Gay Wine Weekend was created and founded by Mark Vogler and Gary
Saperstein. Their vision is to bring locals together to eat, drink, dance and raise
money for Sonoma County Face 2 Face Foundation. Due to the support of the
community this event has grown significantly, bringing in tens of thousands of dollars to Sonoma County and those who need it most.
Classic Culinaire has been lucky enough to have partnered with Out in the Vineyard to become the preferred caterer of Gay Wine Weekend. Our dedicated team of volunteers have put in endless hours time and food to help his event be the most successful it can be. Recently, Gay Wine Weekend was voted "Best Summer Event" by Gay Travel Awards.
Back in 2015, Classic Culinaire founder and Executive Chef Chad Carlstedt heard of this little bike ride event that takes its riders from San Francisco to Los Angeles, called AIDS/LifeCycle. After hearing the stories of how this foundation impacts the community, he couldn’t help but get involved. Not only did Chef Chad sign up to ride 545 miles to raise money for HIV/Aids research and prevention, he and his team at Classic Culiniare have donated endless hours and food to raise money for his amazing and important cause.Read more
Classic Culinaire's Executive Chef/Founder Chad Carlstedt has appeared in two issues of SF Magazine, San Francisco's magazine dedicated to modern luxury.
Chef Chad appeared in an About Town profile in October of 2016 when he provided delicous gourmet bites for SF Magazine's Pop Op Wine Party in the Historic Wine Tool Museum.
Chef Chad's profile also appeared in the November 2016 issue section dedicated to local chefs.
Classic Culinaire is proud to have attended the food and wine event of the year, “Taste of Sonoma”. This is where the who's who of the culinary and wine industry come together to create flavor magic. We are lucky enough to have participated and had the chance to speak with the press democrat about our creations.