Monterey Jazz Festival Partners with AQUA TERRA Culinary for Premier Club Food Experience at 57th Monterey Jazz Festival, September 19-21

Monterey, Calif., July 9, 2014; Monterey Jazz Festival is pleased to announce that it will partner with AQUA TERRA Culinary for the Festival’s Premier Club during the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 19–21.

Voted the Best Caterer in Monterey County in 2014 by the Monterey County Weekly, AQUA TERRA Culinary specializes in using farm-to-table products that are responsibly sourced with an emphasis on seasonality, quality and minimizing environmental impact. Founded and led by chef and CEO Dory Ford, AQUA TERRA Culinary has been a Monterey Peninsula favorite caterer for weddings, corporate, and private events since 2010. Additionally, AQUA TERRA provides year-round food service for A Taste of Monterey Wine Market & Bistro in Cannery Row, and fully runs and operates the Pacific Grove Golf Link’s restaurant, Point Pinos Grill.

”Dory and his team at AQUA TERRA Culinary are an exceptional addition to the Monterey Jazz Festival experience,” said Chris Doss, Managing Director of Monterey Jazz Festival.  “Their values align with the Festival’s ‘green and healthy living’ ideals and I am sure that guests will find his food delicious.”

“We are very excited for the opportunity to partner with Monterey Jazz Festival, and bring a fresh customized culinary experience to the Premier Club and its patrons,” said AQUA TERRA’s Dory Ford. “We believe that bringing creative, inventive cuisine is the perfect complement to the energy and efforts put forth by the musicians and the Festival.”

The Premier Club has become the hospitality center for the Annual Monterey Jazz Festival. Guests enjoy a central Festival location to comfortably relax featuring complimentary dining and non-alcoholic beverages, a no-host “top-shelf” bar, closed-circuit Arena simulcasts and private restrooms. Arena or Grounds Ticket purchase is required.

Premier Club hospitality passes can be purchased online at or by calling 888.248.6499. Single-Day Premier Club hospitality passes are $65 for Friday, and $100 for Saturday or Sunday. Full Weekend Premier Club hospitality passes are $265.

The Festival features 500 artists, and more than 100 performances from iconic and emerging jazz artists on eight stages, spanning two days and three nights, accompanied by exhibits, presentations, educational events, and an array of international cuisine and shopping on the oak-studded 20 acres of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

About Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey Jazz Festival is dedicated to perpetuating the uniquely American form of music known as jazz by producing performances that celebrate the legacy and expand the boundaries of jazz; and by presenting year-round local, regional, national, and international jazz education programs. Monterey Jazz Festival is a nonprofit organization and has donated its proceeds to musical education since its inception in 1958.


For more information please contact:
Timothy Orr, Marketing Associate
Monterey Jazz Festival
Direct Line: 510.652.1122
Monterey Office: 831.373.3366


Marci Bracco Cain, Publicist

Monterey Jazz Festival Partners:
North Coast Brewing, Scheid Vineyards, Alaska Airlines, Yamaha
The Jazz Cruise
, Inns of Monterey, Macy’s, Hyatt Regency, Amoeba Music
.9FM, DownBeat, Jazziz, JazzTimes, KSBW/Central Coast ABC
Gallien-Krueger, Remo, Zildjian, Big Sur Land Trust, Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey-Salinas Transit
, Monterey Regional Airport
Monterey Jazz Festival also receives support for its Jazz Education Programs from Arts Council for Monterey County, AT&T Foundation, Community Foundation of Monterey County, DAddario Music Foundation, 1st Capital Bank, Harden Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, Quest Foundation, Rotary International, Upjohn California Fund, Surdna Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, and generous individual contributors.