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A quick look at 19th annual Chefs in Shorts

BOSTON – Bostonians love Chefs in Shorts, an annual event benefitting Future Chefs, an organization that helps disadvantaged youngsters receive culinary education and training, placing them with restaurants that put them to work in their kitchens.

This year’s event, the 19th, was the largest to date with, we were told, over 1,000 attendees at the head house at the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center. It was a gorgeous setting for a popular event and began to be crowded even before the official 7 p.m. opening!

Next year will be the 20th,  says Future Chefs’ Toni Elka who was their with her staff and the Future Chefs themselves. Also there, manning their grills, were some 66 restaurants from the greater Boston area, preparing their specialties for the hungry crowds. Among them was Oak + Rowan, introducing Boston diners to its’ style. The restaurant will open in the Fort Point Channel this summer, the third concept from the Caswell Restaurant Group.


18th Chefs in Shorts set for June 19th on Boston waterfront

BOSTON – The 18th annual Chefs in Shots, benefitting Future Chefs, takes place June 19 at the Seaport World Trade Center with some 50 guest chefs from the area from 7-9:30 p.m..

Host Chefs:

Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center       Karen Hodsdon, Pastry Chef

Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center       Richard Rayment, Executive Chef

TAMO Bistro & Bar at the Seaport Hotel  Robert Tobin, Chef

Participating Chefs & Venues:

Artbar                                                            Brian Dandro

Ashmont Grille & Tavolo                             Chris Douglass

Back Deck                                                    Paul Sussman

Backyard Farms                                           Duncan McSweeney

Bambara                                                       Jay Silva

Bastille Kitchen                                             Adam Kube

Besito Mexican                                             Sebastian Navarrete

BOND @ The Langham                               Mark Sapienza

Café ArtScience                                         Patrick Campbell

Cask ‘n Flagon                                             Donley Liburd

Colonnade Hotel & Brasserie Jo               Nicholas Calias

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse        Rodney Murillo

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse     Jason Carron

Dosa Factory                                                Raj Pabla

Earls Kitchen + Bar                                       Tim Pennington

Fairsted Kitchen                                           Jason Albus

Flour Bakery                                                  Corey Johnson

Gather                                                           Dennis Wilson

Haru                                                                Steven Ferdinand

Harvard Club                                                Dean Moore

Jamaican Mi Hungry                                   Ernie Campbell

Kashmir                                                          Harjit Pabla

Kings Boston                                                  Andre Bautista

LaValle’s                                                        Andy LaValle

Legal Test Kitchen                                        Tyler Lucier

Local 149 & The Biltmore                            David Nevins

Lucca                                                             Andres Cruz

Lulu’s                                                              Sarah Wade

M.C. Spiedo                                                  Mark Gaier & Clark Fraiser

Mela                                                               Jatinder Singh

Mirbeau Inn & Spa                                       Stephen Coe

Pete & Gerry’s Eggs                                    Karl Johnson

Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake             Brian Poe & Uri Abragimovich

Salty Pig                                                         Kevin O’Connell

Serafina                                                         Brendan Burke

Temazcal Tequila Cantina                          Dave Castro

Tempo                                                            Nathan Sigel

Tip Tap Room                                                Brian Poe & Douglas Rodrigues

Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill                           Sean McDonald

Top of the Hub                                              Mark Porcaro

Trina’s Starlite Lounge                                  Suzi Maitland

Varano Group                                              Susanna Rourke

W Hotel                                                          Derek Barragan

COST:             $80 per person (includes admission with complimentary beer, wine and culinary tastings)

TICKETS:          Tickets now available online at: https://chefsinshorts.eventbrite.com.

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BENEFICIARY: Future Chefs’ mission is to prepare urban youth in Greater Boston for quality early employment and post-secondary education opportunities in the culinary field and to support them in developing a broad base of transferable skills as they transition into the working world. For more information, please visit: www.futurechefs.net.