James Beard Foundation Hosts Dinner at the American


   The American, a mainstay of the expanding culinary scene in Kansas City for the last 40 years, is hosting six award-winning chefs on Saturday, Feb. 10 for the 19th annual James Beard Foundation Dinner.  A delicious tradition on behalf of the renowned culinary arts organization, it is the nation’s longest running Friends of James Beard fundraiser event and celebrates the renowned culinary arts organization; honors its visionary cooking concepts, chefs, scribes, and students; and shares the craft with foodies in the Kansas City area. The American is at 200 E. 25th St., Kansas City, Mo.  | 

   The American's newly-appointed executive chef, Andrew Longres, is hosting the dinner, which will fuse the unique backgrounds of six chefs from around the globe, all of whom have been recognized by the James Beard Foundation.



  • Jeremiah Langhorne - The Dabney, Washington D.C.


  • Brady Williams - Canlis, Seattle





   The reception starts at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $175 a person (including tax and gratuities) and can be reserved by calling (816) 245-7331.