SAN JOSE, Calif. – PayPal Park, home of the San Jose Earthquakes, will host Field to Table, an award-winning dining series from Oct. 15-30. Field to Table will feature a culinary roster of over a dozen acclaimed Bay Area chefs who will serve a curated four-course dinner on the pitch at PayPal Park. The dining series is the first of its kind to be held on professional sports fields.
An exclusive presale for Earthquakes Season Ticket Holders will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. PT before tickets are made available to the general public on Friday, Sept. 9 at 12 p.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased here.
The dinner series will kick off on October 15 and run select dates through October 30. Event producer, SE Productions, works alongside each chef to curate an exclusive menu of inventive seasonal dishes. The chef and menu changes with each night and guests will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to dine on the pitch.
Field To Table will host a commendable lineup of chef talent from the Bay Area this October including:
· Reem Assil - Reem’s California
o James Beard Foundation Award ‘Outstanding Chef’ Finalist 2022
o James Beard Foundation Award ‘Best Chef: West’ Semifinalist 2018, 2019
· Alexander Hong - Sorrel
o In 2019 and 2021, the Michelin Guide of California awarded Sorrel one star
o James Beard Foundation Award ‘Rising Chef of the Year’ Semi-finalist, 2019
· Nite Yun - Nyum Bai
o Bon Appetit’s “Hot 10” list of best new restaurants in 2018
o Eater’s “Breakout Star of the Year” 2018
o Times 100 Most Influential Person, Food and Wine Best New Chef 2019
o Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Culinary Arts 2019
· Nelson German - alaMar Kitchen & Bar, Sobre Mesa
o Bravo TV ‘Top Chef’ Contestant Season 18
o Plate Magazine’s ‘2020 Chefs to Watch’
o East Bay Express ‘Best Chef’ 2022
· Monique and Paul Feybesse - Tarts de Feybesse
o Monique - Top Chef, Season 19
o Paul - San Pellegrino Best Young Chef in France 2015
o Tarts de Feybesse - SF Chronicle Top 25 Bakeries in the Bay Area
o Starchefs Rising Stars, Nominee
· Crystal Wahpepah - Wahpepah’s Kitchen
o 2022 James Beard Award Foundation Emerging Chef Finalist
o Indigenous Artist Activist Award Recipient
o Food Network’s Chopped Contestant
· Byron Hughes - Last Supper Society
o Executive Chef at Tiger
· Jessica Yarr - Chicken Foot, The Brunch Shift
o Assembly, Penny Ice Creamery, and Gabriella Café.
o Santa Cruz Weekly’s Best Pastry Chef
o One of six Good Times’ Santa Cruz Culinary Masterminds Under 36
· Manish Tyagi - Aurum
o Season 16 of winner of Beat Bobby Flay
o Executive Chef at 5 Star Hotel Group in India
· Robert Hernandez - former Chef at Octavia Restaurant
o Contestant on Top Chef Season 19
o Starchefs Rising Stars 2019
· Gonzalo Guzman - Nopalito
o Nopalito - San Francisco Chronicles ‘Top 100’
o Nopalito - James Beard Foundation Award for Best International Cookbook Winner 2018
*Chef lineup subject to change
Bay Area chefs will join a talented alumni roster including Chef Kristi Brown of Communion Restaurant and Bar, which was named one of the top 12 best new restaurants in the world by Conde Nast Traveler.
“Working with SE Productions is to work with consummate professionals who care for their customers, chef talent, as well as their employees in the spirit of excellence. They have been attentive and reliable through the entire planning process. Their events are ridiculously innovative, thinking of every detail! And in this industry, having a reliable business partner during this time is no small feat!” says Kristi who also earned a spot as a James Beard Foundation Award Semi-Finalist in 2021.
About SE Productions
SE Productions, creators of ‘Sumo + Sushi’ and ‘Bacon Eggs & Kegs’, is the ultimate experience maker. Since 2013, it’s been galvanized by creatives, crafters, festival producers, food lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and more. Along the way, this alliance has met incredible people and worked with exceptional partners and believes sharing experiences with others is more important than ever. More at www.seproductions.us.
About PayPal Park
PayPal Park, home to Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes, is an 18,000-seat soccer-specific stadium located on Coleman Ave. adjacent to the San Jose International Airport. The European-inspired building is the first cloud-enabled venue in MLS and is among the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world. The stadium features a canopy roof and the steepest-raked seating in MLS to provide the best possible fan experience. Additionally, the north end zone houses the largest outdoor bar in North America, a two-acre fan zone and a double-sided video scoreboard. The suites and club seats are located at field level, giving fans a premium experience unlike any other in professional sports. The stadium has hosted numerous non-MLS regular season events since its inaugural season in 2015, including the International Champions Cup, numerous U.S. Women’s National Team friendlies, the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, the 2016 Major League Soccer All-Star Game against Arsenal FC and a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier for the U.S. Men’s National Team. For more information about PayPal Park, visit www.sjearthquakes.com.