It is a new day at The American Restaurant in Kansas City. Debbie Gold, the former executive chef, has left (to open a new restaurant, The Red Door Grill), and Michael Corvino, formerly the executive sous chef at The Mansion on Turtle Creek, has come.
When he arrived last month, one of the first orders of business for Corvino, as executive chef, was to begin the process of organizing the annual Friends of James Beard Foundation dinner, which has become a longstanding tradition at The American Restaurant. It has been an honor for me to have been asked to help organize this dinner in the past. And it is an honor for me to be asked to participate again this year.
Today, the last guest chef confirmed his participation. So, I’m pleased to announce the final roster of chefs for this year’s Friends of James Beard Foundation dinner at The American Restaurant. Please save the date.
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The annual Friends of James Beard Foundation dinner at The American Restaurant has welcomed some of the finest chefs in the country to Kansas City. I’m please to say that it does so again this year.
The following chefs will be cooking at this year’s Friends of James Beard Foundation dinner, which will take place on Sunday, November 10. (Please call The American Restaurant at 816-545-8001 to make your reservation.)
(St. Regis Bal Harbour; Bal Harbour, Florida)
(Aubergine at l’Auberge Carmel; Carmel-By-The-Sea, California)
(The American Restaurant; Kansas City, Missouri)
(The Mansion on Turtle Creek; Dallas, Texas)
(commis and Hawker Fare, both in Oakland, California)
(VOLT in Frederick, Maryland and Range in Bethesda, Maryland)
You can read about the last two 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: Joshua Skenes and Paul Qui at line-up at the 2012 Friends of James Beard Foundation dinner; Michael Cimarusti and Joshua Skenes.