Monday, April 18, 2011

Cincinnati Chef to Participate in National Event Celebrating Women,Wine and Whiskey

An all-star team of female chefs from the South and Midwest will join The Brown Hotel executive chef Laurent Géroli for the second annual "A Salute to Women, Wine and Whiskey" event on Friday, June 17. The five-course dinner is $125 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity) and a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be matched by Sullivan University to create a scholarship for a female student attending the school's National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS). For more information or to make reservations, please call Maralee Beyer at (502) 736-2996.

The unforgettable evening of cocktails, wine and cuisine will be prepared by:

Chef Julie Francis
Chef Kathy Cary
Chef Meg Galus
Chef Ouita Michel
Chef Regina Mehallick
Susie Selby
Victoria MacRae-Samuels
Judy Schad

The Sofitel Hotel
Holly Hill Inn
R Bistro
Selby Winery
Maker's Mark
Capriole Farms

Cincinnati, Ohio
Louisville, Ky
Chicago, Ill
Midway, Ky
Indianapolis, Ind
Sonoma, Calif
Bardstown, Ky
Greenville, Ind
The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception featuring a special bourbon cocktail inspired by Victoria MacRae-Samuels, vice president of operations for Maker's Mark, and wines from Susie Selby of Selby Winery in Sonoma County, Calif. Wine expert David DuBou of Vintner Select will also be available throughout the evening to discuss the wine pairings. Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres prepared by Sullivan University students, chef faculty member Katie Payne and Juleps Catering as well as Capriole Farms cheese provided by award-winning farmstead cheesemaker Judy Schad.

Guests also have the option of booking a deluxe room at The Brown Hotel for the special rate of $109 plus tax. Club floor upgrades are available at an additional charge of $30.

The Brown Hotel, located at Fourth and Broadway, has been a Louisville tradition for 87 years. It is home to the AAA Four-Diamond English Grill and the casual venue J. Graham's Café, where guests can try the legendary sandwich called "The Hot Brown." The Brown Hotel holds a AAA Four-Diamond rating and is also a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Historic Hotels of America. For more information on this luxury hotel, visit or call (502) 583-1234.

Sullivan University's National Center for Hospitality Studies prepares students for careers in the hospitality field by offering six associate of science degrees, a bachelor of science degree and a master of business administration degree. Students can earn an associate of science degree in culinary arts; baking and pastry arts; beverage management; professional catering; hotel and restaurant management; and event management and tourism; and a bachelor of science or master of business administration degreewith a hospitality management option. The University also offers professional baker, personal/private chef and tourism diplomas. All programs of study are taught by highly qualified faculty using the latest contemporary facilities. For more information, visit

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