Master Chefs Culinary Weekend
at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

February 24 - 27, 2023


The weekend of February 24 – 27, 2023, Chef Okan Kizilbayir of Salt at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island invites you to experience a weekend of culinary and wine experiences including a Chefs Theater cooking demonstration, an exclusive wine tasting and an exquisite five-course dinner. The collaboration dinner reflects each chef's style, personal specialties and varied ingredients resulting in intoxicating flavors.  The artful pairing of wines by Michael Kennedy aresure to captivate the senses and create delicious memories! 


The Art of Pairing with Michael Kennedy  Friday, February 24  | 3pm  |  The Lobby Bar
Chefs Theater by Chef Okan Kazilbayir with Chef Thomas Seifried  Saturday, February 25  |  11am  |  Salt
Master Chefs Dinner  Sunday, February 26  |  Reception 6pm |  Dinner 6:30pm

Chef Okan Kizilbayir of Salt at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Executive Chef Cassidee Dabney of the Barn at Blackberry Farm

Chef de Cuisine Thomas Seifried of Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Chef de Cuisine Anthony Gray of Le Bernardin

Michaela Lamberta, Founder of My Olive Oil Cake

Michael Kennedy, Founder of Vin Fraîche Wine Group


Below are videos of Chef Okan Kizilbayir and Chef Anthony Gray’s dishes from the New York Master Chefs Reunion in August.


Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.