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    1. Table setting. 

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    2. Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix. 

  • Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
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    3. Torching the first course.

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    4. Chefs Greg Vernick, Jean-Marie Lacroix, Marc Murphy, Pat O’Malley and Melissa Weller. 

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    5. Apple strudel. 

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    6. First look at the Taste of America. 

  • Event Snapshots: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Philadelphia Benefit Dinner

     
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    7. Chef Pierre Labine and chef JeanMarie Lacroix. 

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    8. Hard at work prepping the meal. 

Held Oct. 13, 2017, at the Museum of the American Revolution, Taste America was a four-course plated dinner held to benefit the James Beard Foundation. The event, planned by Cashman & Associates, welcomed 300 attendees who dined on food provided by Brûlée Catering in collaboration with other culinary stars. 

The MPI Minnesota Chapter gathered on June 20 to celebrate the success of its past year at JX Event Venue in Stillwater. The event included a happy hour, Fun Pianos that serenaded guests, elevated food stations, trolley rides and a hidden speakeasy.

 

The 2018 Emerald City Applause Awards were held March 22, 2018 at Fremont Foundry. This was the 13th year for the industry event that honors event production, support services and marketing professionals.