The Cliffs Celebrity Chef Dinner presented by Hublot

Travelers Rest, SC + Hotel Domestique

October 21, 2022

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 21, 2022
7–10 pm



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.

Chef Michael Kramer

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.

Hadyn Shaak

Executive Chef, Restaurant17
Travelers Rest, SC

A graduate of the culinary program at Greenville Technical College, Chef Hadyn Shaak spent almost his whole life working in kitchens. His father was also a chef, so cooking became a significant part of his life from an early age. At 16, he began an apprenticeship under his father at the Greenville restaurant CityRange Steakhouse Grill. Over five years, he worked his way through the kitchen ranks to executive chef, heading up several prominent restaurants in Greenville and Travelers Rest before taking over Restaurant 17, where his focus on local and seasonal ingredients has elevated the culinary program to new heights.

The Cliffs Chef Francis Turck

Francis Turck

Executive Chef of The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards
Travelers Rest, SC

Chef Francis Turck’s career spans more than 25 years, during which he has worked for such prestigious facilities as the Peabody Hotel in Orlando and Ta-boo in Palm Beach, Florida and with such notable chefs as Larry Forgione and Jean Georges Vongerichten. An honors graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, Francis is passionate about not only food but exquisite wine and has also studied to become a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Francis is inspired by local, seasonal ingredients and his cuisine has been described as American with regional flair. Chef Francis Turck has been with The Cliffs since 2006, when he was quickly recognized for his creative culinary skills and promoted to Executive Chef of The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards. He also serves as the Vice Conseiller Gastronomique of The Cliffs Chapter of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

Chef Ted Cizma

Ted Cizma

Executive Chef at Serve
Chicago, IL

Chef Cizma was influenced from an early age by his father and grandfather – both butchers and proficient cooks. After attending the Cooking & Hospitality institute of Chicago Chef Cizma worked at notable Chicago restaurants, Including the venerable Charlie Trotters. His own restaurants in Chicago, Grace and Elaine - garnered critical acclaim including being named “Best New Chef in America” by Food & Wine Magazine. After spending a decade designing, building and operating the food service operations for Elon Musk’s SpaceX Chef Cizma is now focusing on implementing technology to improve access to wholesome, affordable food for all. Chef Cizma is a board member at Food System 6, a nonprofit food and agriculture accelerator and is a charter member of Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry, bringing chefs out of the kitchen on bikes to end childhood hunger in America. When not cooking or riding his bike, Chef Cizma loves to spend time with his five children and wife of over 25 years.

Food & Drink

Sample culinary creations from the country’s top chefs.

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