Farm to Peak Mountaintop Dinner

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Farm to Peak dinner series

Join us for an elevated dining experience like no other - mountaintop outdoor dining with a breathtaking view of Lake Tahoe.

Sip a glass of bubbly while riding a chairlift to the top of Homewood Mountain, then dine on exquisite seasonal cuisine. Guests will experience an exclusive five-course dinner and wine pairing designed by our guest chef Jessica Stutz (of Coastal Culinary personal chef service) that incorporates the freshest seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients.

About Chef Jessica Stutz

Chef Jessica Stutz brings 22 years of professional culinary experience to Homewood’s Farm to Peak series, and cooking creative menus with the best locally sourced ingredients is her passion.

​Her approach to cooking and food is: “Use the best product available, cook with your heart and soul, present it in an understated elegant fashion, and always keep whom you are cooking for in mind.”

Her childhood was spent in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where she helped her family raise goats, chickens, ducks and rabbits while also tending vegetables in the family’s garden. Her father was a renowned commercial and big-catch fisherman, working in the Pacific Northwest, Caribbean, Africa and South America. Childhood summers were spent picking blackberries, making jam, cobblers and pies – and fishing for king salmon on the Klamath and Rogue rivers. She learned to bake by watching her grandmother make pastry by hand. Her grandfather, a trained chef, would cure, smoke and can his own catch. When she was 19, he gave her his 1920 copy of “The Epicurean” and his old-school carbon steel chef knives, and instructed her in the basics of skillful food preparation.

Chef Jessica’s first professional experience in 1990 at Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria in Capitola was serving hundreds of customers every weekend. Since then she has gained a wealth of experience working with some of Santa Cruz County’s best restaurateurs and wineries such as Michael's on Main, Convivio, Gabriella Café, Kelly’s French Bakery, Pearl Alley Bistro, Hunter Hill Vineyard & Winery and Vino Tabi Winery.

In 2007 she opened Coastal Catering, specializing in weddings and large events with a focus on farm-to-table dining, then transitioned that to her current Coastal Culinary personal chef services. At every event, she strives​​​​ to exceed expectations, keeping in mind that food is both fuel for the body as well as an art form utilizing all five senses. Magic happens when these two concepts unite at the table.​​​​


What's better...the food OR the view!

Event Details:

  • Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
  • Duration: 3-8 p.m.
  • $150 per person
  • Reservations:
    • Advanced reservations required and seating limited to 120 people
    • Group pricing available for 10 or more guests. 
    • Call 530-584-6849 for details and handicap accessibility options
    • Vegetarian options available upon request two weeks prior to event.

  • Directions: Guests park and meet at Homewood's South Lodge. See map below:

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Cancellation policy

Please note that the weather in the mountains can sometimes become unpredictable. In the event of foul weather or other acts of nature (fires, snow, flooding, thunder storms, etc.) that prohibit us from safely transporting guests via chairlift to our outdoor dining area, we will either reimburse your entire ticket price or invite you back for an alternate date. If a guest wishes to cancel for any reason, our refund policy is as follows: For cancellation 14 days or more in advance of the event date, we will refund 100 percent of your ticket price. Cancellations within 7-13 days of the event will receive a 50 percent refund. Cancellations within 6 days of the event will not result in a refund. Cancellations must be made by phone by calling 530-584-6849. The Farm to Peak dinner takes an exceptional amount of pre-planning to execute, so we thank you for understanding.

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