We would like to invite you to save a space on your calendar for the gastronomic event of the season on September 28th featuring “Women Chefs of
Celebrating 20 Years of James Beard.”
The culinary extravaganza is crowned by a gala dinner featuring Beard Award winners including special guest chef extraordinaire Gale Gand, Executive Pastry Chef of Tru in Chicago; Traci des Jardins of Jardiniere, the 2007 winner; and Nancy Oakes of Boulevard. Fellow Award winners author-chef Joanne Weir and Cindy Pawlcyn of Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen will also headline the benefit on Friday, September 28th at St. Regis San Francisco.
The evening will be presided over by Joey Altman, local food luminary and host of KRON's Bay Cafe. Highlights will include special guest Susan Ungaro, the president of the James Beard Foundation toasting the chefs and dinner guests during a dessert reception featuring mouth-watering confections, wine pairings by women winemakers, and followed by a silent auction benefiting the James Beard Foundation.
The celebration will continue on Saturday, September 29th with an in-store Williams Sonoma Festival Day saluting founder Chuck Williams, at the flagship store. The Festival will include cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings, artisanal tastings and children’s activities.
addition to benefiting the James Beard Foundation, a portion of the
proceeds from the dinner will also be donated to the San Francisco Food
St. Regis Hotel, On the Terrace
, San Francisco
Reception at 6:30pm
Dinner at 7:30pm
Dessert Buffet at 9:30pm
Silent auction at 10:00pm
We hope to see you there!
Andrew Freeman and Kimberly Charles
For more details on “The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America™” please visit http://www.jbftasteamerica.com