27th Annual Culinary Classique D’Elegance
Saturday, November 18, 2023 (5:00 PM - 9:30 PM) (PST)
With renowned Chef Bert Cutino at the helm, The 27th Annual Culinary Classique d'Elegance, benefiting Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula, will offer guests an evening of delectable fare and fantastic design. Celebrating its 27th Anniversary, the 2023 Culinary Classique d'Elegance will feature area chefs, presenting a creative array of innovative menus to guests at tables designed by talented designers and florists.
The Culinary Classique d'Elegance is the brainchild of Chef Cutino. A Monterey native, he is a Certified Executive Chef and Food Manager, co-founder of the famed Sardine Factory, the Cannery Row Company and winner of many recognition awards, including the Distinguished College Alumni Award and the local-regional national Chef of the Year, Diplomat and Ambassador of many culinary schools. Of the many charities supported by Chef Cutino, the one closest to his heart is the Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Culinary Classique d'Elegance. Chef Cutino's prestige in the culinary world has opened many doors for the Culinary Classique d'Elegance and ensured the popularity of the event with local chefs, designers and guests.
Talented chefs from throughout the Central Coast will host a table with a menu that reflects the many different ways ingredients can be prepared and presented. Chef Cutino chooses the main ingredients for several courses, from which participating chefs create original menus. The menu is always a surprise as guests marvel at the many different ways the same ingredients can be prepared and served. The Culinary Classique d'Elegance is also a floral and visual feast. Each chef is paired with a gifted designer and florist. Tablescape designs, which range from the quietly elegant to shoot-the-moon gorgeous, are carefully selected to showcase the unique culinary masterpieces created by the chefs.
The festivities will begin with a reception and silent auction. Dining room doors will open early to allow guests to view table designs. Table viewing will be followed by a live auction and delicious six-course dinner. More information to come. Times and Location TBD MealsOnWheels
Monterey, CA 93950