Saturday, November 28, 2015

Great Chefs Event going great guns

Paul Kahan. Tom Colicchio. Masaharu Morimoto. Marc Vetri has amassed an impressive list of culinary firepower for this year's fundraiser.

Great Chefs Event going great guns

Marc Vetri with volunteer server Allie Harcharek at the 2011 Great Chefs Event.
Marc Vetri with volunteer server Allie Harcharek at the 2011 Great Chefs Event.

It's hard to say no to Marc Vetri, which explains why he's amassed an impressive list of culinary firepower for this year's Great Chefs Event fundraiser, which will be June 12 at Urban Outfitters HQ. It benefits Alex's Lemonade Stand and the Vetri Foundation for Children.

Here's the list. (And yes, Shake Shack - whose Philly outpost will be opening around then - will serve burgers again.)

Stefano Arrigoni & Paolo Benigni, Osteria della Brughiera, Bergamo, Italy

Franklin Becker, Abe & Arthur's, New York

Jonathan Benno, Lincoln Ristorante, New York

April Bloomfield, The Spotted Pig, The Breslin - New York

Jimmy Bradley, The Red Cat, The Harrison - New York

Joey Campanaro, The Little Owl - New York

Andrew Carmellini, Locanda Verde, The Dutch - New York

Cesare Casella, Salumeria Rosi - New York

Michael Cimarusti, Providence Restaurant - Los Angeles

Tom Colicchio, Colicchio & Sons - New York

Gina DePalma - Ristorante Babbo - New York

Neal Fraser, Grace, BLD - Los Angeles

Clark Frasier & Mark Gaier, Arrows, MC Perkins Cove, SummerWinter - Ogunquit, ME

Katsuya Fukushima, Daikaya Restaurant - Washington, DC

Jose Garces, Garces Group, Iron Chef - Philadelphia

Suzanne Goin & David Lentz, Lucques, A.O.C, Tavern, The Hungry Cat - Los Angeles

Paul Kahan, Blackbird, Avec, Publican, The Violet Hour, Big Star Tacos - Chicago

Mark Ladner - Del Posto - New York

Barbara Lynch - Barbara Lynch Gruppo - Boston

Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson - Frasca Food and Wine, Frasca Caffe, Pizzeria Locale - Boulder, CO

Joseph Manzare, Zuppa, Globe, Tres Agaves, Hecho - San Francisco

Jeff Michaud, Osteria - Philadelphia

Masahara Morimoto, Morimoto - New York/Philly

Fred Morin, Joe Beef, Liverpool House - Montreal

Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonette, Clio, Uni, Coppa, Toro, La Verdad, Earth, KO Prime - Boston

Alfred Portale, Gotham Bar and Grill - New York

Antonio Rocchetti, Loro - Bergamo, Italy

Marco Rossi, Osteria Le Cantine D - Bergamo, Italy

Aaron Sanchez and Drew Nieporent, Centrico, Tacombi, Mestizo, Food Network Star - New York

Jonathon Sawyer, The Greenhouse Tavern, Noodlecat - Cleveland

Michael Schlow, Radius, Alta Strada, Via Matta, Tico - Boston

Michael Schwartz, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Miami

Mindy Segal, Hot Chocolate Restaurant & Dessert Bar - Chicago

Nancy Silverton & Matt Molina, Mozza Restaurant Group - Los Angeles

Michael Solomonov, Zahav, Percy Street Barbecue, Federal Donuts - Philadelphia

Brad Spence, Amis - Philadelphia

Daniel Stern, R2L - Philadelphia

David Swinghamer & Mark Rosati, Shake Shack - New York

Bill Telepan, Telepan - New York

Sue Torres, Suenos - New York

Marc Vetri, Vetri, Osteria, Amis - Philadelphia

Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto - New York

Rocco Whalen, Fahrenheit, ShortRib1, Rocco's Nachos & Tacos - Cleveland

Michael White, Altamarea Group - New York

Takashi Yagihashi, Takashi - Chicago
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