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'Gourmets in the Garden' Returns to Cleveland Botanical Garden This Summer

Some of Northeast Ohio’s favorite and most-skilled culinary masters headline the Gourmets in the Garden series this summer at Cleveland Botanical Garden. Guests can sample savory bites from their favorite chefs and learn how to make great dishes at home.

Tickets are available for the entire 12-week series or for individual sessions, which start at 6 pm on Wednesdays, June 11 through August 27, on the Garden’s Geis Terrace. The event is rain or shine with an indoor location reserved for evenings with inclement weather.

This summer’s Gourmets in the Garden lineup is as follows:

June 11                                
Chef Jill Vedaa of Rockefeller’s

June 18                                
Chef Matt Mytro of Flour

June 25                                
Chef Richard Basich of Great Lakes Brewing Company

July 2                                    
Chef Chris Hodgson of Hodge’s

July 9                                    
Chef Tony Smoody of Bon Appétit

July 16                                  
Chef Britt-Marie Culey of Coquette Patisserie

July 23                                  
Chef Ben Bebenroth of Spice of Life Catering Co.

July 30                                  
Chef Tom Burke of Momocho

August 6                             
Chef Douglas Katz of fire food & drink

August 13                           
Chef Ali Barker of Chagrin Valley Country Club

August 20                           
Chef Randy Carter of Jack Flaps

August 27                           
Chef Rick Carson of Nosh Eatery

Tickets for the entire Gourmets in the Garden 12-week series are $60 per Garden member or $180 per non-member. Tickets for individual sessions are $6 per Garden member or $16 per non-member and include all-day admission to the Garden. Early registration is encouraged, as this event is expected to sell out in advance. Reserve your seats today at or by calling 216-721-1600 ext. 100.

Gourmets in the Garden is just part of the Garden’s Summer Wednesdays lineup, presented by PNC. Guests also can enjoy a signature cocktail on the Terrace, American fare in the Kitchen Garden and scenic walks through 10 acres of stunningly beautiful gardens. Stories at sunset and more interactive activities in Hershey Children’s Garden make Summer Wednesdays fun for the whole family.

Cleveland Botanical Garden, located at 11030 East Boulevard in Cleveland’s University Circle cultural district, is an ever-changing urban escape where visitors find enrichment and inspiration through fabulous gardens, an exotic Glasshouse and enchanting events.


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

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom O'Konowitz,, 216.707.2818

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