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Victor Albisu, Del Campo

Victor Albisu, Del Campo

Featured: Thursday Private Dinner Series & Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction With more than a decade of experience in fine dining and upscale French, American and Latin American restaurants, Chef Victor Albisu is combining his culinary education with his Latin American heritage to bring a ... more
Sebastien Archambault, Blue Duck Tavern

Sebastien Archambault, Blue Duck Tavern

Featured: Thursday Private Dinner Series Park Hyatt Washington & Blue Duck Tavern Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault, is a French trained chef, who has worked under such luminaries as Alain Ducasse, Jean-Francois Rouquette and Guy Savoy. Fom 2000 to 2003, Sebastien worked in ... more
Blythe Beck

Blythe Beck

Chef Blythe Beck is known for bother her passion for food and passion for life. She is currently the Executive Chef and General Manager of MovieLounge in Fort Smith, Arkansas, former executive chef of acclaimed Central 214 in Dallas, and star of the Oxygen reality show, The Naughty Kitchen with ... more
Mercedes Campos Bockman, Customcakebites

Mercedes Campos Bockman, Customcakebites

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction At heart, Mercedes Campos Bockman is a business woman with over twenty years of experience.  She is the lover of anything food related, and now can confidently add to her resume: Self-taught baker. With a life-long dream of following in her ... more
Devin Bozkaya, Westend Bistro

Devin Bozkaya, Westend Bistro

Featured: Thursday Private Dinner Series Devin Bozkaya’s love for food developed at a young age while growing up in Turkey with his grandmother where every evening he watched her prepare intricate meals from scratch. After moving to the States at the age of eleven to live with his father ... more
Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions

Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski are the Chef/Owners of State Bird Provisions in San Francisco. Stuart attended of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York, where he graduated with top honors. He then began his cooking career ... more
R.J. Cooper, ROGUE 24

R.J. Cooper, ROGUE 24

CHEF RJ COOPER, a 2007 James Beard Foundation award winner for Best Chef (Mid-Atlantic) and Iron Chef competitor, draws inspiration from his 24 year tenure in the kitchen, ranging from cooking Southern food in Atlanta to working at Eric Ripert’s 3-star Michelin restaurant Le Bernardin in New ... more
Frederik De Pue, Menu MBK

Frederik De Pue, Menu MBK

 Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Executive Chef and Owner Frederik de Pue has emerged as a notable culinary talent, with an exceptional eye for detail and honest inspiration behind his food and menus. He translates his global culinary experiences into each dish he prepares, ... more
Francois Dionot, L'Academie de Cuisine

Francois Dionot, L'Academie de Cuisine

Featured: Saturday Seminars A native of Reims, France, Chef Dionot was educated at L'Ecole Hoteliere de la Societe Suisse de Hoteliers in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he earned a diploma in hotel and restaurant service, management and all phases of food preparation. Chef Dionot then worked in ... more
Graham Elliot, graham elliot bistro and Primary Food & Drink

Graham Elliot, graham elliot bistro and Primary Food & Drink

Graham Elliot is a critically acclaimed chef, restaurateur and television personality who also happens to be one of the most recognized faces cooking in America today. Growing up a Navy brat allowed Graham the opportunity to travel the world and all fifty states, sparking an intense interest ... more
Massimo Fabbri, Ristorante Tosca & Posto

Massimo Fabbri, Ristorante Tosca & Posto

Featured: Thursday Private Dinner Series Executive Chef Massimo Fabbri grew up in Monsummano Terme, 30 miles northwest of Florence, Italy.  As a boy, he aspired to be a chef, enrolling himself at the age of 14 at the hotel school at the Alberghiere F. Martini (famously located in nearby ... more
Michael Friedman, The Red Hen

Michael Friedman, The Red Hen

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Like many young chefs these days, Michael Friedman’s culinary career developed out of sheer happenstance. Hailing from Westfield, New Jersey, Friedman graduated from Boston University’s College of Communications before tackling his first ... more
Todd Gray, Equinox

Todd Gray, Equinox

Featured: Thursday Private Dinner Series Todd Gray is a Virginia native is renown for his inventive interpretations of American cuisine infused with the flavors of the Eastern Seaboard. Gray graduated with honors from the Culinary Institute of America. Upon graduation, he worked with a ... more
Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune

Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune

 Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction  Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef/owner of PRUNE which she opened in New York City’s East Village in October 1999.  PRUNE has been recognized in all major press, both nationally and internationally, and is regularly cited in the ... more
Brooks Headley, Del Posto

Brooks Headley, Del Posto

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Brooks Headley has been the Executive Pastry Chef of New York Times 4 Star restaurant Del Posto since March of 2008. He received the James Beard award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in May of 2013. Previously he spent time at Campanile in Los Angeles ... more
Jennifer Jasinski, Rioja, Bistro Vendôme, Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

