Chef du Jour with Chef Steve Gedra

October 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Chef du Jour is a unique and interactive cooking series taking place throughout October, November & early December.  Join us for a fun evening of cooking, featuring some of our area’s most talented chefs right from the comfort of your own kitchen!

Each evening will feature a different Chef, sharing their favorite recipes through a live video.  You will not only have the opportunity to cook along with the chef and ask questions, but your ticket also comes with an ingredient kit complete with everything you will need for a delicious meal for two, plus a bottle of wine if you choose!

  • The $120 ticket includes an ingredient box for your entree, side dishes, and dessert for two (2) people.
  • The $150 ticket includes an ingredient box for your entree, side dishes, dessert, and a bottle of wine for two (2) people.

Chef Steve Gedra from The Black Sheep takes us inside the kitchen at Black Sheep

Vegetarian option available

Desserts provided by Rich Products and Fairy Cakes Cupcakery & Bake Shop

For every ticket sold for this event, Explore & More will donate $10 to Dining Out for Life

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About the Chef:

A native of Orchard Park, New York, Steven Gedra is the Chef and a Owner of The Black Sheep Restaurant and Bar on Connecticut Street on Buffalo’s West Side along with his wife, Ellen Gedra. He took to cooking at an early age, and has been working in restaurants since the age of 13. Steve found his love for the service industry at local restaurants including Pearl Street Brewery, Mother’s, and the now defunct Park Lane.

Steve moved to Boston, MA in 2002, where he met the love of his life, his wife Ellen, who is a native of Rochester, NY. After stints in Nantucket, MA, Vail, CO, and Santa Fe, NM, Steve and Ellen returned to Buffalo and purchased Bistro Europa on Elmwood. Holding true to their belief in local food and supporting family farms, the Gedras helped usher in the now ubiquitous farm to table ethos that is now prevalent in many of Buffalo’s finest restaurants.

The Gedras opened The Black Sheep in 2016, garnering many awards, including a coveted James Beard Foundation nomination in 2017. Steve and Ellen are co-chairs of Dining Out for Life, an event that brings awareness to AIDS and HIV. He believes in access to healthy and fresh food for every person, and that many of the world’s problems could be solved if people would break bread with each other more often. Steve has worked with some of the country’s best Chefs, including Thomas Keller, Eric Ripert, and Suzanne Goin.
Steve and Ellen continue to operate The Black Sheep through the COVID-19 pandemic, and are grateful to receive the support of events like the cooking class they are presenting for you.