Arts & Entertainment
Playboy Mansion Chef to Host Fundraiser for BC
By: Bakersfield College
Topics: Bakersfield College
Posted by amberc
Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:27:28 PST
5060 California Avenue,
An indulgent culinary experience like no other awaits guests at the Bakersfield College Foundation’s Sterling Silver: An Evening with Playboy Mansion Executive Chef William Bloxsom-Carter and Silver Oak Cellars event on January 23, 2009 at the Petroleum Club of Bakersfield. Benefitting the Culinary Arts and Agriculture programs at Bakersfield College, this charity event will include an elegant six course dinner prepared by Chef Bloxsom-Carter accompanied by specially-selected wines from Silver Oak Cellars. Sterling Silver will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m.
The Bakersfield College Foundation, led by Executive Director Michael Stepanovich, has created the Sterling Silver event to showcase the combined talents of Bakersfield College’s Culinary Arts and Agriculture students.
Relying primarily upon vegetables grown in Bakersfield College’s hydroponic plant, Chef Bloxsom-Carter will prepare and present a six course meal with the assistance of Executive Chef Robert Alimirzaie andPastry Chef Ray Ingram of the Petroleum Club of Bakersfield and students from Bakersfield College’s Culinary Arts program. Each course of the meal will be paired with an individually-selected wine from Silver Oak Cellars of Alexander Valley in California. Meyer Family Cellars, founded in 1987 by Bakersfield native Justin Meyer, will be the featured Port with the dessert selection.
Chef Bloxsom-Carter is the Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California.
“Chef Bloxsam-Carter’s extraordinary culinary talent and exclusive repertoire of wines have been captivating and delighting guests at Hugh Hefner’s legendary Playboy Mansion parties for more than 25 years,” said Stepanovich. “We are delighted that he has prepared a special meal for Sterling Silver and know that guests will enjoy the range of senses that Chef Bloxsam-Carter’s culinary creations will evoke.”
Cost for the evening is $160 per person and $300 per couple. Tables of eight are available for $1,200. Seating is limited to 200 guests.
Sterling Silver: An Evening with Playboy Mansion Executive Chef William Bloxsam-Carter and Silver Oak Cellars will be held at the Petroleum Club of Bakersfield, 5060 California Avenue, 12th Floor.
To reserve a seat at Sterling Silver: An Evening with Playboy Mansion Executive Chef William Bloxsam-Carter and Silver Oak Cellars on January, 23, 2009, contact Hannah Egland at the Bakersfield College Foundation at 395-4273.
About Chef William S. Bloxsom-Carter
Mr. William S. Bloxsom-Carter is the Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California.
His passion for pairing food flavors with wines, both unique varietals as well as the classics, is paramount to the guests’ enjoyment at the Playboy Mansion. To foster the food/wine relationship, Chef Bloxsom-Carter serves as a professional judge at numerous wine competitions throughout California yearly. The take-away knowledge from each competition provides him with guidance for future wine buying decisions. In turn, featured wines are exposed to the nearly 100,000 guests that visit the Playboy Mansion each year.
Chef Bloxsom-Carter features food products purchased directly from farmers and ranchers throughout the United States. Working with the farming and ranching communities, he places great importance on “best practices” for all food products served to Playboy’s international clientele.
He recently completed intense studies with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company focusing on their Gold Standards of Hospitality Service to further enhance the hospitality experience to all guests attending corporate and charity events at the Playboy Mansion.
In addition to his responsibilities for Playboy Enterprises, Chef Bloxsom-Carter has prepared numerous winery dinners in Paso Robles and the Santa Ynez Valley as well as special events for high-profile clients, focusing on the importance of food and wine pairings and extraordinary hospitality service. Additionally, Chef Bloxsom-Carter is a recurring featured guest on numerous radio shows syndicated nationwide describing and promoting California wines and foods.
At the Playboy Mansion, Chef Bloxsom-Carter has developed an internship/externship program with culinary schools across the country. The program has garnered a national reputation as the preeminent host facility for students.
Chef Bloxsom-Carter participates in charity events and lends his expertise to the culinary arts program at Pacifica High School in the Oxnard Unified School District in California. Additionally, he has been active in fundraising efforts for the Oak Park Unified School District and Caregivers of Ventura County.
Menu de Cuisine
Mumm Napa Brut Prestige
- Dungeness Crab Bouchée with Tobiko Caviar and Crème Fraiche
- Brochette “Capresse” – Mozzarella Bocconcini, Basil, Balsamic Glaze and Preserved Tomato
- Smoked Salmon, Heirloom Golden Beet and Chive Roulade with Caper Crème Fraiche
- Cauliflower-Horseradish Tapenade on Cucumber with Garlic Flower
- Seared and Chilled Prime Beef Sirloin “Black and Blue,” with Oyster Mushrooms and White Truffle Essence
St. Supery Vineyards & Winery 2007 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
- Oven Roasted Jumbo Winter Asparagus, Goat Cheese Fondue and Pichouline Olive Tapenade
Twomey Cellars 2006 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
- Seared Day Boat Sea Scallops, Mache Lettuce Greens, Bacon Lardons, Enoki Mushrooms and Carrot Vinaigrette
Silver Oak Cellars 2004 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- Roasted Sierra Foothills Lamb Loin, Polenta Gratinée with Foraged Mushrooms, Sauté of Brussels Sprout Leaves, Braised Cipolini Onions and Madeira Wine Glacé
Silver Oak Cellars 2003 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- Queso Azul Crostini, Quince Paste, Walnut Bread and Roasted Pear
Meyer Family Cellars Port
- Flourless Espresso Chocolate Torte