News: Taste for a Cure


Pastry Chef Extraordinaire!


Evan Sheridan is pastry chef of the Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond The Umstead Hotel and Spa and its signature restaurant, Herons. We are honored that he will be a part of the “Taste For a Cure: Chef’s Gala Benefiting Melanoma Research” culinary team. Chef Evans creative approach is exceptional. His attention to detail and taste is perfection.

When I first reached out to Chef Evan about being one of our featured chefs I was amazed at his fast response and willingness to learn more about the cause and how he could help. A few weeks later I found myself meeting with Chef Evan and his wonderful event planner Caroline Jackson-Allen. Chef Evan arrived with a box of warm mini chocolate soufflés and my mouth immediately began watering! Once I regained my focus we talked about Chef Evan’s amazing plans for the gala. His commitment to planning and using locally sourced ingredients is remarkable. As I left our meeting I honestly had to pinch myself. What began as a small idea had turned into a gala with some of the most amazingly talented chefs in the state. I was truly humbled by the fact that such a busy, famous and talented chef would be one of the gala’s featured chefs. How lucky are we?

If you have not ever eaten at Herons I highly recommend you add it to your bucket list! Whatever you do–don’t skip desert!

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