My head hit the pillow earlier this morning… it’s almost 1pm now… and I still haven’t left my couch.
The past 48 hours have been a whirlwind of affairs: Chefs Night Out (Sunday), The 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards (Monday), and my final cooking exam squeezed in between. Somehow luck was on my side in order to attend all three major events. And if you follow me on facebook, twitter and/or instagram, you got a sneak peak in pictures.
Sunday Night at Chefs Night Out: This was the pre-awards gathering for everyone in the industry to eat, drink and party at The Plaza Hotel NYC. Most were dressed in cocktail attire, and the other half rocked sneakers, shorts and a jacket. It was a nice event with familiar faces, good music, and an abundance of food in a NYC landmark.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the awards, the James Beard Foundation Awards are the equivalent to the Oscars in the food industry. Attendees ranged from Daniel Boulud, Danny Meyer, Jacques Pepin, Martha Stewart, Mario Batali, EVERYONE (well, almost everyone… I was looking forward to seeing Wolfgang Puck)!
During the event, my colleagues at JBF gave a play by play via twitter of the nominees and award recipients, so if you take an hour to read through their #jbfa tweets today, it will literally feel as if you were there.
Unfortunately I couldn’t attend the Books, Broadcast, Journalism Awards on Friday since I was cooking my Friday Night Dinner at my culinary school, but I caught up on the event by reading the list of JBF Award Winners.
Expect more posts on LITTLE MISS LOCAL about these events… this was just the overview!