Taste of Fame with Chef Richard Blais
WCNY’s Annual Fundraising Dinner Event
800 S. State St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
About Taste of Fame
Guests will enjoy an evening of gourmet food, wine, stories, and fun. The event features a four-course dinner specially crafted by chef Richard Blais.
Richard Blais is a successful chef, restaurateur, James Beard nominated cookbook author and television personality. Perhaps most recognizable as a recurring judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and the winner of “Top Chef All-Stars,” Blais grew up on Long Island working as a “poissonier” at McDonald’s. It was here where he first dabbled in deconstruction in cuisine, serving filet-o-fish sandwiches sans top bun. Blais went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America and train at The French Laundry, Daniel, Chez Panisse, and el Bulli.
Blais currently owns and operates Trail Blais, a forward-thinking culinary company that has consulted on, designed, and operated
popular eateries including multiple outposts of Flip Burger Boutique. In San Diego, where he currently resides, Blais is a partner at
the popular Juniper & Ivy and Crack Shack restaurants, which will be expanding to four locations in the coming months.
Blais’ second cookbook, So Good, was released May 16, and his new television show, “Man vs Master”, will debut on the FYI Network in the fall.
He resides with his wife Jazmin and their two daughters Riley and Embry. When not behind the stove, Blais may be found training for his next marathon, working on his next cookbook, or cheering on his favorite English Premiere League soccer team.
NEW THIS YEAR
The Taste of Fame Richard Blais Experience Ticket
features an overnight hotel stay, brunch with Richard the
following day, and more!
More details coming soon. Be sure to check back!