Join Host Chef Teddy Diggs of Il Palio for Festa Italiana: Friends Of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Join Host Chef Teddy Diggs of Il Palio at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill for Festa Italiana, a Friends of the James Beard Benefit Dinner. Cocktail hour begins at 6:00pm on the terrace with hors d'oeuvres created on Sea Island Forge Kettles, games of bocce and a silent auction. Dinner begins at 7:30pm in the Il Palio dining room and is followed by a live auction.

Public Price: $185

Host Chef Teddy Diggs
Il Palio, Chapel Hill, NC

Gabe Barker
Pizzeria Mercato, Carrboro, NC

Brian Canipelli
Cucina 24, Asheville, NC

Craig Deihl
Cypress and Artisan Meat Share, Charleston, SC

JBF Award Winner Sarah Grueneberg
Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio, Chicago

Matt Kelly and Josh DeCarolis
Mothers & Sons, Durham, NC

Nick Stefanelli
Masseria, Washington, D.C.

Pastry Chef Deric McGuffey
Il Palio, Chapel Hill, NC

JBF Award–Winning Baker Peter Reinhart
Charlotte, NC

Mixologist Bob Peters
The Punch Room, Charlotte, NC

Sommelier Esteban Brunello
Bar Brunello, Durham, NC


Videri Chocolate Factory
Bacco Selections Wine Importer
The Siena Hotel
Silverthorn Knife & Tool
Sea Island Forge Kettles

Proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Fund. Tickets are available by visiting the Eventbrite page.