Common Threads, along with travel and food explorer Adam Richman, invite you to the Common Threads Chef Takeover Fueled by Circuit of the Americas.

As the presenting sponsor, Circuit of The Americas (COTA) has helped us bring these incredible pop-up dinner events to five of our markets this year, and has allowed us to launch programming in the Del Valle Independent School District this fall, fueling health and wellness for the children, families and communities in our shared hometown of Austin, Texas.

Each of the five Chef Takeover events features a group of renowned chefs collaborating to create a themed meal, a silent auction, and a special guest musical performance. All funds raised will benefit Common Threads programs, bringing health and wellness to students, families, and communities through cooking and nutrition education, getting one million children cooking for life by 2020!

New York City | October 11, 2017

Join Common Threads and co-chairs Gail Simmons, Adam Richman and Tamron Hall for an incredible themed dinner celebrating Julia Child and her contributions to food and cooking in America!

The evening will begin with specialty cocktails and delicious passed apps by Chef Christian Apetz, and Common Threads students.

Following the cocktail hour, guests will be seated for a one-of-a-kind menu created by Andrew Smith, Govind Armstrong, Fany Gerson, Umber Ahmad, Silvia Barban, and David Katz, with hand-selected wine paired with each course.*

Enjoy an amazing meal, stunning venue, and a special musical guest performance all while dining for an incredible cause.


450 E 29th Street,

New York, NY 10016

Time: 7pm – 11pm

Tickets: $175 | Chef’s Table Tickets: $250

Purchase tickets here.

*Please note that due to the nature of the events, we will have very little ability to accommodate any special dietary restrictions or menu requests.

Host Committee: Eileen Bryer, Bobby Epstein, Lisa Long Adler, Joel Morales, Alex Prud’homme, Scott Rexing, Justin Rosenberg, Lynn Scotti, Adam Stoltz, Samantha Yanks

Miami | November 29, 2017

UPDATE: Common Threads’ Chef Takeover Fueled by Circuit of The Americas has been rescheduled!

This delicious evening celebrating food as art will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel from 7-11 p.m. Renowned chefs from across the country will join host Chef Michelle Bernstein to create mouth-watering dishes that pay homage to their favorite artists and works of art. Common Threads co-founder Chef Art Smith will prepare special passed apps with Common Threads students, and Chefs Bernie Matz, Julie Frans and Soraya Kilgore will each be cooking during the event.

If you already purchased a ticket and still plan to attend, you’re all set! Please confirm via email at to let us know you will be there. We can’t wait to see you there!

If you do not have a ticket yet, limited space is still available! We will be selling a few more tickets while supplies last for $175 each. Click on the link below to purchase your tickets today!

Purchase tickets here.

Past Events


Menu: Charlie Trotter inspired

Location: Prime & Provisions

Honorary Chairs: Award-winning journalist Tamron Hall, Food & Wine’s Gail Simmons and travel and food explorer, and Adam Richman

Host Committee: Bobby Epstein, Candace Jordan, Joel Morales, Tim Peters, Beth Peterson, Sarita Dandamudi Rao, Laura Schwartz, and Erica Williams

Participants: Chef Jeremy Leven, Chef Fabio Viviani, Chef Anita Lo, Chef Brad Kilgore, Chef JJ Johnson, Chef Dana Cree, and Master Sommelier Serafin Alvarado

See photos from the Chicago event.

Los Angeles

Menu: Mother’s Day Inspired

Location: Vibiana

Honorary Chairs: Award-winning journalist Tamron Hall, Food & Wine’s Gail Simmons and travel and food explorer, and Adam Richman

Host Committee: Govind Armstrong, Bobby Epstein, Neal Fraser, Meredith Sachs Kaplan, Lori McGee, and Joel Morales

Participants: Chef Neal Fraser, Chef Jonathan Waxman, Chef Domenica Catelli, Chef Govind Armstrong, Chef Amanda Rockman, and Chef Travis Strickland, and Master Sommelier Eric Entrikin

See photos from the Los Angeles event.

Presenting Sponsor

Circuit of the Americas

Title Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Friend Sponsors



Special Thanks

Beanitos, SOCIAL Sparkling Wine, and Clif Bar