Mimi Kim of ChefDance gets intimate in her Kitchen

By January 14, 2018Chef's Corner, Events, Reviews, What is New

In celebration of the return of ChefDance to Sundance for its 15th year, Chef Dance CEO Mimi Kim hosted an intimate pre Sundance dinner at her Los Angeles, CA Home. The evenings menu was prepared by Michelin Starred, Chef Luigi Fineo,  who featured tastes of what to expect at Chefdance 2018 where he will kick off Night 1 as the opening Chef. ChefDance boasts renowned chefs and fantastic food in an event environment. It is the warm atmosphere of friends and family fostered by creators Mimi Kim and Kenny Grisewold that have solidified ChefDance as one of the most sought after events at Sundance Film Festival. A ChefDance invitation has become the most coveted invite at the Sundance Film Festival. ChefDance invites great guests, companies, and chefs to celebrate food, culture, and film enthusiasts in an exclusive setting. ChefDance promises great experiences, great connections, and unforgettably great moments. As the official partner of Sundance 2018, ChefDance will take place January 18th through January 22nd featuring a robust lineup of Chef’s and guests.

PRE SUNDANCE DINNER MENU

Starter 

Wild caught Salmon with a bright champagne vinaigrette & Brussels sprouts 

Surf and Turf : plugra poached main lobster lollipops & roasted Oregano lamb skewers 

Main Course 

Sea and land : Maryland blue crab fritters with southern fried chicken bites with lemon saffron remoulade (crab cakes) spicy maple BBQ (on the chicken)

Steak and Eggs : Roasted beef tender loin on scallion smashed potatoes with an herb o’jou Demi glaze, topped with a fried quail egg

Smoked Gouda Mac n Cheese 

Risotto with porcini Mushrooms and Black Truffles 

Dessert

Assortment of fruit tarts

CHEFDANCE 2017 EVENT LINEUP

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19 (Day 1)

Cocktail Reception & Dinner Series (7:30 -8:30PM Cocktail Reception, 8 – 10:30PM Dinner)

o             Chef: Chef Luigi Fineo, Michelin Starred Chef (Luigi Al Teatro, LA),

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20 (Day 2)

Cocktail Reception & Dinner Series (7:30PM – 10:30PM)

o    Chef Shawn McClain, James Beard Chef (Sage, Las Vegas);

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21 (Day 3)

Cocktail Reception & Dinner Series (7:30PM – 10:30PM)

o             Chef Beau MacMillan, Iron Chef America (Sanctuary, AZ)

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 22 (Day 4)

Activation: THE ART OF ELYSIUM CHARITY NIGHT AT CHEFDANCE 

Cocktail Reception & Dinner Series (7:30PM – 10:30PM)

o             Chef Brian Malarkey, Top Chef & Tv Host, (Herringbone, San Diego

Renowned Dinner series ChefDance returns to the Sundance Film Festival for its 15th year of culinary celebration as the official partner of Sundance 2018. This year, ChefDance has collaborated with SYSCO, Kona Bear, Diet Coke, One Hope Wine, Lamborghini and The Art of Elysium as the official charity. ChefDance founders, LA couple Kenny Griswold and Mimi Kim, created the first- ChefDance in 2004 to provide the perfect marriage of fine food and film. Today, ChefDance is one of the most highly acclaimed culinary event series bringing the country’s finest chefs together with the Sundance Film Festival’s most acclaimed actors by hosting lavish dinners paired with specialty cocktails.

 

Sundance Film Festival takes place every year in Park City, Utah. The festival has grown to become one of the world’s most premiere and prestigious film festivals and has emerged as a focal point for the entertainment industry and film enthusiasts from around the globe. Last year’s festival attracted over 70,000 people and reached millions worldwide through extensive media coverage.

 

ChefDance events are held in the Memorial Building located at 427 Main Street in Park City on January 18th through January 22ndChefDance invites great guests, companies, and chefs to celebrate food, culture, and film enthusiasts in an exclusive setting that promises great experiences, great connections, and unforgettably great moments. A ChefDance invitation has become the most coveted ticket of the Sundance Film Festival.


Each evening, a world-renowned celebrity chef will create a gourmet menu for a diverse group of guests, which include the cast and crews of the festival’s top films. The 2018 Chef roster is as robust as ever, including Chef Luigi Fineo, Michelin Chef (Luigi Al Teatro, LA), Chef Shawn McClain, James Beard Chef (Sage, Las Vegas); Chef Beau MacMillan, Iron Chef America (Sanctuary, AZ), and Chef Brian Malarkey, Top Chef & Tv Host, (Herringbone, San Diego).

 

The Art of Elysium will serve as the official charity partner for ChefDance 2018. The charity, uses art as a catalyst for social change by engaging emerging artists in inspiring acts of service that forge opportunities for them

 

In addition, ChefDance along with Creative Playground, a marketing and branding agency, will co-host their inaugural event, “49 Remarkable Women + One Really Cool Dude.”  The 49 remarkable women being celebrated are innovators, leaders and trailblazers in entertainment, business, arts, social justice & philanthropy. The “One Really Cool Dude” is Scooter Braun, CEO of SB Projects, who is inspiring a generation through his philanthropic efforts and high profile support of issues impacting women today.

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