Something Amazing Is Brewing

In our hectic and hyper-connected lives, it can be hard to unplug and be present in the moment. We know that it is stories that tie us together, and what better way to bond, share and reconnect than over a meal? At Lipton’s Chef Fest, we’ll bring folks together for a memorable meal experience, hosted by Chef Michael Symon and other celebrity friends.

Your traditions are important, and we want to help celebrate them! Enjoy dishes specially designed by Chef Symon and friends that remind them of home, family and good friends. Guests can also visit the Lipton Mealtime Moments Studio to share their favorite stories about mealtime. Pull up a chair, pour an iced cold tea and enjoy the meal!

Frequently Asked Questions

Something Amazing Is Brewing

In our hectic and hyper-connected lives, it can be hard to unplug and be present in the moment. We know that it is stories that tie us together, and what better way to bond, share and reconnect than over a meal? At Lipton’s Chef Fest, we’ll bring folks together for a memorable meal experience, hosted by Chef Michael Symon and other celebrity friends.

Your traditions are important, and we want to help celebrate them! Enjoy dishes specially designed by Chef Symon and friends that remind them of home, family and good friends. Guests can also visit the Lipton Mealtime Moments Studio to share their favorite stories about mealtime. Pull up a chair, pour an iced cold tea and enjoy the meal!

Frequently Asked Questions

Washington DC | 9.24.16

Join us at Lipton’s Chef Fest on September 24th, 2016, for an evening celebrating Mealtime Moments at the Canal Park! The evening will feature cooking demos, tea-inspired cocktails, live music, plus many more opportunities to create memorable moments with friends old and new.

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Michael Symon

Michael Symon

Host & Chef

Growing up in a Greek and Sicilian family, the Cleveland native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his restaurants in America’s heartland.
Ben Feldman

Ben Feldman

Host & Actor

A Washington, DC native, Ben has been seen on Mad Men and Silicon Valley and is now the lead on Superstore, NBC’s highest rated comedy.
Joseph Paire

Joseph Paire

Head Chef at Barcelona Wine Bar

A DC native, Chef Joseph Paire has made several national television appearances, recently winning on Food Network‘s Guys Grocery Games.

Jennifer Carroll

Jennifer Carroll

Chef & Partner at Requin

Star of multiple Top Chef seasons, Chef Jennifer Carroll is one of the DC’s most recognizable culinary personalities.

Lindsay Ponta

Lindsay Ponta

Founder & Editor, Shrimp Salad Circus

Founder & Editor of Shrimp Salad Circus, a DIY and lifestyle blog striving to make creativity approachable and help everyone become a maker.

Justin Schuble

Justin Schuble

Founder & Creative Director, DCfoodporn

Justin Schuble illuminates the way food becomes a part of our culture with great photography that shows off dishes in artful presentation.

Drowners

Drowners

Musical Guest

The second album from this caustic and catchy post-punk band was released in June on Frenchkiss Records.

Spirit Animal

Spirit Animal

Musical Guest

DC native Steve Cooper is the frenetic front man of this arena ready pop rock outfit with influences from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Outkast.

Chicago | 10.15.16

Join us at Lipton’s Chef Fest on October 15th, 2016 for an evening celebrating Mealtime Moments at the Navy Pier! The evening will feature cooking demos, tea-inspired cocktails, plus many more opportunities to create memorable moments with friends old and new.

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Michael Symon

Michael Symon

Host & Chef

Growing up in a Greek and Sicilian family, the Cleveland native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his restaurants in America’s heartland.
Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush

Host & Actor

Actress, activist, and entrepreneur, Sophia Bush currently stars as Detective Erin Lindsay on NBC’s Chicago PD.

Rob Levitt

Rob Levitt

The Butcher & Larder

Chef Rob Levitt’s The Butcher & Larder has been recognized for excellence in their craft by Food & Wine, GQ, The Food Network, and more.

Nicole Pederson

Nicole Pederson

Found Kitchen

Chef Nicole Pederson’s Midwestern roots create a focus on flavor, simplicity, and seasonality, seen in Found Kitchen’s produce-centric menu.

Adam Sokolowski

Adam Sokolowski

Writer, Chicago Magazine

As a writer for Chicago Magazine with a 36k person following on Instagram, Adam Sokolowski showcases the best food the city has to offer.

Samantha Roby

Samantha Roby

Photographer, Chicago Food Authority

With more than 146k followers, Samantha Roby’s artfully designed shots of the city’s best dishes make an impact throughout the midwest.

