As a grassroots organization, we are never sure what is a reach and what is within the realm of possibility when it comes to asking for support. We are overwhelmingly grateful today to share another major coup for this year’s event – Celebrity Chef Anthony Ambrose and his team at Ambrosia Events & Catering has agreed to dazzle our guests with their award-winning, innovative gourmet cuisine and classic techniques.
Chef Ambrose was formally trained by Jasper White of Boston, along with three of this century’s greatest 2 and 3 star Michelin Chefs: Chef Marc Haeberlin of Alsace, Chef Olivier Roellinger of Brittany and Chef Roger Verge of the South of France. Chef Ambrose brings a wealth of experience from these great relationships to his eclectic menus. He served as the first American chef de cuisine for the Meridien Hotel’s premiere dining room, Julien, and later went on to become executive chef of the four-star rated Season's restaurant at The Bostonian Hotel. He became the fourth chef employed by The Bostonian to go on to open his own successful restaurant, following the lead of acclaimed chefs Jasper White, Lydia Shire, Gordon Hamersley and Jody Adams.
In 1993, Ambrose opened his first independent venture, Ambrosia on Huntington. Soon thereafter Esquire Magazine named Ambrose “Chef of the Year” and Ambrosia on Huntington one of the “Top 25 Restaurants in the Country.” In the next ten years, Ambrose became known as one of the most elite masters of fusion cuisine in America, earning press accolades from Bon Appétit, Elle, Savior, Food Arts, Food and Wine and Art Culinaire. In 1999, Chef Ambrose was named USA Chef of the Year by the American Tasting Institute and in 2000, the Zagat Restaurant Survey recognized Ambrosia as one of the “20 Most Popular New Restaurants” in the U.S.
Chef Ambrose has made numerous appearances as a guest chef at televised and live events including the Food TV Network, Live with Regis, the Nantucket Food & Wine festival, The Discovery Channel, CNN, The French Library’s Regional Cooking Dinners and the Boston area “Celebrity Chef’s Cook-Off.” Most recently Chef Ambrose appeared as a guest celebrity chef for the James Beard Foundation Great Regional Chefs of America Series.
We couldn’t be happier to have the immensely generous support of Chef Ambrose – and to spotlight his culinary genius at this year’s IGNITE the NITE!