Chef Vishu Nath recently traveled to the Big Apple as part of a select group of local chefs chosen to participate in the “Cleveland Rocks” Dinner at The James Beard House in New York City.
Nath, who has served as the executive chef of Urban Farmer since October 2015, is known for emphasizing the importance of using high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Along with other influential connoisseurs from Cleveland’s culinary scene, he served up dishes that celebrated the diverse flavors of the Buckeye State.
For the dinner, Vish prepared an Ohio Summer Melon with Corn, Tomato, Basil, Mizuna and Negroni Citrus Dressing. Other dishes created by the chefs included Ohio Chanterelle Pâté with Sweet-and Sour-Duxelles, Cherry Tomato Jam and Smoked Garlic Scape Oil on house-made Mustard Toast and Cleveland Fish ‘n Chips with Radish, Tomatillo and Corn.
Check out this time-lapse video of dish preparation at the event on Instagram. The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse and sustainable for everyone.
Nath will participate in another James Beard event on October 18 in Columbus. The Celebrity Chef Tour in Columbus will take place at Gallerie Bistro on High Street and feature chefs from Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and New York. Tickets can be purchased here.
Nath has participated in many high-profile culinary events since joining Urban Farmer Cleveland, including:
- March of Dimes’ Signature Chefs Auction
- University Hospitals’ Five Star Sensation
- Gourmets in the Garden featured Chef at Cleveland Botanical Garden
- 12th Annual Starchefs Congress and Vitamix Challenge (NYC)
- James Beard Foundation dinner at The Burnham Restaurant in Cleveland
- Autism Speaks Chef Gala at the Cleveland Art Museum with Michael Symon
Nath has been involved in the culinary arts since he was young. He has developed a passion for sustainability in both cooking and restaurant management practices, principles that Urban Farmer shares and puts into action with its composting and glass-crushing initiatives.