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Mammoth Food & Wine Experience
Mammoth Lakes, CA June 26th - 27th, 2015

Mammoth Food and Wine Experience 2014

Mammoth Lakes Foundation

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM - Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Mammoth Food and Wine Experience 2014

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
GRAND TASTING - Saturday General Admission Ticket   more info Ended $140.00 $8.69
"Cabernet" PACKAGED Ticket - Grand Tasting, Burger Battle, Seminars   more info Ended $200.00 $11.99
SOLD OUT - Friday Night Dinner - Josie Le Balch   more info Ended $300.00 $17.49
Friday Night Dinner - Ray Garcia   more info Ended $300.00 $17.49
Seminar #2 - Quelene Slattery of GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU   more info Ended $20.00 $2.09
Seminar 3 - "FOOD is ART" with Nyesha J. Arrington
Saturday, July 12th, 2014 from 10:30 am - 11:15am
Ended $20.00 $2.09
Grand Reserve - Table Sponsorship - $2500   more info Ended $2,500.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Mammoth Food and Wine logoFriday, July 11th and Saturday, July 12th, 2014 

Come celebrate the fourth year of this major fundraiser for the Mammoth Lakes Foundation, supporting education and the arts, while enjoying all the beauty the Eastern Sierra has to offer. This summer we explore and celebrate the various regions of California by showcasing the wide variety of food and wine across our beautiful state. 

This two-day event features some of the top names in the culinary and wine industries. 

This outdoor event is held in beautiful Mammoth Lakes, CA, Gateway to Yosemite, and includes a variety of activities that will appeal to all participants. 

Event Location(s):

Edison Hall/Pavilion: Burger Battle, Seminars #1-7, Scott Leysath Dinner, Grand Tasting at

100 College Parkway, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Village at Mammoth: Friday Night Wine Walk

1111 Forest Trail, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Private Home Dinners #1-3, TBA

Chardonnay Ticket - $140.00

Cabernet Ticket - $200.00

Champagne Ticket - $350.00


  • Grand Tasting - Saturday


  • Grand Tasting - Saturday
  • Burger Battle - Friday
  • 2 Seminars


  • Grand Tasting - Saturday
  • Burger Battle – Friday
  • Wine Walk- Friday
  • 3 Seminars


 Schedule of Events:

Click the links for a detailed description of each event.  



Friday July 11th, 2014

11:30am - 1pm: Best of the Best Burger Battle 

Enjoy a no-holds-barred battle for burger supremacy!

Four world class chefs compete head-to-head to create the best burger with a California wine as an ingredient, begins Friday @ 11:30am. Winner awarded "Golden Ticket" to compete at World Food Championships in Las Vegas, November 2014!


Chris Lucchese, Off Track Cooking 

Jason Hoeltzel, CJ's Grill Mammoth 

Steve Miller, Rock Creek Lake Resort

Rena McCullough, Ohana’s 395 Food Truck/Catering

Beer sponsored by: Mammoth Brewing Co. Logo 

5pm - 7pm: Wine Walk at the Village at Mammoth 

Come taste wines from the many wine regions across California! Taste from 15 wineries pouring 25+ wines at this exciting outdoor event. 

Friday evening at the Village at Mammoth, beginning at 5pm.

Music provided by 80s tribute band "The Spazmatics"

Come in your best 80s costume and DANCE!!!

LIGHT snacks will be served. 

CONFIRMED WINERIES to date: Eberle, Tolosa, Pedroncelli, Grgich, Jaffurs, Stellareese, Whitcraft, Ancient Peaks, Outpost, Vintage Cowboy, Mineral Wines, Gloria Ferrer

Friday Evening STAR Chef Dinners: Beginning at 5:30pm

"Grazing Al Fresco" with SCOTT LEYSATH

SCOTT LEYSATH, The Sporting Chef, transforms anything with fur, fins or feathers into a culinary delight. Fast-paced, entertaining and delicious! Friday evening join Scott for his demo and an Exotic Grazing Buffet and wine Al Fresco in the Blue Sky Bowl. Chef Dan Molnar accompanies Leysath in preparing a varied fish and game menu including: bison, quail, venison, rattlesnake, fresh fish and more! As you enjoy your repast in the shadow of the Sherwins, Scott entertains with a special demonstration.

