Meet The Best of Tahoe Chefs
May 08, 2013
Meet the best chefs of the region at the 14th Annual “Best of Tahoe Chefs” on May 19th at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Proceeds benefit the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center Patient and Family Program.
This year’s theme, “Hollywood Nights”, allows attendees to walk the red carpet in tuxes and gowns or make a celebrity appearance dressed as their favorite star. Meet some our favorite Tahoe Chefs, like Mike Davis, Executive Chef of our sister property at West Shore Café.
Growing up in New Orleans, Davis spent his formative years in the Big Easy, where he learned to love food. At the age of 28, he took his first Executive Chef position at the Salish Lodge and Spa, which consequently earned the coveted AAA’s, four-diamond status. Mike went on to open his own restaurant, 26brix Restaurant, in Eastern Washington’s wine country. After 5 years and much critical praise, including two guest chef appearances at New York’s lauded James Beard House, he moved on and opened a trio of restaurants in Bellevue, Washington, for Seattle-based Heavy Restaurant Group in just under a year. Next stop, Mike headed to the Tahoe region to be Executive Chef at Martis Camp, an exclusive real estate development and private community. Today he is Executive Chef at West Shore Café, a premier lakefront dining restaurant Mike has received accolades in numerous publications including, Restaurant Hospitality, Northwest Travel, James Beard Foundation, Travel and Leisure, Wine Spectator, Food Arts, and Sunset Magazine. In addition to Best of Tahoe Chefs, Mike also participates in various industry related charities and fundraisers such as the Auction of Washington Wines, Fare Start, Share Our Strength and Taste of the Nation.
The full line-up of local chefs is impressive, and includes some of our personal favorites: Bill Arnoff, Pianeta~Cucina Italiana, David Smith, Cottonwood and Jeremy Grossman, Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.
Proceeds benefit the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center Patient and Family Program. For more information regarding the organization visit here.
Spirit of Volunteerism. A nice recognition of the contribution for all those who make the Best of Tahoe Chefs a reality:
This important fundraiser could not happen without the commitment and dedication of our many amazing volunteers. Through your participation, our cancer patients and their families are provided with vital services and programs that are so critical in their journey to wellness.
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