Celebrate the spirit of Nashville with carefully curated dishes by Food Network and Nashville’s very own Maneet Chauhan joined by celebrity chef guests and culinary icons Christian Petroni, Kevin DesChenes and Kevin Bludso. Enjoy entertaiment from a special guest emcee and live music as you mingle with fellow foodies for a night of culinary discovery and fun!
MORE INFO ON THE FULL WEEKEND PROGRAM AT toast-nashville.com
Produced by 360 Marketing and Events + Chef Kev D Productions
ABOUT MANEET CHAUHAN
Nashville is home to Maneet Chauhan and it’s a home that Chauhan has embraced, and the food scene is undeniably richer because of her presence. Chauhan is known for appearances on Food Networks Chopped, and her Morph Hospitality Group in Nashville also operates the concepts The Mockingbird, Chauhan Ale & Masala House and Tansuo. She has been delighting locals and tourists alike with contemporary Chinese dishes, modern diner fare and Indian street food.
ABOUT CHRISTIAN PETRONI
Christian Petroni got his start on the Food Network as a judge on “Chopped Junior” back in 2016. From there, he went on to compete in “Food Network Star” in 2018, and co-won the competition, He’s also appeared on “Chopped,” “Beat Bobby Flay,” and “Guy’s Grocery Games,” among other Food Network shows. Born and raised in the Bronx, Christian Petroni has made a name for himself by becoming one of the most prevalent chefs in Italian cuisine & the art of red sauce in The NY & NYC area.
ABOUT KEVIN DES CHENES
Executive Chef To The Stars & Author of “Beyond My Chef Coat” Kevin Des Chenes has 25+ years of experience in hospitality. Chef Kev D has become one of the most sought after chefs & event producers in the industry. His most notable experience includes acting as Chef Expert for Gordon Ramsey and appearing as a featured chef on Food Network’s Chef Wanted, Great Food Truck Race (finalist), and Beat Bobby Flay. He has also appeared on NBC’s Today Show, the Nationally Syndicated Better Show, CT Style, Pickler & Ben, Fox Morning Show & The Rhode Show among others. Chef Kev D was named “Top Chef” by Las Vegas Food & Wine, he was the winner of “Top Celebrity Chef Showdown”, & he is a multiple episode winner on Food Networks Great Food Truck Race!
Chef Kev D is an advocate for such charities as Boston Children’s Hospital & The Light Foundation. His creativity in the kitchen & onscreen have not gone unnoticed. Hes served as Executive Chef at New England landmarks such as156 Bistro, Centro Martini, & Washington Square Tavern, and he has since launched a successful event production, consultant & private chef company working with heavyweights & VIP’s in the professional sports, music & movie industries including; Garth Brooks, John Legend, Tommy Lee Jones, Tyler Florence, Giuliana Rancic, Kathie Lee & Hoda, Isiah Thomas, Gavin DeGraw, Jim Courier, Little Big Town, Various New England Patriots, Red Sox players and coaches. You never know what he’ll do next, so keep your eyes peeled for this seasoned chef, and if you find him in a city near you Chef Kev D will take your taste buds on an epic journey!
ABOUT KEVIN BLUDSO
Kevin Bludso is a chef, television personality and two-time Steve Harvey Hoodie Award Winner. In 2008, he opened Bludsos BBQ, his small takeout BBQ stand in Compton, California. It has since grown into an international empire, He is the judge on the hit Netflix BBQ competition show The American BBQ Showdown, and has multiple television appearances on shows like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Bong Appetit, and as a recurring guest judge on Bar Rescue. His cookbooks include; The Bludso Family Cookbook: BBQ Soul Food and Family, From Compton to Corsicana.
ABOUT TIM HINKLEY QUARTET
Timothy Alan Hinkley is an English singer-songwriter, keyboard player and record producer who has played with a who’s who of legendary acts including George Harrison; Pete Townsend; The Rolling Stones; The Who; Van Morrison; Eric Clapton; Alvin Lee; Steve Marriott; Humble Pie; Waylon Jennings and so many more. Enjoy a night of top notch jazz while Tim directs his quartet from behind a Hammond B3.