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Celebrity Chef & Wine Dinner



The Celebrity Chef & Wine Dinner is the perfect night-out for all food and wine aficionados with a charitable heart. The elegant evening features a multi-course gourmet dinner prepared by a nationally renowned chef. Each course is expertly paired and presented with wines by selected winemakers and owners. The delectable evening also includes an exclusive auction to raise funds for the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.

  • Celebrity Chef & Wine Dinner | Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015
    6:00 – 10:30pm
    Milwaukee Athletic Club
    758 North Broadway | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Reservations | Celebrity Chef & Wine Dinner tickets are $250 per person. Corporate tables of eight are available for $2,200, which includes two tickets to the Friday evening Food & Wine Tasting Gala.
Attendance at the Celebrity Chef & Wine Dinner is extremely limited.

Online registration is no longer available. You can purchase your tickets the night of the event at Will Call.     

By registering online, you agree to the terms and conditions as outlined in the Release of Liability.

2015 Celebrity Chef | Chef Baasim Zafar, Executive Chef at Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

2015 Featured Vintners | Tim Snider of Fess Parker Winery 

| Regina Martinelli of Martinelli Winery (Winner of Wine Spectator's 2015 Video of the Year award, watch it here)


2015 Featured Cheesemaker | BelGioioso Cheese


2015 Emcee | Kyle Cherek, Host of Wisconsin Foodie

Kyle Cherek is host of the Emmy nominated Wisconsin Foodie, now in its 7th season on PBS and broadcast primetime to over 8 million households. He has made regular appearances on both The Travel Channel and Food Network. He is a frequent media contributor through his column Amuse Bouche, and a regular commentary on Public Radio, NPR, and CBS and NBC. His video series Chef Talk with Kyle Cherek has received wide acclaim. He regularly hosts forums, and culinary events, and has been lauded by likes of Andrew Zimmern and Will Allen, as well as James Beard winning chefs, for his wit, and culinary insights. He can be kept track of at KyleCherek.com, or @Kylecherek/ Twitter


Schedule of events

6:00 | Registration opens (please check in by your last name) 
6:00 | Champagne Reception begins, Milwaukee Athletic Club Lounge
7:00 | Program and dinner service begins, Milwaukee Athletic Club Grand Ballroom
10:30 | Program and dinner service ends 

Attire | Cocktail

Lodging | Discounted room rates are available at The Pfister Hotel. To reserve your room, please contact The Pfister Hotel directly at 800.558.8222 and request the "Lombardi rate" or book online here
Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation graciously thanks the Marcus Corporation and The Pfister Hotel for their generous support.

Parking | Valet parking for the Celebrity Chef & Wine Dinner is available at the Milwaukee Athletic Club courtesy of the Milwaukee Lexus Dealers Association.

All proceeds from the Celebrity Chef & Wine Dinner benefit the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.