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Out of the Kitchen 2015

Out of the Kitchen Hosted by Celebrity Chef Sam TalbotFriday, May 1, 7:30pm-10pm - St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, 9703 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour

Bravo’s “Top Chef” semifinalist and fan favorite Chef Sam Talbot hosted spectacular gourmet dinner featuring 20 chefs from top Miami restaurants going “Out of the Kitchen” to help raise funds for the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI). This unique and ultimate-foodie experience took chefs out of the confines of their kitchens, and into a large ballroom at the Forbes five-star St. Regis Bal Harbor Resort, where they each simultaneously created three-course meals table side for tables of 12 guests.

Sam Talbot is a chef, author, philanthropist and television personality based in Brooklyn, NY. Diagnosed at a young age with type 1 diabetes, Sam lives every hour with a deep understanding of the impact of food on life and life on food. He was a semi-finalist on season 2 of Bravo’s Top Chef – was voted “fan favorite” and subsequently named one of People Magazines “Sexiest Men Alive” in 2012.

The evening started with a VIP cocktail reception featuring a pop-up restaurants Lillt Lounge/Area 31, and Chef Irie serving gourmet appetizers. The dinner also offered a spectacular live and silent auctions featuring exclusive getaways and TV show tickets. Proceeds will benefit the groundbreaking cure-focused research at the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.