Upcoming Events & Appearances

The Bear and Star - Chef's Table Dinner

February 18, 2019 6:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Chef's Table Dinner

Join Valerie at for The Bear and Starts multi-course tasting dinner championing Southern California restaurant talent. Staged in the Chef’s Room, and created with products raised on the Parker ranch with inspiration from Los Angeles County.

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

May 14 -16, 2019

BBQ Boot Camp

Alisal's BBQ Bootcamp covers all aspects of BBQ from the best way to start a fire to what to do with spice rubs; afternoons are free for horseback riding, golf or a visit to the spa; and evenings give you a chance to interact with local guest chefs and winemakers who will be on hand to create feasts designed to further fire-up your grilling passions.

The Resort at Paws Up

May 24-27, 2019

Montana Master Grillers 

Time to mark your calendar with a swipe of BBQ sauce for the meatiest event at The Resort at Paws Up: Montana Master Grillers. From Austin to Boston, the heavy hitters of the grill including Nashville’s Carey Bringle, Boston’s Andy Husbands, Chicago’s Charlie McKenna and Wayne Mueller from Taylor, Texas will be there.

Inspired by L.A.’s best underground barbecues Valerie will be making desserts over an open flame, which imparts unique flavors as only BBQ can. Among her specialties are skillet brownies and grilled cherry clafouti (sounds like a perfect match for local Montana cherries).