Top Chef and Iron Chef Will Converge at Vetri’s Great Chefs Event

Iron Chefs Garces and Morimoto at the 2009 Great Chefs Event
Iron Chefs Garces and Morimoto at the 2009 Great Chefs Event Photo: Vetri Foundation

Tickets to the annual Great Chefs Event, a fundraiser organized by chef Marc Vetri’s Vetri Foundation and the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises money to fight childhood cancer, are now on sale. This year’s event is a doozy, with an international roster of chefs lined up to cook, meet and greet at the evening reception, will take place on Tuesday, June 15 at the Urban Outfitters headquarters at the Navy Yard. Click through to see which chefs, of the regular, Iron and Top varieties - Garces! Colicchio! Carroll! Morimoto! - will be in attendance.

Tickets prices are not inexpensive - $250 for general admission or $400 for VIP admission. General admission gets you tastes of the chef’s signature dishes, open bar and valet parking. VIP tickets get you all that, plus early admission to the event, entrance to the VIP lounge and “personal meet and greets” with the participating chefs. Tickets can be purchased through the Vetri Foundation’s website.

An alphabetical list of the participating chefs and “beverage participants”:

Nate Appleman - Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria
Kiong Banh - Twenty Manning
*Joe Bastianich - Winemaker and Restaurateur
Franklin Becker - Abe and Arthur’s
Paolo Benigni - Osteria La Brughiera
Jonathan Benno - The Restaurant at Lincoln Center
John Besh - Besh Restaurant Group
Chris Bianco - Pizzeria, Pane & Bar Bianco
*Brooklyn Brewery
Marco Canora - Hearth
Jennifer Carroll - 10 Arts
Tom Colicchio - Colicchio & Sons
R.J. Cooper - Vidalia
Gina DePalma - Pastry Chef Babbo
Neal Fraser - Grace Restaurant
Clark Frasier & Mark Gaier - Arrows, MC Perkins, Cove, SummerWinter
Katsuya Fukushima - Jose Andres Catering
Jose Garces - Garces Restaurant Group, Iron Chef
Paul Kahan - Blackbird, Avec, Publican, Honky Tonk Tacos
*Tom Kehoe - Yards Brewing
Barbara Lynch - Menton
Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson - Frasca, Scarpetta Vineyard
*Bobby Stuckey - Frasca, Scarpetta Vineyard
*Donnie Madia, Jason Cott, Toby Maloney - The Violet Hour (Chicago),Alchemy Consulting
Joseph Manzare - Zuppa, Globe, Tres Agaves
Matt Molina & Nancy Silverton - Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza
Masaharu Morimoto - Morimoto, Iron Chef
Emilio Mignucci - Di Bruno Bros.
Ken Oringer - Clio, Uni Sashimi Bar
Graziano Pinato - Taverna Colleoni Dell ‘Angelo
Michael Psilakis - Anthos
Julie Robles - Tavern
Marco Rossi & Francesco Cereda - Osteria Le Cantine D
*Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Michael Schlow - Radius, Via Matta, Alta Strada, 606 Congress
Michael Solomonov - Zahav
*Tim Staehling - Mixologist, The Hungry Cat
Daniel Stern - Midatlantic, R2L
*Carol Stoudt- Stoudt’s Brewing Company
Michael Symon - Lola, Lolita, Roast, Bar Symon, B Spot, Iron Chef
Sue Torres - Suenos
Marc Vetri, Jeff Michaud & Brad Spence - Vetri, Osteria, Amis
Paul Virant - Vie
Jonathon Waxman - Barbuto
Rocco Whalen - Fahrenheit, Rocky River Wine Bar
*Naren Young - Head Bartender, Locanda Verde NYC

*denotes beverage participant

Great Chefs Event [Vetri Foundation]

Top Chef and Iron Chef Will Converge at Vetri’s Great Chefs Event