2019 PARTICIPANTS

 
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CHEF richard blais

Juniper & Ivy, San Diego | California

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 graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and trained 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 multiple popular eateries. In San Diego, where he currently resides, Blais is a partner at the popular Juniper & Ivy and Crack Shack restaurants, which is expanding to multiple locations throughout California.

Blais is a James Beard Award-nominated author of Try This at Home: Recipes from My Head to Your Plate, and his second cookbook, So Good, was released in May 2017 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). In addition, Blais recently launched a podcast entitled “Starving for Attention” which provides an entertaining, behind-the-scenes look into the food industry, and has featured guests including Wylie Dufrense, Michael Voltaggio, Andrew Zimmern, Gail Simmons, Lou Diamond Phillips, and more.


 
 
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Drew Nieporent

JHFW Culinary Director

Owner, Nobu and Bâtard, New York 

Drew Nieporent, one of America's most respected and celebrated restaurateurs, is the founder and inspiration behind the Myriad Restaurant Group, which operates Tribeca Grill, Nobu New York City, Nobu Fifty Seven, Nobu London, Nobu Next Door, Bâtard, Porsche Grille at Citi Field, and Crush Wine & Spirits. Over the last 30 years, Myriad has opened and operated over 39 restaurants around the world, including Seattle, Louisville, Providence, Boca Raton, London, San Francisco, Moscow, Citi Field, home of the New York Mets in Flushing, New York.

Nieporent's first restaurant, the groundbreaking Montrachet (1985), earned three stars from The New York Times and kept that rating for 21 years. In 2008, the restaurant reopened as Corton, maintaining its three New York Times stars and receiving two Michelin stars with chef-partner Paul Liebrandt at the helm. In May of 2014, Nieporent reopened the space as Bâtard with the help of chef- partner Markus Glocker and partner John Winterman. Earning three stars from The New York Times, New York Magazine, and a coveted Michelin star, the restaurant opened to critical acclaim. As 2014 came to an end, Bâtard landed at the top of several end-of-year lists, including the number one spot on The New York Times' list of "The 10 Best New Restaurants of 2014". In May of 2015, the restaurant won the James Beard award for “Best New Restaurant”.

 
 
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BIG WINES, SMALL PLATES

HOSTED BY JACKSON HOLE MOUNTAIN RESORT

Guest panel to be announced!


SPIRITS TASTING

TO BE ANNOUNCED! 


WINE DINNER AT 9,000FT

HOSTED BY JACKSON HOLE MOUNTAIN RESORT 

Chef Richard Blais, California


TASTE OF TETON VILLAGE - Best of Après Ski

HOSTED BY FOUR SEASONS RESORT JACKSON HOLE

MUSIC PROVIDED BY ROCKY VERTONE 

WINE, BEER, & SPIRITS

TO BE ANNOUNCED! 

 

 

 

RESTAURANTS, RETAILERS & BENEFICIARY

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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

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