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2013 James Beard Awards: The Bay Area's Big Winners

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Thu, Aug 8 2013 - 6:30pm

This program is sold out. The waitlist is for admission to the panel discussion only; people on the waitlist who are offered a spot will not be able to attend the pre-program reception.

Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, Chefs and Co-owners, State Bird Provisions; 2013 James Beard Award Winner, Best New Restaurant
Christopher Kostow, Chef, The Restaurant at Meadowood; 2013 James Beard Award Winner, Best Chef West
Michael Mina, Founder, Mina Group; Executive Chef, Restaurant Michael Mina; 2013 James Beard Award Winner, Who’s Who in Food and Beverage in America - Moderator 

Let’s break out the bubbly for the Bay Area! May 6 was a big night for hometown food heroes as several local chefs, restaurants and wine pros took home the gold at the 2013 James Beard Awards. Known as the Oscars of the food world, the James Beard Awards are the nation’s most coveted culinary honor, and Bay Area nominees hardly went home empty handed. From the California dim-sum-style State Bird Provisions to the French-influenced master Christopher Kostow to the trailblazing legend Michael Mina, this year’s winners represent diverse points on the American culinary landscape. Join us for an exclusive discussion with the Bay’s awardees and find out why the Bay Area is a great place in which to cook and eat.

General admission tickets include a reception with the winners before the panel, with cocktails and James Beard-inspired hors d'oeuvres. Then, after the panel, 25 guests will join us for a celebratory 3-course meal (with wine pairings) at the iconic Restaurant Michael Mina, for the chance to break bread with the best chefs in the country. Dinner tickets go on sale on July 17th. 

Location: SF Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 5:30-6:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program
Cost: General admission (includes panel and pre-panel cocktail reception with speakers): $40 non-members, $30 members. Dinner (includes panel, reception and all-inclusive 3-course meal with speakers at Michael Mina) $200 non-members, $160 members. 
Also know: This is the first of Inforum’s three-part event series hosted by Chef Michael Mina. Photo by mkhmarketing/Flickr.