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Next Week: Pride of Kentucky + Texas 'Cue

JBF Editors

September 06, 2018


Photo: Clay Williams

Here's what's coming up next week at the James Beard House and beyond.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Pride of Kentucky

Multiple James Beard Award nominee Edward Lee may be best known for his celebrated restaurants, but the Top Chef alum is also focused on increasing diversity in the industry as a founder of the Let’s Empower Employment (LEE) Initiative. For this extraordinary Beard House dinner, Lee will collaborate with a cadre of five vibrant chef-mentees to showcase the future of Kentucky cuisine.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

JBF Celebrity Chef Tour: Calabasas, CA

For more information, please contact Jeff Black at 720.201.1853 or

Aims to Please

After studying graphic design, embarking on a whirlwind learning tour of avant-garde Danish kitchens, and running a wildly successful pop-up dinner series, chef Ryan Santos opened one of the hottest new restaurants in Cincinnati: Please. There, Santos develops complex flavors in an elegant, visually striking style that celebrates seasonality.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Texas 'Cue

Once a small outpost attached to Roy Hutchin’s home, family-owned-and-operated Hutchins BBQ now boasts two bustling joints and a catering arm in the Dallas area. Get a taste of the sizzling meats and classic sides that have made Hutchins a household name when second-generation pitmaster Tracy Hutchins brings the family’s 40-year-old traditions to the Beard House.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Quest for Koji

This all-star squad of curious chefs, intrepid experimenters, and fearless food scientists from Boston and beyond will converge on the Beard House kitchen to explore the mysterious world of koji, the treasured Japanese rice mold responsible for miso, soy sauce, and other fermented favorites. Join them for a taste of the next wave of American gastronomy and all that these spunky spores have to offer.