Celebrity Chef Dinner presented by Yasso Yogurt

Travelers Rest, SC + Hotel Domestique

October 18, 2019

Fuel For The Ride Ahead

The night before the ride, join us at Hotel Domestique for an evening under the stars sampling culinary creations from the country’s top chefs. Enjoy each course with a glass of wine selected by a master sommelier. While you indulge, take advantage of the intimate setting to speak with chefs and celebrity guests. You might find yourself riding next to them on Saturday!

Event Information
Hotel Domestique
Travelers Rest, SC
October 18, 2019
7-10 p.m.

Meal With A Cause

Proceeds from the event benefit Meals on Wheels of Greenville.

Meet Our Chefs

Matthew Accarrino

Executive Chef at SPQR
San Francisco
Matthew Accarrino is the nationally recognized executive chef. He had originally hoped to become a professional cyclist until a leg injury turned his passion for cooking into a career. Accarrino’s unique culinary style draws inspiration from his Italian heritage, personal experience, and classical training with some of America’s best chefs. Under his direction, SPQR has been awarded a Michelin star for six consecutive years. He has been nominated five consecutive times for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for “Best Chef: West.” Food & Wine Magazine named him “Best New Chef” in 2014. He also cooks for the Arapahoe|Hincapie Racing Team and is the Chef Consultant for The Tour of Utah and Haute Route North America.

Adam Barnett

Executive Chef at Katharine Brasserie & Bar
Winston-Salem, N.C.
Chef Adam Barnett—a student of contemporary French cuisine—honors timeless French brasserie fare with modern techniques, local ingredients and an enlightened approach at The Katharine Brasserie & Bar. Barnett joined The Katharine in 2017 after nearly 20 years in award-winning kitchens. His passion for classic French cuisine was first ignited when he studied under Guest Chef Jean-Michel Bouvier at the New England Culinary Institute. Barnett continued to pursue French cuisine with abandon, perfecting his craft with world-class chefs Eric Ripert, Craig Von Foerster, and Patrick O’Connell. Before joining The Katharine, Barnett served as the Executive Chef at Lyon Hall in Arlington, Virginia, a brasserie noteworthy for its French-German cuisine.

Ted Cizma

Executive Chef at SpaceX
Los Angeles, California
Chef Ted Cizma began his culinary career in his hometown of Chicago, where he worked in noted Chicago restaurants such as Charlie Trotters, The Winnetka Grill, The Berghoff, Daniel J’s, and Zealous. In 1995 he took his first executive chef position at The Outpost restaurant on Chicago’s north side, where he built a loyal following and earned critical acclaim for his globetrotting style. In 1998 he opened Grace Restaurant in Chicago’s West Loop, earning “Three Stars” from the Chicago Tribune & Chicago Sun-Times newspapers as well as being named “Best New Restaurant” by Chicago Magazine. In 2000, Cizma was chosen as Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chef” in America. After spending a few years as a highly-sought after consultant, Cizma joined SpaceX in 2011 with the mandate to design, build, and operate a food service facility for SpaceX employees. Currently, as Global Executive Chef for SpaceX, he oversees more than 150 food and beverage staff serving tens of thousands of meals per month in California, Washington, Texas, and Florida.

Michael Kramer

Chef/Partner at Jianna
Greenville, SC
An industry veteran, Michael Kramer previously opened McCrady’s in Charleston and Voice in Houston and earned Best New Restaurant nods for each. The California native started his career at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in Los Angeles and then to the famed Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas. In 2013, Kramer moved to Greenville, South Carolina to take a position as Table 301 Restaurant Group Executive Chef of Culinary Operations for the restaurant group. He soon added Executive Chef at The Lazy Goat to his responsibilities, a position he held until opening Jianna. Jianna is a modern Italian kitchen that features modern Italian cuisine and freshly shucked oysters. In addition, Kramer was also a contestant on Season 12 of Beat Bobby Flay on The Food Network.

Craig Rogers

Owner and Shepherd at Border Springs Farm
Patrick Springs, Va.
Chef Craig Rogers is the owner and shepherd of Border Springs Farm in Patrick Springs, Virginia. His lamb is featured and used by some of the most well-known chefs in America. Roger’s lamb graze on specially sown high-sugar grasses which, coupled with a unique breeding, creates a rich lamb flavor with an exceptionally sweet fat. Border Springs Farm lamb has been guided by Roger’s passion for great food, devotion to farming, and sustainable animal husbandry. He is a frequent author on issues relating to farming policy, farmer interactions with chefs, and farm-to-table sales. Border Springs Farm is also the host of the annual festival known as LAMBSTOCK.

Ken Vedrinski

Executive Chef, Owner and Sommelier at Trattoria Lucca and Coda del Pesce
Charleston, S.C.
Ken Vedrinski is executive chef, owner and sommelier of Trattoria Lucca and his all Italian seafood restaurant that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, Coda del Pesce. Moving deftly through an award-winning career spanning decades, and a variety of haute cuisine styles, Vedrinski has found his passion and heritage in Italian fare. A three-time James Beard Award semi-finalist, he has found his “place” in Charleston, a coastal city rich with fresh bounty from the land and sea. Trattoria Lucca was a James Beard Award semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant in 2009, and Vedrinski was also recognized as a James Beard Award semi-finalist for Best Chef in the Southeast in 2011. With a devoted following and industry acclaim, Vedrinski and his restaurants are redefining Italian cuisine in the Lowcountry.

Food & Drink

Sample culinary creations from the country’s top chefs.

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Getting Here

Hotel Domestique
10 Road of Vines
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
7 p.m.-10 p.m. EDT

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