Events will begin Thursday evening starting with the Top Chef dinner. Throughout the rest of the week, a variety of competitions will take place from mixology to high school junior chefs.
Over 40 vendors will also be at the festival showcasing a variety of local goods.
“We do this in November to showcase the bounty of southern Oregon, all the flavors, the talent and everything you can grow here,” said Katharine Cato, director of Travel Ashland. “But also the food artisans. Everybody really comes together showcasing the food and beverage industry and really the true excitement of our thriving culinary scene.”
The events are being held at the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or at the Ashland Chamber of Commerce’s website.
NBC5 News Reporter Miles Furuichi graduated from Chapman University with degrees in English and Journalism. He received post graduate experience in Los Angeles in photojournalism and commercial photography. He also spent time in Dublin, Ireland working in print journalism and advertising.
Miles is a Rogue Valley native, raised in Ashland. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking and photography.