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Chefs in the City is a unique fundraising event and television program presented by WOSU Public Media.

Chefs is the only televised culinary event of its kind in central Ohio. In addition to the signature live event, you will find our culinary-themed Chefs in the City Online Auction and other community events.

All proceeds support children’s educational programming on WOSU TV.

The great enthusiasm, care, and generosity of the Columbus WOSU audience made it a great pleasure to visit and cook there.” – Chef Jacques Pépin, Chefs in the City 2011


Chefs in the City 2012 TV Airing

Remember to watch Master Chef Hubert Keller and six of the top chefs of central Ohio on Chefs in the City 2012. Download the recipes from this year’s event.

WOSU TV: Saturday May 19 at 1pm
WOSU Plus: Saturday May 19 at 8pm and Sunday May 20 at 1:30pm

Chefs Online Culinary and Travel-Themed Auction

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The Chefs in the City Online Auction is now open. Online bidding will run through the month of June. Please, tell your friends, family and community about this unique auction and incredible package from our wonderful culinary partners. Proceeds from the Chefs in the City Online Auction will directly support children’s educational programming on WOSU TV.

Chefs in the City 2012


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Hubert Keller, Chef, for WOSU's 2012 Chefs in the City

Chefs in the City is a televised event spotlighting celebrity chefs and fine food establishments from central Ohio.

Program & Event Sponsor: Vollmer Products International

Program Sponsor: Marzetti

Chefs in the City is an innovative event focused on the theme of “Local Foods” and featuring an elite group of local chefs along with our celebrity chef, demonstrating signature dishes.

The guests are served samples of these dishes in a spectacular multi-course taster meal.

Throughout this one-of-a-kind dinner event, unique and otherwise unattainable gift packages are available through our culinary-themed silent auction.

WOSU is proud to welcome celebrity guest, the extraordinary Chef Hubert Keller.

Hubert has long been considered internationally as a “chef’s chef,” with world-renowned restaurants Fleur de Lys, Fleur by Hubert Keller, and Burger Bar. He has published two books and hosts the public television cooking series, Secrets of a Chef, which airs on WOSU TV Saturdays at 2pm as well as on WOSU PLUS/Create.

Our 2012 Chefs:

Hubert Keller

Jeni Britton Bauer – Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Richard Blondin – Refectory
Jay Cotrell – M
Jamie George – Z Cucina
Travis Hyde – Ella
David Tetzloff – G. Michael’s Bistro

Additional participants:

Spencer Budros – Pistacia Vera
Mike Black – Due Amici
Kent Peters – Black Creek Bistro
Andy Luck – Luck Bros’ Coffee House
Brady Konya & Josh Daily – Middle West Spirits
George & Lynda Vergits – Tessora
Andrew Semler – Lucky Cat Bakery
Matthew Barbee – Rockmill Brewery
Eric Allen – Brothers Drake Meadery
Janine AquinoCamelot Cellars

…and more to be announced!

Proceeds from all Chefs in the City 2012 events directly benefit children’s educational programming on WOSU TV.

Special thanks to Monty and OpenImage Studio for the Chefs in the City photography. All images are copyrighted and for the sole use of WOSU Public Media.

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Chefs in the City 2012 Recipes

Some of the recipes from the recent Chefs in the City events are available to download. View recipes from 2012 and 2011 (PDF).


Download recipes from the Chefs in the City 2012 (PDF).


Fresh Connect at Local Matters

To find more information about locally sustainably-grown food

s as well as great sources for prepared foods, visit the Fresh Connect section of Local Matters website.

Volunteering for WOSU is great fun and highly appreciated!

There are a few volunteer opportunities for Chefs in the City as well as our pledge drives for radio and TV. As a volunteer, you would work closely with WOSU staff and charismatic like-minded individuals. Click here to contact Chefs in the City.