JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America® Hosts James Beard Foundation Dinner for Women in Culinary Leadership
This December, notable Twin Cities-based female chefs will join forces to prepare a 5-course meal at the upcoming James Beard Foundation Dinner for Women in Culinary Leadership. Participating chefs include:
- Chef Tammy Wong of Rainbow Chinese
- Chef Jamie Malone of Brut
- Executive Chef Everton Clark and Sous Chef Laura Bartholomew of Cedar + Stone, Urban Table
- Executive Pastry Chef Diane Yang of Spoon and Stable
Guest emcees for the event are MN Monthly Editor and Chief, Rachel Hutton, and Joy Summers, Food Critic and Eater Mpls Editor. Event partners include Minnesota Monthly, Biltwell Restaurants, Bix Produce, American Fish & Seafood, Inc., Wilson Daniels, Phillips Wine & Spirits.
Each chef will showcase a signature dish, highlighting their culinary passions and regional Asian influences that inspire their cuisine. The event will begin with an opening reception, followed by a 5-course dinner with pairings selected by Cedar + Stone, Urban Table's Advanced Sommelier, Peter Plaehn.
Five courses include:
1. Chef Tammy Wong and Chef Jamie Malone
Lemongrass Shrimp Bundle tied with chive | dipping sauce | char sui Korean Fried Chicken Jambonette | goujugang | scallion, sesame paired with Schramsberg Vineyards Brut Rose, North Coast, CA 2013
2. Chef Tammy Wong
Thai Salad with spicy lotus root | asian greens paired with Pierre Sparr Pinot Gris, Alsace, FR 2013
3. Chef Jamie Malone
Minnesota Whitefish | toasted rice | fish sauce | caramel coated squash | herbs
paired with Tardieu-Laurent Rhone Blanc ‘Vieilles Vignes’, Saint-Péray, FR 2012
4. Chef Everton Clarke, Chef Laura Bartholomew
Miso Marinated Chicken | Summit Oatmeal Stout braised beef short-rib Farro and sweet corn brandade | young carrot | caramelized Brussel sprout paired with Chateau Simard Bordeaux Blend, St. Émilion, FR 2004
5. Chef Diane Yang
Apple Torte | yogurt | coconut sorbet
paired with Royal Tokaji ‘5 Puttonyos’, Tokaj, HU 2008
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 from 5:30-10pm CT
JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America
2141 Lindau Lane
$120 James Beard Members / $150 General Public, plus gratuity of 24 percent and sales tax of
7.25 percent. To purchase tickets online, please visit: http://jbfculinaryleadership.eventbrite.com
ABOUT JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION
The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire.
Food matters. You are what you eat not only because food is nutrition, but also because food is an integral part of our everyday lives. Food is economics, politics, entertainment, culture, fashion, family, passion...and nourishment. The James Beard Foundation is at the center of America's culinary community, dedicated to exploring the way food enriches our lives.
A cookbook author and teacher, James Beard was a champion of American cuisine who helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Today the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by offering a variety of events and programs designed to educate, inspire, entertain, and foster a deeper understanding of our culinary culture. These programs include educational initiatives, food industry awards, an annual national food conference, Leadership Awards program, culinary scholarships, and publications. In addition to maintaining the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs, the Foundation has created a robust online community, and hosts conferences, tastings, lectures, workshops, and food-related art exhibits in New York City and around the country.
Women in Culinary Leadership is an accelerated, learning-by-doing mentorship program. Offered under the auspices of the James Beard Foundation, WICL gives women with a minimum of two years of professional hospitality or culinary experience the chance to work with top industry leaders and build in-depth skills in the kitchen, in restaurant management, or in both areas. Candidates will learn firsthand how to break through the culinary world’s “glass ceiling.”
The James Beard Foundation is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in New York City.
ABOUT MALL OF AMERICA®
Mall of America (MOA) is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America. At
5.6 million square feet, MOA boasts more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants;
Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park featuring 27 rides; SEA
LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, home to sharks, sting rays and an amazing underwater tunnel; FlyOver America a 4D immersive flight adventure; Crayola Experience; Rainforest Café; Hard Rock Café; the nation’s longest indoor zip line and an 18-hole mini golf course.
The Mall, a top American tourist and vacation destination, opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Mall of America hosts more than 400 events annually, including concerts, book signings, celebrity meet-and-greets and community-focused cultural events. The Mall is also home to a 500-room Radisson Blu hotel, a 342-room JW Marriott hotel; office tower; grand entrance and more. Follow Mall of America on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit our blog. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.