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Sweet Sundays at the 2019 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

A sweet way to start the day! Join a celebrated pastry chef for an entertaining dessert-focused demonstration, an interview with the chef and a light brunch buffet, featuring one of the chef’s dishes!

You’ll see how the chef bakes perfection into a signature dessert, with demonstrated tips and techniques. But the best part may be tasting—the buffet includes a completed version of the dessert that’s being prepared before your eyes. Plus, you’ll be there as the emcee interviews the chef, with time for questions from the audience as the chef shares secret ingredients of baking success.

Sunday, March 10 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Jean-Marc Viallet
Disneyland Resort Executive Pastry Chef

Sunday, March 24 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
Matt Lewis 
Baked NY and Tokyo, Baked: New Frontiers in Baking

Sunday, April 7 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Emily Ellyn
Food Network Star and Cutthroat Kitchen

Sunday, April 21 – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Keegan Gerhard
Food Network Challenge

Event Location and Price
Palisades Stage in Paradise Gardens Park
$110 per person, plus tax and gratuities for servers

Valid Disney California Adventure 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 sharing recipe ideas, cooking techniques and behind-the-scenes stories.

Jean-Marc Viallet
A native of France, this award-winning chef joined Disney 17 years ago and leads the team at the Disneyland Resort Central Bakery. Jean-Marc describes his style as “innovative, focusing on taste being visually attractive and avant-garde, but in the storyline.” His favorite desserts? “Chocolate, with creamy and crunchy textures.”

Chef Jean-Marc was recognized in 2016 as one of the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America by Dessert Professional Magazine in the publication’s 23rd annual awards. This recognition honors pastry chefs who have distinguished themselves as innovators, leaders and mentors in the field.

Matt Lewis 
Matt and Baked co-founder Renato Poliafito really, really like dessert. Perhaps, a little too much. They tend to think of themselves as dessert archeologists―digging, researching and eating their way through the regional desserts of America. They spend a disproportionate amount of their vacation time in bakeries, chocolate shops, coffee houses and used book stores—and they spend almost all of their discretionary income on cake, coffee, cookies and wine.

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 Restaurant in Denver. 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.

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Reservations and More Information

Reservations are required for this popular event. Since space is limited, we recommend that you make your reservations in advance. The event registration website linked to is not controlled by The Walt Disney Company and different terms of use and separate privacy policy will apply.

Reservations may be made through the day of the event; however, we are unable to guarantee availability. Price does not include tax and gratuities for servers, included at time of payment. Full payment is required at the time of booking to secure your reservation.

Important Information

  • Valid Disney California Adventure 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 at 10:45 AM at Palisades Stage in Paradise Gardens Park.
  • Guests will receive brunch buffet, featuring one of the chef’s dishes, and one alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage, coffee, tea or water.
  • Once booked, there are no cancellations, exchanges or refunds.
  • Event elements and information, including presenters, schedules, pricing and menus 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 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.

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