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James Beard Foundation Benefit features 'Top Chef' Trio, Washington, D.C. November 11, 2009

Celebrity Chef Tour Brings Bravo's Top Chef  Season Five Trio to Cook at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel

Who:  Celebrity Chef Tour benefitting the James Beard Foundation

What: Multi-course dinner featuring Bravo's Top Chef Contestants Carla Hall, Fabio Viviani and CJ Jacobson

When: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 7pm

Where: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 20036

Cost: $170; to RSVP call  720-201-1853 or email jeff@celebritycheftour.com

Details: The Celebrity Chef Tour comes to D.C. for what promises to be a great night of food and drink. Join popular Top Chef contestants Carla Hall, Fabio Viviani and CJ
Jacobson as they collaborate and prepare their favorite seasonal dishes. Chefs will be available for a post dinner "talk back" to answer questions about the meal and about their current projects.

About the Celebrity Chef Tour benefiting the James Beard Foundation:

Since its inception in 2004, the Celebrity Chef Tour benefiting the James Beard Foundation has become a favorite event for both the chefs to participate in and guests to attend. The Celebrity Chef Tour brings James Beard Foundation Award winners and other celebrity chefs to private clubs, resorts, and other exclusive venues around the country for spectacular dining events. The tour was created to benefit the James Beard Foundation and to promote the culinary arts across America.

About the James Beard House and the James Beard Foundation:

James Beard is widely recognized as the father of American culinary arts. Throughout his life, he pursued and advocated the highest standards, and served as a mentor to emerging talents. The James Beard House is where Beard lived, taught, and welcomed friends and colleagues who shared his love for food. Shortly after he passed away, a group of friends sparked a drive to save his home and create a living memorial and a center for the culinary community. It has become what Founding President Peter Kump envisioned it could be, “a culinary place to see and taste the work of this country’s most talented chef’s, wine makers, cookbook authors, and teachers.” The James Beard House’s sister non-profit organization, the James Beard Foundation, whose mission is to “celebrate, preserve and nurture America’s culinary heritage and diversity in order to elevate the appreciation of our culinary excellence,” furthers Mr. Kump’s vision by providing scholarships and volunteer opportunities for aspiring culinary professionals, educating today’s youth on the importance of good food and essential nutrition.
 
For more information: http://www.jamesbeard.org
 
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