Tennis fans and foodies alike are set for another unforgettable Taste of Tennis experience next week in Indian Wells, as the "must attend" annual event is set to return to Tennis Paradise.for 2024.

This year's event, which will be held on March 4 at the Hyatt Indian Wells Resort & Spa, will be hosted by Tennis Channel commentator and former ATP doubles player Nick Monroe with special appearances by players including Paula Badosa, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Zheng Qinwen, Alexander Zverev, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, J.J. Wolf, Emma Navarro and Alycia Parks.

2024's headlining chef is Angelo Sosa, who is debuting two new restaurants, Tia Carmen and Carmocha, at the resort this spring. With more than 25 years in the industry, Sosa was a fan favorite when he competed on Bravo's "Top Chef," and he'll be joined by 19 other chefs who'll be offering attendees tastings of some of their signature cuisines from their various restaurants. While savoring delicious food and signature cocktails, guests will be able to groove to music by DJ Danny Castillo and musician Jared Harper.

The Taste of Tennis Indian Wells event will also feature a live art installation by international artist, muralist and award-winning filmmaker, Tysen Knight. Knight is a local to the Palm Springs area, having twice been named "Best Local Visual Artist" by CV Independent readers, and this year, was the grand marshal of the Palm Springs Annual Black History Month Parade and Town Fair. Knight will finish a mural he's currently painting live on site with the help of players in attendance.


The other 19 chefs whose cuisine will be on offer at the event include:

  • Omar Salinas (Hyatt Indian Wells Resort & Spa)
  • Nestor Ruiz (RD RNNR)
  • Andie Hubka (Cork & Fork)
  • Brandon Weimer (Brandini Toffee)
  • Eric Stenberg (VUE Grill and Bar)
  • Jon Butler (Kiki's // The Penney)
  • Claudio Marfia (Il Corso)
  • Eric Theiss and Dominique Valenzuela (JW Marriott Palm Desert Springs // Rockwood Grill)
  • Hervé Glin (PGA West Golf and Resorts)
  • Trilby Tatro (Wildest Restaurant + Bar)
  • Daniel Rodriguez (King's Highway)
  • Samantha Ward (Exquisite Desserts)
  • Jonathan Ungo (BaBaLoo Lounge)
  • Erik Dandee (Chi Chi at the Avalon)
  • Richard Crespin (4 Saints // Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs)
  • James Nellis (DSRT CLUB)
  • JC Marquez (Melissa's Produce)
  • Tom Allen (Gelato Granucci)

After events in Indian Wells, Miami, London, Washington, D.C. and New York in 2023, Taste of Tennis is already on the books for Miami (March 18) and New York (Aug. 22) in 2024. Alex de Minuar is already confirmed to participate at the Miami event, which will be held on March 18.