Paired wine provided by Mirassou Winery.

Check out Scott's profile on the HuntFishCook website and his YouTube Channel, The Sporting Chef!

Scott Leysath  Mirassou

          Chef Scott Leysath


Private Dining Experience with JOSIE Le BALCH 

Executive Chef/Owner Josie Le Balch of Josie Restaurant and Next Door by Josie prepares a multi-course dinner for you in a private Mammoth home. Le Balch has appeared on Food Network’s “Ready, Set, Cook” and “Ultimate Kitchens,” the syndicated “Recipe TV,” and most recently as a guest judge on Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” with Gordon Ramsay. Le Balch's JOSIE was recently named one the "Top 75 Restaurants in LA" by Los Angeles Magazine.  Joined by Chef Austen Murphy of Underground Lounge, Mammoth. 

Los Angeles Magazine Acclaimed Chef, Josie Le Balch 

               Josie Le Balch

 Wine provided by:Jaffurs logo

            Chef Josie Le Balch

(Tickets are now live! -- limited number of seats available)

Private Dining Experience with RAY GARCIA 

Chef Ray Garcia of Fig Restaurant in Santa Monica prepares dinner for you in a private Mammoth home. Garcia--just named "King of Porc" at the acclaimed Grand Cochon Competition in Aspen, is known for his commitment towards using the freshest and most flavorful local ingredients. Join Chef Garcia at a private dinner that will amaze and be "bright, bold, and fundamentally ingredient-driven." Garcia's restaurant was recently named one of the "Top 75 Restaurants in LA" by Los Angeles Magazine.  

Los Angeles Magazine Acclaimed Chef, Ray Garcia

                Chef Ray Garcia

Wine provided by:   




(Tickets are now live! -- limited number of seats available)



Saturday July 12th, 2014 

4:30pm - 9pm: Grand Tasting

The signature event of the Mammoth Food and Wine Experience features: 

  • 25+ hand-picked wineries pouring 100+ wines. 
  • Dishes from four teams of talented students from prestigious culinary schools competing for the "Best Dish" award and a cash scholarship for their school.
  • Meet and greet with some of the top names in the culinary world. 
  • Live entertainment, silent & live auction, raffle prizes and more! 
CONFIRMED WINERIES: Whitcraft, Tolosa, Tatomer, Outpost, Mastro Scheidt Family Cellars, Pedroncelli, Eberle, 2 Plank, Jaffurs, Ancient Peaks, Grgich Hills, Rombauer, Stellareese, Saunter, Vintage Cowboy, Palmina, Gloria Ferrer, CLESI, Herman Story, Brewer-Clifton, Barnard Griffin, J. LOHR, Bahr Estates, Gundlach Bundschu, Mineral WInes


Friday: July 11, 2014 - Seminars (subject to change)

1:00pm - 1:45pm: "TRICKS, TRAPS, and STRATEGIES to CREATING a GREAT CABERNET and SUPER TUSCAN WINE" with David Scheidt of Mastro Scheidt Cellars

Sassicaia. Phelps. Caymus. Have you ever wanted to create your own premium Cabernet or Super Tuscan blend? How good is your nose and your palate? Do you know the difference between American and French oak? How about the difference between neutral and new oak? Experience tasting and blending premium Cabernet and Sangiovese from Sonoma County the way a winemaker does. We go ‘in the cellar’ with winemaker DAVID SCHEIDT, of Mastro Scheidt Family Cellars to discover the secrets behind creating the ultimate blended wine.

Mastro Scheidt Family Cellars

INCLUDES: wine, tastings.


Details: Join Quelene Slattery of Gundlach Bundschu Winery for this special opportunity to taste the 2010 Vintage Reserve Cabernet, Sonoma Valley and 2010 Heritage Merlot, Sonoma Valley. These wines are “sold out “at the winery, but there is a small allocation still available in Southern California! (These wines will only be tasted at this seminar, not at the Grand Tasting or Wine Walk). Complete outline here.

Saturday: July 12, 2014 - Seminars (subject to change)

10:30am - 11:15am: Chef Nyesha J. Arrington - "FOOD is ART" a Dining Experience

Arrington, a graduate of the Art Institute of Los Angeles, Top Chef Season 9 "chef-testant"/finalist and a resume that includes: Wilshire, L'Atelier, The Mansion and Mélisse, brings her creative culinary skills to Mammoth for an exciting and educational seminar. 

