Chase Sapphire Preferred ®, a premier travel rewards card from Chase, in partnership with Bravo Media announced the “Top Chef Masters” season 5 Premiere Tasting, will take place on Tuesday, July 16 in New York City. Tickets go on sale today for this first-ever event where fans of the show will have an opportunity to celebrate the season premiere, meet the critics and competing chefs as well as taste dishes featured on the first episode of the culinary competition series.
“Top Chef Masters” host Curtis Stone and new head critic Gail Simmons will co-host the exclusive tasting event. Eleven critically-acclaimed chefs featured on the series will attend the tasting party, including Neal Fraser, Lynn Crawford, Douglas Keane, Herb Wilson, Sang Yoon, Franklin Becker, Sue Zemanick, Richard Sandoval, David Burke, Jenn Louis, and Jennifer Jasinski. Several of the chefs will recreate and serve dishes highlighted in episode one, allowing guests to interact with the chefs and preview dishes straight from the show.
Tickets for the Top Chef Masters Season 5 Premiere Tasting go on sale to the public today and are available for $75/ ticket at www.cityharvest.org/topchefmasters. All ticket sale proceeds for tickets sold on the City Harvest website will benefit City Harvest, the world’s first food rescue organization which is dedicated to helping feed the more than one million New Yorkers facing hunger each year.
As part of the presenting partnership, Chase Sapphire is offering cardholders VIP tickets to the event on the Ultimate Rewards SM website. The unique VIP experience includes exclusive early entrance to mingle with the “Top Chef Masters” critics and contestants in a smaller, intimate setting. Cardholders will have an opportunity to tour the event’s “Top Chef Masters” kitchen with season 5 chefs and receive a private sneak peek of the elimination challenge in episode one followed by a Q&A session with contestants.“We are excited to offer this exclusive opportunity for Chase Sapphire cardholders to celebrate their passion for food by offering a behind-the-scenes look at ‘Top Chef Masters’ Season 5 in an intimate setting, modeled after the ‘Top Chef Masters’ kitchen,” said Jeff Bedard, marketing director, Chase Card Services. “For the first time ever, Chase Sapphire cardholders and the public can get a taste of ‘Top Chef Masters’ by sampling the contestant’s culinary creations featured on Episode One and engaging with world-renowned celebrity chefs.”