Chef Fest at Four Seasons

Top chefs come to Hawaii for the ultimate culinary getaway




Four Seasons Resort Hualālai at Historic Ka‘ūpūlehu, the first and only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star resort on Hawaii Island, in collaboration with Lucy Lean, noted author of Made in America; Our Best Chefs Reinvent Comfort Food, announces Chef Fest - Made in America 3. A celebration of high-profile dinners, interactive cooking classes and culinary experiences, the series of events will be held at the Resort February 26 - March 3, 2013 and features some of today’s top chefs coming together to cook, teach and entertain in an intimate and relaxed beach setting. 


Nancy Silverton (co-owner Pizzeria Mozza, Mozza 2 Go and Michelin-starred Osteria Mozza, The Mozza Cookbook, La Brea Bakery); Matt Molina (executive chef, Pizzeria Mozza,        Mozza 2 Go and Michelin-starred Osteria Mozza, Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza, The Mozza Cookbook); Ludo and Krissy Lefebvre (LudoBites, ABC’s The Taste, Sundance Channel’s LudoBites AmericaTop Chef Masters); Josiah Citrin (two Michelin-starred Mélisse, Lemon Moon Café,  In Pursuit of Excellence); Waylynn Lucas (fōnuts); Alessandro Cartumini (executive chef, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara) and Tyler Shedden 
(chef de cuisine, Café Boulud at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto) join James Babian (executive chef, Four Seasons Resort Hualālai) and Lucy Lean for the celebrations. 

As with the previous two events, many of the participating chefs are featured in Lean’s Made in America. Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya and director of mixology Chandra Lam Lucariello from Southern Wine & Spirits will be on hand for wine and cocktail events. 
  
“Following the success of our first two Made in America events, we’re thrilled to be working with Lucy Lean on the evolution of Made in America into Chef Fest for 2013. This event has grown and now includes some amazing partners to make this an even more incredible week,” says Robert Whitfield, regional vice president and general manager of Four Seasons Resort Hualālai. “Our guests love this event, because it offers the extraordinary experience of getting to know these chefs and to interact with them in an intimate environment, while enjoying the bounty of ingredients from Hawaii Island - it’s really unlike any other culinary event, and it’s all right here in the middle of paradise.”             

The line-up of events (schedule subject to change) is as follows: 
February 26: 
6:00 p.m. - Welcome reception and viewing of ABC’s “The Taste” viewing hosted by ‘breakout star of the show’ Ludo Lefebvre; and featuring action stations, a Patron Spirits and Moet Champagne Bar – Hoku Amphitheatre 

February 27: 
9:00 a.m. - Post-Breakfast Stand-Up Paddle boarding with Chefs - Canoe Club 
12:00 p.m. - Italian Wine Class with Chuck Furuya – ‘ULU 
2:00 p.m. - Cooking Class with Ludo Lefebvre and Josiah Citrin - ‘ULU 
5:30 p.m. - “Mozza at Beach Tree” featuring Nancy Silverton and Matt Molina 
                   – Beach Tree 

February 28: 
8:30 a.m. - Golf with Matt Molina – Hualālai Golf Course 
9:00 a.m. - Chefs’ Tennis Tournament Preliminary Round - Hualālai Sports Club 
2:00 p.m. - Dessert Cooking Class with Waylynn Lucas and Melissa Logan - ‘ULU 
5:30 p.m. - Four Seasons Epicurean Journey featuring James Babian, Ricardo Jarquin,   
                   Tyler Sheddon and Alessandro Cartumini – ‘ULU 

March 1: 
9:00 a.m. - Chefs’ Tennis Tournament Round 2 - Hualālai Sports Club 
1:00 p.m. - Spirit of Patron Mixology Class with Chandra Lam Lucariello - ‘ULU 
3:00 p.m. - Cooking Class with Nancy Silverton and Matt Molina - Beach Tree 
5:30 p.m. - Hawaiian Beach Cookout featuring Josiah Citrin, Ludo Lefebvre and 
                   Waylynn Lucas - Beach Tree 

March 2: 
9:00 a.m. - Chefs’ Tennis Tournament Championship Round - Hualālai Sports Club 
2:00 p.m. - Bites and Bubbles Class and Champagne Tasting with James Babian,       
                   Tyler Shedden, Alessandro Cartumini and Chuck Furuya - ‘ULU 
5:30 p.m. - Made in America Gala Dinner, featuring all chefs, Lucy Lean and           
                   Chuck Furuya - ‘ULU 

March 3: 
7:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Chefs Champagne Brunch featuring Moet Hennessy and an Ultimat 
                 Vodka Bloody Mary Bar - ‘ULU 

Guests are invited to book the Chef Fest - Made in America package: 
·        Four-night package: available February 27 – March 3, includes luxurious accommodations, three cooking classes for two, three event dinners for two, one Sunday Champagne Brunch for two, stand-up paddleboard rentals for two and one signed Made in America book. Package rates from $6,380. 
·        Additionally, room nights and events are available on an a la carte basis. 

Partners of Chef Fest - Made in America 3 include American Airlines, Big Island Visitors Bureau, Moet Hennessy and Patron Spirits. 

For more information and reservations, please call toll-free (888) 340-5662, contact your travel professional (chain code FS) or visitwww.fourseasons.com/hualalai.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:   
Brad Packer 
Director of Public Relations             
Four Seasons Resort Hualālai 
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora   
(310) 712-1493 
brad.packer@fourseasons.com     

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