2017 Schedule of Events

Wine & Food Festival 2017 Schedule of Events

Monday, May 15

  • Guest Chef Dinner – 6:00 pm
    • Featuring Executive Chefs: David Maplethorpe of The Rex in Billings, MT; Kevin Davis of Steelhead Diner, Blueacre Seafood and Orfeo in Seattle, WA; Eric Donnelly of RockCreek Seafood & Spirits and FlintCreek Cattle Company in Seattle, WA ; Nick Steen of the Northern Hotel in Billings, MT; Bernard Guillas of La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in La Jolla, CA
    • The Rex
      Guests enjoying the 2016 Guest Chef Dinner


Tuesday, May 16

  • Home Cooking School – 11:00 am
    • Featuring Executive Chef Bernard Guillas from La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in La Jolla, CA
    • Carl and Linda Baltrush’s residence
  • Home Cooking School – 6:00 pm
    • Featuring Amy Smith from The Grand Hotel in Big Timber, MT
    • Randy and Lee Gibb’s residence
  • Brewmaster Symposium – 7:00 pm
    • Featuring brewmaster Colin McKenney from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR
    • Billings Petroleum Club
      Deschutes’ Year Round Lineup

Wednesday, May 17

  • Home Cooking School – 6:00 pm
    • Featuring  Eric Gruber from Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, MT
    • Patrick and Shelley Behm’s residence
  • Cooking Demonstration – 6:00 pm
    • Featuring Executive Chef Raghavan Iyer and Executive Chef James Dodge
    • Wine tips from Stella Fong
    • MSU Billings Student Union Building, Rimrock Café 

Thursday, May 18

  • Home Cooking School – 6:00 pm
    • Featuring Executive Chef Shawn Hamilton Smith from Bighorn River Lodge in Fort Smith, MT
    • Donna Yeargain’s residence
      Executive Chef Shawn Smith in action
  • Winemaster Symposium – 6:00 pm
    • Featuring our winemasters – Steve Lohr of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines and K.R. Rombauer of Rombauer Vineyards
    • The Northern Hotel

Friday, May 19

  • Wine and Food Pairings Under the “Grand” Tent  – 6:00 pm
    • A relaxing evening of wine and food tasting, silent auction, wine store and private cellar
    • The Tent on the Normal Avenue parking lot

Saturday, May 20

  • The “Fine Finish” – 5:30 pm
    • A Casual, elegant evening beginning with a champagne reception, gourmet dinner prepared by Executive Chef Jeremy Goldsmith of Sodexo, Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and live and silent auctions
    • The Tent on the Normal Avenue parking lot
The Tent for the 1993 Wine & Food Festival on the Cisel Hall lawn, which where the parking garage off of Poly Drive is now.
The Grand Tent covering the entire Normal Avenue parking lot. Look how far we have come, thanks to our incredible donors and volunteers!