Letter from the President: A Recipe for a Delicious Weekend
Susan UngaroSusan Ungaro
September 08, 2014
What’s even better than dinner prepared by a nationally recognized, critically acclaimed chef? Dinner prepared by multiple chefs of that caliber, of course!
As I write this, we are gearing up to take the James Beard Foundation on the road for our second annual national epicurean tour, Taste America® presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred® Visa Signature. This year, we’re making stops in ten cities, where we’ll be joined by our Taste America All-Stars, a select group of some of the country’s most talked about
chefs, led by this year’s honorary All-Star Chef, Daniel Boulud. (See below for cities, dates, and All-Stars).
What makes this year’s Taste America so special is that we are pairing these All-Stars with local award-winning chefs from each city to create unique one-night-only dinners that people will be talking about long after they’ve finished dessert.
But the fun won’t stop there. Many of our Taste America chefs will also be with us for our day of public programs at local Sur La Table stores, which will include free cooking demonstrations and tastings from local artisanal vendors. We can’t wait to bring America’s finest chefs, artisans, and food enthusiasts together to celebrate excellence in American cuisine through these special dinners and demonstrations. I hope you’ll join us!
2014 JBF Taste America Dates and Cities
September 12 and 13 / Atlanta
Featuring All-Star Barbara Lynch and Local Star Anne Quatrano
September 12 and 13 / Phoenix
Featuring All-Star Sherry Yard and Local Star Kevin Binkley
September 26 and 27 / Dallas
Featuring All-Star Patrick O’Connell and Local Star Stephan Pyles
September 26 and 27 / Seattle
Featuring All-Star Marc Murphy and Local Star Tom Douglas
October 10 and 11 / Los Angeles
Featuring All-Star Aarón Sánchez and Local Star Nancy Silverton
October 10 and 11 / New York City
Featuring All-Star Daniel Boulud and Local Star April Bloomfield
October 17 and 18 / Chicago
Featuring All-Star Grant Achatz and Visiting Chef Sean Brock
October 17 and 18 / Washington, D.C.
Featuring All-Star Charles Phan and Local Star Vikram Sunderam
October 24 and 25 / Boston
Featuring All-Star Ludo Lefebvre and Local Star Jamie Bissonnette
October 24 and 25 / San Francisco
Featuring All-Star Paul Qui and Local Star Michael Mina