StarChefs in the News

September 21, 2006

(New York - WABC, September 19, 2006) -

The program will feature chef demonstrations, hand-on workshops, wine tastings and panel discussions with industry experts on various topics. Attendees will also be allowed to stroll through the Chef Products Fair, featuring the latest kitchen equipment and gourmet food and beverage products.

New York is opening its arms to some of the top chefs in the world Tuesday and Wednesday. is hosting the inaugural International Chefs Congress (ICC). The culinary symposium brings together 40 of the world's most innovative chefs to present the latest culinary concepts to nearly 1,000 of their peers.
The two-day professional conference will be held at Covenant House at 346 West 17th Street, with a portion of the ticket sales benefiting Covenant House's residential center for at-risk youth.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for chefs from around the world to meet, share ideas and cook together," CEO and Editor-in-Chief Antoinette Bruno said. "The International Chef Congress will enable a learning exchange between some of he most visionary culinary minds of the world."


Admission to the ICC is by invitation only, except for the New York Rising Stars Revue, which will be open to the public. The Rising Stars Revue is a gala awards ceremony honoring New York's top up-and-coming culinary professionals and will feature high-concept street food from push carts.

Other ICC events are limited to executive chefs, pastry chefs, chefs de cuisine, sous chefs, food and beverage managers and members of the press. Culinary students who qualify can apply for sponsored scholarships to attend by contacting

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