The Beard House

Local chefs to prepare a “Central Florida inspired” dinner at The Beard House

A few of Central Florida’s finest and best-known culinarians will be preparing dinner at The Beard House in New York City on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.  The chef’s participating are Scott Copeland, Executive Chef at Antonio’s La Fiamma in Winter Park, Kevin Fonzo, Chef/Owner of K Restaurant in College Park, Jamie McFadden, Chef/Owner of Cuisiniers’ Catered Cuisine and Events in Winter Park, and Julie & James Petrakis, Chef/Owners of The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park.  The group will be preparing a “Central Florida Inspired” dinner, with a menu theme indicative of the region.

The Beard House benefits the James Beard Foundation, known for its exceptional workshops, classes, conferences, readings, and other experiences that educate students in the culinary field.  Scholarships are awarded to culinary students in financial need providing them the opportunity to pursue a career in the food and beverage industry.  The James Beard Foundation Awards, which takes place annually in New York City, has been referred to as “the Oscars of the food world, ” by Time magazine.  It’s a world renowned event that invites and celebrates the nation’s most prestigious culinary professionals –  chefs, food and beverage professionals, broadcast media, journalists, authors, restaurant architects and designers are all invited and honored.

For more information, visit JamesBeard.org.

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