On Saturday, October 13, the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour series travels to Las Vegas. Featuring seven renowned chefs, the dinner will bring a taste of the historic, New York–based James Beard House experience to Las Vegas’ Luxor Hotel and Casino for a meal that diners won’t soon forget (Pictured: Chef Larry Forgione of The Foley Food & Wine Society, Healdsburg, CA).
Following the dinner guests will have a unique opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with the participating chefs.
“Hosting the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour at Luxor is an honor,” said Luxor vice president of food and beverage, Bill Miller. “Each chef has a unique perspective and background in the food and restaurant world and this event provides an exciting platform for them to share their culinary genius and talent with the Las Vegas community.”
The evening will kick off at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception hosted by Luxor executive chef Justin Frederickson, followed by a dinner featuring dishes curated by a lineup of noteworthy chefs including Larry Forgione* (The Foley Food & Wine Society, Healdsburg, CA), Andrew Friedman (author, NYC), Mary Sue Milliken* (Border Grill, Los Angeles and Las Vegas; and 2018 James Beard Foundation Women in Culinary Leadership mentor), Nancy Silverton* (Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles and Newport Beach, CA; Mozza2Go and Chi Spacca***, Los Angeles), Jimmy Schmidt* (FoodShed Exchange, Detroit), and cookbook author and restaurateur Jeremiah Tower*.
Tickets for the dinner may be purchased at jamesbeard.org/events/las-vegas-3. Tickets are $200 for James Beard Foundation members and the general public, $160 for U.S. Bank FlexPerks Rewards cardholders, and $140 for U.S. Bank Reserve Visa Infinite cardholders. Proceeds from the event will benefit the James Beard Foundation and its mission to make America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. Special thanks to Celebrity Chef Tour premier partner U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve for its generous support.
* James Beard Award winner – *** James Beard Award semifinalist