthymiou from Luce of Intercontinental San Francisco photo imageChef De Cuisine, Dennis Efthymiou from Luce of Intercontinental San Francisco photo image
Luce, Intercontinental San Francisco
Dennis Efthymiou
Charity: California Pit Bull Rescue
Executive Chef and Founder, Ajay Walia from Saffron Restaurants photo imageExecutive Chef and Founder, Ajay Walia from Saffron Restaurants photo image
Saffron Restaurants
Ajay Walia
Charity: Maitri
Ember Steak at The Meritage Resort
Patrick Prager
Charity: No Kid Hungry

Vintner Sponsor
Alastin Skincare logo imageAlastin Skincare logo image
Magnum Sponsors
Benefit Marketing LogoBenefit Marketing Logo
Harvest Sponsors
Benefit Marketing LogoBenefit Marketing Logo
Cypress Grove LogoCypress Grove Logo
The Lux ProductionsThe Lux Productions

Bergfeld Sponsors
Kollar Chocolates logo imageKollar Chocolates logo image
Harvest SanitationHarvest Sanitation
Print Inkorporated LogoPrint Inkorporated Logo

2023 Recap




2023 Judges

Natalie MoralesNatalie Morales
Natalie Morales
CBS’ The Talk co-host
Celebrity Chef, Brian Malarkey photo headshot imageCelebrity Chef, Brian Malarkey photo headshot image
Huey Lewis
Singer, Songwriter, Actor
Ken FrankKen Frank
Ken Frank
Michelin-Rated Chef, La Toque
Raj MathaiRaj Mathai
Raj Mathai
NBC Bay Area News Anchor
Shep Rose imageShep Rose image
Joy Bauer
Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle Expert, NBC’s TODAY Show
Shep Rose imageShep Rose image
Craig Conover
Entrepreneur, TV Personality

2023 Chefs

Chef Jason Naaman, Tarla GrillChef Jason Naaman, Tarla Grill
Tarla Mediterranean Bar + Grill
Chef Kadriye Baspehlivan
Charity: Alaina's Voice
Chef Nate Smith, Blossom CateringChef Nate Smith, Blossom Catering
Sobre Mesa
Chef Nelson German
Charity: Sprout’s Chef Training
John Carney, Chef de Cuisine at Farm at Carneros photo imageJohn Carney, Chef de Cuisine at Farm at Carneros photo image
FARM at Carneros
Chef John Carney
Charity: Napa Valley Community Foundation
Bardessono, Lucy Restaurant Executive Chef, Jim Leiken image photoBardessono, Lucy Restaurant Executive Chef, Jim Leiken image photo
Clandestine Table Napa Valley
Chef Christina Machamer
Charity: A Place of My Own Preschool
Oenotri
Tyler Rodde
Charity: Boys and Girls Club Napa
Jason Toji, Kyle Drake, Violet Simmons - Crisp Kitchen & Juice Jason Toji, Kyle Drake, Violet Simmons - Crisp Kitchen & Juice
Crisp Kitchen & Juice
Jason Toji, Kyle Drake, Violet Simmons
Charity: Community Action of Napa Valley
Whiskey Bar @ Sky & Vine
Chef Elizabeth Espiritu
Charity: California Restaurant Foundation (Restaurants Care Program)
Jammir Gray | Executive Chef of Compline image photoJammir Gray | Executive Chef of Compline image photo
Harvest Inn
Chef Jeff Libunao
Charity: St. Helena Farmers' Market
Senior Student Chao Bishop, The Culinary Institute of America, Greystone Senior Student Chao Bishop, The Culinary Institute of America, Greystone
CIA, Greystone
Senior Student Chef Chao Bishop
Charity: Napa Humane
The Dorian
Chef de Cuisine Anthony Santonastaso & Executive Chef Jake Lucas
Charity: Farming Hope
Hotel Nia Chef Chad Bayless image photoHotel Nia Chef Chad Bayless image photo
Hotel Nia
Chef Chad Bayless
Charity: World Central Kitchen
Jammir Gray | Executive Chef of Compline image photoJammir Gray | Executive Chef of Compline image photo
Compline
Executive Chef Jammir Gray
Charity: NVCF: Fire Relief Fund
Brian Sulpeveda, Executive Chef InterContinental Mark Hopkins image photoBrian Sulpeveda, Executive Chef InterContinental Mark Hopkins image photo
Nob Hill Club, InterContinental Mark Hopkins
Executive Chef Brian Sepulveda
Charity: Firefly Autism

2023 Winners

Judges' Choice

One Market Restaurant

Pork Tenderloin in Smoked Bacon & Truffle


People's Choice

The Vault Steakhouse

Duck Confit Cassoulet Croquette


Judges' Choice Runner Up

CIA, Greystone

Osso Bucco Gougère


People's Choice Runner Up

Whiskey Bar @ Sky & Vine

Braised Short Ribs


Photo Gallery


Harvest Sponsors

2019 Cabernet Cookoff

2019 Winners

IntercontinentalIntercontinental
One MarketOne Market

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