Jennifer Jasinski, Rioja, Bistro Vendôme, Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction A James Beard Foundation award winner for Best Chef Southwest in 2013, Jasinski opened her first restaurant, Rioja, in Denver’s Historic Larimer Square to critical acclaim in 2004 featuring a menu inspired by Mediterranean ingredients and ... more
Agatha Kulaga, Ovenly

Agatha Kulaga, Ovenly

Agatha Kulaga founded Ovenly in September 2010, along with her business partner, Erin Patinkin. Ovenly is creative kitchen that adventurously explores culinary traditions. Together, Agatha and Erin create breakfast pastries, desserts, and bar snacks that thoughtfully meld salty and sweet with a ... more
L’Osage Caviar, Inc.

L’Osage Caviar, Inc.

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Osage Catfisheries Incorporated was founded in 1953 by Jim Kahrs and family, with Paddlefish production beginning in 1981 after the headlines about declining wild sturgeon populations in the Caspian Sea.  The parent company Osage Catfisheries, ... more
Anthony Lombardo, 1789 Restaurant

Anthony Lombardo, 1789 Restaurant

In August, 2011, Clyde’s Restaurant Group announced the appointment of Anthony Lombardo as Executive Chef for the historic 1789 Restaurant located in Georgetown.  A 2004 graduate of Culinary Institute of America in New York, Chef Lombardo took over the kitchen of this destination ... more
Franck Loquet, iCi Urban Bistro

Franck Loquet, iCi Urban Bistro

Featured: Thursday Private Dinner Series One of the most exclusive locations in the nation’s capital,Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square, is proud to announce Franck Loquet as its new Executive Chef.  Loquet boasts more than 15 years of culinary and managerial experience, and will ... more
Tiffany MacIsaac, Buzz Bakery

Tiffany MacIsaac, Buzz Bakery

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction As the Executive Pastry Chef at Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG), Tiffany MacIsaac is the guiding force behind Buzz Bakery’s desserts and baked goods. She also oversees the dessert programs at NRG’s collection of ... more
Shawn McClain, Sage Restaurant, Aria Resort & Casino

Shawn McClain, Sage Restaurant, Aria Resort & Casino

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction A native of San Diego, CA and a graduate of the School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College in Evanston, IL, McClain’s star rose quickly in the culinary world. McClain broke onto the national scene at Trio restaurant in Evanston, earning ... more
Wes Morton, Art and Soul

Wes Morton, Art and Soul

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Executive Chef Wes Morton is passionate about two things: food and family. Since joining Art and Soul in March 2011, Wes has used a devoted and dedicated approach to instill a new creativity in the restaurant by applying the discipline and techniques ... more
Patrice Olivon, L'Acacemie de Cuisine

Patrice Olivon, L'Acacemie de Cuisine

Featured: Saturday Seminars Born in Casablanca and raised in Provence, Patrice Olivon has been cooking for more than forty years.  His culinary style is inspired by the cuisines of North Africa and Southern France. Chef Patrice obtained his culinary degree from L’Ecole ... more
Javier Romero, Taberna del Alabardero Restaurant & Fine Catering

Javier Romero, Taberna del Alabardero Restaurant & Fine Catering

Featured: Saturday grand Tasting & Auction A visit to the Nation’s Capitol a few years ago made Chef Javier Romero realize one thing…he knew this was his next destined move. Javier was born and raised in Madrid, and was driven to cooking at the young age of 16. With his ... more
Jeffery Russell, Charlie Palmer Steak

Jeffery Russell, Charlie Palmer Steak

Featured: Wednesday Collectors Dinner Born and raised in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York, Chef Russell has always had a strong interest in agriculture and aquaculture. Frequenting nearby farms as a child, Jeff utilized his knowledge of local produce and proteins to develop his own ... more
Charmain Sithappah, The Seasoned Pot

Charmain Sithappah, The Seasoned Pot

Executive Chef Charmain Sithappah grew up in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Her love and passion of food and cooking began at an early age as she grew up in a restaurant environment, surrounded by chefs who specialized in authentic Zulu, Xhosa Malay, Afrikaans and Indian cuisines. Her fascination ... more
Jeff Tunks, DC Coast

Jeff Tunks, DC Coast

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction Chef Jeff Tunks is one of the best and brightest in the ever-growing constellation of great American chefs. There are few who possess as much confidence, extended experience, business acumen, and as deep a passion for simply prepared seasonal foods. ... more
Zac Young, David Burke Kitchen

Zac Young, David Burke Kitchen

 Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction It was in the wig department of the Radio City Rockettes that Chef Zac Young first realized his passion for baking.  Far more interested in making cookies than fluffing wigs, he enrolled in the pastry arts program at the Institute of ... more