The West Side Market To Celebrate 100 Years With Centennial Gala Featuring Big Name Chefs

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Exterior view of the West Side Market, c. 1950, as seen from across W. 25th St. Market Ave. is to the left. The photo is one of ten photos which were part of an analysis and appraisal of the West Side Market as done by the T. W. Grogan Co. and submitted to the finance director of the City of Cleveland, April 10, 1950. (Photo Courtesy of the Cleveland Memory Project/Cleveland State University)

Exterior view of the West Side Market, c. 1950, as seen from across W. 25th St. Market Ave. is to the left. The photo is one of ten photos which were part of an analysis and appraisal of the West Side Market as done by the T. W. Grogan Co. and submitted to the finance director of the City of Cleveland, April 10, 1950. (Photo Courtesy of the Cleveland Memory Project/Cleveland State University)

Cleveland’s historical landmark, the West Side Market is celebrating its first 100 years with a Centennial Gala that is to be held November 3, 2012 at the West Side Market – located on the corner of West 25th street and Lorain road in Ohio City.

The Centennial Gala will be a collaboration of some of the North East’s top chefs from cities including Philadelphia, New York City and Chicago as well as Cleveland’s own chefs Michael Symon and Jonathon Sawyer (recently named Food & Wine’s Best New Chef) and other local chefs. The Centennial Gala will be brought to the area thanks to Medical Mutual and sponsorship from a few of Cleveland’s big named companies including Great Lake’s Brewing Company and Voss Industries.

A limited number of Sous chef tickets are available for pre-sale on August 14th and are running $250 a ticket with a limit of six tickets per order. The remaining tickets will be available for sale in September.

These tickets allow guest to receive access to valet parking, tasting of chef’s signature dishes, an open bar and a commemorative gift at the event. Executive chef tickets are also available for those who would like to become a sponsor for the event. These tickets will include, access to exclusive pre-party, reserved seating at table, valet parking, the tasting of chef’s signature dishes, an open bar and a commemorative gift at the event. To become a sponsor for the Centennial Gala, the patron must contact the West Side Market.

Along with delicious food from an all-start list of national and local chef talent, Great Lake’s Brewing Company will debut a commemorative hand-brewed lager, Butcher’s Brew named by fans and customers.

Today the West Side Market is home to over 100 local Cleveland vendors and it is estimated that over a million people visited the market last year. The market continues to grow as a tourist attraction as well as a healthy, local grocery store for Cleveland residents. The proceeds of the event will go towards the renovation of the West Side Market in hopes of keeping it a great part to the Cleveland area and will help to preserve the 137 -foot clock tower that has stood as a Cleveland landmark for nearly a century. This Centennial Gala will be a historical Cleveland event that you will not want to miss.

For more information of the event and too see the full list of chefs, visit wsm100.org. More information for the event can also be found on Twitter at #WSM100.

- Devon Marti / 98.5 WNCX

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