Meet the Chefs: Book A Culinary Experiences at Live Nation Venues

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Add That Chef’s Kiss To Your Private Event

At Live Nation Special Events, we’re teaming up with the world's most renowned culinary icons and mixologist. Whether you're planning a corporate gathering, convention reception, conference, or a company picnic, get ready to elevate your event to a whole new level of deliciousness. Introducing the culinary masterminds who are about to turn your gatherings into unforgettable feasts – our team is ready to give that 'chef's kiss' magic onto every dish.

Shota Nakajima

Meet Chef Shota Nakajima

Chef Shota Nakajima began his culinary journey in Seattle before honing his skills in Japan under a Michelin-starred chef. His restaurants, Adana, Taku, and Kobo Pizza, are renowned for their fusion of Japanese heritage and American influences. Shota’s accolades include competing on Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet and Bravo’s Top Chef, where he was a fan favorite.

Featured Dish: Shota’s Karaage (Japanese fried chicken) combines traditional Japanese techniques with contemporary flavors, making it a standout dish for any event.

Tim Love

Meet Chef Tim Love

Chef Tim Love is a culinary pioneer known for his urban Western cuisine. With over 25 years of experience, Tim has expanded his culinary empire nationwide. His iconic restaurants, including Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and Woodshed Smokehouse, have become destinations in their own right.

Featured Dish: Tim’s Smoked Beef Ribs are a must-try, featuring tender, smoky meat with a robust, flavorful crust that will impress any guest.

Bryan and Michael Voltaggio

Meet Chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio

Chef Bryan Voltaggio is the executive chef and owner of multiple restaurants, including Thatcher & Rye and Voltaggio Brothers Steakhouse. A James Beard Foundation Award finalist, Bryan has competed on Top Chef and Top Chef Masters. He is the author of HOME and co-authored VOLT Ink with his brother, Michael.

Chef Michael Voltaggio is the co-executive chef/partner with Bryan at several restaurants. He has won numerous accolades, including Food & Wine magazine Best New Chef, Bravo Top Chef winner, and a Michelin star. Michael appears regularly on Netflix, Discovery Plus, and The Food Network, and is a competitor on Bobby Flay’s “Bobby’s Triple Threat.”

Featured Dish: The Voltaggio Brothers' Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes showcase their Maryland roots, featuring sweet, succulent crab meat with minimal fillers, perfect for a sophisticated event menu.

Dawn Burrell

Meet Chef Dawn Burrell

Chef Dawn Burrell is a former Olympian turned culinary star. Dawn’s global culinary experiences inspire her to create dishes that blend exotic flavors with comforting elements from her childhood. Her work has earned her national acclaim, including a James Beard Award semi-finalist nomination and a finalist spot on Top Chef.

Featured Dish: Dawn’s Gulf Shrimp and Grits combines creamy, cheesy grits with perfectly cooked shrimp in a savory, spiced sauce, offering a delightful fusion of Southern and global flavors.

Brooke Williamson

Meet Chef Brooke Williamson

Chef Brooke Williamson is a celebrated chef and entrepreneur, best known for winning Bravo’s Top Chef Season 14. Brooke co-owns Playa Provisions, a unique four-in-one culinary concept. Her inventive approach and dedication to quality have earned her numerous accolades and partnerships with renowned brands.

Featured Dish: Brooke’s King Crab Toast features sweet crab meat on toasted brioche with a tangy, herb-infused dressing, making it a luxurious and indulgent choice for any event.

Get Ready To Add A Pinch Of Perfection And A Dash Of Delight To Your Next Event!

Our chefs work closely with you to create a menu tailored to your tastes and event theme. Whether you desire a multi-course gourmet dinner or a casual yet chic buffet, our chefs deliver excellence in every bite. From there, our dedicated event planning team ensures every detail is handled with precision. From menu planning to decor, we coordinate with you every step of the way to bring your vision to life. With a world-class chef at the helm, your event will be a gastronomic journey that your guests will never forget. Start planning your next event with us today!