Welcome to Yuma Lettuce Days festival - we are looking forward to seeing you March 1-2, 2014!
This event is a perfect opportunity to celebrate Yuma's
We welcomed 20,000 consumers at the 2013 Festival!
agricultural industry and to learn the importance of agriculture to our community! Our culinary festival incorporates Yuma produce, gourmet chefs, restaurants, cooking demonstrations and more. The Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park couldn't be a better venue. With the new agriculture museum as well as the new display highlighting the Yuma Siphon project, the Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park offers a festival guests an opportunity to learn more about the history of agriculture in Yuma County.
The Yuma Lettuce Days Culinary Festival combines locally grown ingredients, interactive displays and programs, exhibitors and vendors, and Yuma culture into a sophisticated, educational and entertaining weekend event. Visitors have the opportunity to sample a variety of locally grown freshly made food and beverages in an outdoor setting over the weekend.
2014 Festival Celebrities:
CJ Jacobson, Venice, California
*Top Chef Season 3
*Top Chef Masters
Chris Jacobson, better known as "CJ" of Bravo's hit show Top Chef, was a private chef who has worked for the lies of author and columnist Arianna Huffington and the Marcian family of the Guess Corporation. He most recently appeared on Top Chef Masters as a sous chef to Michelin-starred chef Michael Chiarello. CJ approaches the culinary world with the utmost of confidence, having developed a love and appreciation for food during his time competing in Europe as a professional volleyball player.
CJ graduated from the California School of Culinary Arts - Le Cordon Bleu and holds a degree from Pepperdine University, served as the executive chef for The Yard, a gastro-pub in Santa Monica and is currently the executive chef at Girasol Restaurant in Studio City, California. His menu at Girasol is a celebration of seasonal ingredients.
2013 Yuma Lettuce Days Sponsors