Hotel Emma Welcomes Celebrity Chef Tour Series for a Night of Fine Dining This Fall
Chef John Brand and Hotel Emma welcomes The James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner Series featuring dishes prepared by special guest chefs across the country.
The James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Series is headed south for Hotel Emma at the historic Pearl in San Antonio to serve up a night of fine dining on Sunday, October 28. Eight renowned chefs from around the country will showcase their culinary talents at the event, each featuring a signature dish.
“We are very excited and honored to host the first ever James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour dinner at Hotel Emma,” says Chef John Brand, culinary director at Hotel Emma. “I’m thrilled to be collaborating with such talented chefs from around the country for this culinary experience. We hope our guests and the San Antonio community will join us for this special evening.”
The night will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception hosted by Hotel Emma’s Chef John Brand followed by a dinner benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The dinner will feature dishes from special guests including Charleen Badman from FnB in Scottsdale, Arizona; Rick Lopez from La Condesa in Austin, Texas; Michael Scelfo from Waypoint, Alden & Harlow in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Steven Redzikowski from Oak in Boulder, Colorado, and Acorn in Denver; Daven Wardynski from Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Florida; and hometown chefs Tim McDiarmid from Tim The Girl and Steve McHugh from Cured.
Dinner and dessert will be followed by a Q&A session with the evening’s chefs.
Tickets for the dinner are on sale now at www.jamesbeard.org/events/
The James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour showcases tastes from the country’s top chefs in cities across the nation for an interactive culinary experience to remember. The event is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, US Bank, Whispering Angel Rosé, and La Panaderia Bread Company.
ABOUT HOTEL EMMA
Hotel Emma, a 146-room boutique hotel on the Northern banks of the San Antonio River, invites guests to experience San Antonio as if a guest in the well-appointed home of interesting friends. With distinct design features in all guest rooms, seventh-floor suites featuring private terraces, two stories, and unique amenities throughout, Hotel Emma proposes a history-rich and wholly unique view of South Texas. Hotel Emma adds to the Pearl culinary experience with three distinct offerings: Supper, an American Eatery; Sternewirth Bar and Club Room; and Larder Fine Groceries and Foods
About the James Beard Foundation (JBF)
Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation celebrates, nurtures, and honors America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful, and delicious food. Today JBF continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. In September of 2012, JBF launched the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Protocol and helped create the American Chef Corps as a way to champion American chefs abroad, promote American food products, and foster an interest in American culinary culture and history through international programs and initiatives.
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