Events & Tickets
02 May 2021
Akrame Benallal is a French 2 Michelin star chef who showcases the taste of his childhood memories in Algeria alongside his professional experiennce in France. Akrame began his career working alongside exceptional chefs, including at the restaurant El Bulli and Chateau des Sept Tours. In 2011, he opened his eponymous restaurant in Paris focusing on seasonal and local produce, and was quickly awarded a Michelin star. Chef Akrame went on to open other concepts including: Atelier Vivanda, Vivanda Burger, Shirvan Cafe Metisse, Mad’leine, and in 2017 he opened A’Plum.
13 May 2021
In 2017, she created Just Add Hot Sauce as an outlet to show an expression of love to the people you care about the most … through their stomachs. From dinner parties and blogging recipes to teaching cooking classes and trying new techniques, cooking is what brings her joy. Whether you want to add a little flavor in your recipe or a boost in your day, you can always get a kick when you Just Add Hot Sauce!
23 May 2021
In 1989, Ripert seized the opportunity to work under Jean-Louis Palladin as sous-chef at Jean Louis at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. Ripert moved to New York in 1991, working briefly as David Bouley’s sous-chef before Maguy and Gilbert Le Coze recruited him as chef for Le Bernardin. Ripert has since firmly established himself as one of New York’s— and the world’s—great chefs.
In September 2014, Ripert and Le Coze opened Aldo Sohm Wine Bar, named for their acclaimed wine director Aldo Sohm. That same month, the two expanded Le Bernardin’s private dining offerings with Le Bernardin Privé, a dynamic space above Aldo Sohm Wine Bar that can accommodate a range of events.
Ripert is the Vice Chairman of the board of City Harvest, working to bring together New York’s top chefs and restaurateurs to raise funds and increase the quality and quantity of food donations to New York’s neediest. When not in the kitchen, Ripert enjoys good scotch and peace and quiet.