Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic set for Jan. 27-29
BEAVER CREEK, Colorado -Bon Apptit and Beaver Creek Resort will join forces Jan. 27-29 for the 13th Annual Beaver Creek Master Chef Classic. Highlights of the three-day epicurean affair include the Master Chef Challenge at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village, intimate cooking classes, an aprs-ski cocktail seminar and a Grand Tasting at the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch.”We look forward to our 13th year of collaboration with Beaver Creek Resort for this destination culinary venture,” said Paul Jowdy, vice president and publisher of Bon Apptit. “This upscale destination with world class ski terrain sets the perfect backdrop for top chefs to lure epicureans. Every year is fresh and exciting, and this year is truly special with a terrific roster of chefs and events. We also are proud that a portion of the proceeds supports the Bright Future Foundation, a local organization that works to prevent domestic violence.”Due to an overwhelming response last year, the 2011 Classic features additional Master Chef cooking classes, allowing participants to get up close and personal with some of the hottest chefs in the industry. Bon Apptit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport and Restaurant Editor Andrew Knowlton will attend.”We are happy to partner with Bon Apptit again this year to bring these talented chefs to Beaver Creek,” said Tim Baker, executive director of the Beaver Creek Resort Company. “This stunning setting combined with our sophisticated culinary scene and renowned service makes for the perfect location for the exciting Master Chef Classic.”Master Chef Classic lodging event packages are available starting at $522 per person, which includes two nights of lodging, two days of lift tickets and one ticket each for the Master Chef Challenge and the Grand Tasting. This package is available Jan. 27-31, 2011. Additional lodging options are available and additional restrictions may apply. Event-only ticket packages are also available including a Master Chef Package for $475, which provides one ticket to the Master Chef Dinner, Master Chef Challenge, Grand Tasting, one Seminar (choice of Chophouse/Wine Seminar or Osprey/Cocktail Seminar) and one Cooking Class (Marco/Splendido or Joey/Park Hyatt). The VIP package is $575 and includes the Master Chef Package offerings plus early admittance to the Grand Tasting for exclusive access to the Chefs.The Just a Taste Package for $165 includes tickets for the Master Chef Challenge and the Grand Tasting. A portion of proceeds from the Master Chef dinner on Jan. 27 benefits the Bright Future Foundation. To purchase tickets and for information on lodging packages, visit http://www.beavercreek.com/masterchefclassic or call 800-404-3535 (lodging packages) or 888-920-ARTS (event tickets only).