With names like Stevie Wonder, Florence & The Machine and the Red Hot Chili Peppers gracing the music stage, BottleRock’s culinary arena will equally feature the biggest names in food and drink. For 2016, multi-Michelin starred Chef Gordon Ramsay, the Bay Area’s own Chef Tyler Florence and making a his return to the festival, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto will all headline BottleRock’s Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage.
“There’s no other music festival that matches the culinary star power that BottleRock Napa Valley provides,” said Dave Graham, CEO of BottleRock Napa Valley and Latitude 38 Entertainment. “When you produce a festival in the Napa Valley, you better bring it with your culinary programming. We are presenting many of the finest chefs, restaurants, wineries and craft brews found anywhere, creating a food and wine festival within a music festival for our attendees.”
Michelin-Starred and James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Mina
Top Chef Michael Voltaggio
Top Chef Masters winner Chris Cosentino of Cockscomb
Top Chef Mei Lin
Charles Phan of San Francisco’s Slanted Door
Michelin Starred Chef Ken Frank of La Toque
Michelin Starred Chef Mourad Lahlou of Mourad and Aziza in San Francisco
Maya Erickson of Michelin Starred restaurant Lazy Bear in San Francisco
Ari Weiswasser, Food & Wine Magazine’s “People’s Best New Chef”
Curtis Di Fede of Napa’s Miminashi
Sean O’Toole of Napa’s Torc
In 2015, rapper Snoop Dogg learned how to roll-up sushi from Chef Masaharu Morimoto. The “Gin & Juice” rapper also found out the secrets to wrapping as they prepped their California and shrimp tempura rolls. In the end, sushi master and apprentice, together passed around some of their tasty snacks to the already packed BottleRock audience.
This year, the pairing of celebrity and chef gets bigger as the following have been announced to also appear on the Williams-Sonoma Stage:
Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers
Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters
Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt of Green Day
49er Great Dwight Clark
Future Hall-of-Famer and former Oakland Raider Charles Woodson
Former 49er Vernon Davis of the Washington Redskins
Mark Sanchez of the Denver Broncos
Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants Legend Vida Blue
Billy Bush of Access Hollywood
Cheech and Chong
Robin Quivers of The Howard Stern Show
Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas
Photographer Danny Clinch
Iron Chef Judge Billy Harris
KTVU Sports Director Mark Ibanez
Mayor of Napa Jill Techel
BottleRock Napa Valley is located at the Napa Valley Expo near Downtown Napa. The event will run starting Friday, May 27th through Sunday, May 29th.
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