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Sweet Sundays at the 2018 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

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

Event Details and Schedule

Start your festival day with a light breakfast and sparkling wine toast during an entertaining 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 4, 2018 – 10:00 AM to noon
Keegan Gerhard
Food Network Challenge

Sunday, March 11, 2018 – 10:00 AM to noon
Emily Ellyn
Food Network Star and Cutthroat Kitchen

Sunday, April 8, 2018 – 10:00 AM to noon
Duff Goldman
Cake Masters and Ace of Cakes

Event Location and Price
Napa Rose, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
$99.00 per person, plus tax and gratuities for servers

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.

About the Chefs

Meet the celebrated chefs who’ll be 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.

Reservations and More Information

Reservations are required for this popular event. Since space is limited, we recommend you make reservations now.

Reservations may be made up to 24 hours before the start 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

  • Guests ages 21 and older must present a valid photo ID to be served an alcoholic beverage.
  • Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the event at Napa Rose.
  • Guests will receive individual tastings of up to 3 of the dishes presented.
  • Guests will receive 5 hours of complimentary valet parking with Napa Rose validation.
  • Once booked, there are no cancellations, exchanges or refunds.
  • Event elements and information, including presenters, schedules, pricing and hours are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

More Festival Food and Fun!

Check out all the exciting culinary seminars, tastings and other delicious happenings during the 2018 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

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