APRIL 23-27

Hour Detroit magazine’s Savor Detroit is a five-night dinner series featuring custom menus developed by the city’s most celebrated chefs. Each night, a duo of chefs prepare 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, April 23

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.

Salvatore Ferro

Grosse Pointe, MI, native & Le Cordon Bleu grad, Ferro grew up in an intensely food-oriented Sicilian family. “Cooking was always part of the family life." He worked with Guy Savoy, who "taught me not to go too overboard. He stressed seasonality, technique and plating. I finally started to get it.

Tuesday, April 24

Doug Adams

Born in Colorado and raised in Texas, Doug Adams got his start in the kitchens of Missoula, Montana before moving to Portland to attend the Western Culinary Institute (now Le Cordon Bleu). Adams launched his career in Portland at Lucier and helped acclaimed Chef Greg Denton open MetroVino before moving to the city's iconic Paley's Place.

Paul Grosz

Paul Grosz is Co-Proprietor and Chef of Cuisine Restaurant. Chef Paul began his career when he was about six years old. That’s when he discovered not only that he could bake, but also that he liked to bake. At nine, he worked at a neighborhood donut shop, cleaning up however, not baking.

Wednesday, April 25

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.

Jamie Simpson

Chef Jamie Simpson is the Executive Chef Liaison at The Culinary Vegetable Institute. He hails from a small town in Summerville, S.C. and is en route to becoming a young highly sought after chef. He began his culinary career in a serendipitous fashion after leaving the music industry and his job at a recording studio.

Thursday, April 26

Brandon Zarb

Brandon Zarb grew up in South Carolina and landed in Milford, Michigan as a teenager. He got his start in the hospitality industry washing dishes at Holiday Market in Royal Oak and then on to work in their bakery for the next 3 years. He spent the next few years working at Jeremy in Keego Harbor. Later moving on to open Cork Wine Pub in Pleasant Ridge as the Sous Chef.

Eric Patterson & Jennifer Blakeslee

Chef Jennifer Blakeslee is the co-chef/owner of The Cooks' House restaurant in Traverse City, MI. She is a native of Traverse City and a culinary graduate of Johnson & Wales University. Chef Jennifer has over 20 years cooking experience. She and Chef Eric Patterson earned one Michelin Star at Andre's French Restaurant in Las Vegas.

Friday, April 27

Matt McGrail

As most chefs say they started out, cooking with mom, I am no different. My mom came home once from work to a messy kitchen, my friends and I sitting at the kitchen table eating chef salads. Her question was simple, "who made salads?" simple response from me, "I made chef salads" I was 5 years old.

Edward Sura

Edward Sura formerly lead the award-winning culinary team as Executive Chef at NoMI Kitchen at the Park Hyatt Chicago. Chef Sura developed his appetite for cooking while growing up on a farm in Michigan. This sparked a deep appreciation of approachable, rustic dishes full of fresh, local ingredients. Enrolling in the Great Lakes Culinary Institute transformed this passion into a lifelong career journey.


Anita Bates

Anita Bates (born, 1966) is an artist and educator living in the Detroit metropolitan area. Her paintings are primarily abstract ‘landscapes’ that focus heavily on the language of color, texture and space. Anita has been exhibited in several venues including the G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Dell Pryor Gallery, Detroit Artists Market and The River’s Edge Gallery in Wyandotte, Michigan.


Proceeds from the art auction will benefit dozens of local charities 
participating in the
Give Detroit Challenge.