NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Robb Report and the ment'or BKB Foundation have revealed the impressive master-chef lineup for the annual Robb Report Culinary Masters, with proceeds benefitting ment'or. Headlined by ment'or founders and culinary icons Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Jérôme Bocuse, this year's Culinary Masters moves west for three days of fine dining and exquisite golf at the beautiful Montage Laguna Beach, October 23–25, 2017.
Mathew Peters joins the roster of acclaimed 2017 Robb Report Culinary Masters chefs coming off his recent incredible victory for Team USA at this year's Bocuse d'Or competition in Lyon, France, in January. Last year's Culinary Masters in partnership between Robb Report and ment'or generated upward of $100,000 in proceeds, which facilitated the selection and training of the most promising young chefs to make up the Bocuse d'Or Team USA in Lyon—and for the first time ever, they took home the gold medal.
Also confirmed for this year's event are Gavin Kaysen, a former James Beard Rising Star Chef and current chef/owner of Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis, Minn.; William Bradley, four-time James Beard Award nominee and current director and executive chef of Addison in San Diego, Calif.; two-time James Beard Award–winning Paul Bartolotta, chef/co-owner of the Bartolotta Restaurants; and Craig Strong, executive chef of Studio at this year's Culinary Masters host property, the Montage Laguna Beach.
This year's Culinary Masters kicks off with a multicourse gala-dinner experience Monday, October 23, at Montage Laguna Beach, in which participating master chefs will collaborate with a ment'or mentee to create one of the evening's exceptional courses. Taittinger Champagne will begin the celebration pouring some its rarest vintages at a welcome cocktail reception, while Spire Collection will hand-select the perfect wine to pair with each delectable course. A by-invitation-only group of Culinary Masters guests will experience LOUIS XIII Cognac, the exquisite blend of up to 1,200 eaux-de-vie sourced 100% from Grande Champagne.
Programming continues the following day with a chef golf tournament hosted at the stunning Monarch Beach Golf Links. Cohiba Cigars will take over one hole in the tournament to offer a specialty cut-and-light service. An awards dinner will follow the tournament, featuring an acclaimed roster of incredible prizes from a selection of luxury Robb Report partners. If golf isn't par for the course, Chef William Bradley will host a hands-on cooking demonstration - courtesy of LG Signature, in the picturesque garden at Studio restaurant at Montage Laguna Beach. Throughout the course of Culinary Masters, LG Signature will offer guests and chefs the ultimate hospitality lounge which will be outfitted with LG Signature's stunning OLED televisions, among other items from the LG Signature collection.
California-based Karma Automotive will be whisking this year's roster of renowned chefs to The Montage property in their solar-powered Revero. Models of the high-performance plug-in hybrid vehicle will be on hand throughout the event for guests to experience for themselves.
For up-to-the-minute updates on chefs and programming, and to reserve your seat, please visit culinary.robbreport.com. Follow @robbreport on Instagram and experience Culinary Masters with the hashtag #RobbMasterChefs.
The ment'or BKB Foundation is a nonprofit that aims to educate and inspire excellence in young culinary professionals and also preserve the traditions and quality of cuisine in America. Ment'or is led by founders Chefs Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and Jérôme Bocuse, as well as an esteemed Culinary Council of over forty renowned chefs. Educational grants and internships are offered to culinary professionals through the Continuing Education Program. The Young Chef and Commis Competition series offer yet another opportunity for them to further their careers. Ment'or is also responsible for recruiting, training, and financially supporting the promising young American talents who represent Team USA in the prestigious biennial Bocuse d'Or competition, held in Lyon, France. For the first time in history, Team USA 2017 won the coveted Gold Medal at the Bocuse d'Or. Visit: www.mentorbkb.org
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