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Chef Tribute Dinner: An International Harvest with Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Now in its third year, the Chef Tribute Dinner returns to J&G Steakhouse this time recognizing world renowned chef/restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten with a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Michelin starred Chef Jean-Georges will be in the kitchen preparing a five course, wine-paired tasting menu featuring classic dishes from his restaurants around the world, from Thailand to New York City and everywhere in between.
 
Now in its third year, the Chef Tribute Dinner returns to J&G Steakhouse this time recognizing world renowned chef/restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten with a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Michelin starred Chef Jean-Georges will be in the kitchen preparing a five course, wine-paired tasting menu featuring classic dishes from his restaurants around the world, from Thailand to New York City and everywhere in between.
 
Event Details
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 6:30pm
Location: J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician
6000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ
Maps:
Parking: General and valet parking available
Attire: Cocktail
Tickets: $150 per person or $125 per person for Table of 8
  All events, prices, personalities, performances, venues, dates and times subject to change without notice. No refunds or exchanges. No one under 21 will be admitted.

 

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 6:30pm
Location: J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician
6000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ
Maps:
Parking: General and valet parking available
Attire: Cocktail
Tickets: $150 per person or $125 per person for Table of 8
  All events, prices, personalities, performances, venues, dates and times subject to change without notice. No refunds or exchanges. No one under 21 will be admitted.

 


Participating Chefs


Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Executive Chef & Owner
Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Executive Chef & Owner
Multiple Restaurants in the U.S., U.K., Shanghai & Hong Kong

Festival Event(s):
  • Chef Tribute Dinner

  • Though Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the world’s most famous chefs, his skills extend far beyond the kitchen. A savvy businessman and formidable restaurateur, Jean-Georges is responsible for the operation and success of a constellation of three- and four-star restaurants in the United States, United Kingdom and Shanghai. 

    Born and raised on the outskirts of Strasbourg in Alsace, France, Jean-Georges' earliest family memories are about food. He trained in a work-study program at the Auberge de l'Ill and as an apprentice to chef Paul Haeberlin, later working with Paul Bocuse and master-chef Louis Outhier at L'Oasis in the south of France. With this impressive three-star Michelin training, Jean-Georges traveled to Asia for positions in the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, the Meridien Hotel in Singapore and the Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong.  It was during this time spent working and traveling in Asia where Jean-Georges developed his love for the exotic and aromatic flavors of the East.

    His signature 'vibrant cuisine' abandons the traditional use of meat stocks, instead featuring intense flavors and satisfying textures resulting from the use of vegetables juices and fruit essences, light broths and herbal vinaigrettes. Jean-Georges’ culinary vision and execution have defined both professional standards for the industry and the way in which Americans eat. 

    Throughout his career, Jean-Georges has published cookbooks reflecting his influential style of cooking, including Simple Cuisine (Wiley, 1990), Cooking at Home with a Four Star Chef (Broadway Books, 1998), for which he won the Best Cookbook Award from the James Beard Foundation in 1999, and Simple to Spectacular (Broadway Books, 2000). In October 2007, he released Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges, featuring beloved recipes from his restaurants Spice Market and Vong. 

    Involved in every aspect of his restaurants, from concept and menu to architectural design, staff selection and finishing touches, he and partner Phil Suarez have worked together for over 16 years to create restaurants that are both timely and enduring. Inspired by his travels, Jean-Georges is constantly creating fresh ideas and evolving as a chef and restaurateur, both adapting to and impacting the global culinary landscape.  For their newest venture, Jean-Georges and Suarez have partnered with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and leading consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton Partners to create international, multi-concept restaurant and licensing business, Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges. This new business develops, owns, operates, manages and licenses world-class restaurants created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. In a partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and private equity firm Catterton Partners, Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges creates international, multi-concept restaurant and licensing businesses to be utilized both in Starwood’s luxury hotel brands including The Phoenician, W, Westin, Le Meridien, Sheraton’s Luxury Collection, and the St. Regis as well as freestanding locations throughout the world. Culinary Concepts’ current portfolio includes 10 concepts that are either existing or in development. Existing properties include J&G Steakhouse in Scottsdale, Spice Market in New York City, Chambers Kitchen at Chambers Hotel, Minneapolis, and Lagoon at St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora.

    Jean-Georges is the Chef in Residence for CITY magazine, and Master Cook for Food & Wine magazine. He has appeared on Live! With Regis and Kelly, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Martha Stewart Living, Everyday Elegance with Colin Cowie, The Early Show on CBS, and TV Food Network, and in the 1995 PBS series In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs.

    After years of success, Jean-Georges’ favorite retreat is still the kitchen, and one of his favorite meals dished from a street cart in Thailand. Through his sense for the restaurant business and forward thinking, Jean-Georges has made culinary history and a reputation almost as remarkable as his food.


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