Chefs & Champagne® New York to Honor Martha Stewart at Wölffer Estate Vineyard

Media Alert

For Saturday, July 24, 2010

Contact: Heather Caufield or Alison Goldstein

212.255.8455/ Heather@rosengrouppr.com / Alison@rosengrouppr.com

The James Beard Foundation’s Chefs & Champagne® New York

Honoring Martha Stewart

What: The James Beard Foundation will honor multiple James Beard Award-winner Martha Stewart at Chefs & Champagne® New York, the Foundation’s annual summer fundraiser at Wölffer Estate Vineyard. This sumptuous tasting party features flowing Champagnes, the wines of Wölffer Estate Vineyard, beers from Stella Artois and culinary offerings from a select group of more than 30 fine chefs, many from JBF Award-winning restaurants. The 2010 recipient of the Christian Wölffer Scholarship for wine and food studies will also be announced.

When: Saturday, July 24, 2010

VIP Reception with Silent Auction Preview:

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Chefs & Champagne® New York Main Event:

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Wölffer Estate Vineyard

139 Sagg Road

Sagaponack, NY 11962

Guest of Honor: Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Why:  Chefs & Champagne® New York is considered the East End’s premiere culinary event.  Funds raised at the event will help to support the James Beard Foundation’s mission and programs. A silent auction consisting of fine dining experiences, wines and spirits, cookware and culinary travel packages will also raise funds for the non-profit James Beard Foundation.

Reservations: VIP Premium Admission: $350 for JBF Members and Non-members. VIP tables of 10: $3,000.  The VIP experience includes exclusive one hour access to all tastings, reserved table seating, silent auction preview, VIP gift bag; invitation to VIP After-Party presented by Citarella.

General Admission: JBF Members $195, Non-members $250. General admission includes: all tastings, silent auction bidding opportunities and gift bag.

For reservations and more information, please contact the James Beard Foundation at (212) 627-2308 or visit www.jamesbeard.org/chefsandchampagne.

Chefs:   Wolfgang Ban and Eduard Frauneder, Seäsonal Restaurant and Weinbar, NYC; Nicolas Cantrel, Bistro Bagatelle, NYC; Dale Carty, Tasty’s, Anguilla, British West Indies; Maneet Chauhan, At Vermilion, NYC; Jeremy Culver, Fulton, NYC; Josh DeChellis, La Fonda Del Sol, NYC;  Pastry Chef Karen DeMasco**, Locanda Verde, NYC; Todd English**, Tuscany at the Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT; George Faison** and Marc John Sarrazin, DeBragga.com, NYC;  David Felton; Ninety Acres at Natirer, Peapack-Gladstone, NJ; Wesley Genovart, Degustation, NYC; Pastry Chef Mark Gerlach, Nick & Toni’s, East Hampton, NY; Pastry Chef Jennifer Giblin, Blue Smoke, NYC; Michael Ginor**, Lola, Great Neck, NY; Robbin Haas, Gulf Coast Kitchen at The Montauk Yacht Club, Montauk, NY; David Katz, Mémé, Philadelphia; Gavin Kaysen**, Café Boulud, NYC; Anita Lo, Annisa, NYC; Paul Marshall, Pomme Café Brasserie, Astoria, NY; Julian Medina, Yerba Buena Perry, NYC; George Mendes, Aldea, NYC; Harold Moore, Commerce, NYC; Marc Murphy, Ditch Plains, NYC; Michel Nischan**, The Dressing Room, Restaurant, Westport, CT; Charles Rodriguez and Pastry Chef Heather CarlucciRodriguez, Print, NYC; Guest Chef Marcus Samuelsson**, Blue Parrot, East Hampton, NY; Pierre Schaedelin, Benoit, NYC; Jesse Schenker and Pastry Chef Christina Lee, Recette, NYC; Bill Telepan, Telepan, NYC; Scott Uehlein, Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach, FL; Jason Weiner, Almond, Bridgehampton and NYC; Percy Whatley, The Ahwahnee, Yosemite National Park, CA; Damon Wise and Shane McBride, Colicchio & Sons, NYC

** James Beard Award Winner

About the James Beard Foundation
Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating, nurturing, and preserving America’s diverse culinary heritage and future. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Today, the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships to culinary schools, and publications, and by maintaining the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit www.jamesbeard.org. Find insights on food at the James Beard Foundation’s blog Delights & Prejudices. Join the James Beard Foundation on Facebook. Follow the James Beard Foundation on Twitter.

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