La Quinta Resort & Club Hosts a Friends of James Beard Foundation Weekend

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Celebrating Coachella Valley’s fresh bounty, acclaimed Chef Jimmy Schmidt invites food lovers to a Friends of James Beard Foundation (JBF) Weekend November 21 to 23 at La Quinta Resort & Club. Schmidt and visiting chefs Larry Forgione and Eduardo Ruiz will share food, beverages and new ideas with their guests while supporting the James Beard Foundation.

This interactive culinary event includes a Farmers’ Market reception and a five-course dinner at Morgan’s in the desert created by Schmidt, Chef de Cuisine Brian Recor and Forgione. A brunch and a Q&A on the “Future of Food” are planned for Sunday.

JBF Rising Star semi-finalist Ruiz is paired with Waldorf Master Chef Schmidt as part of Taste of Waldorf Astoria, a gastronomy program in partnership with JBF that pairs young chefs with Michelin-starred Waldorf Astoria chefs to create a recipe for an upcoming competition.

For tickets and special weekend resort packages, visit www.laquintaresort.com.

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