Spend an unforgettable afternoon around the tables at Vast Private Dining, enjoying the best of OKC's culinary skills with a Chef Selection 3-course meal and wine pairing. Attendees will hear from Chef Kurt, Director of Operations at Vast ,on what pairings work well and what, well, really doesn't pair. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of OKC's culinary greats!
MEET THE CHEF:
Kurt Fleischfresser started cooking in the cafeteria kitchen of Oklahoma State University while attending college. He went on to become a widely renowned chef and restaurateur for 30 years. His resume reads like a history novel, with years of accolades after first training under fine-dining French master Chef Bernard Cretier at Le Vichyssois outside of Chicago as a young chef, and then working in various restaurants in Scottsdale, Dallas and Oklahoma City. He joined The Coach House in 1987 as head chef, taking ownership of the restaurant in 2004 and continuing its legacy, which will celebrate 30 years next month.
Kurt Fleischfresser, Director of Operations, Vast; Owner, The Coach House; and Co-Founder, Western Concepts in Oklahoma City.
Throughout his tenure, Fleischfresser helped transform Oklahoma City, co-founding Western Concepts, a restaurant group with — at one point — 28 concepts throughout the city, including Sushi Neko, Musashi's, Wills Café, Will Rogers Theater and the Lobby Bar. He also regularly mentors up-and-coming chefs, many of whom have gone on to open their own trendy restaurants in this fast-growing and dynamic culinary destination. Fleischfresser was awarded by L'academie de Gastronomie Brillat-Savarin in 2009 for his contributions to the culinary arts. Now, as director of operations of Vast in the skyscraping Devon Tower, Fleischfresser helped develop the menu, train the staff and bring this newcomer to the next level, highlighting seasonal cuisine to showcase the best local and regional specialties just like he has for years at The Coach House and his other restaurants.