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Celebrity Chef Toby Tayeh to Head Food Preparation for the 2024 Isleton Crawdad Festival

Award-winning chef Toby Tayeh of Sharky’s Chicken & Fish has been named the head chef for the upcoming 2024 Isleton Crawdad Festival. Bringing his expertise in Cajun cuisine to this annual Delta tradition, Chef Tayeh will oversee the preparation of crawdads, jambalaya, gumbo, and other festival favorites. The festival is set to take place on June 15-16 in Isleton, California.

With 30 years of experience and a dedication to using quality ingredients from the region, Chef Tayeh is the perfect choice to showcase the best of Delta flavors at the Crawdad Festival. Festival Director Kailani Haro expressed enthusiasm about having Chef Tayeh lead the culinary program, highlighting his creativity and skill with Cajun cooking.

Chef Tayeh, the owner and Executive Chef of Sharky’s Chicken & Fish in Vallejo and Vacaville, CA, is a multiple culinary award winner. His authentic family recipes and locally-sourced catfish and crawdads have established Sharky’s as a Delta institution.

In a statement, Chef Tayeh shared his excitement about headlining the 2024 Isleton Crawdad Festival and creating an incredible culinary experience. With Chef Tayeh’s expertise and the addition of more food vending locations, festival organizers promise an even more delicious cuisine and faster service times this year.

The Isleton Crawdad Festival, with over thirty years of history, is known for celebrating the region’s culture with music, rides, craft vendors, and, of course, succulent boiled crawdads. As one of the top summer events in northern California, the festival aims to provide a memorable experience for attendees. Visit the official website for more details as the 2024 festival approaches.

Located in the heart of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, Isleton is a small town with a rich history. Known for its annual Crawdad Festival, the city draws visitors with its historic architecture and riverside charm. Despite economic challenges, Isleton remains a tight-knit community proud of its heritage as the “Little Paris of the Delta.”

Sharky’s Chicken & Fish, founded by Chef Toby Tayeh, has become a local favorite in northern California. Serving up crispy fried chicken, catfish, po’ boys, and Southern sides for over 25 years, Sharky’s is known for its authentic cuisine and friendly service. With two locations in Vallejo and Vacaville, Sharky’s continues to be a staple in the area.

For those looking to experience Chef Tayeh’s Cajun expertise and the culinary delights of the Isleton Crawdad Festival, mark your calendars for June 15-16, 2024. This year’s festival promises to be a celebration of Delta flavors and a showcase of the best of northern California’s summer events. Visit the official festival website for more information as the event date approaches.

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