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Monday, November 21 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm
James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner at FestForums

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The James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour dinner series brings a taste of what happens at the James Beard House in New York City to more than 20 cities across the country each year. Our Santa Barbara dinner begins with a cocktail reception followed by a one-night-only, multi-course dinner (with wine pairings) featuring a diverse group of JBF Award winners such as Cat Cora and other celebrated chefs, and ending with a decadent dessert course and a Q&A session with the evening's chefs.

Please join us at 7pm on Monday, Nov. 21st, 2016 The Reagan Room, Fess Parker Resort, Santa Barbara, CA. Tickets are $230 each.


Chefs/Artists
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Cat Cora

Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, Author
As a prominent figure in the culinary community, Cat Cora made television history in 2005 when she became the first female Iron Chef on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. Since then, Cora has continued to evolve her craft to become an accomplished author, restaurateur, contributing editor, avid philanthropist and television host.   Cat Cora is the published author of three successful cookbooks and one children’s book and most... Read More →
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Christophe Émé

Celebrity Chef
Christophe Émé, executive chef and former owner of Ortolan Restaurant in LA, is making quite a mark on the French dining scene in Southern California. He’s a talented young chef who has cultivated his skills at some of the finest restaurants in the world.
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David LeFevre

Celebrity Chef
Chef David LeFevre, a native of Madison, Wisconsin, developed his passion for cooking as a child by helping his Mother in the kitchen. He says “I loved the food my mother made and realized that if I knew how to cook, I wouldn’t have to wait for someone else to cook for me.” Yet as a teen he set off on the Industrial Engineering track at the University of Wisconsin, temporarily forgoing his culinary pursuits. Of course it... Read More →
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Gilles Epié

Celebrity Chef
Chef Epié started working at the age of 14 and trained with Roger Jaloux the iconic chef restaurant Paul Bocuse and Alain Senderens. He continued his career alongside Jean-Pierre Coffe at La Ciboulette. After he traveled the world and learned its cuisine he returned to Paris to receive the Michelin Star in 1989 at the young age of 22 (he still holds the record for youngest... Read More →
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Kirk Delong

Celebrity Chef
Kirk DeLong has been named Executive Chef at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, located at 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard at East Beach. As a member of the Resort’s management team, Chef DeLong will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of food preparation and presentation throughout the Resort: including Rodney’s Steakhouse—a Zagat-award winning restaurant; Café Los Arcos—serving California... Read More →
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Ray Garcia

Celebrity Chef
As a native Angeleno, Garcia draws his culinary inspiration from the city’s rich culture, the wealth of Southern California produce, and classic training. Previously at the helm of Fig for six years, Garcia expresses his own, fully matured style, bright, bold, and ingredient-driven. “I didn’t choose food,” he explains. “It chose me.” After graduating from UCLA with degrees in political science and business... Read More →



Monday November 21, 2016 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Reagan Room

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