The Taste America All-Stars are an expert panel of culinary celebrities, helping us to raise awareness of the James Beard Foundation's mission to celebrate nurture, and honor America's diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. All-Stars will create a unique dinner in each city, and make appearances at Sur La Table stores for free cooking demonstrations.
HONORARY ALL-STAR CHEF
New York City / October 10-11
"I’m looking forward to Bâtard, Drew Nieporent's new project."
Atlanta / September 12-13
"I'm dying to try local peaches, boiled peanuts, red rice, and scuppernong grapes in Atlanta."
Phoenix / September 12-13
"In Phoenix, I can't wait to try Chris Bianco's Pizzeria Bianco and Kevin Binkley's Bink's Midtown."
Seattle / September 26-27
"I'm excited to eat sushi in Seattle; I've heard Shiro's is at the top of the list."
Dallas / September 26-27
"I'll be bringing back chile powder and tequila in my suitcase from Dallas."
Chicago / October 17-18
"I'd like to eat at the soon-to-open restaurant from Paul Kahan in Chicago."
Washington, D.C. / October 17-18
"I'm hoping to grab ramen at Daikaya when I visit our nation's capital."
Boston / October 24-25
"I would need a fish tank to carry back all the live lobsters from Boston that I want."