ABOUT CULINARY MASTERS

2024 will mark the 8th year that Robb Report convenes the nation’s brightest culinary minds for a luxurious epicurean retreat. Gather with fellow RR1 Members and flavor-seekers from around the world to savor extraordinary wine-paired meals, learn from our Culinary Masters and Robb Report editors, and soak in the Southern California paradise that is the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach.

Since 2017, Culinary Masters has raised over $1.9 million for charity. For the 2nd year in a row, Robb Report is proud to partner with the V Foundation to invite guests to contribute to vital cancer research and support their mission to achieve Victory Over Cancer®.

Please find all of the delicious details about the experience here. If you have any questions, or simply prefer to learn about the event on the go, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone or email: 310.589.7664 or rr1experiences@robbreport.com

Accommodations

 

The Resort at Pelican Hill

Full Address
22701 S Pelican Hill Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92657
United States
 

+1 855-410-7542
 

Website
https://www.pelicanhill.com/

 

Accommodations are included in the Full Experience packages. If you would like to upgrade your room type or extend your stay, please email Ari Deprey at adeprey@robbreport.com

The Auction & Charity

 

Philanthropy has always been at the heart of Culinary Masters and this year we are proud to partner once again with the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The V Foundation was founded by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with one goal in mind: to achieve Victory Over Cancer®. Since its formation in 1993, the V Foundation has awarded over $310 million in cancer research grants nationwide and has grown to become one of the premier supporters of cutting-edge cancer research. 

On Friday, May 17 we'll host our gala dinner. The silent auction items will be on display and available for bidding with fantastic offerings from our luxury partners throughout the evening. After being seated for the dinner, our exciting live auction commences with some of our most exclusive experiences and services! All proceeds from our silent and live auctions will go to the V Foundation and are tax deductible in accordance with standard auction deductions.

FAQ

 

- When will the full chef lineup be announced? 

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- I live locally and do not need accommodations, may I still attend? 

Yes! We would love to welcome you. We have a number of local packages available to attend certain portions of the experience. There are some experiences such as the cooking competition which are only available to 'Full Experience' guests which includes accommodations. 

 

-  What is the cancellation or refund policy? 

All transactions are non-refundable. If you are forced to cancel, you may send someone else in your place. We suggest purchasing travel insurance to help protect you from unforseen cancellations. Please speak with your personal travel insurance agent about available options. 

 

- What is the dress code for the event? 

During the day, resort casual wear is recommended. For the gala dinner, the dress code is cocktail attire, we ask that gentlemen where a jacket, ties are optional. The cooking class on Saturday will require guests to wear close-toed shoes. The dress for party on Saturday will be evening casual. Please note that the weather in Southern California at this time of year can change quickly and some of the dinners and activities will be outdoors so we suggest planning layers into your wardrobe. We will share more details of the locations of each activity and dinners with guests ahead of the event. 

 

- Where do I fly into? 

We recommend flying into John Wayne Airport (SNA) which is a 20 minute drive to and from the resort. Please note that flights as well as transportation to and from the resort at the start and end of the event is not included in any of the packages. We recommend guests book their transportation through the resort's concierge. 

 

- I have a dietary restriction, will chefs be able to accommodate my needs? 

Yes, we have a section in the registration to detail your dietary restrictions for you and your guest. Please be as detailed as possible so we can be sure to fulfill your needs. We will be in touch with you regarding your restriction should there be any issues or questions. 

 

- What are the terms & conditions? 

ALL SALES AND PURCHASES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE. 

Please refer to the package details and pricing information (the “Event Fee”) for each package HERE.  The Event Fee does not cover any expenses beyond those activities, meals and lodging expressly noted as included in a package description.  The Event Fee does not include flights or airport transfer to and from the Event, non-scheduled meals or beverages, or other incidental expenses that you may incur while attending the Event.  Please read the package details for detailed information regarding what is covered by the Event Fee charged for each package.  The Culinary Masters itinerary is subject to change in all respects, and any changes to the itinerary will not result in a full or partial refund of the Event Fee. Attendees must generally be at least eighteen (18) years old to attend the Event, unless explicitly approved otherwise by Robb Report in writing before the Event. Those under twenty-five might be subject to additional age-related requirements, potentially limiting their participation in certain aspects of the Event, such as wine and spirits tastings which mandate participants to be at least twenty-one years old. In such instances, the Event Fee will remain unchanged.  If you are unable to attend the Event, you may, at Robb Report’s sole discretion and subject to any eligibility requirements set forth herein, send someone else in your place by requesting Robb Report’s permission to transfer your Event ticket.

There are no refunds or exchanges for illnesses, emergencies, or any other circumstances affecting your attendance at the Event.  It is recommended that you consider purchasing travel insurance from a third-party, which may cover unforeseen events. 

In the unlikely circumstance that the Event is canceled by Robb Report, Event attendees may choose to receive either a full credit toward another Robb Report experience occurring on or before December 31, 2024, or receive a refund in full of the Event Fee.  Robb Report is not responsible for additional costs incurred as a result of cancellation outside of the Event Fee such as transportation costs or other cancellation fees.

In order to attend the Event, each Event attendee is required to agree to and sign Robb Report’s standard Event Waiver and Release prior to the Event’s start.  Event activities may also be subject to eligibility requirements of third-parties that you may also be required to fulfill in order to be eligible to participate in certain activities at the Event, including agreeing to and signing third-party legal release and waiver agreements.  If you are unable or unwilling to agree to the terms of any third-party waiver for a specific activity that is part of the Event, you may still be able to participate in the Event generally, with the exception of participating in that specific activity.

By submitting this form and registering for this Event, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth herein and authorize Robb Report to charge your provided payment method for the Event Fee.  You will receive a follow-up email with your receipt. Should you have questions or concerns please contact Caroline Barry at carolineb@robbreport.com or 310-589-7664.

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For additional questions, please email us at rr1experience@robbreport.com or call +1 310-589-7664. 

 

Add to Your Experience

 

Looking to add event more ‘seasoning’ to your trip? Culinary Masters guests will enjoy preferred pricing to golf at the prestigious Pelican Hill Golf Club or experience their gorgeous spa.

 

Pelican Hill Golf Club: 
The 36 holes of world-class golf weave their way through stunning terrain and breathtaking vistas, with every lie, every shot and every hole designed to perfectly compliment the natural landscape. When jaw-dropping scenery is par for the course, you’ll need to remind yourself to keep your eye on the ball. Open daily from 7 AM to 5 PM. https://www.pelicanhill.com/golf/

 

The Spa at Pelican Hill:
A haven within a retreat – a place for wellness, for healing, and forinspiration in a setting of Pacific splendor. Whatever stresses, aches or imblanaces youv’e brought with you, The Spa at Pelican Hill is where they melt away. Open daily from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM. https://www.pelicanhill.com/spa/