Hour Detroit magazine’s Savor Detroit returns for a four-night dinner series featuring custom menus developed by the city’s most celebrated chefs. Each night, a duo of chefs prepares a one-of-a-kind four-course meal complete with thoughtfully selected wine pairings. Guests also enjoy a cocktail hour, light appetizers, live entertainment, and unique art installations for the ultimate culinary experience.




Monday, October 2

James Rigato

James Rigato is the chef and owner of Mabel Gray located in Hazel Park, MI. He has been in the restaurant business since age 14, but has always had a love for cooking that stems from his Italian grandparents. The influence from his grandparents, as well as his time spent studying in France, have shaped his outlook as a chef and allowed him to create unique, handcrafted cuisine at Mabel Gray.

Sarah Welch

Sarah Welch is the partner and executive chef of Marrow Detroit. She was raised in both Jamaica and Michigan, and studied at New York’s French Culinary Institute. Her rich background is shown in her food, as well as her appreciation for the local farming community, which she highlights in many of her meals.

Tuesday, October 3

Anthony Lombardo

Chef Anthony Lombardo is the co-owner and chef of SheWolf Pastificio & Bar. He graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in New York, and before opening SheWolf Lombardo worked in various well-known establishments in Washington D.C., Italy, Chicago, and Michigan. His love for cooking and taking care of people are what make him such a successful chef.

Ji Hye Kim

Ji Hye Kim is not your typical Chef story. In fact, it took Kim 30 years and a job at a Hospital for her to realize she wanted to work in the culinary field. She got her start working at Zingerman’s Delicatessen and through a program there, put herself through culinary business school. After a lot of hard-work and cuisine research she opened Miss Kim in 2016. She wanted her food to be rooted in traditional Korean recipes while incorporating local Michigan produce. In the future she hopes to write a cookbook and potentially open another restaurant.

Wednesday, October 4

John Vermiglio

John, a Detroit native with almost two decades of industry experience, boasts nine restaurant openings in his career. He holds a Culinary Arts degree from Johnson & Wales University, where he excelled, and honed his skills at Charlie Trotter Corporation under Chef Charlie Trotter. John currently serves as the Co-Executive Chef of the Four Man Ladder portfolio, which includes Grey Ghost, Basan, and more.

Mamba Hamissi

Mamba Hamissi and his wife Nadia are refugees from Burundi who found safety and opportunity in the United States. They co-own Baobab Fare, a restaurant in Detroit that introduces East African cuisine to the community. Despite facing challenges, they have shown resilience, generosity, and a commitment to preparing their children for the future. Their journey demonstrates the positive impact of immigrants and the power of unity in the face of adversity, along with hope to those who seek refuge.

Thursday, October 5

Doug Hewitt

Doug Hewitt is the executive chef at both Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails and Freya. 2023 James Beard Semifinalist, Outstanding Restaurateurs, Hewitt has worked at various restaurants and establishments all over Michigan before ending up where he is now. He enjoys utilizing local ingredients to create seasonal and innovative dishes. This year Freya was named one of The New York Times 50 best restaurants.

Brad Greenhill

Brad Greenhill is the executive chef and co-owner of TAKOI, located in Detroit MI. Throughout his career in the restaurant industry, he has tackled many different cuisines across both Michigan and Boston, including Italian food, wood-fired dishes, and outdoor BBQs. Now, Greenhill focuses on Thai-inspired cuisine at TAKOI, and continues to bring new flavors to Detroit’s dining scene.


Live Art Auction featuring Kim Frank Fujiwara

Kim Frank Fujiwara is an award-winning artist with over 40 years specializing in fine art, commissioned art and portraits.  After graduating from Center for Creative Studies in 1979, he worked at Detroit studios as an illustrator. By mid 80’s he was an adjunct instructor at CCS for 5 years. In 1992 he started his own studio, Fujiwara Art, Inc.

Kim has garnered several 1st place awards including Scarab Club Advertising Show, Huron Valley Council for the Arts, The Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition,  MI Great Artist Competition, and Hour Best of Detroit 2019, 2022, 2023. Many of his portrait works have decorated the walls of Oakland Hills Country Club and Ford World Headquarters. 

Since 2012, he has concentrated on ‘The American West’ series.  He currently accepts commissions, exhibits in annual shows, and continues his life time commitment and passion in the visual fine arts.

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