A Bite of Summer

Assorted tomatoes

Event Date

392 Old Davis Road, Davis, CA 95616

Summers in the Sacramento Valley bring an abundance of juicy peaches, sun-warmed tomatoes, and ripe berries. With local farmers, UC Davis Dining Services brings you fabulous treats made from the freshest produce. Every day they serve students with their healthy initiatives and innovative menus. Taste and compare what Russell Ranch can offer with thoughtfully prepared bites by Chef Bob Walden.


  • $35, general
  • $30, UC Davis faculty and staff
  • $20, student
Event recording coming soon!


Bob Walden

Bob Walden is one of the Executive Chefs within Dining Services at UC Davis. Born and raised in Sacramento, he began working in the restaurant business at age 15, and has been on campus serving students and community for 28 years. Chef Bob has served in many of dining commons over the years, opening up the Culinary Support Center in the Fall of 2005, which is a cook/chill production style kitchen. Chef Bob focuses on utilizing local produce including the UC Davis Student Farm and campus grown produce as much as possible.

Kraig Brady

Kraig Brady is the Executive Director of Dining Services at UC Davis. He is a 4th generation Davis native with strong ties to UC Davis, beginning with his great grandfather, Professor Stan Winters. Kraig was Director of Operations with Woodland-based Nugget Markets for 26 years, developing their fresh kitchen concept. During his nine years with Dining Services, he has partnered with local farms to bring fresh food to students.

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UC Davis Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe


This event is part of the Sips and Bites series, which explores the stories behind foods and drinks with winemakers, brewers, and culinary innovators with tastings and conversations about what inspires them to make their wines, beers, and foods. 

Venue & Parking:

This event will be in-person in the Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater at the Robert Mondavi Institute, Sensory Building. Parking is available at the Gateway Parking Structure. Parking payment is enforced on weekdays. There are three options for parking payment:

  1. UC Davis uses ParkMobile – please be sure to download the app ahead of time. When you park, you will enter the Zone number (listed on the nearby sign) into the app and follow the instructions to pay for parking. This is the preferred and easiest method.

  2. If you do not have a smartphone to download the app, you can also sign up for an account online and follow the steps on the website: https://parkmobile.io

  3. Alternatively, there are permit machines in the Gateway Parking Structure that accept credit cards. You will need to enter your license plate number into the machine to purchase a permit. We recommend this option as a last choice.


If you have questions about this event, please email: rmievents@ucdavis.edu.