Dinner hosted by Eric Adjepong, Michael Jenkins and Sergio Sigala part of The NYT Cooking Dinner Series
Thursday, February 23
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Global flavors abound at this SOBEWFF® stunner, which pairs “Top Chef” alum and “Alex vs America” host Eric Adjepong with the supremely gifted Executive Chef of New York City’s Butter Restaurant, Michael Jenkins. Though they both routinely work alongside Iron Chef Alex Guarnschelli, these two culinary dynamos have more than that in common – starting with a profound appreciation for vivid flavors and beautiful dishes. The Ghanaian American Adjepong, who holds a Master of Public Health in International Public Health Nutrition, has been singled out for his globally-minded approach, which beautifully captures the flavors, textures and aromas of his West African heritage. And Jenkins, a “Chopped” champion and two-time SOBEWFF® Burger Bash winner, consistently earns rave reviews for his equally sensational seasonal approach and greenmarket prowess. For this dinner at Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House, the two will be joined by the restaurant’s Executive Chef, Sergio Sigala, who never fails to impress with his enticing dishes that evoke a refined sense of comfort and conviviality. While it’s no secret that all three of these chefs are fierce competitors, this dinner is anything but a competition. On the contrary, it’s simply a chance to marvel anew at their mutual respect and multi-faceted gifts.
Guests will be assigned seating prior to this event. We can only guarantee that tickets purchased within the same transaction will be seated together. If you would like to be seated with another guest(s) who purchased ticket(s) separately, please send your request via email to [email protected]. The Festival cannot guarantee the accommodation of specific dietary requirements (including preferences and allergies) at this event. Please contact us at [email protected] no later than two (2) weeks prior to this event to inquire if the venue and chefs can assist with your request.
All net proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who assist Festival organizers in all aspects, including Festival planning, logistics and overall execution.