Last updated on December 16th, 2022
The Howard Hughes Corporation has unveiled the latest edition of the Seaport Food Lab presented by Chase Sapphire. The Seaport Food Lab – the Seaport’s leading experience for New York’s finest tastemakers – celebrates its newest concept by bringing the internet’s favorite food stars for a series of intimate dinners this November.
Season 5 of Seaport Food Lab Details
From November 2 to 19, the immersive culinary experience will welcome slow food advocate and recipe developer Pierce Abernathy, bon appétit’s former Senior Food Editor and Test Kitchen host Christina Chaey, and chef DeVonn Francis. The two founded the creative studio Yardy in 2017 for a four-night residency each, focusing on exploring themes of culture and community.
This year’s Seaport Food Lab event is a chance to delight in each of the culinary creators’ vision of the perfect meal in an intimate setting, with unique guest interactions in real life and surprise elements with each residency. Each resident chef will debut an exclusive multi-course food and beverage menu illustrating their talents and cultural flavors, centered on the simple philosophy of good food and good people. This year’s chefs include:
- Pierce Abernathy (November 2 to 5): Cook, recipe developer, content creator, and model Pierce Abernathy shares a vignette into his cooking style through seasonal plant-forward recipes. Pierce strives to make diners to play an active role in their food systems and feel more connected to the earth by teaching techniques in food waste, foraging, and cultivating relationships with local farms. Largely self-taught, Pierce’s path into the culinary arts was carved by a combination of his own curiosity, a seasonal approach to food, and his Armenian heritage.
- Christina Chaey (November 6 to 9): Former Senior Food Editor at bon appetit, Christina Chaey has made a name for herself with her mouthwatering recipes and viral video remakes. Christina developed a deep love for sustainably farmed local and seasonal produce as a line cook at the former Untitled at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Christina enjoys riding around NYC on her bike and visiting the city’s green markets for the best local produce in her free time.
- DeVonn Francis (November 16 to 19): DeVonn Francis is the chef and Founding Director of Yardy World. This culinary studio specializes in creating immersive food experiences and reimagining Caribbean cuisine. Known for his sharp sense of style both on and off the plate, DeVonn has created menus and produced events for some of the industry’s biggest brands, including Gucci, Converse, and Burberry.
About Seaport Food Lab and Chase Sapphire
The Seaport Food Lab Season 5 will welcome 50 guests per evening, with each residency lasting four nights. Priced at $200 per ticket inclusive of the tip. Chase Sapphire Reserve cardmembers have exclusive access to the Food Lab preview dinners occurring every Wednesday of each residency via the Chase Dining website. Tickets will be available to Chase Sapphire cardmembers and the public starting October 5. Seaport Food Lab Season 5 is located at 19 Fulton Street and will be open Wednesday through Saturday from November 2 to November 19 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Since 2017, Seaport Food Lab has been a platform for today’s leading gastronomic personalities, providing an outlet to showcase their talents in New York’s premier culinary destination. Seaport Food Lab Season 5 adds to the Seaport’s growing roster of dining experiences, including the newly opened Tin Building, providing more sought-after options for the community.
Chase is a founding partner of Seaport Food Lab, offering Chase Sapphire cardmembers access to unique and exclusive experiences. The Seaport Food Lab will allow guests to engage with an all-star roster of internet chefs and enjoy tastes from their one-of-a-kind creations.
“Unique Menus from Social Feeds”
“We are thrilled to unveil Seaport Food Lab Season 5, building upon the previous success with an array of diverse culinary talent,” said Jennifer Abt, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at The Howard Hughes Corporation. “This season, we are able to showcase some of the most popular behind-the-camera talents through this unparalleled experience only found at the Seaport.”
“Chase Sapphire gives cardmembers the opportunity to experience ordinary moments, like enjoying dinner, in new and exciting ways,” said Marleta Ross, General Manager of Chase Sapphire. “We are delighted to be part of Seaport Food Lab for its fifth season, as these chefs bring their unique menus from social feeds to the table for the first time.”
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