Chef MZ Part of “Chefs & Champagne” event in NY

Chef Marco Zapien will be one of the acclaimed chefs participating at the 2017 James Beard Chef MZ Part of "Chefs & Champagne" event in NYFoundation’s Chefs & Champagne on Saturday, July 29 at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, New York (Hamptons). 

Chef MZ will be representing Melissa’s World Variety Produce, where he is a long-time consulting chef. Along with Chef, Tom Fraker, he will be sampling Endive Leaf with a heaping scoop of Dungeness crab, topped with Hatch Chile Salsa.

Zapen is one of about 40 chefs, beverage masters and artisanal purveyors featured, along with flowing Champagne and Wolffer Estate wines. 

The Chefs & Champagne main event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, and is open to the public—reservations are $200 for James Beard Foundation members and $275 for non-members. General admission includes all tastings, silent auction bidding opportunities, and a gift bag. VIP premium admission, beginning at 5 p.m., is $375 for James Beard Foundation members and non-members. Reservations can be made by calling (212) 627-2308 or at