The Taste of Fame is the largest fundraising event for WCNY and features a delicious four-course meal crafted by nationally-renowned celebrity chefs. This year’s dinner will beheld at the OnCenter in Syracuse, NY, on October 14, 2017, and will feature celebrity Chef Richard Blais!
Blais is a successful chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality, most recognizable as a judge on Food Network and the winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef All-Stars.”
As part of the Taste of Fame experience, DeStefano will welcome select guests at a VIP Studio Soirée champagne meet-and-greet, followed by an in-studio TV recording with Blais. Then she will co-host and deliver remarks at the main event, which includes cocktails, a silent auction, and a guided four-course culinary dinner journey with recipes crafted by Blais.
For a select few, the Taste of Fame continues the following day as DeStefano meets a small group at Syracuse’s popular Modern Malt for “Brunch with Blais” featuring a seven-course family dining experience with Blais.
As co-chair of the event, DeStefano helps to promote and sell tickets, secure sponsors and silent auction items, and plan details of the event.