Philadelphia

GlobalPhilly™ 2013 Rolls into town with a delicious charity treat from Zama sushi restaurant in the name of Kevin Sbraga

Since 2010, beginning with Philadelphia Eagles player Winston Justice
and his “Justice For All Roll” that benefited Variety, The Children’s
Charity, Chef Zama has been reaching out to celebrities and athletes to
create collaborative dishes for the benefit of a chosen charity. Zama
has partnered with some of Philadelphia’s most revered chefs to create
signature dishes that blend the guest Chef’s cuisine with Zama’s refined
Japanese cuisine.

Partnerships to date include: Jose Garces, Garces
Chirashi for the Garces Family Foundation; Marc Vetri, the Vetri Roll
for the VetriFoundation for Children; Michael Solomonov, The Zahav Roll
for the Police Athletic League; Pierre Calmels, The Bibou Roll for the
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; as well as past collaborations with
?uestlove, Bernie Parent, Ryan Madson and Tony Luke. Zama has donated
more than $10,000.00 to charities since the inception of the program.

 Last week Global Philadelphia Association Held a press event at Zama to Celebrate Coming of GlobalPhilly™ 2013 and introduce the new charity roll named in honor of Top Chef winner, celebrity chef Kevin Sbraga.
The event was presided over by Global Philadelphia Association Board Chair & President, John F. Smith III, (r) as well as GlobalPhilly™ 2013 Coordinator Asmaa Lahlou and GPA Executive Director Zabeth
Teelucksingh. Renowned international chefs Kevin Sbraga (2nd from r) and Zama Tanaka (2nd from left) were in attendance, as well, to describe their GlobalPhilly™ 2013 involvement. Also pictured here, Bryon Phillips, gm of Zama.

Global Philadelphia features more than 100 events and seven categories over a  period of 47 days, will be a first for Philadelphia. One of the categories, Cuisine, was given special  recognition by holding the event at Zama, one of seven restaurants participating in the expo. Last night was the official kick off party, but I couldn’t make it as I had just gotten back from Atlantic City and covering the Miss America Pageant, an insiders view, which I will be publishing later today. Here are a list of events associated with Global Philly.