Ticket sales begin for WEG chef series

Ticket sales began Friday for a series of dinners with America's award-winning chefs and leading chefs from around Kentucky, at "Cookin' in the Bluegrass: Celebrity Chef Dinner Series."

The series will be hosted by the James Beard Foundation at the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation's Farmhouse each of the 16 nights of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Sept. 25-Oct. 10.

Tickets are $300 per person. For more information on the chefs and to buy tickets, go to:

A maximum of eight tickets will be available per purchase. Seating is limited to about 80 guests per evening. For special groups and parties over eight, please contact Lisa Wallace, Hospitality Catering Services Manager, at (859) 255-2010.

Each ticket grants access to a menu cooked by two celebrity chefs, paired with Kentucky culinary talent, using Kentucky Proud products. The schedule and menu for each evening will be released in late summer.

The dinner series stems from collaboration between the Games, the James Beard Foundation and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. It is sponsored by Kentucky Proud, a program of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Proceeds from the event benefit the partner organizations.

On May 24, the James Beard Foundation will also offer a kick-off "Bluegrass Experience" at the James Beard House in New York to honor the World Equestrian Games culinary events.