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Tickets Now On Sale for Celebrity Chef Dinner Series at Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

LEXINGTON, KY—Ticket sales will begin on Friday, March 5, for sumptuous dinners with America’s award winning chefs and leading chefs from around Kentucky, at Cooking in the Bluegrass: A Celebrity Chef Dinner Series.

The dinner series will be hosted by the James Beard Foundation at the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation’s Farmhouse each of the 16 nights of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The Games feature the world championships in eight equestrian sports and are being held in Kentucky for the first time from September 25-October 10, 2010.

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LEXINGTON, KY—Ticket sales will begin on Friday, March 5, for sumptuous dinners with America’s award winning chefs and leading chefs from around Kentucky, at Cooking in the Bluegrass: A Celebrity Chef Dinner Series.

The dinner series will be hosted by the James Beard Foundation at the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation’s Farmhouse each of the 16 nights of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The Games feature the world championships in eight equestrian sports and are being held in Kentucky for the first time from September 25-October 10, 2010.

Tickets are $300.00 per person, and can be purchased through http://www.alltechfeigames.com/content.aspx?id=3778.

A maximum of eight tickets will be available per purchase, as interest is very strong. Seating is limited to approximately 80 guests per evening, replicating the dining experience of the James Beard House in New York City. For special groups and parties over eight, please contact Lisa Wallace, Hospitality Catering Services Manager, at 859-255-2010.

Each ticket grants access to a delectable menu utilizing the expertise of two celebrity chefs, paired with Kentucky’s best culinary talent, using Kentucky Proud Products. The schedule and menu for each evening will be released in late summer.

“This dining experience is going to be a truly special occasion to ticketholders,” said Don Pritchard of Global Food Service Solutions and food services consultant to the World Games 2010 Foundation. “This cuisine, with local products and top chefs, will create a memorable evening for guests who enjoy the flavors and delicacies of the culinary world.”

The dinner series stems from collaboration between the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the James Beard Foundation and Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, and is sponsored by Kentucky Proud, a program of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, funded by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.  Proceeds from the event benefit the partner organizations.

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More information about the program and participating chefs can be found at www.alltechfeigames.com.

On May 24, the James Beard Foundation will also offer a kick-off “Bluegrass Experience” at the James Beard House in New York to honor the World Equestrian Games culinary events.

About the James Beard Foundation
Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and nurturing America’s culinary heritage and diversity in order to elevate the appreciation of our culinary excellence. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Today, the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships to culinary schools, and publications, and by maintaining the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit www.jamesbeard.org. Find insights on food at the James Beard Foundation’s blog Delights & Prejudices. Join the James Beard Foundation on Facebook. Follow the James Beard Foundation on Twitter.

About the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). The Games are held every four years and this will be the first occurrence in the United States.

The Games will be broadcast on NBC Sports, which has marked the largest commitment to network coverage of equestrian sport in U.S. television history. The 2010 Games are expected to have a statewide economic impact of $150 million, and current sponsors include Alltech, Rolex, John Deere, Ariat International, Inc., Meydan and UK Healthcare. For more information on the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, please visit www.alltechfeigames.com.
About the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation
Since its inception in 1985 the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and a prestigious board has been fulfilling the park’s mission to become the unquestioned leading equestrian facility of its kind in the world. The foundation continues to provide funding for the park’s facilities such as show rings and barns for equine competitions, horses and carriages, costumes, signage, demographic research, land surveys and publications. www.khpfoundation.org. www.kyhorsepark.com

About Kentucky Proud
Kentucky Proud is Kentucky’s official state farm marketing program. Kentucky Proud is dedicated to opening markets for Kentucky producers and helping consumers find Kentucky Proud products. More than 1,800 farmers, processors, retailers, restaurants, farmers’ markets, Kentucky state parks and Kentucky Farm Bureau roadside markets are members of Kentucky Proud. www.kyagr.com/kyproud

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