America’s Test Kitchen Dinner and Demo
ATK Chefs Jack Bishop and Elle Simone host a live cooking demo and farm-t0-table dinner at NECAT!
Chefs from the most watched cooking show on public television, America’s Test Kitchen, are coming to NECAT. Celebrity Chef, Author and Test Kitchen Creative Director Jack Bishop, and ATK Star and Test Cook Elle Simone, will be our featured guests.
The evening will start with specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Ticket holders will then be treated to a live cooking demo led by Jack and Elle – you’ll go home able to perfect a decadent dessert. Finally, join the chefs for an intimate and elegant seated farm-to-table dinner of ATK-inspired recipes. The dinner will feature dishes native to New England, with the ingredients sourced from our favorite local farms and fisheries.
As always, NECAT’s talented students and chefs will help make this an unforgettable evening of entertainment and cuisine, all to benefit NECAT’s Culinary Arts Job Training Program. Join us onDecember 5 to support our mission and enjoy this rare, one-of-a-kind culinary experience with America’s Test Kitchen!
About Our Special Guests
You know Jack Bishop from his America’s Test Kitchen taste test segments (this year alone, Jack will test more than 1,000 products, including ingredients and kitchen equipment!), but he is also the Chief Creative Officer of ATK. Jack has worked for ATK since its inception 27 years ago. Today he leads the 100 person team that develops all of the content for their shows, books, magazines, videos, websites and online cooking school. Previously, Jack developed recipes for Cook’s Illustrated, wrote tasting articles and equipment reviews and edited books.
After a successful career as a food stylist and culinary producer in New York, Elle is now one of America’s Test Kitchen’s newest cast members and online cooking school teachers. Prior to ATK, Elle was producing shows for Bravo and The Cooking Channel. With this great background, she has developed a reputation for making ATK’s recipes look as beautiful as they are delicious. Elle also currently runs She Chef Inc., a national networking organization for female chefs of color. Elle’s first career was as a social worker, but when the recession hit and her organization lost funding, she found herself following her passion for cooking, attending the French Culinary Institute and interning at The Food Network, where she subsequently worked.