Celebrity chefs prepare visit

The Seventh Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival announced a partial lineup of celebrity chefs, rising culinary stars, sommeliers and master sommeliers making an appearance at this year's event, Nov. 17-21 at the Embarcadero Marina Park North, aka Marina Park.

The event benefits the American Institute of Wine & Food culinary arts scholarship program. More than 170 wineries, 70 of San Diego's top fine dining restaurants and 30 gourmet food companies and exhibitors will participate in the 2010 festival.

Tickets start at $150 at

www.worldofwineevents.com

or (619) 342-7337.

The participants in this year's festival include James Beard Award winner Roy Yamaguchi of Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, Cooking Light Magazine Executive Chef Billy Strynkowski, former Bravo "Top Chef" star and TLC's "Mega Bites" host Brian Malarkey, and television star Sam Zien of "Sam the Cooking Guy," among others.

Chef Bernard Guillas of the Marine Room, Chef Deborah Scott of Indigo Grill/Kemo Sabe/ Island Prime/ C Level, Chocolatier Michael Antonorsi of Chuao Chocolatier, Chef Scott Wagner of ChileCo Catering, Chef William Bradley and Sommelier Jesse Rodriguez of Addison Del Mar, San Diego Wine & Culinary Center founder John Alonge, Sommelier Lisa Redwine of The Shores Restaurant, among others.

   
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