Chef Julia


Dear Guest,

It is my passion to share the art of enjoying food to its fullest potential with others. This teaching takes many forms, whether I am giving classes in my teaching kitchen, helping with the harvest of the olives at Stella Cadente, or planning and executing events in the vineyards of the Anderson Valley. Whatever the form, I enjoy teaching most when I am able to connect people with the local foods of Mendocino County and the incredible bounty of what our area offers.

Buon appetito!

Julia Kendrick Conway

 Harvest time at Stella Cadente
Elk Cove Inn as fog rolls in


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