Posted by Foobooz on February 8th, 2013
Posted by Aubrey Nagle on September 11th, 2012
Christina Wilson, former chef de cuisine at Mercato, has won the tenth season of Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen”. Wilson quit her job at Mercato towards the beginning of the “Hell’s Kitchen” season but insisted that it had nothing to do with the show. As the season champ, Christina Wilson will become the executive chef at Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas.
While at West Chester and Temple University Wilson waited tables where she began cooking by picking up lessons from the kitchen. The 32 year old Jersey native had previously cooked at Lolita and Carmine’s Creole Cafe in Havertown. She beat out Justin Antiorio in the final round of elimination for the $250,000 gig in Las Vegas.
Since she finished filming the season Wilson has said she was working on a project at the Jersey Shore, and instead she’s off for Vegas. Congratulations Christina!
Philly’s Christina Wilson wins ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ season [The Insider]
Posted by Jason Sheehan on February 16th, 2012
We’ve got Brad Spence from Amis, Jeremy Nolen from Brauhaus Schmitz, Robert Aikens from The Dandelion, Jason Cichonski from Ela, Evan Turney from Mercato, Michael Schulson from Sampan, Qi Chun Mai from Sangkee, George Sabatino from Stateside, Sylva Senat from Tashan, David Boyle from Davio’s and about two dozen other chefs from some of the best restaurants in the city.
What you need? $75 and a few hours free on Wednesday, February 22nd to come out to the 33rd Street Armory at Drexel for the 2012 edition of Philly Cooks.
There’ll be food, there’ll be booze, there’ll be awards handed out for the best this and the best that and a bunch of different lounges in which to kick back and hang out. But most importantly, you’ll have a whole room full of Philly’s finest hash-slingers cooking just for you–no reservations, no maitre’d's, nothing but fun.
So here’s your 2-minute warning: We’ve sold out our first batch of tickets, but just released 200 more with only a couple days left to move them. So get on over to the Philly Cooks website right now and grab yours before they’re gone.
Philly Cooks 2012
February 22, 2012
6:30 – 9:00 PM
33rd Street Armory
at Drexel University
Must be 21+ with valid ID
Philly Cooks 2012 [Official website]
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Posted by Foobooz on December 2nd, 2010
Felicia D’Ambrosio has an article in today’s City Paper highlighting some local chefs and how they deal with their tiny kitchens.
Among the cramped kitchens around town:
- Cafe Estelle
- Fond (12′ x 20′)
- Sycamore (9′ x 15′)
- Watkins Drinkery (6′ x 8′)
Little Boxes [City Paper]
Posted by Foobooz on April 2nd, 2010
Get those DVRs fired up, Philadelphia chefs are on the air. Mackenzie Hilton ofÂ Mercato and Eric Paraskevas ofÂ terra will both compete on Food Network’sÂ Chopped, Tuesday at 10 pm. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Jose Garces’ next opponent on Iron Chef America has been identified. It will be Kelly Liken of Vail, Colorado. The 2010 James Beard Best Chef Southwest nominee owns two Colorado restaurants. The contest will be broadcast on Sunday, May 9th at 10pm. [The Insider]
Posted by Foobooz on May 31st, 2007
Posted by Foobooz on April 19th, 2007
Mercato is offering a special offer on Thursday, April 26th for Dining Out For Life. For $45 per person you can get a three course meal while helping organizations fight HIV and AIDS. One-third of the nightâ€™s proceeds will go to Action Aids.Mercato [Official Site]
Dining Out For Life [Official Site]
Posted by Foobooz on March 20th, 2007
On Tuesday April 3rd for a night of family, friends, and Italian hospitality as Mercato cooks a traditional family style feast.Everyone will be family for the night, as platters will be served family style. The cost is $45 per person, the early seating will be at 5:30, a second seating will be at 8:00.Mercato [Official Site]