Living in Half Moon Bay provides Susie Farber and Dale Schmidt with the freshest of ingredients from the sea as well as produce from the  farms. Their passion for food goes well beyond the ordinary into creating dishes that are full  of flavor and pleasing to the eye.  Their  diverse menu will include braised lamb shanks, filet mignon and seafood  to name just a few.  They  have been cooking and testing recipes for many years. Dale was born into a large Midwestern farm family where meals were the center of social activity.    Sunday suppers were always a social event with friends and extended family joining.  Starting at an early age he was delighted to participate in these major productions.  Now many years later he still has over 50 immediate family members in Northern California  congregating on a regular basis where he does a good bit of the cooking.  His passion has been enhanced by many classes- both “hands on” and demos.  Susie’s passion for cooking started in her 20’s  when she lived in both Japan and the Phillipines for several months at a time.  She has participated in numerous  cooking classes as well as teaching classes in her home.   The highlight of her experiences so far was being a sous chef in the back kitchen during a taping of Jaques Pepin’s “Essential Pepin” on local KQED television.  Susie is a watercolor artist and can be found with a brush in her hand when she is not cooking.  Susie and Dale are very excited to be bringing their favorite dishes to the Guest Chef Restaurant from June 5 – June 17.   They hope you’ll come join them for a delightful evening..


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  1. 5-10-2012

    Wow. I’ve tried their creations before and they are an awesome team. We are so lucky to have this available locally.
    Midge Flynn

  2. 5-25-2012

    need reservation for 7 (seven) may 30 at 7:30. thanks ma

    • 5-25-2012

      It’s in the book!

  3. 5-25-2012

    Looking forward to joining the event and making the restaurant debut of Susie & dale a success

  4. 6-26-2012

    Hi I would like a little clarification. Who will be the guest chef for the week of 7/2-7/16?? I am interested in making a reservation for a party of 5 but the drop down list only allows 4. Should I just write a comment here too to secure a table for 5 people?

    • 6-26-2012

      Hi Rosaline – We have had a bit of confusion about the next chef but it has now come into focus. We are going to be closed Tuesday the 3rd – through Friday the 6th for the 4th of July Hoiday. We will reopen on Saturday the 7th with Paul Skrentny (of Paul’s Paella) and Michael Boyd (of Scolaris in Alameda) cooking. I will have their menu up later today or fist thing tomorrow. I have seen the preview of it and it looks spectacular.

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