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Chefs Gone Wild!

Place: Reno-Sparks Convention Centre, Reno
Time: 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Tickets: $95 each, includes two drink tickets.

Written by Annie Harmon


American Culinary Federation High Sierra Chefs Association chefs are going wild on Saturday, Nov. 3. The public is invited for a night of dishes crafted with exotic meats cooked by local chefs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. 


Chefs featured at the event will include Jay Rathmann with BJ’s Barbecue, Darrin McKillip of US Foods, Vic Vegas with 7 Sinful Subs and Nicholas and Company, and many more. 


All proceeds from this event will help ACF HSCA provide scholarships to local student chefs. Some of these students also will cook at the event. 


“We wanted to do something different,” said Jay Rathmann, president of ACF HSCA. “For this fundraiser we wanted to do something unique, something that hasn’t been seen in a few years.”


Featured at this event will be dishes that will include elk, boar, rattlesnake, and venison. Rathmann said he wanted to “stick to what people know” while still branching away from typical dishes. “We can only go so far on the wild side,” he explained. 


Different stations will be set up throughout the event, so guests can enjoy a drink and mingle with other guests and chefs, all while trying as many exotic dishes as they desire.


The menu will include giant Bavarian pretzels with raclette and cornichons and wild duck liver pate horn with pickled shallots. Wild hare Zurichoise, sautéed rabbit with mushrooms, cream, and a brandy Demi served with homemade spaetzels and a Swiss chocolate fountain with assorted accoutrements.


“You come, you try it, and then you go to the next station,” Rathmann explained. “It’s going to be very interactive and very fun.”


Chef Line-Up of the Event includes: 


Jay Rathmann, BJ’s Barbecue

Karl Peters, SAVOR-Reno

Darrin McKillip, US Foods

Brandon Crowell, Sierra Gold and Seafood

Craig Rodrigue, TMCC

Ivano Centemari

Michelle Palmer SAVOR-Reno

Jess Baxter Bella Vita

Vic “Vegas” Moea

Tickets are $95 each and include two drink tickets. Get yours today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chefs-gone-wild-a-taste-for-the-exotic-tickets-48929618807?aff=ebdssbdestsearch