Media Advisory 1 Night, 12 Kitchens is Sunday, April 26 It’s a culinary showcase, to benefit students

April 24, 2015

Robert White
Media Relations/Communications Coordinator
(513) 569-4775 (office)
(859) 468-6640 (cell)

Media Advisory

1 Night, 12 Kitchens is Sunday, April 26

It’s a culinary showcase, to benefit students 
Preparations are in their final stages for what the region’s foodies know as a don’t-miss culinary 
experience that raises funds for a worthy cause.

The 11th annual staging of “1 Night, 12 Kitchens” at Cincinnati State’s Midwest Culinary Institute (MCI) will 
begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 26 with a reception for “Top Chef” level patrons. Doors open for General 
Admission ticket holders at 6 p.m.

This year, as in the past, the event is a sellout.

When it was originally launched, “1 Night, 12 Kitchens” was held in the 12 teaching kitchens at MCI. The 
event has since spilled over into other areas of MCI, but the purpose is the same: to raise scholarship 
funds for culinary students at the Midwest Culinary Institute. Over the past 11 years, more than 1,000 
students have graduated from MCI’s culinary and hospitality programs, and approximately $600,000 has 
been committed to support scholarships for them. 

This year 30 of Greater Cincinnati’s top chefs will gather at MCI to prepare appetizers, entrée dishes, 
salads and desserts. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the food preparation areas and chat with the 
chefs and Cincinnati State students, then head out to the serving stations to sample the food and wine 
that will be on offer.

This year’s event includes a silent auction, as well as a Live Auction starting at 8:10 p.m. in the 
Demonstration Theater with featured packages that include:

 A kitchen appliance makeover package with $8,000 worth of BOSCH appliances offered by 
Custom Distributors 
 A Bradford Renaissance Portraits package worth $6,700, which includes a family portrait plus 5 
Diamond Stay in New York with Ultimate Air Shuttle round trip tickets. 
 A Date-Night package valued at $2,000 including dinner, wine, chocolates and a personal jewelry 
design and appraisal session offered by Paolo

Press coverage of 1 Night, 12 Kitchens is welcome; credentials will be required for admittance. Please 
contact Robert White, Media Relations/Communications Coordinator at Cincinnati State, at or (513) 569-4775 to make arrangements. 

1 Night, 12 Kitchens Participants, 2015
Alfio’s Buon Cibo
American Culinary Federation
Bakery Hill at Midwest Culinary Institute
Barresi’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Bombay Brazier
Bouquet Restaurant
Brown Dog Café
Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices
Django Western Taco
Eat Well Celebrations and Feasts
French Crust Café
Fresh Table
Gabby’s Café
Gramma Debbie’s Kitchen
Horseshoe Cincinnati/ Jack Binions Steakhouse
Jag’s Steak and Seafood
Jean-Robert’s Table
Jeff Ruby’s Carlo & Johnny
Les Amis de Escoffier of Cincinnati
Maribelle’s eat + drink
Mazunte Taqueria
Orchids at Palm Court, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Oriental Wok
Palace Restaurant
Salazar Restaurant & Bar
Sysco Cincinnati
Taste of Belgium
The Summit at the Midwest Culinary Institute

Cincinnati State ( enrolls about 10,600 students and offers more than 130 
associate degree and certificate programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering 
technologies, humanities and sciences and information technologies. Cincinnati State has one of the 
most comprehensive co-op programs among two-year colleges in the U.S.