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Dinner series takes place in New York May 18-21

5/11/17 10:00 PDT



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"We love to offer exclusive culinary experiences for our customers and Indie Chefs is delivering an exceptional lineup of chef talent this year. The fact that proceeds benefit No Kid Hungry makes it unbelievably special to us, and everyone involved."

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Williams Sonoma, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) portfolio of brands, and Indie Chefs Week are proud to announce Indie Chefs Week NYC 2017. From May 18 to 21, Indie Chefs Week NYC 2017 will feature some of the best up-and-coming culinary talent along with critically acclaimed industry veterans. Twenty-seven chefs from across America will be cooking in a series of dinners over four nights in the New York City area. This anti-food festival features real, thoughtful dishes in multi-course dinners that meet the lofty standards set by these independent chefs in their own restaurant kitchens.

Three preliminary dinners will be held at Rebelle NYC (218 Bowery, New York, NY 10012) and for each, Indie Chefs Week will match up nine chefs to cook one course of each meal for a small group of food appreciators. The series culminates with a Grand Finale Dinner in the Munchies Test Kitchen at Vice Media (49 S 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249) on the rooftop garden deck overlooking the Manhattan skyline. All participating chefs will collaborate in pairs on a 14 course tasting menu with all proceeds benefitting No Kid Hungry.

“As a part of our ongoing commitment to support the chef community, Williams Sonoma is proud to present Indie Chefs Week New York,” said Janet Hayes, President of Williams Sonoma. “We love to offer exclusive culinary experiences for our customers and Indie Chefs is delivering an exceptional lineup of chef talent this year. The fact that proceeds benefit No Kid Hungry makes it unbelievably special to us, and everyone involved.”

Thursday tickets range from $195 for a dining room seat to $225 for a VIP seat inside the kitchen to witness the chef’s collaboration to execute each dish thoughtfully and to the highest standards. Friday and Saturday tickets start at $195 for a dining room seat, and range up to $325 for a VIP counter seat overlooking the chef’s kitchen. Tickets for the Grand Finale Dinner on Saturday range from $225 for a dining room or patio seat to $325 for a VIP seat inside the Munchies Test Kitchen in front of the chefs while they execute the 14 course dinner. Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to another party prior to the event.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting Chef rosters, bios, and other information are available on the Indie Chefs website. For more information, please also follow Indie Chefs on social media: Instagram @indiechefsweek, Twitter @indiechefsweek, Facebook, and use the #indiechefsweek and #mywilliamssonoma hashtags.

Indie Chefs Week 2017 Chef Participants:

  • Adam Brick – Apis Restaurant & Pizza Sorrelina, Spicewood, TX
  • Matt Conroy – Virginia’s NYC, New York, NY
  • Emily Chapman – Pasquale Jones, New York, NY
  • Matt Casino – Restaurant North, Armonk, NY
  • Min Kong – Little Park, New York, NY
  • Trevor Kunk – The Breslin, New York, NY
  • Rich Parente – Clock Tower Grill, Brewster, NY
  • Cara Stadler – Tao Yuan Restaurant & Bao Bao Dumpling House, Brunswick, ME & Portland, ME
  • Andy Wooton, Rebelle, New York, NY
  • Ferrell Alvarez – Rooster & the Till, Tampa, FL
  • Brittanny Anderson – Meztger Bar & Butchery, Richmond, VA
  • Tim Archuleta – Ichi Sushi, San Francisco, CA
  • Daniel Eddy – Rebelle, New York, NY
  • Kristen Essig & Michael Stoltzfus, Coquette, New Orleans, LA
  • Matthew Gaudet – Superfine Foods, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
  • Aaron Hoskins – Birds & Bubbles, Columbia, SC
  • Yoni Levy – Outerlands, San Francisco, CA
  • Scott Vivian – Beast, Toronto, ON, CA
  • Ian Boden – The Shack, Staunton, VA
  • Patrick Feges – Southern Goods, Houston, TX
  • Gunnar Gíslason – Agern Restaurant, New York, NY
  • Gregory Gourdet – Departure, Portland, OR & Denver, CO
  • Doug Psaltis – RPM Italian & RPM Steak, Chicago, IL
  • Dave Santos – Good Stock, New York, NY
  • Ryan Santos – Please, Cincinnati, OH
  • Cable Smith – The Royal, Washington, DC
  • Nicholas Wilkins – Porta Restaurant Group, Asbury Park, NJ & Jersey City, NJ


Since its founding by Chuck Williams in 1956, the Williams Sonoma brand has been bringing people together around food. A member of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) portfolio of brands, Williams Sonoma is a leading specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home, providing world-class service and an engaging customer experience. Products include cookware, cooks’ tools, cutlery, electrics, bakeware, food, tabletop and bar, outdoor, cookbooks, as well as furniture, lighting and decorative accessories. Each store offers cooking classes and tastings conducted by expert culinary staff. A comprehensive gift registry program for weddings and other special events is available in stores and online. On and the Williams Sonoma blog, Taste, customers can find recipes, tips, and techniques that help them create delicious meals and wonderful memories. Williams Sonoma is also part of an active community on FacebookInstagram, Twitter, PinterestGoogle+ and YouTube.


Indie Chefs Week launched in 2013 as a face-to-face meeting of the country’s best, young, most talented, up-and-coming chefs to collaborate, network, and learn from each other in an in-person setting that wasn’t another cattle call food festival. Tired of the same celebrity chefs publicized over and over, founder Ned Elliott noticed the explosive growth of bootstrapped PR by a group of incredibly talented and passionate chefs running small, thoughtful restaurants all over the country. The invention of social media, particularly Twitter and Instagram, gave a platform for chefs to show off their skills and reach a wider audience hungry for their creations. However, the limitations of social media meant that although the chefs were familiar with each other, they couldn’t have a real, substantive dialog without meeting in person. To foster the conversation and shine a light on these hard working chefs, Indie Chefs Week was born. With the addition of Grover Smith to help grow Indie Chefs Week, the event has expanded to include four cities in 2017- Austin, New York, Los Angeles, and New Orleans.

Other partner sponsors include: Tilit Chef Goods, Jacobsen Salt & Bee Local Honey, Chubo Knives, Topochico, and McCormick for Chefs.


Williams Sonoma Public Relations
Lauren Tarzia, 415-616-7809
Indie Chefs Week
Grover Smith, 512-867-5671
Ned Elliott, 512-560-3808