CAHS grad, Chef to the Stars to make an appearance via television at MCC

— New York Chef to the Stars Daniel Vater is bringing a gourmet meal and celebrity secrets to 80 Flint area foodies Feb. 25 when he cuts, chops and purees a typical New York style dinner party using the tasty secrets he used when cooking for megastars including Oprah, Colin Powell and Donald Trump.

Mott’s culinary students will join him in the on-air cooking demonstration as well as several others in the area who have generously given to Mott’s Women in Education program. The three-course meal will feature the same recipes he used for President Jimmy Carter and First Ladies Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush.

As former executive chef of The Hearst Corporation/Hearst Magazines, Vater earned an outstanding reputation for the meals he prepared for clients including political giants such as Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, Powell and Condoleeza Rice, and high profile Governors Ann Richards and George Pataki.

Vater, a graduate of Carman- Ainsworth High School, served as executive chef of The Hearst Corporation from 1999 through 2006. While under his direction, Food Management magazine called the in-house dining department of Good Housekeeping
magazine “one of the best-kept secrets of corporate dining in New York City.”

Prior to joining Hearst he served as Executive Chef at the Exchange Club in Wall Street and Delia’s — an East Village hot spot throughout the ‘90s. He also served as catering manager for Pamela Morgan-Flavors and as private chef for the Le Frak family and Jann Wenner, the Publisher of Rolling Stone,
and Men’s Fitness
magazines. Vater’s recipes have been featured in The American Dairy Association’s “Real Cheese” advertising campaign and he has consulted on menus for the National Pork Board.

Vater is a graduate of Carman- Ainsworth High School and son to event Chair and Culinary Team Host Rita Vater Darnton. He also has prepared elaborate meals for the likes of Bette Midler, Barbara Walters and Martha Stewart, all of with whom he has had memorable experiences. He will share details of those experiences as well at the unique fundraiser sponsored by the Foundation for Mott Community College. He is a graduate of The University of Michigan.

Tickets to the event range from $1,500 to $100 with top billing also providing hands-on Sous-Chef preparation of the meal with Chef Vater. A number of other take-home extras, including chef aprons and recipes, are included with the ticket prices.

Details: Call 810-762-0425. Seating is limited. — Gary Gould

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