Chefs in the City Television Show

Chefs in the City is a unique live event and television program presented by WOSU Public Media. The program brings together local and national celebrity chefs for a culinary experience that celebrates local and innovative cuisine.

Proceeds for the shows supported children’s educational programming on WOSU TV.

Hubert Keller

2012 Chefs in the City

One of America’s most talented chefs Hubert Keller captivated the crowd during his stay in Columbus. Keller, who hosts his own PBS show and has appeared on a variety of other cooking shows, presented mouth-watering dishes including an All-Ohio Signature Short-Rib Burger and White Gazpacho flavored with almonds, green grapes and vanilla oil. Download recipes and view videos and photos from the event.

Jacques Pepin

2011 Chefs in the City

The legendary Jacques Pépin and a variety of talented local chefs served up a variety of dishes including Scallops Grenobloise, La Ribollita (Tuscan Bean Stew) and Jeni’s Tessora Pavlova/Eton Mess. Download recipes and view videos and photos from the event.

Rick Bayless

2010 Chefs in the City

With Master Chef Rick Bayless and local chefs in the kitchen, the 2010 version of Chefs in the City focused on local foods and organic ingredients. During the show Bayless served up Grilled Rack of Lamb with Honey-Pasilla Glaze and Fruity “Gazpacho Moreliano” with Crab. Download recipes and view videos and photos from the event.

Ming Tsai

2009 Chefs in the City

In its third year, Chefs in the City made the move to the Battelle Studio at WOSU@COSI. Emmy-Award winning chef Ming Tsai and local chefs entertained the crowd. Ming presented Sake-Miso Marinated Alaskan Butterfish and Sesame Tofu Ceaser Salad. Download recipes and view photos from the event.

Joanne Weir

2008 Chefs in the City

The 2008 edition of the show nationally-known chef Joanne Weir focused on food appreciation, fine dining, and insider cooking tips and tricks. During the show, Weir presented Gnocchi with Roquefort Cream, Penne with Tomatoes, Spicy Fennel Sausage and Cream, and Toasted Goat Cheese Salad with Smoked Bacon. Download recipes and view photos from the event.

Joanne Weir and Lidia Bastianich

2007 Chefs in the City

The first Chefs in the City, was live culinary event and television show featured PBS Chefs Lidia Bastianich and Joanne Weir as well as eight local chefs. The cooking segments were broadcast live from The Dispatch Kitchen in The North Market. Download recipes and view more information from the event.