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Friday, October 6, 2017

James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Hits Cleveland This Fall

Posted By on Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 1:16 PM

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A handful of elite Ohio chefs have been selected to cook for the James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour coming to Cleveland Nov. 1. And anyone can be a part of the event.

The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception at Bar 32 at Hilton Cleveland Downtown, followed by a multi-course meal at the Burnham Restaurant, also at the hotel.

The tour stop, hosted by Hilton's Executive Chef Maxime Kien and Pastry Chef Justine James, also includes six other Ohio chefs, mostly hailing from Cleveland:
-Dante Boccuzzi (Dante)
-Bill Glover (Hilton Columbus Downtown)
-Vishwatej Nath (Urban Farmer/Westin Downtown)
-Jamie Simpson (The Culinary Vegetable Institute, Milan, Ohio)
-Rocco Whalen (Fahrenheit, Rosie & Rocco's, Rocco's at the Q)
-Pastry Chef Emily Marine (Spice Headquarters)

The menu, which will feature an item from each chef, includes King crab, halibut and even candy apples. And don't worry, plan on multiple opportunities to mingle with the chefs, chosen by the James Beard Foundation for their talent and notoriety, throughout the evening.

Head here for tickets, which are $180 general admission and benefit the Beard Foundation.

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