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Chef's Holiday in Yosemite with Chef Ronnie Nasuti.

Let's take a trip to Yosemite with Tiki's Grill & Bar's Executive Chef Ronnie Nasuti, Sous Chef Jason Berndt & Sales Event Coordinator Jennifer Wardrip.

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Good morning San Francisco! Early morning flight over the Pacific!

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Chef knives, favorite utensils, and key ingredients packed up ready to go

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Is there a joke somewhere that says "What happens when you take 2 chefs out of the kitchen?" kidding. Road trip time!! Hydration and music is key, and finding a missing piece for the gala dinner- a fish aerator to wow for the first course!

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If you know, Hawaii does NOT have In & Out Burger so clearly this Hawaiian crew knew where they were headed.

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El Capitan world-famous granite face poplar for rock climbers

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Sun is almost down as we arrive and get checked in and briefed for our session

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Mahalo to Events Manager Sheila at the Ahwahnee Hotel

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Talking about the plan with Chef Paul

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Warming up by the fire and then it’s off to bed!

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DAY 2

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Waking up the next morning to this cool crisp setting!

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Grabbing some breakfast before getting in the kitchen to start the prep work.

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Our culinary demonstration with Chef Ronnie will be in this exquisite grand setting this afternoon. Chef Ronnie doesn’t often have to leave paradise for work...but when he does- it’s to share his passion and vision with our growing ohana in other memorable places around the globe 😌

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Preparing for our Culinary Demonstration and Gala Dinner. Prepping the duck and short ribs.

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Chef Ronnie Nasuti Tiki’s Grill & Bar culinary demonstration and tasting and talking with Moderator and Food Writer Extraordinaire Jessica Battilana.

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Misoyaki butterfish, forbidden black rice, braised greens, yuzu vinaigrette

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Getting ready for "Meet the Chefs" reception.

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Introduction and thanking the guests, hosts, and chefs

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Chef Ronnie greeting the guests with an intro for the five-course gala dinner tomorrow night

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Aloha Chef Riley!!!

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Ahi Crudo ready to be plated for the first course.

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Can you just imagine this Teppanyaki Hamachi on your plate?

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The next course served was the Sous Vide Pekin Duck Breast.

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The Island Style Japanese Spiced Beef Short Ribs.

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Tiki's very own Passion Orange Creme Brulee to finish off the evening.

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It was truly an honor to be apart of this event in such a beautiful place such as Yosemite. The Ahwanee hosting their 36th Annual Chef's Holidays is a memory our team will never forget.

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The AHwanee Hotel in Yosemite, California.

Moderator & Food Writer: Jessica Battilana

Demonstrator: Chef Patrick Mulvaney of Mulvaney's B & L

Moderator: Josey Baker of Josey Baker Bread

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