Guests will enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres and a culinary demonstration before hearing from Chef Jason Cichonski while enjoying a seated dinner.
ABOUT CHEF JASON CICHONSKI:
Chef Jason Cichonski is one of Philadelphia’s brightest rising
star chefs. His creative, boundary-pushing presentations at his venerated Queen
Village restaurant, Ela, have earned him accolades from press and public alike.
Jason Cichonski honed his cooking craft serving as executive chef of Lacroix at the
Rittenhouse Hotel when he was just 24 years old. During his tenure, Lacroix was one
of the city’s few to be honored with “Four Bells: Superior” status by the Philadelphia
Inquirer’s revered restaurant critic, Craig LaBan. Before his success at Lacroix,
Cichonski worked in other highly praised kitchens, including the Pluckemin Inn, a
contemporary American restaurant in Bedminster, NJ and Moonlight, a progressive
American restaurant in New Hope, PA. Most recently, Cichonski had the opportunity
to further showcase and refine his cooking skills as a contestant on the popular
Bravo TV cooking competition, Top Chef.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania’s Bucks County, Chef Cichonski is a graduate of
University City’s The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. Today, he resides in
Philadelphia and can nearly always be found in the kitchens of Ela or The Gaslight.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
6:00-7:00PM: Cocktail Hour and Mingling with Chef Cichonski
6:10PM: Chef Demo
7:00PM: Dinner Begins
7:45-8:15PM: Chef Interview and Q&A
8:15-9:00PM: Dessert and Cocktails Continue
- Silence cell phones during program
- Keep talking to a minimum during the Q&A
- Asking brief questions during Q&A is best
- Signed memorabilia to be provided; no additional items to be signed
- People under the age of 21 cannot attend