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SOLD OUT! Home Cooking School: The Western Kitchen

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Featuring Executive Chef Dave Wells and Owner/Author Seabring Davis of Chico Hot Springs in Pray, Montana

Fresh regional, local and seasonal ingredients are the foundation in New American cooking heralded by Chico Hot Springs Executive Chef Dave Wells. Chef Dave, who was recently named a semifinalist for “Best Chef: Northwest” in the 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards – considered the “Oscars of the food world,” will share his culinary expertise that elevated him to this prestigious recognition. Starting as a sous chef at Chico Hot Springs in 2017, he was quickly promoted to executive chef. His focus, seasonal Montana ingredients with fresh foods, trending toward robust flavor with a blend of “New American” style, spans many of the food genres that have flourished in the U.S., while relying as much as possible on locally-sourced food. The results are the impetus behind his prestigious recognition by the James Beard Foundation.

Chef Dave is joined by Seabring Davis, co-owner of Chico Hot Springs and lifestyle journalist. Seabring writes about things she loves – food, art, travel and interesting people. Originally from Hawaii, a road trip brought her to Montana in 1990, and she has made Montana her home ever since. Among her literary accomplishments are three cookbooks: A Taste of Montana: Favorite recipes from Big Sky Country; A Montana Table: Recipes from Chico Hot Springs; and her newest, The Western Kitchen: Seasonal Recipes from Montana’s Chico Hot Springs Resort.  

Tickets to the 2019 Wine & Food Festival are available beginning April 8 at 8 a.m. 


May 16
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Brian and Kelli Christenson residence
4334 Brandywood Dr
Billings, MT 59106 United States


Jeanne Moller
(406) 657-1623