Join us Saturday morning for this fun and interactive seminar as Chef Arrington uses food as her medium in creating beautiful and tasty works of art

INCLUDES: recipes, tasting, demonstration

11:45pm - 12:30pm: One Hour Wine Expert: "TAKING WINE FROM BOTTLE TO GLASS" with Mark Abraham of Pedroncelli Winery 

Wine expert Abraham takes you through a tour of wine, sharing facts and secrets about bottles, glasses, how to open, and more- guaranteed you’ll learn something you can use for yourself and to amaze your friends 


 INCLUDES: tastings, wine 

1:00pm - 1:45pm: Chris Collins of COLLINS VINTAGE WINES presents "Champagne Don't Drive Me Crazy"

Collins presents a seminar on Champagne featuring the Jacquart brand in Brut, Rose, and Blanc de Blanc.  He’ll be discussing these as well as the history of champagne, tips and tricks of enjoying champagne, and Chef Fred Pierrel will provide a small menu to accompany the tasting. 

INCLUDES: recipes, tastings, and wine. 

2:15pm - 3:00pm: Chef Richard Haake of Napa Valley - "UMAMI - The Fifth Taste and How It Pairs with Wine" 

Learn all about that elusive and savory fifth basic taste, Umami, and how it pairs with world class California wines. Chef Richard Haacke from Napa Valley, CA. presents this informative and engaging seminar that changes the way you look at Umami, the newest taste sensation! 

INCLUDES: recipes, tastings, and wine from Long Meadon Ranch

3:30pm - 4:15pm: "P.S I LOVE YOU!" with Brett Keller of MINERAL WINES

Learn all about Petite Sirah with Winemaker Brett Keller of Mineral Wines, located in Angels Camp, CA. Brett will share Mineral Wines' own Petite Sirah vintage of 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Mineral Wines

INCLUDES: wine, tastings.


This is a "rain or shine" event, tickets are TRANSFERABLE but NON-REFUNDABLE

Absolutely NO outside alcohol, food, weapons or pets please!


Mammoth Lakes, CA is located 7,880 feet above sea level, please take into consideration how the high altitude may affect you at this event. 

This is an OUTDOOR event, we recommend you bring a light jacket for evening events, wear sunscreen or hat and drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated throughout the event. WATER stations will be available at all venues. 

PLEASE designate a driver or Utilize public transportation, including: 

Mammoth TaxiESTA

 (Taxi Tokens provided for Mammoth Taxi, inquire at registration desk) 

DESIGNATED DRIVER ticket holders may not participate in the wine tasting portion of the Grand Tasting or Burger Battle. Failure to adhere to rules will result in removal from event. 

(Designated Driver tickets may be accessed by entering promotional code: MLF-DD

UNDER 21 The Mammoth Food and Wine Experience is NOT recommended for younger attendees; however we do offer tickets at reduced prices for children and teens, ages 12-20. 

Under 21 Burger Battle: $15.00

Under 21 Grand Tasting: $65.00

These “Under 21/Designated Driver” tickets can be accessed by entering code: MLF-DD in the promotional code box above the “Order Now” Button. This will display the hidden tickets in the ticket section above where you may select the total number and proceed to checkout. 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 A note on tax Deductibility: The Mammoth Lakes Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, California Public Benefit Corporation. Event fees paid to the Foundation may be tax deductible. The Mammoth Lakes Foundation's Federal Tax ID number is: 77-0245395. 

Have questions about Mammoth Food and Wine Experience 2014? Contact Mammoth Lakes Foundation

When & Where

Mammoth Lakes Foundation
100 College Parkway
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM - Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 9:00 PM

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Mammoth Lakes Foundation

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Mammoth Lakes Foundation

100 College Parkway

Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546


Mission Statement

The purpose of the Mammoth Lakes Foundation is to support development of higher education and cultural enrichment in the Eastern Sierra, including the establishment of a permanent campus in the Mammoth Lakes area that will provide facilities for academic studies, appreciation of the arts and student housing.

Your support keeps us moving forward!

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