Indulge in Food and Fun: Bellwether Farms Culinary Series

Three popular TV Chefs pass more than the salt as they share wit, wisdom, tips, recipes and delicious dishes.

SANTA ROSA, CA (September 12, 2013) – Seasonality is an important concept for Sonoma County’s food scene and Wells Fargo Center for the Arts celebrates seasonality with a culinary series featuring performances in fall, winter and spring. At each show, a popular culinary expert will serve up their particular approach to food and cooking peppered with a distinctive joie de vivre about enjoying and sharing the culinary experience.
For Fall, the Center features Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour, Friday October 25. Alton Brown, Iron Chef host and renowned television personality harvests his brand of quirky humor and culinary science to bring a family-friendly blend of stand-up comedy, food experimentation, talk show antics, audience participation, multimedia lecture and live music. There will be food prepared onstage and audience members will be invited to assist.
The high-energy intensity of television’s “Dinner: Impossible” and “Restaurant: Impossible” will heat up the stage during a winter show with Robert Irvine LIVE! Friday, January 17 featuring Robert Irvine in a multi-media and multi-sensory theatrical experience. Multiple cameras onstage provide a close-up view of the master at his craft with music and video combining seamlessly with cooking as Chef Irvine faces new and unique challenges in this interactive show.
Spring brings A Conversation with Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, celebrated specialty food store maven, bestselling cookbook author and a true bon vivant, on Wednesday, April 2 at 8 p.m. Ina Garten’s first book, “The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook,” was published in 1999 and was one of the best-selling cookbooks of the year. She has since gone on to write eight phenomenally successful cookbooks, including 2012’s instant bestseller “Barefoot Contessa Foolproof” Garten has also been a columnist at “House Beautiful,” “Martha Stewart Living,” and “O,” the Oprah magazine. In 2002, Food Network approached Garten to do a cooking show based on her cookbooks and her love of entertaining. She was reluctant but decided to challenge herself to do 13 shows. Today her Emmy-winning cooking show, “Barefoot Contessa,” is one of the highest rated shows on Food Network. Onstage, Ina Garten delivers a charming insider’s view of her world
and the pleasures of good food and friends. Guests will enjoy an interactive Q&A with Ina after the show.

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour – Friday, October 25 at 8:00 pm
Tickets: $85 (VIP tickets includes pre-show meet & greet with Alton Brown), $65, $45

Robert Irvine LIVE! – Friday, January 17 at 8:00 pm
Tickets: $100 VIP*, $55 and $40
*(only 60 VIP tickets, which include pre-show cooking seminar with Chef Irvine available)

A Conversation with The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten – Wednesday, April 2 at 8:00 pm
$125 VIP* $65.00, $45.00 (*VIP tickets include pre-show meet & greet with Ina Garten, and an autographed copy of her newest book. Only 50 VIP tickets available)


This series is proudly sponsored by Bellwether Farms (, a family-owned and operated dairy producing award-winning cheeses, nestled in the rolling hills of Sonoma County.