Eric Wolfinger, a 2004 graduate of Pomona College, will be returning to talk about his career as a chef, photographer and documentary filmmaker. He is perhaps best known for his photographs in Chad Robertson’s Tartine Bread (Chronicle Books, 2013), described in the New York Times as “the most beautiful bread book yet published” and nominated for a James Beard award. His photographs also appear in the cookbooks of several Michelin-starred chefs, including Hubert Keller, David Kinch, Corey Lee and Charles Phan.
Wolfinger recently started making documentary films, and he will be showing his new documentary, Dashi Journey, which follows Shinobu Namae, the Japanese chef/owner of a restaurant, with two Michelin stars, in Tokyo, as he visits both harvesters of high-quality kelp in northern Japan and producers of high-quality dried bonito flakes (katsuobushi) in southern Japan. He is continuing to work on a documentary on mezcal.
Wolfinger will talk about his career after leaving Pomona, first in the culinary arts, then photography, and now filmmaking.
- Pomona College
- Argue Auditorium, Millikan Laboratory
- 610 N. College Avenue