“A Gourmet Celebration of Healthy Dining” Features Chef Jamie Keating’s Cuisine & Commentary September 26th

Staff Report From Columbus CEO

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Chef Jamie Keating, CEC, of RiverMill Event Centre and EPIC restaurant, is nationally known for his fabulous cuisine, and this month he’s using his talents to help fight diabetes at “A Gourmet Celebration of Healthy Dining.”

A sumptuous dinner, prepared by Chef Keating will be served at the event, demonstrating how healthy food can be delicious, while providing his always engaging commentary. Ticket sales from the event will benefit the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
The event is on Tuesday, September 26, at 6:30 pm at RiverMill Event Centre at 3715 1st Avenue, sponsored in part by St. Francis Hospital and W.C. Bradley Company along with Jamie Keating Culinary, Inc.

The cost is $60 per person. To make a reservation, people should call the RiverMill Event Centre at
706-327- 9300 or email at events@JKCulinary.com.
Keating is a graduate of Paul Smith’s College in New York and the Culinary Institute at Greystone in California. He was a member of the 2008 ACF United States Culinary Olympic Team and a recent triple GOLD MEDALIST in the Kochunhunst Austerlang, Erfurt, Germany. His culinary experience includes positions with Hyatt Hotels in Atlanta, Hilton Head and New Jersey.  He has been featured several times on the Food Network and in many culinary and national publications. He is the owner and chef of the premier catering company, Jamie Keating Culinary, Inc. Keating and his wife Melissa opened Epic Restaurant, a fine dining restaurant in Columbus, in August of 2012.   
Continuing the theme of focusing on nationally-known local talent, a custom portrait by artist Dr. Garry Pound will be auctioned. Pound graduated from Sewanee, University of the South. He worked on his masters at Indiana State University then Ohio University where he was awarded the Siegfried Scholarship for overall achievement in graduate studies. He taught classes in art appreciation and critical analysis, receiving his doctoral degree in Comparative Arts in 1985. Dr. Pound then returned to Columbus, where he now works as a professional artist and is well-known for his portraits.