TASTE
Kansas City
Sep 30-Oct 1, 2017

Events

Join Us for a Night of Culinary Stars!
An Exclusive Dining Event
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation
Friday, September 30, 2016
6:00pm Cocktail and Tasting Reception
7:30pm Dinner

Hilton President-Kansas City
1329 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64105

Cocktail Attire
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Featuring a menu created by
Gavin Kaysen
Taste America All-Star
James Beard Award Winner
Gavin Kaysen
Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis
Colby Garrelts
Local Star
James Beard Award Winner
Colby Garrelts
Bluestem, Kansas City, MO
Nick Wesemann
Pastry Chef
Nick Wesemann
The American Restaurant,
Kansas City, MO
Alejandro Diaz
Host Chef
Alejandro Diaz
Hilton-President-Kansas City,
Kansas City, MO
Tanna Guthrie
Guest Emcee
Tanna Guthrie
CEO, Tanna Guthrie Auctions
Lindsay Shivley
Guest Emcee
Lindsay Shivley
Morning Anchor and Reporter, KSHB NBC Kansas City
Reception will feature tastings by
 Michael Corvino
Michael Corvino
Corvino Supper Club and Tasting Room, Kansas City, MO
Debbie Gold
James Beard Award Winner
Debbie Gold
Kansas City, MO
Howard Hanna
Howard Hanna
The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange, Kansas City, MO
Renee Kelly
Renee Kelly
Renee Kelly’s Harvest, Shawnee Mission, KS
Michael Smith
James Beard Award Winner
Michael Smith
Michael Smith Restaurant and Extra Virgin, Kansas City, MO
Joe West
Joe West
Stock Hill, Kansas City, MO

Co-Chairs
Danny O’Neil, CEO, The Roasterie
Steven Pauwels, Boulevard Brewmaster, Boulevard Brewing Co.
Stacie Prosser, Market President and Publisher, Kansas City Business Journal
Jake Reid, President, Sporting Kansas City MLS

The evening begins with a tasting reception featuring an exciting lineup of Kansas City’s finest chefs. Then you’ll enjoy a unique four-course seated dinner designed by All-Star Gavin Kaysen, Local Star Colby Garrelts, Pastry Chef Nick Wesemann, and Host Chef Alejandro Diaz. We're bringing these culinary greats together for an unforgettable, one-night-only dining experience.

Click here for tickets! For more information on events or local sponsorship in Kansas City, please contact Kelsey Leaverenz at kelsey@varsitycommunications.com or 425.412.7070 x 113.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Scholarship Fund. From April 1 through May 15, 2017, local culinary students are invited to apply through jamesbeard.org.

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Sur La Table

Join us for a day of FREE culinary events!
Saturday, October 1, 2016
10:00am-3:00pm
Sur La Table
Country Club Plaza
430 Nichols Road
Kansas City, MO 64112

Cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings, tastings, and fun for the whole family.

Schedule of events:

JBF Award Winner Gavin Kaysen<br> Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis
10:00 am
Cooking Demonstration
JBF Award Winner Gavin Kaysen
Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis
Smithfield <br>smithfield.com
10:30 am
Prime Pork Tasting
Smithfield
smithfield.com
JBF Award Winner Debbie Gold<br> Kansas City, MO
12:00 pm
Cooking Demonstration
JBF Award Winner Debbie Gold
Kansas City, MO

Kitchen space is limited for chef demonstrations. Please click here to RSVP and guarantee your seat (max 2 guests). For questions, please contact kelsey@varsitycommunications.com.


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