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‘Gourmets in the Garden’ Brings Some Sizzle to Cleveland Botanical Garden

Some of Northeast Ohio’s hottest chefs bring their culinary flair to Cleveland Botanical Garden this summer for the popular Gourmets in the Garden series. Wednesday evenings from June 12 through August 28, you can enjoy live cooking demonstrations, sample savory dishes and pick up helpful cooking tips from a different culinary master each week.

Whether you’re a foodie, a skilled chef yourself or completely new to the kitchen, Gourmets in the Garden will delight your taste buds and sharpen your culinary skills.

Here’s this year’s lineup:

June 12  
Chef Steve Schimoler - Crop Bistro

June 19  
Chef Matt Mytro - Flour Restaurant

June 26  
Chef Ben Bebenroth - Spice Kitchen and Bar and Spice of Life Catering Co.

July 3  
Chef Douglas Katz - fire food and drink

July 10  
Chef Joe Bemer  - Valenti’s Ristorante

July 17  
Chef Ricardo Sandoval - Fat Cats, Lava Lounge and Felice

July 24  
Chef Tony Smoody - Bon Appetit

July 31  
Chef Ali Barker - Chagrin Valley Country Club

August 7 
Chef Brian Goodman - Greenhouse Tavern

August 14 
Chef Scott Kim - SASA and Accent

August 21 
Chef Andrew Gorski - Tremont TapHouse

August 28  
Chef Karen Small - Flying Fig

The cost to attend all 12 sessions of Gourmets in the Garden is $60/Garden member or $174/non-member. Single session admission is $5/Garden member and $14.50/non-member.

The Garden is open until 9 pm on “Summer Wednesdays,” presented by KeyBank. A different specialty cocktail is offered each week, along with a full selection of domestic and imported beverages at a cash bar on Geis Terrace.

To register for Gourmets in the Garden, call (216) 721-1600 ext. 100 or visit


Cleveland Botanical Garden receives public support through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom O'Konowitz,, 216.707.2818

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