Tomato Festival - Carmel TomatoFest Chefs Tomato dishes

A Celebration of Heirloom Tomato Varieties from Around the World


Selection of Tomato Dishes Featured at Past TomatoFest Events

Chefs Photos Page 1 - Click on any photo for a closeup of these delicious dishes.

Aside from the opportunity to see and taste so many different varieties of heirloom tomatoes, the most looked forward to experience for guests to the Carmel TomatoFest is tasting the immense display of diverse tomato dishes created by some of America's most skilled chefs.

There is no other food & wine event, anywhere, where you can experience such a splendid medley of imaginings and flavors borne of the tomato...than the Carmel TomatoFest®.

Our gathering of culinary artists presents for your tasting, classic tomato dishes and innovative tomato excursions...with foods steeped in cultural tradition to food adventures. Similar to my introducing the palette of flavors offered by the many varieties of heirloom tomatoes, Carmel TomatoFest chefs have led the way to experiencing the possibility, range and pleasure of foods prepared with heirloom tomatoes.

Chefs from Central California and from across the country come here to prepare foods to showcase and delight you. We often have represented the nation's best Culinary Schools such as the California Culinary Academy/Le Cordon Bleu and The Atlantic Culinary Academy/Le Cordon Bleu and the Culinary Center of Monterey. The Carmel TomatoFest has demonstrated such culinary significance over the years as to invite the endorsement of The American Culinary Federation, the premier professional organization for chefs in America and The American Academy of Chefs, the ACF Honor Society, of the elite 800 members of the 25,000 members of the ACF.

Some of these chefs tomato dishes I share in The Great Tomato Book, some here in photographs and recipes, more will be shared in my next tomato book. Every year at The Carmel TomatoFest, the culinary experience is a new one.

Photos by Robert Neimy Photography who has photographed chefs' tomato dishes at the Carmel TomatoFest® for more than 10 years.

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