BOSTON — Chef Barbara Lynch will cook up two fundraising events on behalf of her Barbara Lynch Foundation, and as the gala weekend approaches on February 6-7, tickets still remain for both the multi-course Relais & Chateaux Gala and the more-casual Toques & Tonic. At the former, Lynch will team with Kristen Kish, Daniel Boulud, Gary Danko and Michael Tusk to prepare the multi-course dinner. The $225 Toques & Tonic will feature 30 different food and beverage stations manned by David Chang, Sara Jenkings, Marc Vetri, and Michael Voltaggio.
NEW YORK — Telemundo will soon unveil its version of reality show Top Chef, though one that features Spanish-language celebrities instead of actual chefs: Top Chef Estrellas (produced by Magical Eleves, the same team behind the version aired on sister NBCUniversal network Bravo) will debut on February 16 with eight food-inclined celebrities competing to raise money for charity.
NEW YORK — Paul Liebrandt, Michael White, and Andrew Carmellini are among the chefs joining forces January 27 for NYers for the Philippines, an industry-organized benefit for ongoing Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. Tickets are $300 with a few remaining $150 ‘limited release’ ones.