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Sweet Sundays at the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

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The popular Sweet Sundays events are back! Join celebrity pastry chefs as they show how to make some of their delectable desserts.

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Event Details and Schedule

Start your festival day with a light breakfast and sparkling wine toast during an entertaining 90-minute baking demonstration.

The chefs will show how they make a few of their signature desserts. You’ll get lots of great cooking tips, but the best part might just be getting to sample the completed creations!

Sunday, March 19 – 10:30 AM to noon 
Duff Goldman — Sold Out
Cake Masters and Ace of Cakes 

Sunday, April 2 – 10:30 AM to noon
Emily Ellyn — Sold Out
Food Network Star and Cutthroat Kitchen

Sunday, April 16 – 10:30 AM to noon 
Keegan Gerhard
Food Network Challenge

Event Location and Price
Festival Showplace, Stage 17 in Hollywood Land
$79.00 per person, plus tax and gratuities for servers

Separate Disney California Adventure theme park admission is required and not included in the price of this event. Guests ages 21 and older must present a valid photo ID to be served an alcoholic beverage. Space is limited. Subject to restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.

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About the Chefs

Meet the celebrated chefs who’ll be up on stage, sharing recipe ideas, cooking techniques and behind-the-scenes stories. 

Duff Goldman
Duff Goldman is a chef, artist, entrepreneur and TV personality. Duff’s first major foray into television was on the hit Food Network show Ace of Cakes, which took place in his famed Baltimore bakery, Charm City Cakes. The show ran for 10 seasons, achieving the rare feat of airing over 100 episodes. Duff is currently starring in several new shows on Food Network, including Cake Masters and the Baking Championship series.  

Duff recently completed his second book, Duff Bakes, a follow up to the New York Times bestseller, Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes

Emily Ellyn 
What do you get when you mix down-home values with quirky up-town flair and a solid culinary education? A deliciously unique cooking personality―Emily Ellyn!

Emily is best known as the “Retro Rad Chef” from Food Network, appearing on Food Network Star, Cupcake Wars and most recently as the winner of Cutthroat Kitchen. She’s also a culinary educator and food writer, who contributes to edible magazine and is the Cake Genius at Cake Central magazine. When she’s not busy writing or lecturing, you’ll find Emily cooking up fun at food and spirits events around the world. 

Emily encourages everyone to dig through their mother’s recipe box, dust off their pressure cookers, and take the old and make it new. Don’t miss this rising culinary star, with her trademark cat-eyed glasses, demonstrating her latest retro-recipe-redo of your favorite classic dish.

Keegan Gerhard  
Keegan Gerhard is the Chef and Owner of D Bar Restaurants in Denver and San Diego. He was named one of the nation’s top 10 pastry chefs of 2002 and 2004 by both Chocolatier and Pastry Arts & Design magazines. Keegan has been featured on Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of America, CNN, HGTV, DIY and most notably as Host and Head Judge of Food Network's Food Network Challenge and Last Cake Standing.

Keegan served as technical advisor to Team USA for the 2001 Pastry World Cup, where they brought home the Gold Medal, and has also been invited to participate in 9 different James Beard Dinners. In 2012, chef Keegan was honored with a Doctorate of Culinary Arts by Johnson & Wales University. 

A charcuterie board, a glass of wine, small plates and a dish of crostini

Reservations and More Information

Reservations are required and can be made starting 60 days prior to each individual event’s date.

Space is limited, so we recommend you make reservations in advance. Reservations may be made through the day of an event, however we are unable to guarantee availability. Price does not include tax and gratuities for servers.. Full payment is required at time of booking to secure your reservation.

To make reservations online, use the “Check Availability” module to select the date, time and party size for the event you wish to attend. If reservations are available, you will be taken to the payment page. Reservations can also be made by calling (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463. Guests under age 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call.

Reservations must be canceled no less than 72 hours prior to the event to avoid a full-price cancellation fee.

Important Information

  • Separate Disney California Adventure theme park admission is required and not included in the price of this event.
  • Guests ages 21 and older must present a valid photo ID to be served an alcoholic beverage.  
  • Check-in begins 45 minutes prior to the event at Stage 17 in Hollywood Land.
  • Guests will receive individual tastings of up to 3 of the dishes presented.
  • Event elements and information, including presenters, schedules, pricing and hours are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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More Festival Food and Fun!

Check out all the exciting culinary seminars, tastings and other delicious happenings during the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.

Participating Restaurants

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