Music, food, and drink are three of the things that make Outside Lands so special… so why not combine them all? The GastroMagic Culinary Stage is the place to go for anyone seeking outrageous, hilarious and undeniably delicious entertainment.
Located in Lindley Meadow, the GastroMagic Culinary Stage features three days of one-of-a-kind culinary, musical and comedic pairings, featuring fan faves Roy Choi, Tom Colicchio, Daniela Soto-Innes, Ludo Lefebvre and more!
Roy Choi, best friend of the Gastro stage, will be joined by musician, songwriter, actor and sometimes model - Dominic Fike. Boom Boom! These two together on stage just might, maybe, make the best damn "chicken tenders" ever?!
Chef Nyesha Arrington blends community, culture, and bold flavors into her dishes. Paired on the Gastro Culinary stage with Kali Uchis - these two dynamic women will surely be caliente!
Famous "roaster", yet self proclaimed terrible cook Natasha Leggero will join her chef bestie and co-host of "Rat in the Kitchen", chef Ludo Lefebvre. No sabotage will happen here, while Ludo will put Natasha's tastebuds to the test!
Phil Rosenthal has been on a mission of enjoying good eats around the globe. He'll be joined on the Gastro stage with daughter Lily and SF based tiktok phenom Salt Hank. Hank will be cooking up some of his mouth-watering sandwiches! Maybe a lucky few will get a bite?
New Orleans bounce legend, Katey Red will be back to hype the crowd for SF's favorite beignets from Brenda's French Soul Food. Get ready to twerk your way through powdered sugar!
Ravi Kapur enlightens the bay area with his heritage dishes and delights our soul through our tastebuds. He'll take PawPaw Rod along for the journey, sharing notes from his birthplace of Hawaii. Aloha!
Andrew Rea, otherwise known as Babish, will take center stage with the hyperpop duo, 100 Gecs. Frome memes to tiktoks these three have mastered the digital world to amass cult followings. There might even be some Doritos or Fritos for the audience?!
Tom Colicchio is the chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality, which includes New York’s Craft and Temple Court; Craft Los Angeles; Las Vegas’ Heritage Steak and Craftsteak; and Small Batch in Garden City, NY.
Tom is the head judge and executive producer of the Emmy-winning Bravo hit series, Top Chef. He is a frequent contributor on MSNBC and is the host of the iHeart Radio podcast, Citizen Chef. When not in the kitchen, Tom can be found tending his North Fork Long Island garden, fishing, or playing guitar.
Roy Choi was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Los Angeles, California. Roy is known as one of the architects of the modern food truck movement through Kogi BBQ by merging food and social media with community and honoring the street food culture that laid the path before him. He is the host of the civic-minded Emmy Award winning series ‘Broken Bread’ on KCET/Tastemade, which in 2020 won him a James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Host in a television series. On a global scale, Roy is co-host in the full blown Netflix cooking series 'The Chef Show' with Jon Favreau. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.
Raised between Virginia and Colombia, Grammy-winning and Latin Grammy-nominated artist Kali Uchis rose to prominence with her project Por Vida in 2015. Uchis’ 2018 debut album, Isolation, received widespread critical acclaim and was featured on Best Of lists in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, Vulture and many more. Uchis has collaborated and shared stages with Gorillaz, Jorja Smith, Juanes, Diplo, Major Lazer, Tyler, The Creator, Daniel Caesar, Bootsy Collins, Snoop Dogg, Kaytranada, Leon Bridges and more and has toured the world over, with much-lauded sets headlining Tropicalia and at Coachella, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza and many others.
The attention on Dominic Fike has steadily grown since the release of his EP Don't Forget About Me, Demos via Columbia Records in 2018. From that initial release, he's continued to rise as one of his generation's most enigmatic pop stars, touring the world on his sold out Rain or Shine tour, releasing his debut album What Could Possibly Go Wrong and most recently starring as Elliot, a breakout star in the second season of HBO's hit series Euphoria.
Born Terrence Thornton, Pusha T emerged in the fertile hip-hop scene centered in Virginia Beach, not far from where he grew up in Norfolk. In 1992, he and his brother Malice formed the much revered, platinum selling rap duo the Clipse. Pusha signed to G.O.O.D. Music in 2010 and was named its president in 2015. Both his 2014 solo debut MY NAME IS MY NAME and 2015's KING PUSH: DARKEST BEFORE DAWN arrived to widespread critical acclaim and broke into the Top 5 on Billboard's Hip-Hop albums charts. PUSHA-T’s new album It’s Almost Dry is the follow-up to the Grammy-nominated, critically acclaimed, #1 album Daytona.
Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian. You can currently see Natasha on TBS hosting the wildly popular competition cooking show RAT IN THE KITCHEN alongside Celebrity Chef Ludo Lefebvre. She recently appeared in BROKE on CBS opposite Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette, and hosts a very successful podcast THE ENDLESS HONEYMOON PODCAST with her husband and fellow comedian Moshe Kasher. Natasha is currently working on a book THE WORLD DESERVES MY CHILDREN that will be released in November 2022.
