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NORTHVILLE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS
The Northville Food & Wine Festival is proud to select and help promote the best of local, regional and national food, wine, arts and crafts suppliers.
OUR FESTIVAL SPONSORS
CHEFS / CULINARY ARTISTS
2019 FEATURED FESTIVAL GUEST CHEF
COMERICA PARK CONCESSION
CHEF SCOTT STORBECK
SATURDAY | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
VIP MARQUEE - GRAND TASTING EVENT
Chef Storbeck CEC, PC II has been in the culinary industry for more than 20 years and is a Certified ACF Executive Chef, and a member of both the Culinary Institute of America and a Third Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council.
From 2004 - 2006, Chef Storbeck held the position of Sous Chef, at The Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, before joining the Comerica Park culinary team in 2006.
Since then, he has served in various high-level management and supervisory roles, including the Exclusive Tiger Club Sous Chef, Champions Club Chef de Cuisine, Premier Suites Chef and most recently he transitioned into the Concessions Chef role, leading the culinary team in production of all specialty concessions items for the entire stadium, including new menu items that satisfy even the most stringent baseball culinary connoisseur.
As the 2019 Featured Guest Chef, Chef Storbeck will be serving up an exclusive menu that pairs perfectly with our hand-selected wines at the 2019 Grand Tasting Event, together with creative food offerings throughout the day for all our guests to experience during the Festival.
If you're a Detroit Tigers Fan, and have enjoyed some of the best menu options available at any MLB stadium, here is your opportunity to meet one of the Comerica Park culinary leaders live at the 2019 Northville Food and Wine Festival.
The 2019 Northville Food and wine continues to attract the best culinary artists to our event - see for yourself below.
2019 CHEF LINEUP
the 2019 northville food & wine festival has attracted some of the highest quality chefs in the region, offering a diverse array of culinary delights.
EXECUTIVE CHEF - KEN MILLER
TOASTED OAK GRILL & MARKET, NOVI
For as long as Chef Ken Miller can remember, nature and food have shared a space very close to his heart. Summers as a young child were spent at his grandparents’ house where he fell in love with the garden and the forest, picking mulberries for jams and running his hands over the herbs; becoming intoxicated with the alluring scent of fresh lovage, lemonbalm and mint.
From early on he knew that nature was his sanctuary. How he would weave the fabric of food into his passion came next.
Studying at Le Cordon Bleu Chicago and working through numerous kitchens from the likes of Kuma’s Corner, NoMI Kitchen, Acadia and Cicchetti, Ken now comes full circle calling Michigan and Toasted Oak “home” both literally and metaphorically.
Testing practices of our ancestors that lived off the land out of necessity, Chef Ken clearly understands the beauty of nature and all it has to offer us both in spirit and on our plates.
CHEF MATTHEW JAGUSCH
NORTH CENTER BREWING CO.
Chef Matt Jagusch has been a staple in Northville for 20+ years and now he is heading up the kitchen at North Center Brewing.
Integrating BBQ, Cajun style, and pub fare, Chef Matt has created a new menu at North Center Brewing that features Cajun certified Angus beef tips, BBQ skewered shrimp, tasty salads, delicious wraps and sandwiches to match with your favorite NCB brew.
Chef Matt has also spent time heading the kitchen at Poole’s Tavern and Canton Bistro most recently. He brings a positive energy to the kitchen at the bartending staff to make your NCB experience even more enjoyable.
BBQ SPECIALIST - MATT COOPER
MATT'S BEST BBQ
Northville's Matt Cooper has been BBQ'ing and smoking meats for over twenty years, striving to get the perfect taste into the meat. He has focussed on dozens of spice and wood combinations over different temperatures and smoking, resulting in a unique and extraordinary taste.
As you know, low and slow is the secret to good BBQ - and Matt's Best BBQ takes the time to get it right. That’s why we smoke our pulled pork for over fourteen hours. This allows that fruity smoke to penetrate the meat and the low heat helps it become juicy and tender.
In addition, Matt's Best BBQ delivers unique side dishes that are old family recipes, perfected years ago by his parents and grandparents.
DESSERT SPECIALIST - RIAD SHATILA
Riad Shatila founded Shatila Food Products in 1979, in the heart of the historic city of Dearborn, Michigan. He began with a small retail establishment on Warren Road, a handful of employees, and the dream of providing customers worldwide with the highest quality, most authentic Mediterranean sweets possible.
To reward his hard work and constant efforts, Mr. Shatila received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1995. He received this award from the Arab Chaldean Council for his contributions to the community and expansion of the business, which became a Dearborn landmark.
