Famed Mexican chef Rick Bayless will star in WOSU TV's "Chefs in the City," a culinary event scheduled to air 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21. You may know Bayless from Bravo's "Top Chef Master" competition, which he won, and from the show "Mexico: One Plate at a Time," which airs on WOSU TV at 2 p.m. Saturdays.

The special, themed "Local Foods and Organic Ingredients" will feature cooking demonstrations and dishes from local chefs including Barcelona's Paul Yow, Refectory's Richard Blondin, High Street Grill's Wilhelm Novak, Z Cucina's Travis Hyde, and Jeni Britton from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams.

"Chefs in the City" will be taped between 5:30 and 10 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in front of a live audience in the Battelle Studio at WOSU@COSI. Tickets to the taping are sold out. Proceeds from "Chefs in the City" benefit children's educational programming on WOSU TV.

Here's more info on Bayless from WOSU: Award-winning chef-restaurateur, cookbook author, and television personality Rick Bayless is best known for his authentic Mexican cuisine and changing the image of Mexican food in America. Bayless has received numerous accolades for his innovative cuisine and won several awards, including "Best New Chef of The Year" from Food & Wine Magazine. Bayless currently owns and runs the restaurants Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, XOCO, and Frontera Fresco, all located in Chicago.

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