Chefs Dinner Returns To East End


More than a dozen chefs from the East End and Manhattan will pack up and head to the Hayground School in Bridgehampton on Sunday, July 28, for the “2013 Chefs Dinner” cocktail party and tasting event.

The ninth annual fundraiser for Jeff’s Kitchen and the Jeff Salaway Scholarship Fund will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. underneath a tent on the school grounds. Participating chefs include: Josh Capon of Lure Fish Bar; Arjun Achuthan of the Hayground School; Tom Colicchio and Ty Kotz of Topping Rose House; Bryan Futerman of Foody’s; Joel Hough of Il Bucco; Jason Weiner of Almond; Matt Michel of Rolling in Dough Pizza; Joe Realmuto of Nick & Toni’s; Davie Simmons of Uptown Juice Bar; Cheryl Stair of Art of Eating; Roy Wohlars of The Riverhead Project; and Christian Mir of Stone Creek Inn.

A four-course VIP dinner honoring chef Eric Ripert and paired with wines by Le Bernardin sommelier Aldo Sohm will follow from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the home of Toni Ross, wife of the late Mr. Salaway, who co-founded the Hayground School. Confirmed chefs for the VIP dinner include: Claudia Fleming of North Fork Table and Inn; Justin Smillie of Il Bucco Alimentari e Vineria; Michael Cavaniola of Cavaniola’s Gourmet Cheese Shop; Kerry Heffernan, a “Top Chef Masters” finalist; Stefan Karlsson of Fond; and Taku Sato of Nobu 57.

Tickets are $175 for the cocktail party, or $1,000 for cocktails and the VIP dinner. For more information, call 537-7068 ext. 113 or visit

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