The Vale Fox Distillery and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) have announced a new virtual, live cooking series: Around the Kitchen Table. The new series features top CIA alumni and supports the college’s Financial Relief Scholarship
Beginning Sunday October 18, at 5pm ET, Around the Kitchen Table will invite participants into the kitchens of renowned chefs including Maneet Chauhan, JJ Johnson, Johnny Hernandez, and Katianna Hong for simple, at-home cooking demos and conversation, alongside cocktail pairings by esteemed barman Jeffrey Morgenthaler using The Vale Fox Distillery’s award-winning Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651, which he helped create.
The series consists of four separate events, occurring every Sunday through November 8, and all are open to the public and free of charge. Those interested in supporting the CIA Financial Relief Scholarship, however, can select upgraded experiences and make tax-deductible donations. Upgraded options include being able to ask live questions on camera and a “backstage pass” for a virtual meet-and-greet with the chef. The Vale Fox Distillery will be matching donations dollar for dollar.
Find a complete list of the series’ events below:
- Sunday, October 18: Chef Maneet Chauhan, Founding Partner/President, Morph Hospitality Group
- Sunday, October 25: Chef Johnny Hernandez, Founder/President, Grupo La Gloria and True Flavors Inc.
- Sunday, November 1: Chef J.J. Johnson, Chef/Partner, Ingrained Hospitality Concepts, LLC
- Sunday, November 8: Chef Katianna and John Hong: Award-winning, Los Angeles-based Chefs
All those interested have to do to join in on the fun is follow the link to RSVP, HERE, and sign up for the events that interest them most.
Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651 will be featured both in food and cocktail recipes. Recipes with a list of ingredients and tools will be emailed to each participant in advance of each event, so they can cook alongside the chefs.
In addition to supporting this event series, The Vale Fox Distillery has also announced a new scholarship fund for CIA students interested in pursuing a career in the beverage industry. Those interested should reach out to Erin Decker, firstname.lastname@example.org.