SOLD OUT: Home Cooking School: The Western Kitchen


2019 Wine & Food Festival

Home Cooking School: The Western Kitchen
Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m.
Brian and Kelli Christenson residence
4334 Brandywood Dr | Billings, MT 59106

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

Note: From 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 8, a maximum of four (4) tickets per home cooking school may be purchased by any individual. After noon, more than four (4) tickets may be purchased, if available. 

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.


Sysco Montana, Inc.
Dr. Joseph Howell
Joe Dillard and Stella Fong
Mike and Cara Schaer

In order to keep our event safe, the MSU Billings Foundation strongly advocates sober driving and would like to remind you to designate a driver before coming to the event. During this event, if you need a ride home, we will arrange and pay for a taxi to drive you home. Please enjoy alcohol responsibly. You must be 21 or older to attend MSU Billings Wine & Food Festival events. If you or anyone in your party is lucky enough to look under the age of 30, please be aware identification may be requested upon entering the event. The value received for each event exceeds the price of tickets. Therefore, ticket cost is not tax deductible.

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