Taste of Fame

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You’re invited to WCNY’s 5th annual fundraising culinary dinner experience
featuring a delicious menu and stories from 2019 Celebrity Chef Julia Collin
Davison of America’s Test Kitchen. Chef Richard Blais returns as emcee.
Save the date!
October 11, 2019



Your four-course culinary experience awaits!


Taste of Fame VIP Ticket |Featuring the In-Studio Recording and Live Demo

Locations

Venues

VIP Meet and Greet
Studio Recording
and Live Demo
4:00 p.m.
WCNY

415 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

FOUR-COURSE
Dinner Experience

6:00 p.m.
The Oncenter

800 S. State St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

headshot juliaJulia Collin Davison is an executive editorial director for America’s Test Kitchen. She is also host of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country and is an original cast member of both shows, which are two of the highest-rated instructional cooking shows on television.

Julia began working as a test cook for Cook’s Illustrated in 1999 and led recipe development for America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks for more than a decade.

Julia is a regular guest on The Dr. Oz Show, Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, and QVC and has appeared on Fox & Friends and Today.

She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1996, received an Augie Award from the Culinary Institute of America, and was inducted into the prestigious Disciples d’Escoffier Culinary Society in 2018. She is a Rochester, NY native


richard blaisRichard Blais is a successful chef, restaurateur, James Beard nominated cookbook author and television personality. Perhaps most recognizable as a regular judge on Food Network and the winner of Bravo’s “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.

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PH Sindee Zavalauskas, Independent Consultant Pavillion™ Berry Tea/Coffee Pot & Set of 4 Mugs $170
Stage Syracuse Stage 2 Tickets to Show for 2019/2020 Season $110
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Goldmine Goldmine Jewelers, New Hartford, NY Pair of Stunning 10-Karat Earrings $599
PH Sindee Zavalauskas, Independent Consultant 8 QT stainless Steel Pressure Cooker $350
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The_Oncenter The Oncenter 2 Tickets, The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine $200
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TheFashion Exchange The Fashion Exchange 2 Designer Handbags from Stone Mountain and BOC, along with 3 Pairs of Designer Men’s and Woman’s Footwear from Clarks and Coach $250
Syracuse Mets Syracuse Mets Tickets & Logo Apparel $250
Freeman Foote Jewelers Utica Freeman & Foote Jewelers, Utica Sterling Silver Cuff Style Bracelet $500
Lilys Nail Spa Lily’s Nail & Spa Gift Certificate $75
Backyard Garden Florist Backyard Garden Florist Gift Certificate 1 Dozen Roses $200
Wilsons Leather Wilsons Leather Men’s Leather Wallet & Woman’s Leather Purse $110
JP Jewelers – Oswego JP Jewelers – Oswego 14K Tanzanite + Diamond Pendant $725
Rayz International Rayz International Suede Embroidered Bag & Matching Embroidered Wood Wrap $110
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Rome Country Club Rome Country Club 4 Greens Fees $120
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Tuscarora Golf Club Tuscarora Golf Club – Marcellus 4 Greens Fees with Cart $250
Cazenovia Country Club Cazenovia Country Club 4 Greens Fees $152
Wanoa Wa-Noa Golf Club 4 Greens Fees & Lunch at Restaurant $110
Cup Cakers Cup Cakers, Oswego Restaurant Gift Cards for a Year! $75
Provisions Bakery Provisions Bakery Restaurant Gift Cards for a Year! $50
Apizza Regionale Apizza Regionale – Syracuse Restaurant Gift Cards for a Year! $50
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Limp Lizard Syracuse Limp Lizard Syracuse Restaurant Gift Cards for a Year! $50
The Mission The Mission, Syracuse Restaurant Gift Cards for a Year! $50
Delmonicos Delmonicos Restaurant Gift Cards for a Year! $50
Grimaldis Luna Park Grimaldi’s Luna Park Restaurant Gift Cards for a Year! $50
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pronto_fresh Pronto Fresh Gift Certificate $25
Overnight Stay Tapestry Collection Overnight Stay $200
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reggie Reggie Jackson Autographed Collage $450.00
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george George Strait Autographed Collage $450.00
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tim Tim McGraw Autographed Collage $450.00
tiger Tiger Woods 2019 Masters Champion Collage $160.00
syracuse Syracuse Basketball Collage $175.00
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Terra Organic Spa Terra Organic Spa Gift Certificate & Products $250
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Instacart Instacart 9 Bags of Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla Coffee $85
Kal Srinivas Kal Srinivas Indian Cooking Class for 6 People $240
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Sweet on Chocolate Sweet on Chocolate Gift Card $20
Sephora Destiny USA Sephora Destiny USA Self Care Package $290
Wagner Vineyards Wagner Vineyards Case of Dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc $180
Wiemer Vineyards Wiemer Vineyards Riesling Magdalena Vineyard 2016, from their cellar, no longer for sale
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Mike TV Mike TV, Appliances & Power Equipment 40” Samsung Television $450
aloft Aloft Inner Harbor Syracuse Overnight Stay $180
lefleur LaFleur de Beaute, Fayetteville 2 Facial Certificates and 1 Spa Day Certificate $250
Billsboro Billsboro Winery Private Tasting with Charcuterie (all local cheeses and meats) in their Library for 6 PPL $100
Cellular Sales Cellular Sales, Fayetteville Basket of Goodies $200
LUSH LUSH Destiny USA 2 Gift Baskets of Handmade Cosmetics $117.00
Alex and Ani Alex and Ani Destiny USA 2 Charm Bracelets $64
Michael Kors Michael Kors Outlet Destiny USA Purse & Matching Wallet $626
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