John Ash

Guest Chef|Chair, Sophisticated Palate Program

JOHN ASH is the Chair of The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone’s Sophisticated Palate
program, founder of John Ash & Company, and the longtime culinary director for Fetzer
Vineyards. He received a James Beard Award for John Ash Cooking One-On-One: Private
Lessons in Simple Contemporary Food from a Master Teacher as well as the Julia Child
Cookbook of the Year award for From the Earth to the Table. He writes for numerous
publications, including Eating Well and Fine Cooking. Chef Ash also advocates for ethical and
sustainable food issues and serves on the board of overseers for the Chef’s Collaborative, a
national organization of chefs who support ethical agriculture. (Santa Rosa, CA)