Eight top chefs over the course of 13 days, from March through May, are scheduled to prepre their signature dishes at the Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium in Brandon, with a portion of the proceeds earmarked to benefit the Greater Brandon Community Foundation and the charities it serves.
"All of these great chefs will be preparing their signature dishes for you in a full- meal and beverage-demonstration format," notes a news release on the event. "They will share their experiences in the culinary world and tips for producing amazing food."
The Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium at the Brandon Crossroads shopping center celebrates in August its seventh year, a small business for Karen and Dave West that followed their like ventures at malls in Brandon and Westchase.
Along with the Brandon store's 3,000 square feet of gourmet retail space, the Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium features a 1,000- square-foot "Culinary Center" that allows for cooking classes, demonstrations and special events.
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Early registration is recommended for the top chefs fundraiser, as seats are expected to fill quickly. Register online. Call: 813-653-2418. The Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium is at 2080 Badlands Drive in Brandon.
Visit the Greater Brandon Community Foundation online for a list of charities it supports.
TOP CHEFS SCHEDULE AT ROLLING PINDATE CHEF CREDENTIALS March 9 Chad Ward Chopped Grill Master Chef March 19 Helen Chen Cookbook author, Asian kitchen tools designer April 11 Sarah Grueneberg Executive chef at Spiagia, Chicago; Top Chef season nine runner-up April 18, 19 Tiffany Derry Executive chef, private social, Dallas; Top Chef season seven and Top Chef all-stars April 27 Chad Ward Chopped Grill Master Chef May 2 Tre Wilcox Top Chef season three, Top Chef All-Stars, Top Chef Healthy Choice May 8, 9 Richie Farina Executive Chef at Moto, Chicago; Top Chef season nine May 16, 17 Lindsay Autry Top Chef season 9 finalist May 22, 23 Virginia Willis Cookbook author, private chef, instructor and Southern Cuisine expert