Upcoming Food Festivals for Hungry Folks in San Jose!

Spring is in the air in & around San Jose & it’s the perfect time to get out & enjoy the festivals. Whether you’re looking for something new to do or eat, the Bay Area has it covered in April. Below are just a few of the many events we’re lucky enough to experience in this fair city.


Visit the newest Dog Haus Biergarten in Belmont as they celebrate their grand opening from 11 AM to 10 PM on April 14 with a FREE food event giving away Haus Dogs all day long. Don’t miss out on “the absolute wurst” giveaway and help welcome them to town or visit their site for additional locations.


Saturday, April 14 from 830 to 11 AM join executive chef Daniel Grice at Maggiano’s Little Italy in San Jose for a kid’s cooking class. It’s $25 per child & each will receive their own chef hat, apron, recipe card, & be treated to a brunch buffet. Mom & dad you can enjoy the brunch for an additional $15.


Also on the 14th – at Cabrillo College is the Aptos Farmers Market from 8 AM to 12 PM. Get your hands on premium quality produce & specialty foods while mingling with the producers. Over 90 vendors available, many of which are certified organic. Certified sushi Chef Carlos Mayorga will teach you how to make crab, shrimp, and tempura rolls from scratch. Join him at the New Leaf Community Markets in Santa Cruz on April 19 from 6 to 8 PM.


The International Chocolate Festival is at San Mateo Event Center April 21 & 22nd. Tickets are $25-$55 & this festival will have chocolate samples, chocolate making demonstrations, demo kitchens, wine/beer pairings, & much more. This is a MUST visit 2-day event for Bay Area chocolate lovers. Watch how chocolate goes from simple concept to taking the bean and turning it into that chocolate bar, bonbon, and the rest of the things we crave so much. A portion of the proceeds go to area non-profits and food banks so get out there April 21 & 22nd for a SWEET time and help some good causes.

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