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Patrick Mulvaney, a native New Yorker, has been the owner of Culinary Specialists since 2001. He began his culinary career in 1985 as a European apprentice, cooking under some of Europe's most renowned chefs. In 1988, he moved to Phoenix, cooking at Roxsand restaurant where he was named "the rising star of the southwest" by the American Institute of Wine and Food. In the early 1990s, he returned to Napa and fell in love with the Central Valley and its wondrous bounty. Mulvaney decided to make Sacramento his home, working at some of Sacramento's finest establishments, including Paragary's and The Kitchen. In 2005, he opened Mulvaney's B & L in Sacramento. B & L has a menu that features local, fresh, and organic ingredients.

On the morning of the lecture, 24 participants will meet Chef Mulvaney in the Food Innovation Kitchen, a state-of-the-art learning facility located within the Robert Mondavi Institute. They will enjoy private instruction and get to dine with this world class chef. Afterward, particpants will enjoy a lecture, and food tasting with a wine and beer pairing.

This educational program is designed for beekeepers of all experience levels, including gardeners, farmers and anyone interested in the world of pollination and bees. In addition to our speakers there will be an active ‘Buzz Way’ featuring graduate student research posters, the latest in beekeeping equipment, books, honey, plants and much more.

    For more information about our events contact:

    Stephanie Shimada

    Industry Relations, Event Coordinating

    (530) 752-4180



    Annual Event

    Uncorked at the Mondavi Center

    Sept 2013-May 2014

    Each month, from September 2013 through May, 2014, RMI selects a winemaker for a special complimentary pouring in the Mondavi Center's Bartholomew Room before selected Mondavi Center presentations.