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Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our guests and staff, we postponed this event to November 7, 2022 at The Ben in Downtown West Palm Beach. All current RSVPs/tickets for the event will be honored for the new date at no additional cost!

Join us on the rooftop of our luxurious new home at The Ben, Autograph Collection for craft cocktails and light bites with a spectacular waterside view of downtown West Palm Beach. Then, head inside to hear stellar stories from top personalities on art, culture, food, music and more.

Chef Lindsay Autry is a co-partner and founder of The Regional Kitchen & Public House in West Palm Beach. She has held positions in restaurants on the East Coast and in Mexico, made headlines as a finalist on Bravo’s ninth season of Top Chef, and was a three-time James Beard nominee (2018, 2019, 2020) for Best Chef: South. Autry describes her cuisine as soulful, embracing Mediterranean flavors with a blend of her Southern roots.

Chef Pushkar Marathe is executive chef at Stage Kitchen & Bar in Palm Beach Gardens. Born in India, his culinary roots originate in the rich tapestry of flavors from his homeland. His early culinary training was in Switzerland and has held cooking positions in restaurants in the Caribbean, the Middle East, and around the United States.

Chef Lisabet “LB” Summa is executive chef at Elisabetta’s Ristorante in Delray Beach and West Palm Beach. After working in restaurants in Chicago and South Florida, she became the culinary catalyst for the 18 restaurants of the Big Time Restaurant Group. Summa is one of the few women in the U.S. restaurant industry who is both a senior culinary operations executive and owner. The conversation will be moderated by Libby Volgyes, award-winning food & restaurant photographer.

– Cocktails at 5 p.m. Program begins at 5:45 p.m.
– Tickets are $75 in advance; $85 at the door. $125 for VIP seating. Free for Council members at the $300 level and above.
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