Top Chef Winner Richard Blais & Preeminent Local Chefs to Prepare Exclusive Menu in Partnership with James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour
Kenny Loggins to Perform Soundtrack Hits At Annual Event for Festival Artists and Institute Supporters
Event Takes Place January 19 in Park City, UT
Park City, UT – Sundance Institute revealed the program elements for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s annual Day One celebration, An Artist at the Table, to be held on Thursday, January 19. The seated dinner will feature entertainment from Kenny Loggins, a multi-course gourmet meal from the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour and a celebrated Sundance Institute artist at each table.
An Artist at the Table provides a unique opportunity for attendees to engage with Sundance Institute artists while contributing to the Institute’s mission of championing the bold vision of those creating independent film and theatre. The evening will feature a screening of the Festival’s Day One film, An Inconvenient Sequel — the follow-up to watershed environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth — at the Eccles Theatre, followed by a private reception including a cocktail hour and dinner, prepared in partnership with the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour, at the DeJoria Center.
It was also announced that in partnership with the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour, Chef Richard Blais will be joined by preeminent local chefs Shirley Butler-Bordas, Briar Handly, David Mullen and Justin Rogers to prepare an exclusive multi-course gourmet meal menu curated to bring a taste of what happens at the James Beard House in New York City to Park City.
In partnership with Billboard, American singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins will perform for the 450 Institute supporters and artists. Loggins, known as the “King of the Movie Soundtrack,” has a longstanding relationship with the Institute, and will generously donate this performance of his legendary soundtrack hits to support its year-round programs for independent artists. Loggins is also known for his environmental activism, including the song “Conviction of the Heart.”