In May, Wolfgang Puck and seven of his most talented chefs challenged 90 local foodies and art lovers to an extreme cooking competition they will never forget. Participants of the second annual CuisineArt, a fundraiser benefiting the Walker, donned personalized chef coats and were divided into teams to learn the secrets of preparing some of Puck’s signature dishes. The finished products were judged by Carl Schuster (Wolfgang Puck Catering) and Chef Andrew Zimmern (Mpls.St.Paul Magazine; The Travel Channel’s “ Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern”) in the Walker’s McGuire Theater. The winning team received dinner at Puck’s flagship restaurant, Spago Beverly Hills, as well as a bottle of wine from Sterling Vineyards. After the challenge, guests were treated to a spectacular 6-course dinner prepared by Puck in the Walker’s Skyline Room. CuisineArt 2007 was sponsored by Target and raised nearly $100,000 for Walker programs.
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