This is an original piece from the limited edition series, Photography for Philanthropy, a Culinary Art Auction to Benefit City Harvest. The culinary masterpiece was created by renowned pastry chef, Jean Georges Vongerichten and captured through the lens of famed photographer, Diana DeLucia. In addition to this artwork being brilliant in color, it is personally signed by the chef/artist, Jean Georges Vongerichten.
Frames are a high quality painted black frame made in Italy (2.5 high by 1.5 inches on the top). The image was framed by preservation experts who have handled this piece with exceptional care. This photograph is framed with quality glass and acid free matting that will help protect it from long term degradation. The mat is a soft white top and a black bottom mat that enhances the brilliant photo and creates a very clean and modern piece of art.
The outside dimension is 27” x 33” and the image size is 17” x 27”.
About Chef Vongerichten:
Born and raised on the outskirts of Strasbourg in Alsace, France, Jean-Georges' earliest family memories are about food. He trained in a work-study program at the Auberge de l'Ill and as an apprentice to chef Paul Haeberlin, later working with Paul Bocuse and master-chef Louis Outhier at L'Oasis in the south of France. With this impressive three-star Michelin training, Jean-Georges traveled to Asia for positions in the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, the Meridien Hotel in Singapore and the Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong.
Throughout his career, Jean-Georges has published cookbooks reflecting his influential style of cooking, including Simple Cuisine (Wiley, 1990), Cooking at Home with a Four Star Chef (Broadway Books, 1998), for which he won the Best Cookbook Award from the James Beard Foundation in 1999, and Simple to Spectacular (Broadway Books, 2000). This coming October, he will release Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges, featuring beloved recipes from his restaurants Spice Market, Vong and 66.
Involved in every aspect of his restaurants, from concept and menu to architectural design, staff selection and finishing touches, he and partner Phil Suarez have worked together for over 16 years to create restaurants that are both timely and enduring.
For their newest venture, Jean-Georges and Suarez have partnered with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and leading consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton Partners to create international, multi-concept restaurant and licensing business, Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges. This new business will develop, own, operate, manage and license world-class restaurants created by Jean-Georges, including New York City’s highly successful Spice Market, new-to-be-developed multi-unit Jean-Georges restaurant concepts and freestanding restaurants outside of Starwood’s hotels. It will serve as a third party development arm for restaurant concepts in Starwood’s upper-upscale and luxury hotel brands including W, Westin, Le Meridien and St. Regis, further distinguishing Starwood’s brands by offering customers memorable dining experiences.
Jean-Georges is the Chef in Residence for CITY magazine, and Master Cook for Food & Wine magazine. He has appeared on Live! With Regis and Kelly, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Martha Stewart Living, Everyday Elegance with Colin Cowie, The Early Show on CBS, and TV Food Network, and in the 1995 PBS series In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs.
After years of success, Jean-Georges’ favorite retreat is still the kitchen, and his favorite meal dished from a street cart in Thailand. Through his sense for the restaurant business and forward thinking, Jean-Georges has made culinary history and a reputation almost as remarkable as his food.
All artwork will be shipped out the week of March 17, 2008 and will be shipped from the UPS Store in Farmington, Connecticut, who specializes in the shipment of artwork. Auction winners will be contacted directly by a UPS representative by Friday, March 14, 2008. Payment for shipment must be made directly to the shipper. For shipping estimates, domestic and international, please contact the UPS Store directly at (860) 676-0660 or by email at email@example.com.