In 2000, Shatila Bakery expanded on 14300 West Warren Avenue as a state of the art, modern retail bakery. Today, customers come from different states to visit the Dearborn landmark for its high-quality desserts, service, and upscale ambiance.
CHEF ZACH BERG
Mongers' Provisions was founded in 2017 by Zach Berg and William Werner. Zach began his culinary journey to cheesemongering working in kosher catering at the age of 13 and eventually moved on to restaurants and Zingermman’s Deli before attending culinary school at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley.
By no means was that the first or the last time Berg’s Jewish community played a role in his career. From meeting his now business partner at Tamarack Camps, to teaching kosher cooking to Monday Night School students, Zach Berg has taken his passion for food and his Jewish roots with him all over the world.
Now he’s back and on a mission: to make sure Metro Detroiters are eating better cheese.
Zach is a graduate of Michigan State University with a B.A. in Hospitality Business, and placed 2nd at the 2014 Winter Cheesemonger Invitational. Zach is also a graduate of the Techtown Detroit, Retail Boot Camp program.
ROCK & ROLL your wAY AROUND THE DOWNTOWN NORTHVILLE CLOCK ALL DAY AND NIGHT!
2019 FEATURED FESTIVAL ENTERTAINER
NORTHVILLE's OWN ROBIN HORLOCK
SATURDAY | 7:00PM - 9:45PM
NORTHVILLE CENTER SQUARE
Robin’s inherent love of music translates effortlessly every time he steps on stage. As a full-time, independent musician, Robin has played over 3000 shows around the world — becoming a noted staple in local, national and international circles.
With his soaring voice, unique guitar style and passionate stage presence, Robin captivates the audience whenever he plays.
As a songwriter Robin is a true storyteller, composing lyrics that are honest and relatable, weaving together melodies that create a genre of music which transcends generations. He has released three independent albums and numerous singles.
At the Northville Food & Wine Festival Robin will cross genres, performing a mix of original songs and eclectic covers, including songs by artists as diverse as The Beatles, Otis Redding, Michael Jackson, Ed Sheeran, Jeff Buckley, Bruno Mars and many more...
For a truly memorable performance, be sure to catch Robin Horlock live on Saturday, September 7th.
Our selected musicians and bands will offer you a line-up not to be missed!
From Jazz to Blues, and Americana to Country we have something for everyone.
ROB LOUIS TRIO
BAND - JAZZ / BLUES
FRIDAY | 6:00PM - 10:00PM | CANTORO'S ITALIAN MARKET
Rob Louis Trio is a professional jazz ensemble based out of Detroit, Michigan. The group has performed at a range of establishments across the Metro Detroit region, including venues throughout Royal Oak, Ferndale, Rochester, and Detroit.
Bandleader Rob Louis Jozefiak leads the group on piano and vocals. Accompanying him are Josh Moyer on electric guitar and Alex Marshall on upright bass. Rob and Alex met at a jam session a few years ago, and Alex knew Josh through the College of Music at Michigan State University.
They shared common influences from swing and straight-ahead jazz greats such as Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson, Dean Martin, Red Garland, Nat King Cole, Horace Silver, Ray Brown, and Jim Hall. Together, the Rob Louis Trio provides exciting, vibrant live jazz music from traditional crooner ballads and music from the Great American Songbook.
CITY LIGHTS CHORUS
SATURDAY | 1:00PM - 1:30PM | NORTHVILLE CENTER SQUARE
The group was founded in 2017 as a premier men’s acappella chorus specializing in the barbershop style, and prides itself on representing the pillars of brotherhood, vulnerability and dedication through the way we interact with our community.
Each member of our chorus is not only a capable singer, but are invested in the mission and ideals of the chorus as a whole to best promote the highest character. The chorus intends to compete in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s district and international-level competitions.
City Lights Chorus competed on April 27th at the Pioneer District Convention in the Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City. The Pioneer District is one of 17 districts of the Barbershop Harmony Society and it includes chapters from all over Michigan and southern Ontario.
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Out of the 9 choruses, City Lights Chorus came away with the championship and garnered the highest ever winning score with an 81.8.
Outside of competition, City Lights puts on various performances throughout the year to enhance our community of singers and the lives of those that we encounter in the metro-Detroit area.
SATURDAY | 2:15PM - 4:00PM | NORTHVILLE CENTER SQUARE PAVILION
Northville Folk are three seasoned musicians that met at a musicians party in 2016, quickly realizing that together, they had a similar style, unique sound and shared the same genre of music. They spent a few months creating a diverse song list of approximately 120+ songs. Shortly thereafter, they began playing 'live' shows at local restaurants, lounge, and private parties. Together, they are two acoustic guitars, one harmonica player and three-part harmonies.
