Culinary Program

A bowl of perfectly prepared fava beans.
Photo by Andrea Blum
Beautiful spring greens with flowers from the garden.
Photo by Andrea Blum
Plates filled with perfect cakes.
Photo by Andrea Blum
The artists in residence eat together at a communal table.
Photo by Andrea Blum

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Montalvo's Culinary Program is designed to support chefs in gaining the experience of running their own kitchen and developing their repertoire. Through the program, we offer a Culinary Fellowship to a highly qualified chef, who lives on-site for a year, cooking for Artists-In-Residence; we also host Culinary Workshops and other cooking events/classes, and we maintain a garden of fresh herbs, vegetables, and a beehive - all providing food used in many of our Culinary Fellow's meals. The Culinary Fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging chef with a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and cuisine. The program is designed to support the chef in gaining the experience of running their own kitchen and developing their repertoire.