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Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival To Host Island's First Ever James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner



HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New this year, award-winning James Beard Foundation Chefs offer the ultimate culinary tour de force at Hilton Head Island's first ever Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner, Thursday, February 22 at Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. VIP Premier Patron tickets for the dinner include a private "Meet & Greet" Champagne reception with hors d'oeuvres from local Hilton Head Island and Bluffton chefs. The dinner will feature six courses from celebrity and James Beard Foundation, award-winning and nominated chefs ? which will each be paired with wines from winemakers and sommeliers from around the world.

Join us for the quintessential, Lowcountry family-style culinary celebration on Hilton Head Island February 19-25, 2018. Over the course of seven days guests take in celebrity guest chef dinners, the best of southern pitmasters, wildlife, cooking demos and more during the 11th Annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival! Come celebrate southern heritage and culture with food and drink!

Headlining the dinner will be celebrity chef, restauranteur, author and television personality Maneet Chauhan. Chauhan is the executive chef and co-owner of Chauhan Ale & Masala House in Nashville, Tennessee. She a recipient of the 2012 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award for her role as a judge on food Network's "Chopped," and sits on the show's permanent panel of judges. She has also written her own cookbook, Flavors of My World. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Chauhan worked in some of the finest hotels in India before the start of her professional career in the States.

Tickets are available online now for the Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner and the entire Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, February 19-25, 2018. The coastal region's weeklong gourmand experience offers a heady mix of top chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, local seafood, artisans and musicians, who come together for an outstanding epicurean offering of palate-pleasing events. Click to Tweet

The James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner is often referred to as the Academy Awards of the culinary world. This special evening offers an extraordinary get-up-close experience with innovative leaders in the culinary world today, including fourth-generation restaurateur Jimmy Bannos Jr., Chef/Partner of Chicago's renowned The Purple Pig, and Chef Martín Rios of Santa Fe's award-winning Restaurant Martin. Area chefs include Executive Chef Hayden Haddox and Pastry Chef Selena Delaney of the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, Chef/Owner Clayton Rollison of Hilton Head Island's Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar, Executive Chef/Partner Brandon Carter of FARM Bluffton and Executive Chef, Matthew Roher of The Sea Pines Resort.

The 11th annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, hosted by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, helps raise funds for non-profit organizations including the Coastal Discovery Museum, Port Royal Sound Foundation, Gullah Heritage Museum, Island Recreation Scholarship Fund, and the Medical University of South Carolina.

An appreciation of food and drink that reflects Southern cuisine, heritage and culture, the festival celebrates our bountiful Lowcountry setting, with an opportunity to get up close, both on the water and around the burning fire embers of reigning pitmasters. Schedule highlights include:

To purchase tickets and for more details go to HiltonHeadSeafoodFestival.com. For a complete Festival photo gallery click here and click to Tweet here.

 

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SOURCE Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival


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