Le Bon Appetit

Kelly English, chef/owner of Restaurant Iris, Second Line, Fino’s, and Magnolia House, along with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s founding organization, Le Bonheur Club, will host Le Bon Appetit on June 13, 2020.  The event is set for 7 p.m. at Crosstown Concourse with more than 35 chefs from across the country, including 20 featured Memphis chefs. The event brings some of the nation's most celebrated talent together in Memphis, all working to continue the mission of raising funds for Le Bonheur. Chef Kelly and Chef John Paul Carpenter of Le Bonheur will serve as host chefs.

 “The patients, families and physicians of Le Bonheur have sparked a passion among our participating chefs,” said Chef Kelly. “They come together in this great city to provide an evening of incredible food to benefit the only comprehensive children’s hospital in Memphis. I am honored to host and work alongside them and I’m humbled to see how much Le Bonheur has come to mean to them.”

“Le Bonheur appreciates Chef Kelly for bringing together our local Memphis chefs and some of the top chefs in the country to help raise awareness for Le Bonheur,” said Michael Wiggins, president and CEO of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. “His passion for what we are doing is infectious and I am grateful to him and to each of the chefs who come together to cook in honor of the care we are providing our patients.”

Le Bon Appetit was held in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 and has raised more than $1 million dollars for the hospital. Tickets are currently on sale for $250 per ticket, VIP tickets for $300 and sponsorship opportunities are available. Learn more at lebonappetit.org, facebook.com/lebonappetitmemphis.com, instagram.com/lebonappetitmem or by calling 901-287-6308.

Memphis Chefs- Savory

  1. Andrew Adams - Acre Restaurant
  2. Keith Bambrick - McEwen’s Memphis
  3. Karen Carrier - The Beauty Shop, Bar DKDC, The Mollie Fontaine Lounge,Another Roadside Attraction Catering, Back Do / Mi Yard
  4. Russell Casey - Bounty on Broad
  5. *Betty “BJ” Chester - Alcenia’s
  6. *Phillip Dewayne - Park + Cherry by Chef Phillip Dewayne, Private Chef & Catering
  7. Jimmy Gentry - Paradox Catering & Consulting, P.O Press Public House & Provisions, Paradox Underground Experience
  8. *David Krog - Dory
  9. Jonathan Magallanes - Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana
  10. *Michael Patrick - Rizzos by Michael Patrick
  11. *Tamra Patterson - Chef Tam’s Underground Café
  12. Jason Severs - Bari Ristorante e Enoteca
  13. Ben Smith - Tsunami
  14. Andy Ticer/Mike Hudman - Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Hog & Hominy, Josephine Estelle, Catherine & Mary's, The Gray Canary, Bishop
  15. Eli Townsend - Sage Restaurant
  16. Ryan Trimm - Sweet Grass | Next Door, Sunrise, 117 Prime, 3rd & Court
  17. Felicia Willett - Felicia Suzanne’s Restaurant, Flo’s Homemade Goodness
  • Indicates new to LBA in 2020

Guest Chefs- Savory

  1. Matt Bell - South on Main - Little Rock, AR
  2. Vishwesh Bhatt – Snackbar - Oxford, MS
  3. *Maneet Chauhan - Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Chaatable - Nashville, TN
  4. John Currence - City Grocery Restaurant Group - Oxford, MS
  5. *Tiffany Derry - Roots Southern Table, Roots Chicken Shak - Dallas, TX
  6. Michael Gulotta - Maypop, MOPHO, Rum and the Lash - New Orleans, LA
  7. *Ryan Lachaine - Riel Restaurant - Houston, TX
  8. *Ed Lee - 610 Magnolia, MilkWood, Whiskey Dry, Succotash - Louisville, KY
  9. *Drake Leonards – Eunice - Houston, TX
  10. Kevin Nashan - Sidney Street Café, Peacemaker Lobster & Crab - St. Louis, MO
  11. *Chris Osborne - Blackberry Farm - Walland, TN
  12. Ryan Prewitt - Peche - New Orleans, LA
  13. Aaron Sanchez - Johnny Sanchez - New Orleans, LA
  14. Levon Wallace - Strategic Hospitality Group - Nashville, TN


Memphis Chefs- Sweet

  1. *Nuha Abuduhair - 17 Berkshire
  2. Kat Gordon - Muddy’s Bake Shop
  3. Konrad Spitzbart - The Peabody Hotel


Guest Chefs- Sweet

  1. Kelly Fields - Willa Jean - New Orleans, LA
  2. Rebecca Masson - Fluff Bake Bar - Houston, TX


Special Guest

  1. Claire Robinson


Host Chefs

  1. Kelly English - Restaurant Iris, The Second Line, Magnolia House, Fino’s
  2. John Paul Carpenter - Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital


Sponsor Experience Chefs

  1. Erling Jensen - Erling Jensens
  2. Patrick Reilly - The Majestic Grille

For more information, please call (901) 287-6030 or visit lebonheur.org. Connect with us at facebook.com/lebonheurchildrens, twitter.com/lebonheurchild or on Instagram at lebonheurchildrens.