Common Threads Announces Nationwide Pop-Up Dinner Series

AUSTIN, Texas, March 28, 2017 — Common Threads, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing health and wellness to children, families and communities through cooking and nutrition education, just announced the launch of Common Threads Chef Takeover Fueled by Circuit of The Americas. The pop-up dinner series consists of five one-night-only ticketed events throughout the country, beginning with Chicago, IL on April 30.

Each event features a group of renowned chefs collaborating to create a themed meal ranging from the revival of a world-famous menu from the past to a cultural fusion spanning the culinary map.
Participating celebrity chefs include James Beard Foundation award-winner Michelle Bernstein, TV personality and author Fabio Viviani, author and celebrity chef Govind Armstrong, author and Bravo’s “Top Chef All Stars” winner Richard Blais, James Beard Foundation award-winner Jonathan Waxman and many more. The evening will also include an opening reception with small bites prepared by Common Threads students, a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and a special guest musical performance. Joining TV personality and author Adam Richman, award-winning journalist Tamron Hall and Food & Wine Magazine’s Gail Simmons will act as honorary chairs for the series.

“Common Threads was built on the belief that cooking a meal together is good for the body and soul,” said Linda Novick O’Keefe, founding CEO of Common Threads. “The Chef Takeover Fueled by Circuit of The Americas is a great way to bring our mission to life. We are thrilled to unite some of the restaurant industry’s top chefs to create a special experience over the dinner table while raising awareness for the importance of making health and wellness education not only a life choice but also a right.”
“It’s our pleasure to support Common Threads’ mission of extending nutrition education into schools located in underserved communities across the country. By serving as presenting partner for these unique fundraising dinner events, not only are we able to support the cause nationwide, but we are also honored to assist in launching Common Threads’ programs in our neighboring school district, Del Valle ISD,” stated Circuit of The Americas Chairman, Bobby Epstein.

Common Threads Chef Takeover Fueled by Circuit of The Americas will land in five major cities across the U.S., starting in Chicago, IL and wrapping up in Austin, TX during Formula 1 United States Grand Prix race weekend.

Date: April 30, 2017
Location: Prime & Provisions Steakhouse, 222 North LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60601
Featuring: A Charlie Trotter-inspired menu by Chef Fabio Viviani, Chef Brad Kilgore, Chef Anita Lo, Chef JJ Johnson and Chef Dana Cree

Los Angeles
Date: May 12, 2017
Location: Vibiana, 214 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Featuring: Chef Neal Fraser, Chef Govind Armstrong, Chef Richard Blais, Chef Jonathan Waxman, and Chef Amanda Rockman

Miami: September TBD
New York City: October TBD
Austin: October 20, 2017

General tickets cost $175 per person and Chef’s Table tickets (which include a welcome gift, elevated wine pairing and celebrity chef dish presentations) cost $250 per person. For additional information and to purchase tickets visit

All funds raised will benefit Common Threads programs, teaching children in underserved communities how to lead healthier lives. The Common Threads Chef Takeover Fueled by Circuit of The Americas will help fund the organization’s growth goal of getting one million children cooking for life by 2020.

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