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This year ’ s list of celebrity chefs includes Chef de Cuisine Nancy Oakes , executive chef / owner of Boulevard in San Francisco . Oakes has earned numerous local , national and international accolades , nominations and awards , including Zagat ’ s San Francisco Bay Area ’ s Most Popular Restaurant , the James Beard Foundation Award for “ Best Chef : California ” ( 2001 ) and “ Outstanding Restaurant ” in the United States ( 2012 ) as well as Filiale des États-Unis in France .

Additional PARTICIPATING CHEFS INCLUDE

Angelo Auriana of Brera Ristorante in Los Angeles , California
Cassidee Dabney of The Barn at Blackberry Farm in Walland , Tenessee
Dean Fearing of Fearing ’ s Restaurant in Dallas , Texas
Joe Flamm of Rose Mary in Chicago , Illinois
Carlos Gaytán of Tzuco in Chicago , Illinois
Jennifer Jasinski of Rioja in Denver , Colorado
Anne Kearney of Oak & Ola in Tampa , Florida
Mark Kiffin of The Compound Restaurant in Santa Fe , New Mexico
Rogan Lechthaler of The Downtown Grocery in Ludlow , Vermont
Tony Mantuano of Yolan in Nashville , Tennessee
Michael Mina of Estiatorio Ornos in Aventura , Florida
Carrie Nahabedian of Brindille in Chicago , Illinois
Charlie Palmer of Charlie Palmer Steak / Aureole in New York , New York
Bill Telepan of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York , New York
John Tesar of Knife & Spoon in Orlando , Florida
Dustin Valette of Valette in Healdsburg , California
Photography : Louis Venne
About Naples Winter Wine Festival
The Naples Winter Wine Festival , one of the world ' s most prestigious charity wine auctions , offers a weekend of unforgettable memories . Guests enjoy world-class food and wine during intimate dinners in private homes and are invited to bid on once-in-a-lifetime travel and wine experiences during an electrifying live auction . Since its inaugural event in 2001 , the Festival has raised nearly $ 220 million , making a profound difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of children .
About Naples Children & Education Foundation
The Naples Children & Education Foundation ( NCEF ), the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival , is improving the educational , emotional and health outcomes of underprivileged and at-risk children . Through its annual grants and strategic initiatives , NCEF has impacted more than 50 of the most effective nonprofits in the community , providing over 275,000 children with the services and resources they need to excel . NCEF ' s unique approach , which emphasizes collaboration between organizations and bridges public and private resources , has become a blueprint for how to transform a community , one issue at a time .
For additional information on the Naples Children & Education Foundation or the Naples Winter Wine Festival , contact Lisa Juliano at lisa @ napleswinefestival . com or 239-514-2239 .
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