2/21/2013 10:18:00 AM

A Baker’s Dozen of James Beard Semifinalists at Vetri Great Chefs

Marc Vetri and pals at the 2011 event
The Vetri Great Chefs Event, the Vetri Foundation’s annual fund-raiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, is set for Tuesday, June 11. The gala event takes places at the Urban Outfitters headquarters at the Navy Yard, and as usual, Marc Vetri and crew have lined up a roster that reads like a who’s who of acclaimed chefs from around the country. How can we be sure there’s so much talent in the house? Of 43 participating chefs, a full 13 are on the just-released James Beard Awards semifinalist list.

That comes out to 30%, nearly a third, not even counting Amis’ own Brad Spence, picked this year as a candidate for Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic. Tickets are pricey - $350 each - and aren’t available quite yet, but when they do come out you can be assured of an evening stocked with pretty amazing food and drink. Stay tuned for more details as the event draws near.

James Beard Award Semifinalists at Vetri Great Chefs Event 2013

April Bloomfield, The Spotted Pig - Best Chef, NYC
Marco Canora, Hearth - Best Chef, NYC
Andrew Carmellini, Locanda Verde, NYC - Outstanding Chef
Michael Cimarusti, Providence, Los Angeles - Best Chef, West
Jon Shook And Vinny Dotolo, Animal, Los Angeles - Best Chef, West
Paul Kahan, Blackbird, Chicago - Outstanding Chef
Mark Ladner, Del Posto - Best Chef, NYC
Barbara Lynch, No. 9 Park, Boston - Outstanding Chef
Jonathon Sawyer, Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland - Best Chef, Great Lakes
Nancy Silverton, Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles - Outstanding Chef
Michael Symon, Lola, Cleveland - Outstanding Chef
Michael Tusk, Quince, San Francisco - Outstanding Chef
Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto - Best Chef, NYC


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