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Hail to the Chefs, Hudson, Ohio, June 5, 2010
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Hudson’s “Hail to the Chefs” Preview Gala – Set for Saturday, June 5!
Gala Event Previews Taste of Hudson Chefs at Glamorous Affair

April 23, 2010 – Hudson, Ohio – The date has been set for Hail to the Chefs, Hudson’s premier gala to showcase many of the chefs and restaurants participating in this year’s Taste of Hudson. The event, in its fourth year, will be held on Saturday, June 5, at the Hudson Library and Historical Society, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. The area’s finest chefs will serve up preview samples of their selections for Taste of Hudson, the annual two-day food and entertainment festival to be held on Labor Day weekend, September 5 & 6, 2010. The line-up of chefs and restaurants for the Hail to the Chefs event includes:

The Featured Chefs For 2010 Are:

Corporate Chef Shawn Cline, Rosewood Grill, Hospitality Restaurants Chef /Owner Don Bitter, Bitter’s Bones and Barley
Chef Roger Thomas - Piatto Novo Restaurant & Lounge Chef Don and DJ Bitter - Old Whedon Grill
Chef Brandt Evans, Blue Canyon Chef Andrew Jackson - Laurel Lake Retirement Community
Chef John, Kevin, and JJ Altomare - Hudson’s Restaraunt and Hudson's Catering Chef Jeff Jarrett, North End

Selections will also include appetizers by Bay Lobsters and Adams Reserve, New York Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese and desserts by Chef Marc D’Antonio Acme Fresh Market and Chocolates of Hudson, inside Hersheys.

Honorary Chairs for Hail to the Chefs are William Considine, president and CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital, Rusty Hopkins with Windstream Communications and Kathy Chadwick-Koke, Marketing Director of Laurel Lake Retirement Community and the event chair is Hudson resident and Taste of Hudson Restaurant Coordinator Carrie Gynn. “This year’s event is going to be even more special with appetizers served on the beautiful Library patio in conjunction with wine and beer tastings and desserts that are simply wonderful. The event will also feature spectacular entertainment, a silent auction, and a complimentary gift to each attendee,” said Gynn. “Plus, for the first time we have partnered with WKYC-TV to promote Taste of Hudson and Hail to the Chefs. WKYC News Anchor, Mark Nolan will serve as Special Host and longtime local radio personality and Hudson resident Matt Patrick will be the official Master of Ceremonies.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. with an out-of-doors wine tasting under a beautifully decorated tent. The wine tasting, produced by North End, will feature select, celebrated wines, crafted beers selected by House of LaRose and delicious appetizers. The popular Hail to the Chefs silent auction will feature many unique items from local and regional businesses. Attendees will be treated to the sounds of The Fabulous VOICES Band while on the patio. At 8 p.m., the event will move indoors where the chefs will showcase some of the foods they will serve at Taste of Hudson, a two-day festival to be held over Labor Day weekend. Plus, should the Cleveland Cavaliers be playing that night in the NBA playoffs the game will be shown live!

Importantly, Hail to the Chefs, like Taste of Hudson, will benefit the Safe Kids Coalition of Summit County and other local charities. Tickets are by reservation only, click here for ticket information . Ticket prices are $85 per person in advance and $100 at the door.

For additional event information, contact Carrie Gynn at (330-528-0727).

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