Randy Paragary to be Remembered at CA State Fair & Food Festival

SACRAMENTO — The California State Fair & Food Festival will honor the life and career of Randy Paragary of the Paragary Restaurant Group on Saturday, July 23, 2022, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, at Cal Expo, Building B.  

In honor of the late restaurant owner, the California’s Kitchen Cooking Theatre will host a parade of former Paragary restaurant chefs who will be preparing dishes while talking about the restaurant industry and sharing memories of working in a Paragary’s restaurants. Paragary’s widow, Stacy Paragary, and his two children will be in attendance for the event. 

“Randy Paragary has been a pioneer of the local restaurant and food scene since 1969,” said Rick Pickering, Cal Expo General Manager and CEO. “He has worn many hats: Saloonkeeper, Attorney, Restaurateur, Entrepreneur, Husband, Father, Community Board Member and Mentor. Randy will always hold a special place in all our hearts, and he will be remembered not only for one day but through eternity at Cal Expo.”  

In addition to his multitude of achievements in the culinary industry, Paragary was also a Member of the Cal Expo Board of Directors. 

Fair guests are invited to join in with Paragary’s colleagues and family to learn more about his life and career and share in honoring the memory of a giant of the Sacramento restaurant scene. 

About the California State Fair 
The California State Fair is an international award-winning fair, receiving top honors at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions out of more than 1,100 fairs world-wide. The California State Fair is dedicated as a place to celebrate the best the state has to offer in agriculture, technology and the diversity of its people, traditions and trends that shape the Golden State’s future. 


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