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Chefs and Vintners

  Join the fight against cancer at the Lombardi Food & Wine Experience in Milwaukee.  
 
 

 

The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation and the Lombardi Food & Wine Planning Committee graciously thank the remarkable chefs and vintners who have graced us with their presence over the years. Their donation of time, expertise, and product to the cancer charity event is greatly appreciated. We also thank US Foods for their generous contribution to the Celebrity Chef & Wine Dinner and the fight against cancer.

2016 Celebrity Chef | Chef Aaron McKay, Executive Chef at Mercat a la Plaxa

2016 Celebrity Vintners | Ehren Jordan & Matt Naumann of Failla Wines and Steve Matthiasson of Matthiasson Wines

2016 Celebrity Cheesemaker | Arena Cheese


Past Celebrity Chefs include:

  • 2015 | Baasim Zafar, Executive Chef at Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
  • 2014 | Nancy Longo, Pierpoint Restaurant, Baltimore
  • 2013 | Rick Tramonto, formerly of Chicago's Tru
  • 2012 | Ken Frank, La Toque; Napa, California
  • 2011 | Darren McGrady, private chef to Princess Diana
  • 2010 | Kevin Hee, Saltwater and Boubon Steak, MGM Grand; Detroit, Michigan
  • 2009 | Beau MacMillan, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain; Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 2008 | Michael Kornick, mk the restaurant; Chicago, Illinois
  • 2007 | Walter Scheib, White House Executive Chef, 1994-2005
  • 2006 | Hubert Des Marais, Four Seasons Resort; Palm Beach, Florida
  • 2005 | Mauro Mafrici; New York
  • 2004 | Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia; Chicago, Illinois

Past Celebrity Vintners include:

  • 2015 | Fess Parker Winery and Martinelli Winery 
  • 2014 | Dusted Valley, Janet Johnson
  • 2014 | White Oak Vineyards & Winery, Don Groth
  • 2013 | Chamisal Vineyards, Fintan du Fresne
  • 2012 | Failla Wines, Ehren Jordan
  • 2012 | Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Robert Sinskey
  • 2011 | Truchard Vineyards, Anthony Truchard 
  • 2011 | Robert Craig Winery, Elton Slone
  • 2010 | Gundlach Bundschu, Jeff Bundschu 
  • 2010 | Whitehall Lane Winery, Tom Leonardini II
  • 2009 | Alexander Valley Vineyards, Rob and Linda Wetzel
  • 2009 | Girard Winery, Patrick Roney
  • 2009 | Italian winemaker and importer, Guido Andretta
  • 2008 | Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel, and Dolce, Beth Nickel
  • 2008 | Grgich Hills Estate, Violet Grgich
  • 2008 | Gruet Winery, Sofian Himeur
  • 2007 | Simi Winery, Steve Reeder
  • 2007 | Eponymous, Robert Pepi
  • 2007 | Domaine Chandon etoile Rose, Pat Mangan
  • 2006 | Duckhorn Wine Company, Margaret Duckhorn and Pete Przybylinksi
  • 2006 | Markham Vineyards, Kimberlee Nicholls
  • 2006 | Veuve Clicquot, Pat Mangan
  • 2005 | Peju Province Winery, Lisa Peju
  • 2005 | Schramsberg Vineyards, Hugh Davies
  • 2005 | Trefethen Vineyards, Janet Trefethen
  • 2004 | Heitz Wine Cellars, Kathleen Heitz Meyers
  • 2004 | Iron Horse, Joy Sterling 

Past featured Cheesemakers include:

  • 2015 | BelGioioso Cheese
  • 2014 | Dane Huebner, Grafton Village Cheese
  • 2013 | Sartori
  • 2012 | Andy Hatch, Uplands Cheese
  • 2011 | Marieke Penterman, Holland's Family Cheese 
  • 2010 | Mike Matucheski, Sartori
  • 2009 | Bill Koenig, Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc.