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Eat it Up: Food Talks with Evan Hennessey Set for Seacoast Rep, 9/29

Eat it Up: Food Talks with Evan Hennessey Set for Seacoast Rep, 9/29

Eat It Up: Food Talks! will be staging the third talk in its Chef Series at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre with acclaimed chef Evan Hennessey of Stages at One Washington and Flavor Concepts Catering on Monday, September 29th at 7:30pm. The goal of the series is to provide the Seacoast community with educational, entertaining talks on local and national food culture with a focus on sustainability, artistry, and innovation. Eat It Up! works to provide an avenue by which food enthusiasts and food professionals can talk with some of the drivers of our local food culture.

Hennessey is a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef Northeast, and was named a Rising Star Chef by Hennessey has worked in some of America's most notable kitchens, including Per Se, Café Boulud, and Clio before opening Stages at One Washington in Dover. He is known for his blending of local ethics and high-tech techniques in approach to his dishes. Hennessey will take the stage with host Brian Kelly to discuss a variety of topics, and to demonstrate some of the more cutting edge techniques he uses at Stages.

"I'm really excited to talk to Evan. This is a chef who is really in his prime, cooking the most exciting food he's ever cooked," says host Brian Kelly.

Eat It Up: Food Talks is co-produced by Evan Mallett of Black Trumpet, Brian Kelly and Kathleen Cavalaro of eight/one productions, and Knate Higgins of the Seacoast Repertory Theatre. Future guests will include Gregg Sessler of Cava, Evan Hennessey of Stages at One Washington, and Mark Segal of Demeter's Steakhouse.

Seacoast Repertory Theater and Eat It Up will donate a portion of all ticket sales to The Chefs Collaborative's Culinary Sponsorship Program, a non-profit network of chefs dedicated to changing the sustainable food landscape using the power of connections, education and responsible buying decisions.

There will be a reception at 6:30pm for VIP ticketholders which include an exclusive meet and greet and hor d'oeuvres catered by Chef Hennessey with ingredients provided by Dole & Bailey, and a beer pairing generously donated by Smuttynose Brewery. VIP tickets are $40 and also include priority seating. General Admission tickets are $12 and include the Smuttynose pairing as well.

All Industry Workers who provide proof of employment in the industry or an "industry ticket" will be allowed to name their price for tickets. Industry tickets are available day of show only and are subject to availability. VIP Tickets are limited to 60, seating is limited and due to high demand, advance purchase is recommended.

Monday, September 29th @ 7:30. VIP Social Hour at 6:30.

Tickets may be purchased online at, in person at 125 Bow Street Portsmouth, NH 03801, or over the phone at 603.433.4472.

Eat It Up: Food Talks! is an ongoing series of talks at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre featuring chefs, farmers, sommeliers, cooks, foragers, brewers and more from the Seacoast and beyond. For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Knate Higgins at 603-433-4722 or at

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