Save Mart California’s Kitchen

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Presented by Save Mart

Join us in the Save Mart Supermarkets California’s Kitchen Exhibit at the California State Fair, July 15-31, 2022.  Our goal is to promote California agricultural and food products to our 750,000+ guests by providing an engaging and FUN experience.

Producers, restaurants, and all levels of food and AG industry experts and enthusiasts are invited to participate. View the programs we have developed to offer a variety of options for participation here.

Chef Cooking Challenge at Save Mart California's Kitchen

Save Mart California’s Kitchen Schedule

  • 11 am – 8 pm: Raw California Honey Sampling from Twin Bee Apiaries (Alameda)
  • 11 am – 12 pm: Cooking Demonstration: Our Farm to Our Table with Chef Bob and Chef Kue
  • 3 pm – 6 pm: Home Brew Helpdesk with Ray Hill, a certified beer Judge (BJCP)
  • 5 pm – 7:30 pm: Cooking Demonstration done by Flora and Fauna!
  • 10 am – 8 pm: Free California Cheese Sampling with Stuyt Dairy Farmstead
  • 12 pm – 2 pm: Save Mart Employee Cooking Challenge: Round 1
  • 3 pm – 5 pm: Save Mart Employee Cooking Challenge: Round 2
  • 6 pm – 8 pm: Save Mart Employee Cooking Challenge: Final Round
  • 10 am – 8 pm: Free California Olive Oil Sampling with Grove 45
  • 10 am – 8 pm: Free Coffee Sampling by Pinky and Red’s
  • 12 pm – 2 pm: Postal Service Cooking Challenge: Round 1
  • 3 pm – 5 pm: Postal Service Cooking Challenge: Round 2
  • 6 pm – 8 pm: Postal Service Cooking Challenge: Final Round
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Cooking Demonstration: Funnel Cake Shrimp
  • 6 pm – 7 pm: Cooking Demonstration: Bodega Chefs Cook Caribbean
  • 6 pm – 8 pm: Home Brew Helpdesk with Ray Hill, a certified beer Judge (BJCP)
  • 11 am – 8 pm: Free California Olive Oil Sampling with Eyrie Olive Oil Company
  • 12 pm – 2 pm: Cooking Demonstration by Jorden Crozier
  • 4 pm – 6 pm: Cooking Demonstration by Food Network’s Chef Dean Hiatt
  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Funnel Cake Shrimp with Toasted Coconut & Pineapple Dipping Sauce
  • 6 pm – 7 pm: Cooking Demonstration by Food Network’s Chef Dean Hiatt
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Food Preservation Demonstration
  • 3 pm – 5:30 pm: Cooking Demonstration by Burger Patch
  • 11 am – 6 pm: Home Food Preservation Help Desk with the UC Master Food Preservers
  • 12 pm – 2 pm: Dinner 911! Cooking Challenge: Round 1
  • 3 pm – 5 pm: Dinner 911! Cooking Challenge: Round 2
  • 6 pm – 8 pm: Dinner 911! Cooking Challenge: Final Round
  • 12 pm – 2 pm: Professional Chef Challenge: Preliminary Round 1
  • 3 pm – 5 pm: Professional Chef Challenge: Preliminary Round 2
  • 6 pm – 8 pm: Professional Chef Challenge: Preliminary Round 3
  • 11 am – 12 pm: Crawfish & Catfish Cooking Demo by Vegan Chef Anita Faye
  • 11 am – 7 pm: Fruit Carving Demonstrations, Chef Ray Duey
  • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: A Tribute to Randy Paragary
  • 10 am – 8 pm: Free Honey Sampling with Nastase Honey Farm
  • 10 am – 8 pm: Free CA Olive Oil Sampling with Mangini Ranch Olive Oil Company
  • 12 pm – 1 pm: Cooking Demonstration by Nathan Weisberg
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Cooking Demonstration: Cake Decorating with Buttercream by Kalani Kakes
  • 3 pm – 4 pm: Cooking Demonstration by Food Network’s Chef Dean Hiatt
  • 6 pm – 7 pm: Cooking Demonstration by Food Network’s Chef Dean Hiatt
  • 12 pm –  1:30 pm: California Junior Chef Challenge: Eggs-travaganza
  • 2 pm – 2:30 pm: Cooking Demonstration: Mocha Almond Fudge with Pawpa Flavor
  • 3 pm – 4:30 pm: California Junior Chef Challenge: Bento Box Bonanza
  • 6 pm – 7:30 pm: California Junior Chef Challenge: Milkshake Madness
  • 11 am – 8 pm: Free California Olive Oil Sampling with Eyrie Olive Oil Company
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Cooking Demonstration: Bodega Chefs Cook Caribbean
  • 11 am – 8 pm: Free Artisan Chocolate Sampling by Fino Chocolate
  • 11 am – 8 pm: Free California Olive Oil Sampling with ENZO Olive Oil
  • 6 pm – 8 pm: Home Brew Helpdesk with Ray Hill, a certified beer Judge (BJCP)
  • 10 am – 8 pm: Free California Olive Oil Sampling with Capay Valley Ranches Company
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Cooking Demonstration: Louie Oliver’s New York Steak
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Cooking Demonstration: Cake Decorating with Buttercream by Kalani Kakes
  • 5 pm – 6 pm: Cooking Demonstration: Cake Decorating with Buttercream by Kalani Kakes
  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Cooking Demonstration: Louie Oliver’s New York Steak
  • 12 pm – 3 pm: Home Brew Helpdesk with Ray Hill, a certified beer Judge (BJCP)
  • 12 pm – 3 pm: Home Food Preservation Help Desk with the UC Master Food Preservers
  • 2 pm – 3 pm: Crawfish & Catfish Festival Food!: Soul Ona Roll Chef Tony Ransome
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Cooking Demonstration: Uzumaki Roll & Salmon Bombs
  • 5 – 6 pm: Cooking Demonstration: Learn the benefits of Cold Press Juicing
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Cooking Demonstration with Chando’s Tacos
  • 10 am – 8 pm: Free Honey Sampling with Nastase Honey Farm!
  • 11 am – 12 pm: Cooking Demonstration: Our Farm to Our Table with Chef Bob and Chef Kue
  • 2 pm – 3 pm: Crawfish & Catfish Festival Food!: Surprise Dish with Louisiana Sue

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Photos of the Save Mart California’s Kitchen Exhibit

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MRE Cooking Challenge at Save Mart California's Kitchen


Cooking Theatre Danny Johnson Butchering Demo


CA Jr. Chef Challenge Competitors


Dinner 911! First Responders Cooking Challenge Final Round Winners, Judges and MC
Professional Chef Challenge Champion, Chef David Fujimura
Made in California Sampling & Sales booth, Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates
CA Olive Oil Sampling & Sales Booth, Best of Show Winners, Bondolio Olive Oil
CA Honey Sampling & Sales Booth, Chico Honey Co.
CA Fruit Cart, Pear Sampling by the Pear Fair