Evening of Stellar Chef Collaboration and Talent to Benefit James Beard Foundation 



LAS VEGAS (Feb. 2012) – On Sunday, Oct. 21, Las Vegas’ top chefs will unite to create an unforgettable evening to honor the memory of the late Jean-Louis Palladin.  The date for the 11th annual dinner was announced today by Chef Andre Rochat, who has helmed the event for the past 10 years.  The dinner’s proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation.  The event will take place at Alizé at the top of The Palms.



Known as the chef who put fine dining on the proverbial map, Palladin inspired world-renowned chefs to emerge from their kitchen and go to the farms in search of the finest products no matter where they were located.



The chef’s lineup will be announced later this spring.





Chef Jean-Louis Palladin is considered one of the culinary geniuses of the 20th century.  He was a master of his craft, known for his creativity, passion, technique, and commitment to the very best. Jean-Louis was as much a teacher as a chef, encouraging and mentoring many while demanding perfection of himself and all around him. He was funny, laughed easily, and embraced life fully.  The James Beard Foundation is proud to offer the Jean-Louis Palladin Professional Work/Study Grant. Created to perpetuate the mission and programs of the Jean-Louis Palladin Foundation, the initiative will provide a series of annual grants of up to $10,000 to working chefs.  This grant will allow recipients to spend time learning from and working with master growers, producers, and food artisans; to toil alongside renowned chefs in America and abroad and to study varied specialized skills. 





Named after the gentle trade winds that sweep the French Caribbean Islands, Alizé at the Top of The Palms features world-class cuisine, service and wine list, boasting the most dramatic view of the famous Las Vegas Strip.  Chef and Proprietor André Rochat of the respected and award winning Andre’s Restaurant, opened Alizé – the crown jewel of his culinary empire in 2001 on the top floor of the Palms Casino Resort.  Alizé quickly became the talk of the town and has gained notoriety and accolades being named by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top new restaurants in the world.  Located inside the Palms Casino Resort at 4321 W. Flamingo Road, Alizé is open daily from 5:30 p.m.  For more information, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/alizelasvegas) or Twitter (@alizelv).