October 17-20, 2024

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Frances Tariga

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Chef Frances Tariga- Weshnak was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. After graduating from culinary school, she immediately started her career and went to Dubai to work in the first seven star hotel in the world. After a year, she started working for the royal family of UAE, became their private chef, and travel the... READ MORE

Chef Frances Tariga- Weshnak was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. After graduating from culinary school, she immediately started her career and went to Dubai to work in the first seven star hotel in the world. After a year, she started working for the royal family of UAE, became their private chef, and travel the world with them,

Chef Frances started working in the US when she received an offer to be the private chef of the royal ambassador of Dubai for the United Nations. Chef Frances cooked for all the royal events at the Waldorf Astoria, Metropolitan Club, The Plaza and the United Nations ambassadors.

Chef Frances competed five times on television shows such as CHOPPED, CUTTHROAT KITCHEN, CUTTHROAT KITCHEN ALL STARS, BEAT BOBBY FLAY and TOP CHEF SEASON 13. She then started working at New York’s Meatpacking District volume restaurants such as BUDDAKAN, Catch NYC, MEGU, CATCH STEAK, THE STANDARD HIGH LINE.

She had the opportunity to cook at the James beard house as the featured chef when she opened Megu in 2016.
She started the vegan program for Catch Hospitality group in 2017 and became a big hit in Meatpacking district. And eventually got the role of the culinary director at Planta vegan restaurant and opened 4 of their concepts.

She recently won the new Sushi competition Morimoto’s “SUSHI MASTERs”. She showcased her journey through omakase and stick with her roots to create such authentic filipino and take on modern omakase.

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Walk-Around Tastings

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7:30 PM

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Drag Disco hosted by David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris featuring special performances by JIMBO and Meatball

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