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Refugee to Restaurateur: Charles Phan

Chef Charles Phan treated guests at Fresh Starts Chef Events last week to a taste of where his culinary fame began: Pork & Shrimp Spring Rolls, one of the most popular dishes at San Francisco’s Slanted Door. The spring rolls, … Continue reading

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Jazz and More with David Lawrence

Smooth jazz from a saxophone and trombone duo filled The Key Room as guests arrived for an evening with Fresh Starts Chef Events. Guests were gathered to learn from the delightful David Lawrence, chef and partner (with his wife, Monetta … Continue reading

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Michelle Tam Promotes Tasty Paleo

Even people jaded by an overload of popular diet “dos and don’ts” might have a hard time rejecting the recipes and style of Michelle Tam, dubbed “the Martha Stewart of paleo” by The New York Times. Her relaxed and cheerful approach … Continue reading

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Napa Food Writer Celebrates Local

As a devotee of seasonal and local food, award-winning food writer Janet Fletcher opened her recent evening at Fresh Starts Chef Events with a plate that made a statement about spring in Napa Valley. Her Flatbread with Whipped Feta, Radishes, … Continue reading

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Culinary Friends Make Mushroom Magic

A sell-out crowd at Fresh Starts Chef Events opened the New Year with good cheer: an “East meets West” menu presented by a band of culinary friends led by Chef John Ash, a Bay Area favorite. Sparkling wine and two … Continue reading

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Chef Joyce Puts Whole Heart into Dim Sum

The term “dim sum” literally means “a small piece of the heart,” but Chef Joyce Jue seemed to put her whole heart into talking about it at Fresh Starts Chef Events. An award-winning cookbook author and chef who was born … Continue reading

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West Sonoma Entourage Offers Cheese, Chef and Wine

When Ziggy the Wine Gal gathers an entourage from West Sonoma County, everybody wins. That’s what happened one lively and delicious evening in August at Fresh Starts Chef Events. Guests arrived to a greeting from David Bice of Redwood Hill … Continue reading

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