events Chefs for Scher: A Culinary Event Celebrating Late New York Restaurateur Steven Scher

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Steven Scher was a charismatic figure in New York's restaurant scene, an industry he parlayed after a successful law career. With no prior food industry experience, Steve began meeting with professionals in the field, raising money to fund his concept and building a company with enthusiastic partners Jeff Kadish and Paul Zweben, who shared a similar courageousness. More than 15 years later, their company, Main Street Restaurant Partners, grew to include such recognizable restaurants as Union Pacific, Rain, Django, BarBao, Calle Ocho, and BLT Prime.

Chefs for Scher is the collaboration of Steve’s colleagues and loved ones who are keeping his spirit alive by hosting culinary events in his honor. In partnership with the James Beard Foundation, proceeds from Chefs for Scher events benefit the Steven Scher Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Restaurateurs, which was established to support individuals interested in the culinary field who possess an entrepreneurial spirit, have a clear vision of their restaurant concept, and the passion to see it through.

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