Inspiring Chef Nick Wallace invited back to the James Beard Foundation
Award-winning culinary genius and head chef at the Mississippi Museum of Art Nick Wallace was recently asked to make a potluck dinner for high-end guests that will be attending the James Beard House in New York City.
The chef, originating from Mississippi, says that it’s all about “family” for him. He said the call could not have come at a better time and that he was excited and proud to be a part of the event. The menu is set to include three appetizers and a six-course meal that will be offered with ingredients all directly shipped from his home state of Mississippi.
Wallace said while being interviewed that he has worked with local farms to use only the best and freshest ingredients in the menu for the New York City guests. He further stated that “I’m shipping everything, including goat and lamb. I’m dedicating this one to some old heritage recipes from my grandmother. I am starring the pickled fried chicken.”
The head chef mentioned that guests will be expected to pay about $150 to take part in the meal, and he will have a chance to share his story: “So, I’ll be able to tell a story at the beginning and at the end of the dinner.”
This exclusive dinner is set to be held on the 13th of April, and tickets are already said to be sold out.
Wallace also added that in his excitement to be involved, he sees this dinner as a place you always hope you “end up and you hope they invite you.” He continued by saying that “it’s the culinary foundation you get to after your winnings out there in the world,” adding to the fact that the dinner will be a prestigious event and he is honored to be a part of it.
For the full interview, go to MS News Now