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January 30, 2024
Mimosa Grill’s first female executive chef in its 30-year history treated attendees with delightful food and stories
by TM Petaccia
Kaley Laird has traveled coast-to-coast — from upstate New York to Michelin-star restaurants in Napa, California to Asheville to becoming Mimosa Grill’s first female executive chef in its 30-year history. Originally a pastry chef, she brings the same creative and artistic approach to her savory dishes. Something UP diners experienced last night at our first Meet the Chef dinner of 2024. Telling stories about her background and her approach to developing hearty yet refined dishes, the evening gave attendees insights into her style and engaging personality.
Here are just a few of the highlights from her Meet the Chef dinner.
Meet the Chef is just one of the series of dinners and culinary events Unpretentious Palate hosts every year. UP subscribers always get preferred status with upfront ticket purchases at a discount. Be sure you don’t miss a single bite of what we plan to offer in 2024. If you are not yet a subscriber, subscribe today.