Join us for a special evening with Rogelio Garcia, Executive Chef of The Commissary?, as he shares highlights from his holiday kitchen through a delightful cooking demonstration. Chef Rogelio will prepare his family’s favorite, Cinderella Pumpkin Tortellini, which features the delicious flavors of wild mushrooms, kale, and parmesan. Chef Rogelio recently competed on season 15 of Bravo TV’s Top Chef, which begins airing in December.
Arguello mixologist, Enrique Sanchez, will be on hand to shake up beverage pairings available for purchase to accompany the tortellini.
Please note: Doors open at 5 pm for check-in. The first 100 guests to be checked in will receive a sample of Chef Rogelio’s delicious Cinderella Pumpkin Tortellini, which will be handed out during the program.
About The Commissary and Chef Rogelio
The Commissary at the Presidio has been selected as one of the San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Restaurants in Northern California for three consecutive years.
Born in Mexico City and raised in Los Angeles and Napa, Rogelio Garcia began his culinary career in high school as a dishwasher for a restaurant in Yountville. During stints at Napa's Hurley and Angele, he spent his days off staging at Yountville's Redd and San Francisco's Michael Mina, until Angele's Bettina Rouas recognized his desire to grow and helped him land a job at Cyrus in Healdsburg. Positions as Sous Chef at Calistoga Ranch and Chef de Partie Thomas Keller's French Laundry followed. When an opportunity arose to return to Angele as Executive Chef, Rogelio spent the next three years there creating classic dishes with a twist. At The Commissary, Executive Chef Rogelio collaborates with Traci Des Jardins to create Spanish-influenced California cuisine inspired by the rich history of the Presidio.
Photo: Cinderella Pumpkin Tortellini