At Napa Valley's 2018 BottleRock music festival, the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage was like a live Food Network
show meets Blue Man Group. Spectators were served up three days of in-your-face gastro-tainment with perfectly paired chef-and-celebrity shenanigans just begging to be Instagrammed.
Gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White and cake ace Duff Goldman showered the crowd with cotton candy snowballs. Top Chef
Michael Voltaggio ignited a giant flamethrower just a few feet from the front row (Luckily, he only blackened Jamaican jerk chicken and not audience members). Singer Michael Franti waded into a sea of people with shareables to spread the good food vibes. Nearly every act cannonballed T-shirts at fans with a high-powered air gun.
Sure, there were legit recipe recs and cooking tips (Giada De Laurentiis
gave solid knife advice to pop singer Halsey, "You control the knife; it doesn't control you!") But this year, the festival really amped up the antics. Picture your favorite food wizards (the stage often took on a magical cauldron vibe with nearly constant clouds of liquid nitrogen emanating from some frozen potion to beat the Napa heat) and their famous friends enjoying a kick-*ss kitchen party... in front of thousands of people. If you missed the fest this year or want to relive the best moments, see all the spontaneous snaps of BottleRock's gourmet guest list!