Chef Allen Susser Presents alumni Chef Reunion Dinner

Palm Beach Gardens, FL  (  Monday, May 7 will mark the reveal of this year’s James Beard Award winners in New York City. In honor of this occasion, James Beard Award winner Chef Allen Susser, recognized as “The Ponce de Leon of Floridian cooking” by The New York Times, has orchestrated his inaugural Chef Reunion Dinner to be held on May 7 at Trio on the Bay in North Bay Village. Bringing together star alumni chefs that he has mentored from Palm Beach to South Beach, the event will be an open to the public culinary tribute.

With all event proceeds benefiting the James Beard Foundation, this momentous occasion will kick off with an exclusive VIP reception at 6:30 p.m. featuring the presence of previous James Beard Award-winning influential chefs including Doug Rodriguez.

Guests will then have the unique opportunity to indulge in the signature cuisines of Chef Allen’s alumni chefs in the South Florida area. VIP guests will get to try Chef Allen’s signature 24-inch hand rolled breadsticks that were made famous at his Aventura mainstay, Chef Allen’s.

Chefs in attendance cooking at this dining benefit will include:

  • Chef Brandon Whitestone of Trio on the Bay
  • Chef Tim Andriola of Timo
  • Chef Giovanni Arias of Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa
  • Chef Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill
  • Chef Jonathan Dearden of Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
  • Chef Jamie DeRosa, Tudor House
  • Chef Vito DiSalvo of the Park Central Cafe
  • Chef Bryan Doell of Burger Bar by Chef Allen
  • Chef Lenny Judice of 15th St. Fisheries & Dockside Café
  • Chef Seth Lowenstein, Corporate Chef of Operations at Branded Restaurant Hospitality
  • Chef Sarah Magoon of Steak 954 at the W Hotel
  • Chef Mike Moran, Culinary Professor at Florida International University
  • Chef Chris Palmer of Tap 42
  • Chef David Pantone, Dean of Culinary Education at the Lincoln Culinary Institute
  • Chef Daniel Serfer of Blue Collar

“My goal was to unite the distinguished chefs that I have had the pleasure of working with here in South Florida, and to provide the public with an opportunity to indulge in an evening of culinary innovation benefitting the James Beard Foundation. With live streaming of the event in conjunction with live social media updating, we hope to bring a whole new level of tech savvy to this evening,” says Chef Allen.

Tickets will be on sale for $150 for general admission and $175 for the exclusive 50 person VIP reception showcasing other talented James Beard Award recipients. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the James Beard Foundation, dedicated to celebrating, nurturing, and preserving America’s diverse culinary heritage and future.

For tickets please call Gerry Kelly at Trio on the Bay at (305)-866-1234 or email Trio on the Bay is located at 1601 79th St. Causeway, North Bay Village, FL 33141.

For more information or to schedule a media interview, contact Michelle Soudry,, at The Gab Group at (561) 750-3500.

About the James Beard Foundation

Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and nurturing America’s culinary heritage and diversity in order to elevate the appreciation of our culinary excellence. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Today, the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships to culinary schools, and publications, and by maintaining the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit has been providing the latest online restaurant news for over twelve years. offers press release services and exposure for restaurant owners and operators looking to market their restaurants.  For diners, offers current and upcoming restaurant deals, specials and promotions.  For more information, please visit