Chef Daniel Lindley Hosts Celebrity Chef Tour, Benefiting The Beard Foundation

Friday, March 22, 2013
Chef Daniel Lindley of St. John's Restaurant is honored to bring together seven James Beard Foundation Award nominees, semi-finalists and culinary professionals from the South and Southeast, in a single event on April 25, 2013. Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, the Celebrity Chef Tour offers attendees a rare opportunity to experience the diverse culinary talent of this distinguished lineup.

Joining Chef Lindley at St. John's Restaurant will be acclaimed chefs Katie Button (Cúrate, Asheville), Kelly English (Restaurant Iris, Memphis), James Lewis (Bettola, Birmingham), Steven Satterfield (Miller Union, Atlanta), Michael Stoltzfus (Coquette, New Orleans) and Michael Sullivan (Blackberry Farm, Walland).
Each celebrity chef will compose a dish, demonstrating his or her individual expertise, artistry and culinary background, for this intimate seven-course dinner.

"It is a great honor for me, and for the restaurant, to bring such a talented group of chefs to my hometown," said Chef Lindley. "Gathering six of the South's leading chefs in Chattanooga is exciting in itself; doing so in support of the James Beard Foundation makes it even better."

The James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation's preeminent honors for culinary professionals, are awarded to chefs and restaurants, as well as for outstanding books, restaurant design and wine program. The James Beard Foundation's education programs include continuing education classes, guided tastings, conferences, children's programs, culinary scholarships and volunteer opportunities. Dinners at the historic James Beard House in New York City feature multi-course meals prepared by guest chefs and may highlight an individual chef or chefs from different restaurants.

"I am humbled and honored to be nominated for Best Chef Southeast, and I share this honor with four very talented friends and colleagues," said Chef Steven Satterfield, who is nominated this year. "I am very proud of the work that we do and am excited to enjoy this moment with Ashley, Ed, Joseph and Tandy."

Celebrity Chef Tour began working with the foundation in 2004, bringing the unique experience of dining at the James Beard House to cities across the country. The Tour has helped raise over $900,000 for the James Beard Foundation, which is dedicated to celebrating, nurturing and preserving America's culinary heritage and future.

Celebrity Chef Tour Comes to Chattanooga on April 25. The celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. at St. John's Restaurant with cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by a seven-course dinner, complemented with wine pairings.

Learn more about each of the celebrity chefs at Celebrity Chef Tour: St John's Restaurant

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