The preparation of gourmet cuisine is about to be turned into a sport that intends to give the NBA All-Star game a run for its money.
The be-all, end-all of culinary events, the All-Star Chef Classic at L.A. Live, will take place one month after the creme de la creme of the NBA face off in February.
From March 21-23, 25 of the most celebrated chefs from around the world will come together in LA for a culinary extravaganza that includes a 250-person “French Masters” five course dinner in a “restaurant stadium” setting.
If you don’t believe this event is in the least a sport, then have a word with AEG, who has partnered with organizers Krissy Lefebvre and Lucy Lean to make it happen.
The featured chefs include Iñaki Aizpitarte, Roy Choi, Michael Cimarusti, Josiah Citrin, Dominique Crenn, Vinny Dotolo, Wylie Dufresne, Graham Elliot, Jennifer Jasinski, Gavin Kaysen, Ludo Lefebvre, David LeFevre, Donald Link, Waylynn Lucas, Marc Meneau, David Myers, Nancy Oakes, Alain Passard, Naomi Pomeroy, Paul Qui, Alex Seidel, Jon Shook, Nancy Silverton, and Ricardo Zarate.
According to the ladies in charge, the chefs will prepare their dishes in the “Restaurant Stadium” with lights, cameras, big screens and action as you’ve never seen it before. The event is all about “tapping into LA as the entertainment capital of the world and placing the chefs at the center of the action.”
We, of course, have one word in response: HAUTE!