North Coast Culinary Fest
A Celebration of James Beard & Friends in Cannon Beach
Join us in March 2023!
Come and enjoy a fabulous weekend of culinary arts in Cannon Beach at the North Coast Culinary Fest. Experience the ultimate coastal culinary arts in honor of James Beard & friends! A portion of the proceeds will go to a Culinary Arts program at Seaside High School.
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Tentative 2022 Schedule
Friday, March 4th
Welcome Reception 5:30pm-7:30pm
Join us at our reception and pick up your registration and swag bag while enjoying music, champagne, and a light snack.
If you cannot arrive before 8 pm, please contact the organizer at (206) 914-1255. Location: Cannon Beach Chamber Community Hall 207 N. Spruce.
Saturday, March 5th
Workshops 10:30am & 2:30pm
Topics, Times, and Locations are coming soon!
Progressive Dinners 5:00pm, 6:30pm & 8:00pm
Choose a downtown or midtown location and be prepared to dine at some of Cannon Beach’s most charming delectable restaurants. Each chef will prepare a special entrée that will reflect their passion for food and love of hospitality. Appropriate beverages will be paired with each dinner. After dinner, enjoy homemade chocolates at Cannon Beach Chocolate Café.
Downtown Rotation- Locations TBA
Midtown Rotation- Locations TBA
Dessert- Chocolate Café- 9:00 pm
Sunday, March 6th
Brunch at the James Beard Beach House
10am-12pm - Gearhart, OR
1pm-3pm - Location TBA
**Movie selection is tentative at this time based on availability
Movie Inspired Dinner
5pm-7pm EVOO- 188 S Hemlock Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Q. I have a food allergy
A. If you have any food allergies or restrictions, please notify us immediately at (503) 436-2623. We can only accommodate the progressive dinners and the Sunday night dinner at EVOO and, unfortunately, not the workshops.
Q. I signed up for an outdoor workshop, but it is raining. Can I get a refund?
A. Outdoor workshops will not be canceled or refunded due to weather. Please dress accordingly.
Q. Will I be able to forage myself?
A. No. Not without appropriate licensing and extensive training.
Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors
Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals
North Coast Food Trail
Cannon Beach Fresh Foods
Northwest Premier Meats
"Last year I had the honor of attending the inaugural North Coast Culinary Festival, and it left quite the lasting impression on me. I am a travel and culinary writer by trade and have enjoyed a substantial number of food-centric events over the years. In my opinion, this one stands up and out for a number of reasons. To begin with, It honors James Beard and his culinary legacy in his childhood summer stomping grounds. The festival has a number of events at a number of different locations where he drew inspiration for what would become his life’s work. You see his summer home, you hear stories about him, and taste the north coast ingredients that he coveted. There are informative, interactive workshops that touch on all facets of what Oregon’s coastal cuisine is all about. Thoughtfully tying our past into our present, and getting us excited for the future. I'm excited to be teaching a workshop on culinary writing this year! Then there is, of course, the food. Prepared by some of the most talented chefs and artisans in the Northwest. The progressive dinner, night market, brunch, the final dinner - all convivial events bringing together strangers from near and far, and uniting them in appreciation for this incredible legacy, the remarkable bounty, and supportive community that we have right here in Oregon. The end result is in an event that is reverent, meaningful, informative, inspirational, and celebratory. And I'm pretty sure everyone in attendance last year felt it. I'm looking forward to reliving that feeling again this year, and hopefully many more after."
- Adam Sawyer Professional Gentleman of Leisure