Atlanta | 10.22.16

Join us at Lipton’s Chef Fest on October 22nd, 2016, for an evening celebrating Mealtime Moments at the Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree! The evening will feature cooking demos, tea-inspired cocktails, plus many more opportunities to create memorable moments with friends old and new.

Michael Symon

Michael Symon

Host & Chef

Growing up in a Greek and Sicilian family, the Cleveland native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his restaurants in America’s heartland.
Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson

Host & Actor

Star and executive producer of ABC’s sitcom “Black-ish,” Anthony Anderson is an NAACP Image Award winner and an Emmy nominee.
Ford Fry

Ford Fry

Chef

Chef Ford Fry’s passion is to draw people together; his cultural and culinary knowledge make every meal an exceptional communal experience.

Gale Gand

Gale Gand

Pastry Chef

Winner of the 2001 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef, Chef Gale Gand is also one of TV’s most notable personalities.

Mandy Rye

Mandy Rye

Designer & Writer, Waiting on Martha

A premiere style tastemaker, Mandy Rye’s Waiting on Martha blog highlights recipes and dishes that make up Atlanta’s finest flavors.

Austin | 10.29.16

Join us at Lipton’s Chef Fest on October 29th, 2016 at Austin’s Fair Market for an evening celebrating Mealtime Moments! The evening will feature cooking demos, tea-inspired cocktails, plus many more opportunities for great memorable moments with friends old and new.

Michael Symon

Michael Symon

Host & Chef

Growing up in a Greek and Sicilian family, the Cleveland native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his restaurants in America’s heartland.
Andrew Curren

Andrew Curren

Chef

Food & Wine Best New Chef nominee and Top Chef competitor, Chef Andrew Curren is responsible for some of Austin’s best restaurants.

Amanda Rockman

Amanda Rockman

Chef

James Beard Foundation Award Semifinalist and Jean Banchet Pastry Chef Award winner, Chef Amanda Rockman is one of TV’s top pastry chefs.

Jane Ko

Jane Ko

Founder & Editor, A Taste of Koko

Jane Ko’s blog, A Taste of Koko, shows off Austin’s very best dishes and must eats well beyond they’re many famous BBQ and taco stops.

Rachel Holtin

Rachel Holtin

Founder & Editor, Austin Foodstagram

Rachel Holtin is the Founder of the popular Instagram account, @AustinFoodstagram.  She is also a Social Media Consultant and Strategist, who currently works full-time for the Austin-Based Food Startup, Favor Delivery.

What is Lipton Chef Fest?
Lipton’s Chef Fest is a celebration of food, music and the stories that bring us all together. Join a remarkable group of chefs, actors, musicians, bloggers, and artists for a seated meal under the stars at four cities across America.
When/where is Lipton Chef Fest?

Lipton Chef Fest will take place in four cities across the US.

Washington D.C.: September 24, 2016 at Canal Park
Chicago: October 15, 2016 at Navy Pier
Atlanta: October 22, 2016 at Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree in the Davison Room. Please note the handicap entrance is on 200 Peachtree.
Austin: October 29, 2016 at Fair Market

Who can attend?
Tickets are available for purchase to the general public for $40.00.
What is included in my ticket?
Tickets are all inclusive. Dinner, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails are included in the ticket price.  Demos from celebrity chefs and an atmospheric dinner party experience are as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can people of all ages attend?
Yes, Lipton Chef Fest is all ages. You must be 21+ to consume alcohol.
What if I am a vegetarian?
There will be a vegetarian entree option and vegetarian side dishes served.
Can I ask the celebrity guests for a photo?
It depends!  Different chefs, celebrities and special guests will be stopping by tables to say hello, which is a fine time to ask for a selfie. Otherwise, we ask you to take your photos of them when they are in their cooking demo or speaking on stage.
I want to interact on social media! Who do I tag?
We’d love to see your photos on social! Tag us @Lipton on Twitter and Instagram. You can also use #LiptonChefFest.
Can I bring my dog?
No pets, even the cutest dogs, are permitted to Lipton Chef Fest. If you need to attend with a Service Animal, please let us know so we can accommodate.
What if it rains?
Lipton Chef Fest is rain or shine! Don’t worry, if it rains–we’ve got you covered!
Is this an indoor event?
Lipton Chef Fest is an outdoor dining experience.
What if I arrive late?
No entry will be permitted after 6:30PM as to not disturb dinner service.
If I don’t show up, is my ticket refundable?
Tickets are non-refundable. If you need to transfer a ticket prior to the event, please contact us.

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