save the date: kansas city…

Justin Cogley and Bryan Voltaggio

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This year marks the sixteenth annual Friends of James Beard Foundation dinner at The American Restaurant in Kansas City, the longest-running fundraising dinner for the foundation in the country.  Over the past decade and a half, this event has brought some of America’s most respected chefs to my hometown to raise money for the James Beard Foundation, including Jean-Louis Palladin, Tom Colicchio, and Takashi Yagihashi in its earlier years, and, more recently, Christopher Kostow, Paul Qui, Joshua Skenes, Michael Cimarusti, Justin Cogley, Bryan Voltaggio, and John Shields.  The list is long, the roster has been impressive.

For the fifth year, I have been asked by the hosting chef – now, Michael Corvino –  to help invite the guest chefs and participate in the event.  Having just finalized this year’s guest chefs list, I am pleased to share it with you now and to announce that this year’s Friends of James Beard Foundation dinner at The American Restaurant will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014.  Please save the date.

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Nearly 40 years.

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Each of the following chefs will present one course, paired with wine, at this year’s Friends of James Beard Foundation dinner at The American Restaurant.  I hope to see you there.  (Please call 816-545-8001 to make your reservation.  Dinner is $150 per person, all-inclusive.)

 

Michael Corvino 
(The American Restaurant; Kansas City, Missouri)

Brooks Headley
(Del Posto; New York, New York)

Matthew McCallister
(FT33; Dallas, Texas)

Anthony Sasso
(casa mono; New York, New York)

Michael Tusk
(Quince and Cotogna; both in San Francisco, California)

Justin Woodward
(Castagna; Portland, Oregon)

You can read about a couple of past Friends of the James Beard Foundation dinners at The American Restaurant on this blog:

Friends of James Beard Foundation Dinner 2011
Friends of James Beard Foundation Dinner 2012

Photos: Justin Cogley and Bryan Voltaggio at the 2013 Friends of James Beard Foundation dinner; Antonio Bachour’s petits fours plated and ready to go at the 2013 Friends of James Beard Foundation dinner.

~ by ulterior epicure on June 9, 2014.

One Response to “save the date: kansas city…”

  1. we are so there

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