Starting immediately, Dean & DeLuca’s Madison Avenue (at 85th) market will give its customers access to top New York City chefs. A chef will be on-hand every Wednesday, from 4:00 to 6:30pm, teaching customers new cooking techniques, helping them plan menus, and answering any and all cooking questions. The consultation service is free of charge and no appointments are necessary.
“We have always provided our customers with the best ingredients. Now, we’re going to help our customers discover new, exciting ways to use them,” said Andy Lawrence, General Manager of Dean & DeLuca on Madison Avenue. “In talking with our customers, we’ve found that no matter how experienced they are in the kitchen, they are always looking to learn more. Who better to help them than top NYC chefs?”
The initial two expert chefs, who will be at Dean & DeLuca’s Madison Avenue market on alternating Wednesdays, are Josh Capon, Executive Chef at Lure Fishbar and Diane DiMeo, Executive Chef at The Red Box Bistro and 1834 Burger Bar. Chef Capon has many years of experience working in kitchens all over the world. He’s been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Wine Spectator and other media outlets. Recently, he served as a judge on Food Network’s Chopped, and appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Chef DiMeo has over 22 years of experience and has opened up restaurants, bars and a Culinary Arts school. She is a recent Chopped winner, and she is working on her first cookbook.
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Founded by Joel Dean and Giorgio DeLuca with artist Jack Ceglic in 1977, Dean & DeLuca is a worldwide purveyor of gourmet food, fine wine and kitchenware. Dean & DeLuca offers customers a sumptuous variety of artisanal cheese, seafood, meat, baked goods, and more as well as handcrafted products of the highest quality from around the globe. The store’s elegant displays overflow with colorful products and the aesthetics make food shopping an experience. For more information, please visit http://www.deandeluca.com/