Northville Folk's music blends rock, acoustic melodies, and three-part harmonies to create a unique and personal take on each song. Inspiration is generated from great bands such as Keb Mo, Amos Lee, Neil Young, and Tom Petty, along with a great mix of classic rock, country, and pop.
Despite sharing many of the same interests and pastimes, they are inspired by different things that lead allows them to work seamlessly in a creative setting. They take turns playing songs and support each other with cool harmonies and are totally invested in creating the best experience for our audience.
ROSS MEAD & NORTH COUNTRY
SATURDAY | 4:30PM - 6:30PM | NORTHVILLE CENTER SQUARE
Ross Mead and North Country is a modern country band headquartered in central Michigan. The band consists of seasoned musicians with over a century of combined experience. Rock, soul and twang in equal measure.
The band features vocalist and acoustic guitarist Ross Mead as a compelling and entertaining front man. The dual guitar attack of Michael Ford and Adam Forsyth bring intricate interplay and dynamics with twanging riffs and blistering solos. The rhythm section features Josh Jones Jr. on bass driving the band forward with a pulsing low end and Keith Speer on drums bringing a polished and rock solid beat.
Playing the modern country hits with a few surprises, the band is equally adept at ballads as they are with heavy rockers. We are available as a full band with P.A. and lights or as a smaller acoustic group for more intimate shows. It is always a pleasure to entertain you!
SATURDAY | 1:00PM - 2:00PM | MAIN STREET, DOWNTOWN NORTHVILLE
Sean Z is a Detroit-born singer/songwriter whose blues infused pop-rock captures the broad imagination of music-lovers, young and old, the world over. Growing up in a musical family, whose Father played multiple instruments, and Mother was a Piano playing English and Music Teacher, you might say Sean Ziegenhagen was born to be a songwriter.
Shortly after high school, Sean started his own band, Calamity Jane, who released two CDs and performed all across the midwest, garnering a loyal following playing many college campuses. After graduating from MSU, Ziegenhagen moved back to Detroit to pursue his music career as a solo artist.
Playing roughly 200 shows a year from Chicago to New York, Sean continues to delight audiences with a highly infectious blend of blues-infused pop/rock. In 2010, Sean’s album ‘Good Life’ caught the ear of NYC Producer Jerry Barnes, and he was invited to New York City to work with Jerry, Engineer Roy Hendrickson (Paul McCartney, B.B. King, Gavin Degraw, Miles Davis), and drummer Shawn Pelton (SNL, Sheryl Crow, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen) at Famed Avatar Studios.
Sean continues to write, produce, and perform, making his life and career centered around his passion for music.
SATURDAY | 4:00PM - 5:00PM | MAIN ST, DOWNTOWN NORTHVILLE
David James is a freelance musician based in southeast Michigan.
Discovering music by happenstance, the love was instant and perhaps overdue. David had begun playing saxophone in elementary school but hadn’t discovered it was his passion until he picked up the guitar. With limited resources, he used any combination of available tools to begin writing.
With a secondhand guitar and windows 95 microphone, he’d record a minute soundbite, and play it back through the speakers. With quick hands and multiple windows, he was able to begin recording and layering the music that fascinated him. Once he’d developed an understanding of the vernacular of classic rock that enraptured him as a teenager, he immediately sought out the inner workings of various genres.
His original music fuses the classic beauty of Motown and Jazz with the energy and aesthetics of contemporary dance music. He has played shows at multiple venues including St. Andrews Hall, The Magic Stick, Arts Beats and Eats, Little Caesar’s Arena, and more!
SOULFUL POP DUO
SATURDAY | 2:30PM - 3:30PM | MAIN STREET, DOWNTOWN NORTHVILLE
Barelyon is what happens when the Big Apple meets the Motor City.
A champion and an underdog rolled into one. A ton of hustle and zero ounces of quit. Stylistically, raw, soulful, pop rock with influences from Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra, The White Stripes, John Mayer, and other artists known for embracing the history of music while molding it into something new.
Originally from NYC and Detroit respectively, Barelyon is a collaboration between Leona CW and Brion RGB (Riborn) –and often other groovy music people at live shows– creating music with a focus on duets and harmonies. Almost every song provides an intimate interaction between singers that offers a unique blend of harmony and soul.
As full-time musicians with no “day job”, Barelyon currently plays about 286 shows a year across local, regional, national and international locations, performing most of their original music at festivals and concerts, with a splash of cover hits to energize the crowd at each performance.
There is no lead. Barelyon is a duo. Barelyon is a band. Barelyon is.
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