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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.

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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

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