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Celebrity Chef

Less than a month after the James Beard Awards on May 6th, the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour dinner is set to take place at the Detroit Foundation Hotel’s Apparatus Room (250 W Larned Street, Detroit) on June 2nd from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. The dinner, which will be lead by the Michelin-stared and James Beard Award nominee Chef Thomas Lents (formerly of Sixteen) will feature courses from Chicago’s Lee Wolen, Sarah Grueneberg, Takashi Yagihashi and more.

The full list of Chicago and Detroit-area chefs participating in the dinner are:

  • Host Chef Thomas Lents - Detroit Foundation Hotel, Detroit
  • JBF Winner Sarah Gruneberg - Monteverde, Chicago
  • JBF Nominee Lee Wolen - Boka, Chicago
  • JBF Winner Takashi Yagihashi - Tabo Sushi, Tabo Noodles, Slurping Turtle, Take Home Takashi, Chicago
  • George Azar - Flowers of Vietnam, Detroit
  • Luciano Del Signore - Wood Fired Bigalora Cucina; Detroit, Plymouth, Ann Arbor, Southfield, Royal Oak, and Rochester Hills
  • Brad Greenhill - Katoi, Detroit
  • Kate Williams - Lady of the House, Detroit
  • Pastry Chef Duncan Spangler - Detroit Foundation Hotel, Detroit

Ticket Prices:

  • U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite Cardholders - $165
  • U.S. Bank FlexPerks Rewards Cardholders - $185
  • JBF Members and General Public - $225

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here:


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