The James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner

Sep 6, 2017
The James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour began in 2004 as a way to bring the unique experience of dining at New York City’s historic James Beard House to other cities, and Park City is lucky enough to be one of its stops. Even better, there are still a few seats left to experience the cuisine of six culinary leaders of Park City (and beyond!) all in one night. The dinner will take place at 6:30PM on September 15 at Riverhorse on Main and will feature six award-winning chefs preparing their own exquisite dishes and combine their talents to serve a masterfully executed multi-course dinner.


– An elegant reception, featuring a unique canapé creation by each chef
– An innovative, one-of-a-kind multi-course dinner
– Wine pairings presented with each course
– Exclusive interactions with and access to the award-winning chefs


Menu Teaser

Hudson Valley Foie Gras terrine, local peaches, Creminelli speck ham, pain d’epices and pistachio

Hummus, Corner Post chicken ragu, Maribel green chile Schug and crispy chicken skin

Snake River Farms Rib Eye Fillet Burgundy snails, kale crouton, truffled bordelaise


The Chefs

Chef Seth Adams

Chef Adams will serve as host for the evening and began his culinary career as a teenager, working in catering. His passion for creation and proven recipes have garnered him some of the highest accolades in the industry. Chef Adams was hired as executive chef at Riverhorse On Main in 2004 and has led a team of culinary professionals to build the restaurant’s elite reputation on an international scale.

Chef Shawn Armstrong

With a culinary career spanning two decades and several continents, Shawn Armstrong brings a world of experience to his role as Executive Chef of Montage Deer Valley. With almost five years at Deer Valley, Armstrong oversees all of the culinary creation and execution of the six dining outlets as well as the expansive Banquets department.

Chef Sheamus Feeley

Chef Sheamus Feeley, president and founder of SF Hospitality Group in Denver, spent several years as executive chef with Hillstone Restaurant Group at properties in Napa Valley and Beverly Hills. Before establishing his own company, he was the VP of Kitchen and Culinary Innovation at BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. in Huntington Beach.

Chef Neal Fraser

Chef Neal Fraser earned a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and worked at restaurants of esteemed chefs such as Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, and Joachim Splichal. He currently owns flagship restaurant, Redbird, and performing arts venue, Vibiana. Fraser was featured on Bravo TV’s ‘Top Chef Masters,’ Fox’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ Food Network’s ‘Iron Chef America,’ Esquire TV’s ‘Knife Fight,’ and Food Network’s ‘Beat Bobby Flay.’

Chef John Murcko

John Murcko was previously the executive chef of Talisker’s restaurant collection where he earned honors such as “Best Chef in Utah,” “Best New Restaurant in Utah,” and “Best Restaurant in Park City.” After a brief stint as the director of culinary operations at Sun Valley Resort in Idaho, Murcko opened the acclaimed open-flame Firewood restaurant on Park City’s Historic Main Street in December 2016.

Chef Dahlia Narvaez

The James Beard Foundation named Dahlia Narvaez Best Pastry Chef in 2016. She built her foundation at the James Beard Award-winning Campanile before becoming Executive Pastry Chef of Los Angeles’ Mozza Group, overseeing its three LA restaurants and kitchens in Newport Beach and Singapore. Narvaez’ work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, New York Times, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine Magazine, and GQ.


The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on September 16, and tickets cost $225. Proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation. Purchase tickets by calling Riverhorse on Main at 435.649.3536 or online here.