The culinary world has plenty of superstars, and New York has more than its share of chefs with crowd appeal and the magic touch for making good eats. Mention Daniel Boulud, Michael Anthony, or Wylie Dufresne, and mouths around here start watering. Whose names are going to incite a Pavlovian drool reaction in ten years? Find out at the Ment’or Young Chef Competition! It’s at the International Culinary Center, at 28 Crosby Street, just a couple miles from Seastreak’s docks at Pier 11!

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New Talent Takes the Stage

On Saturday, November 15, four of the most promising young chefs will compete against each other for stagiaires (that’s a fancy word for “internship”; we looked it up), and the hungry audience will be the winner. The judges include such culinary notables as Cesare Casella, Eli Kaimeh, Alain Sailhac, and Shaun Hergatt. Heads up, foodies: Those who buy VIP tickets to the event get to spend an hour eating canapes with these folks.

The competition menu includes a delectable variety of dishes. Lamb meatball with ancho chili mole, toasted sesame seeds, and cilantro puree. Sliced strip steak with black truffle creamed spinach and mini baked potato. This fabulous bounty is prepared by an even more impressive line-up of rising stars, such as Scott Franqueza from Café Boulud, and Alexander Yoon from Pennsylvania’s Little Fish.

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Eating For a Cause

100% of proceeds go to Ment’or, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring excellence in upcoming culinary professionals. Buying a ticket isn’t just investing in a full belly for the day. It’s investing in a future of full bellies. (Mostly, it’s watching young chefs cook really delicious food, then getting to eat it, but it’s nice to think of the higher purpose, right?)

Seastreak supports chefs young and old! Whether you’re headed for a casual lunch, or an elegant dinner on the town, our luxurious catamarans are your best choice for travel in comfort and style!


Sea you soon!

The Seastreak Family



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