Open for Good. Live Dinner Series

One of the things we miss most right now is the chance to come together and share a meal, whether it’s gathering at a friend’s house, a favorite neighborhood spot, or the trending restaurant in town. Our current situation makes it harder for us to connect. So we’re changing that.

Some of the culinary world’s biggest stars invite you into their home kitchens for live online cooking classes to benefit members of the restaurant industry impacted by COVID-19. In each episode, a chef will teach you a new recipe by breaking down the techniques, ingredients, and gadgets needed, whether it’s a good knife or a Ninja Foodi Multicooker. We’ll also be raising money for World Central Kitchen, which is working diligently to deliver meals to those in need right now, including restaurant workers.

Check out the episode lineup below and tune in to see your fave chef or recipe. Click the button below if you’d like to donate to World Central Kitchen.

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Shirley Chung
Cookbook author and restaurateur Chef Shirley Chung was born and raised in Beijing, China. Exposed to international cuisine at a young age, Shirley immigrated to America at age 17 for college and worked in Silicon Valley for a few years after graduating. She decided to follow her passion for food, so she left her career in tech behind and enrolled in the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. She is trained in classic French and Italian cuisine, and has worked and opened restaurants for Thomas Keller, Guy Savoy and Jose Andres. Prior to being a finalist on season 11 of “Top Chef” in New Orleans, she held the Executive Chef Position at China Poblano, which was nominated for the Best New Restaurant Award by the James Beard Foundation in 2011. In 2016, Shirley was back on competing on season 14 of BravoTV’s Top Chef, where she showcased her Chinese American Cuisine and was named runner up. You can catch Shirley on Hallmark’s Home and Family show as guest chef, or watch her cook up Chinese American dishes on Tastemade’s new show Make This Tonight.

Shirley Chung
Justin Warner
Despite having no formal culinary training, Justin Warner made his television debut winning Food Network’s 24 Hour Restaurant Battle at the age of 26. From there he would go on to win season 8 of Food Network Star, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Guy’s Grocery Games. Now well-known for his culinary creativity, curiosity and enthusiasm, Justin hosts the show Foodie Call on Foodnetwork.com. Combining his self-described nerdiness with his love of food, Justin also hosts Marvel Comics’ Eat the Universe on Marvel.com. Justin has written two cookbooks and has worked with many companies as a spokesperson and collaborator. According to Justin, he makes “interesting food for interested people.”

Justin-Warner
Daniella Abraham
Daniella Abraham is a Culinary Architect and Internationally renowned celebrity chef. The South Florida native is influenced by her “Hispanolian” background of Haitian and Dominican origins, and the eclectic energy that makes Miami a vibrant melting pot of flavor and culture. Professionally trained at Le Cordon Bleu, Chef Danie has worked at some of Miami’s hottest restaurants as well as for high end clients such as Drake, Kylie Jenner, and Oprah, earning a reputation for infusing her dishes with robust flavors and influences from her parent’s homeland.

Daniella Abraham