Rosewood CordeValle Executive Chef Alexander La Motte to Host Showdown at 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival

2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival
July 26, 27 & 28, 2019



Rosewood CordeValle Executive Chef Alexander La Motte to Host Showdown at 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival

May 7, 2019 (Gilroy, CA): Alexander La Motte, Executive Chef at the Rosewood CordeValle Resort in San Martin, CA, will bring his culinary expertise to the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday, July 28. La Motte will emcee the Garlic Showdown competition for professional chefs on the Garlic Cook-Off Stage.

Chef Alexander La Motte has over 15 years of culinary experience, having previously served as Executive Chef at Hotel Californian, the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, and the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. Chef La Motte was Sous Chef at the renowned DB Brasserie in Las Vegas, where he helped the team achieve a Michelin star rating in both 2007 and 2008. In January 2019, he was appointed Executive Chef at Rosewood CordeValle to bring his signature contemporary American style to the resort’s three culinary destinations, Il Vigneto, Lion’s Peak Grill and One Iron Bar.

The format of the Garlic Showdown was inspired by competitions like Iron Chef. Each chef has to use a top-secret ingredient (not revealed until the competition begins) to prepare two entrees and side dishes. A panel of judges will determine the winner based on presentation, originality, flavor, texture, and use of the secret ingredient. The winner earns a $2,500 prize. The 2018 competition was won by Carlos Pineda.

About the Gilroy Garlic Festival
The 41st annual Gilroy Garlic Festival will be on July 26, 27, and 28, 2019, at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California. The Gilroy Garlic Festival has been officially certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® as the world’s largest garlic festival and draws thousands of garlic-loving guests from around the globe every year. This three-day celebration features gourmet garlicky food, live entertainment, cooking competitions, and fun for the whole family. For more information, go to


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