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The Gibbes Museum of Art is Pleased to Host Celebrity Chef Alex Hitz

(Charleston, SC) –The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to welcome best-selling author and chef, Alex Hitz as part of the Art with a Twist series. My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist, garnered editorial raves from The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Departures, Southern Living, House Beautiful, The New York Times, and Quest Magazine. Hitz has also appeared on TODAY, Access Hollywood, MARIE, and over 40 local television broadcasts. Branded as one of the world’s best hosts, Hitz has become famous for his down-to-earth philosophy on food and entertaining. “Give people what they really want when you entertain: Comfort food – nothing trendy, pretentious, or precious. They can diet the rest of the week.”

Hitz will speak about his “food philosophy,” which is firmly grounded in his mother’s Atlanta kitchen. As a tireless “foodie,” Hitz’s mother was a Southern girl, educated in Paris, whose exacting standards and unerring taste made her dishes some of the very best in the South. His parents entertained constantly, and from a young age, Hitz embraced the entire hosting process: excellent food, elegant but relaxed atmosphere, and a sense of occasion. “Charleston is regarded as a top destination for fine dining and we are thrilled that Alex Hitz will share his expertise on southern cooking with our guests,” says Gibbes Museum Executive Director Angela Mack.

Thursday, October 10, 6pm: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist with Alex Hitz, celebrity chef and cookbook author. Learn tricks to creating an artful table from this Atlanta native at an evening lecture and book signing, and sample Hitz's signature recipes courtesy of Eli's Table.
$20 Members, $30 Non-Members

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905 in historic Charleston, S.C. The Gibbes houses one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present. The Gibbes is currently undergoing major renovations and will reopen in the spring of 2016. The renovated museum will properly showcase its extensive collections and will feature an admission-free ground floor, providing a place to watch artists at work in studios and stroll through a world-class garden.

135 Meeting Street | Charleston, SC | 29401