Richard Reddington, the Michelin-star winning chef who ran two acclaimed restaurants in the Napa Valley region, will highlight a foodie fundraising event on the site of the annual jazz fest in Rochester. Reddington plans to open a restaurant in Rochester this spring.
The chef will headline SAVOR!, a fundraiser for Rochester Regional Health on June 18. The event will feature 50 food and beverage creators from the region at the site of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival three days before the festival opens, acting as an unofficial opening act.
A native Rochesterian, Reddington and homegrown developer Dennis Wilmot are planning to open Redd restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Restaurant 2 Vine. Reddington closed his fine-dining restaurant also named Redd in Yountville, Calif., to move back to the Rochester area. He continues to maintain an interest in a more casual restaurant he started in Yountville known as Redd Wood.
SAVOR! will raise money for women’s health and pediatric services provided by Rochester Regional Health. Rochester Regional Health Foundation President Michele Grazulis said the event is “a special opportunity to celebrate the culinary and artistic talents of fellow Rochesterians. I can’t think of a better person to lead the charge this year than Richard Reddington, and I can’t think of a better way for our community to welcome him home.” Tickets are on sale now online for the event, which has sold out for the last three years.
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