Celebrity Chefs, Wine Experts Mixer - Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert 2013



Celebrity chefs and wine experts gather for a social outing March 22 for the 2013 Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa.

Maile Klein

An all-star cast of celebrity chefs and wine experts exchanged war stories, a few recommendations and maybe even a recipe or two March 22 to kick off the Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert during a social gathering at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa.

Executive Producer Jeff Hocker welcomed the all-star cast, noting their contributions are an invaluable part of Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert's success.

"We're honored that all of you are here this weekend," Hocker said. "This is an event that has been a labor of love."

Chris Mitchum, executive chef at Hyatt RegencyIndian Wells, prepared a variety of small plate offerings for the guests.

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