Chefs & Champagne®, Hamptons

25th Anniversary of Chefs & Champagne | Photo: Steven S. for Average Socialite

When: Saturday, July 25, 2015 @ 6PM

Hot Spot: Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Sagaponack, NY

Deets: The James Beard Foundation (JBF) honored Daytime Emmy award-winning chef and cookbook author Carla Hall at Chefs & Champagne®, at the Foundation's annual summer fundraiser in the Hamptons held at Wölffer Estate Vineyard. This sumptuous tasting party featured flowing Champagne Taittinger, the wines of Wölffer Estate Vineyard and culinary offerings from a select group of more than 40 fine chefs.

Carla Hall is a co-host of ABC’s award-winning lifestyle series The Chew, seated alongside James Beard Award-winning chefs and Iron Chef America stars Mario Batali and Michael Symon, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz. Hall is best known as a competitor on Bravo’s Top Chef, where she won over audiences with her fun catch phrase, “Hootie Hoo,” and her philosophy to always cook with love. Hall is the owner of Carla Hall Petite Cookies, an artisan cookie company that specializes in creating sweet and savory “petite bites of love,” and author of two cookbooks, “Carla’s Comfort Food: Favorite Dishes from Around the World” (2014) and “Cooking with Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You (2012). Hall’s approach to cooking blends her classic French training and Southern upbringing for a twist on traditional favorites, which will be reflected on the menu of her soon-to-open fast-casual New York City restaurant, Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen.

Chefs & Champagne® is considered the East End’s premiere culinary event. Funds raised at the event help support the James Beard Foundation’s wide variety of initiatives, including culinary student scholarships and the organization's annual food conference on sustainability, public health, and nutrition. A silent auction consisting of fine dining experiences, wines and spirits, cookware, and culinary travel packages will also raise funds for the organization. In addition, the 2015 recipient of the Christian Wölffer Scholarship for wine and food studies will be announced.

Spotted: Guest of honor Carla Hall & Chefs Franklin Becker, Miss USA Olivia Jordan, Anthony Bucco, Marc Anthony Bynum, Deena Chafetz, Amanda Cohen, Leah Cohen, Ben Del Coro, Daniel Eddy, Didier Elena, Brad Farmerie, Michael Ferraro, Tom Fraker, Marco Zapien, Sam Hazen, Patti Jackson, Luis Jaramillo, JJ Johnson, Tyler Kinnett, Christopher Lavey, Stephen Collucci, Jamie Leeds, Matthew Lodes, Tony Maws, George Mendes, Todd Mitgang, Harold Moore, Melvin Myers, Titti Qvarnström, AJ Schaller, Noah Schwartz, Daniel Skurnick, Michael Vignola, Nick Wallace,Florian Wehrli, Jason Weiner, Doron Wong, Jonathan Wu, Matt John Wells, Zac Young, Michael P. Salvatore, III

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets range from $200-275. To make a reservation click here.
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