2015's first dinner, called the 7 Chef Series Freak Out, will be held on Thursday, June 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the DeSoto Central Market.
The event is a continuation of the 7 Chef Series, which started last summer when a group of local chefs including Bernie Kantak of Citizen Public House/The Gladly, Gio Osso of Virtu, and Josh Hebert of Posh banded together for a series of events. Dubbed the "7 Chef Series" for the fact that each event featured seven local chefs, these events followed an ingredient-driven theme (i.e. the 7 Chef Steak-Out, the 7 Chef Veg-Out, and the 7-Chef Pig Out).
Later this week, the series returns, and the organizers are kicking off the summer with a carnival-themed, all-you-can-eat dinner, featuring not seven, but 13 local chefs.
Here's the list:
- Bernie Kantak - The Gladly & Citizen Public House
- Gio Osso - Virtu Honest Craft
- Greg Weiner - Top of The Rock
- Scott Holmes - Little Miss BBQ
- Michael Babcock - Welcome Diner & Welcome Chicken + Doughnuts
- Kelly Fletcher - soon to be opened unnamed restaurant
- Keenan Bosworth - Pig & Pickle
- Chris McKinley - Fox Restaurant Concepts
- Stephen Jones - yard bird + the larder, Desoto Central Market
- Jacob Cutino - Homeboy’s Habanero
- Quentin Brown - Radish
- Allan Inocencio - Adobo Dragon
- Lester Gonzales - Cowboy Ciao
Tickets to the dinner, which cost $80 per person or $150 per couple, include carnival-themed dishes from each of the chefs and two drink tickets.
The 21-and-over event also will feature music from DJ Mr. Phoenix, and each attendee will get one raffle ticket good for a chance to win prizes from Kendra Scott Jewelry, Chipotle, and participating chefs. Guests are invited to wear their craziest carnival-inspired attire. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the The Hope Fund at Phoenix Children's Hospital, which helps the hospital " launch critical new programs, purchase essential equipment, conduct cutting-edge research, provide charitable care, and much more."
To purchase a ticket or for more information, visit the 7 Chef Series Freak Out event page.
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