Gary Jenanyan has been cooking in the Napa Valley for more than 30 years. A noted designer, restaurant consultant and chef instructor, Mr. Jenanyan has enjoyed the rare privilege of working with the most influential chefs of this era. As Executive Chef of the Great Chefs Program at Robert Mondavi Winery for 26 years before retiring in 2002, he worked with and was mentored by the best of France’s 3-star chefs. He has also worked and taught with many noted American chefs and authors including Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, and Thomas Keller.
Since 1998, Gary has been Executive Chef to the fleet for Lindblad Expeditions, partnered with National Geographic Expeditions, the internationally acclaimed, environmentally conscious small-ship expedition cruise line. He is responsible for menus and recipes for the food operations on five ships worldwide. His culinary consulting firm, Jenanyan Design, designs restaurants, develops menus, and provides chef instruction to a variety of clients internationally. As a chef-instructor, Mr. Jenanyan sits on several advisory boards of California culinary programs.
Gary offers three hands-on culinary experiences, 3.5 hours each, during which you will enjoy preparing your own meal along with fellow cooks. Classes take place at La Cocina Que Canta, our culinary center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4pm. For more information and registration, please click here.