Inspired by the drool-worthy and outlandish meals we see on TV shows, movies and even video games, the Babish Culinary Universe brings the food we see on our screens to life. Chef and personality Andrew Rea shows how to make both the basics and the unconventional meals that seem impossible (and sometimes inedible). Mixing up education and experimentation in the kitchen with his love for film, television, and everything pop culture, Babish whips up meals that bring out the curiosity of technical chefs, entertainment junkies, and everyone in between. In addition to his YouTube channel with over 9 million subscribers, Rea is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author, and Streamy Award winner.
Daniela Soto-Innes has always been surrounded by strong women who love cooking. Her culinary passion was ignited as a young girl exploring the food scene in her native Mexico City and continued to grow while participating in after-school cooking classes starting at the age of five.
After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Daniela moved to New York City to open Cosme as the Executive Chef. She quickly garnered praise as one of the city’s top chefs and was named the James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year.
Phil Rosenthal is the award-winning creator, executive producer, writer, and host of “Somebody Feel Phil,” Netflix’s most popular food and travel show, which recently premiered its fifth season in May 2022. This Emmy-nominated unscripted documentary series, which combines his love of food and travel with his unique brand of humor, has enjoyed over 24 million viewers in 190 countries, and has become must-see TV for foodies, restaurateurs, travelers, and armchair enthusiasts all over the world.
In 1996 Chef Ludo Lefebvre came to Los Angeles from the best kitchens in France, learning under some of best chefs in the country; Marc Meneau, Alain Passard, Pierre Gagnaire and Guy Martin. Ludo quickly made a name for himself in the American culinary world, helming the kitchens of Mobil 5-star restaurants L'Orangerie and Bastide. Next he led the global phenomenon of the "pop-up" restaurant as a legitimate business model with his multi-city touring restaurant, LudoBites. In 2019 Ludo earned his first Michelin star at Trois Mec in Los Angeles.
Nyesha Arrington has been in love with the kitchen since she was just a little girl cooking from the age of five alongside her Korean grandmother. Born in Southern California to a multi-cultural family, she was introduced early on to diverse foods such as bulgogi, octopus, and homemade kimchi. These first stages of culinary experiences definitively shaped her palate and her ideas. By integrating flavors and techniques from around the world, Nyesha has been able to create a style that is both personal and unparalleled.
100 gecs is a duo between Laura Les and Dylan Brady. Scavenging scraps of musical influences and welding them into dangerous machines, they destroy the competition with their army of lethal bangers. Critically heralded as “very good” and “music”, their ambition knows no bounds.
Lily Rosenthal is a true multi-hyphenate, being an actor, producer, host, content creator, food expert, and philanthropist. As a budding actor, she most recently appeared on Amazon Prime's Goliath, and FX's Better Things, as well as starring in the independent film Rushed. While her natural calling is to acting, Lily may be best known today for her work in the food space.
Henry Laporte, aka Salt Hank, is a self-taught chef known for his extravagant sandwich videos and gourmet salt blends. He broke through on Tik Tok in 2021 with his signature ASMR cooking style and has since been featured on Access Hollywood, Tamron Hall, Food Network and more. Henry cooks indulgent, guilty pleasure recipes that are commonly fried and loaded with sauce, cheese, and pickled vegetables.
Ravi was born in Hawaii to his Hawaiian-Chinese Mother. The flavors of his diversity and upbringing in Hawaii have cultivated his palate, a treasure he draws from to create his unique and delicious food.
In 2010 Ravi became Executive Chef/Partner of Prospect Restaurant and received 4.5 stars from The SF Chronicle. Liholiho Yacht Club opened in 2015 and was dubbed by The Chronicle as redefining California Cuisine. Ravi became a Food and Wine Magazine’s Best Chef’ and was nominated for Best New Restaurant by James Beard.
Chef Brenda grew up on the West bank of New Orleans, Louisiana. As a girl she spent much of her time trapping crawfish in the canals behind her house, crabbing in nearby Lafitte, picking wild blackberries, gathering pecans and fishing on the local bayous and along the Gulf Coast on her family’s boat. Brenda was not only fortunate to have access to the rich abundance of local seafood and produce, but also the diverse styles of cuisine embodied by her Sicilian, French and Filipino ascendants.
Katey Red the Original Queen of Bounce is a M.C. and Drag Queen from New Orleans, Louisiana. Katey is known for being the first transgender rapper to have hit songs signing to Take Fo’ Records on the advice of DJ Jubilee in 1999. Katey is credited with creating the sissy bounce genre which has spawned hits for Big Freedia, Diplo, and re-popularized Twerking. Katey’s unique high energy shows and diva siren call have thrilled audiences from bounce clubs in New Orleans and the Congo Square Stage at Jazzfest to Yale University, Paris, SXSW and Bonnaroo. When Katey is in the Bay Area her first stop is Brenda’s for some Beignets.
PawPaw Rod is a rapper and singer born in Hawaii and raised in the state of Oklahoma. His passion for writing found him at a young age as he traveled all over the world as a military brat. “HIT EM WHERE IT HURTS” is his debut single, an effortlessly cool blend of rap, 60s soul, and house was released on Godmode, the label that brought you Channel Tres and Yaeji. His debut EP, “A PawPaw Rod EP” dropped at the end of 2021 and has amassed over 38 million streams on Spotify.