Wednesday, January 30, 2008


February 28th and 29th, March 1st and 2nd.

CIC proudly presents Executive Pastry Chef Gale Gand in a demonstration from 10:15 to 11:15 on Saturday and at Bubbles & Sweets on Saturday night.

Gale Gand is executive pastry chef and partner of Gale’s Coffee Bar, Osteria di Tramonto, Tramonto’s Steak & Seafood, RT Lounge and Tru.
Recognized in 1994 as one of Food & Wine’s Top Ten Best New Chefs and in 2001 as Pastry Chef of the Year by The James Beard Foundation, executive pastry chef Gale Gand studied at La Varenne in Paris before opening Trio, Brasserie T and then later the renowned four-star Mobil, five-diamond AAA, Relais & Chateaux Relais-Gourmand Tru with culinary partner Rick Tramonto.

Gand is the host of the Food Network’s “Sweet Dreams,” has her own root beer company and is currently producing a new vanilla soda. She is an accomplished cookbook author with six titles to her credit, including her most recent “Chocolate and Vanilla”, released in late 2006. She is currently working on a cookbook about brunch. In late 2005, with Tramonto, she founded Cenitare Restaurants, a restaurant management and development company with four new concepts at The Westin Chicago North Shore, including Gale’s Coffee Bar, Osteria di Tramonto, Tramonto’s Steak & Seafood and RT Lounge. For more information on Gand, visit, and

Other guest chefs participating during the weekend include:
Hugh Acheson Five and Ten, Athens, GA
Ben and KarenBarker Magnolia Grill, Durham, NC
Yannick Cam Le Paradou, Penn Quarter, DC
David Chang Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York, NY
Scott Crawford Georgian Room, Sea Island, GA
Randy Evans Brennan's of Houston, Houston, TX
Suzanne Goin LUCQUES, West Hollywood, CA
Chris Hastings Hot and Hot Fish Club, Birmingham, AL
Dean Max Ocean 3030, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Latitude 41, Columbus, OH
Tory McPhail Commander's Palace, New Orleans, LA
Mark Monette Flaggstaff House Restaurant, Boulder, CO
Carrie Nahabedian NAHA, Chicago, IL
Louis Osteen Louis' at Pawleys Island, Pawleys Island, SC, Louis's At Las Vegas, , NV
Michael Schlow Radius, Boston, MA
Frank Stitt Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, AL, Bottega, Birmingham, AL
Marvin Woods Woods on South, Charlotte, NC

See for the weekend's schedule.

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