RALEIGH, NC, February 13, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Kroger Co. (http://www.kroger.com/), the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer with 14 stores throughout the Triangle and North Carolina, has announced it will co-host alongside Time Warner Cable an appearance by Bravo TV's Top Chef Season 6 contestant James "Eli" Kirshtein on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A renowned chef and culinary expert, Kirshtein will visit Kroger's Raleigh store at 6300 Creedmoor Road and will present a selection of his favorite recipes and cooking tips for attendees.
A 25-year-old native of Atlanta, Kirshtein serves as the executive chef of ENO Restaurant and Wine Bar in that city. He began his culinary career at a young age at Atlanta's Buckhead Diner under Chef Kevin Rathbun and quickly moved to the now-defunct Fishbone restaurant under Chef Richard Blais. Upon graduation from the Culinary Institute of America in New York City, Kirshtein returned to Atlanta to serve alongside Blais as the sous chef of One, Midtown Kitchen before assuming his present position at ENO.
"Eli is a fantastic chef who has prepared world class dishes for some of the leading names in the food industry," said Carl York, advertising and public relations manager for Kroger's mid-Atlantic marketing region. "Having Eli visit with us to share his culinary expertise and kitchen tips with our customers is surely to be a premier event that people will want to enjoy."
Kroger, the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer, has 14 stores throughout the Triangle, including Apex (1), Cary (1), Garner (1), Fuquay-Varina (1), Raleigh (4) and Durham (6). Headquartered in Cincinnati, the company employs more than 338,000 associates who serve customers in 2,439 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 788 convenience stores, 361 fine jewelry stores, 1,046 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the United States. Kroger focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit http://www.kroger.com.
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