Top Chef to Headline Telluride Festival

Festival brings together culinary experts from around the country

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Ilan Hall, winner in season two of “Top Chef,” will lead a roster of talented chefs during this year’s Telluride Festival of the Arts (TFA) held in Mountain Village, Colo.

"We are pleased to announce such an exemplary roster of culinary experts for the 2008 festival,” said Chuck Sullivan, director of culinary programming for the 2008 festival. “Guests at this year’s festival can look forward to a diverse array of cuisines from some of the nation’s top culinary talent.”

From Aug. 15-17, the festival will bring together both culinary experts from around the country as well as renowned and emerging visual artists. The TFA will host more than 7,000 regional and local visitors, plus guests from New York City, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Francisco. Festivities include a public art show featuring artists in 13 media categories, including ceramics, fiber, glass, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.

Clients can purchase a weekend pass to the event or buy individual tickets.