Top Chef Masters Season 5 Premiere Tasting Event Offers First Look at Upcoming Season Presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred and

  Top Chef Masters Season 5 Premiere Tasting Event Offers First Look at
  Upcoming Season Presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred and Bravo

               July 16 at 8:00 p.m. at 78 Mercer, New York, NY

  Tickets on sale today at www.cityharvest.org/topchefmasters; all proceeds
                             support City Harvest

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- June 26, 2013

Chase Sapphire Preferred^®, a premier travel rewards card from Chase, in
partnership with Bravo Media announced the “Top Chef Masters” season 5
Premiere Tasting, will take place on Tuesday, July 16 in New York City.
Tickets go on sale today for this first-ever event where fans of the show will
have an opportunity to celebrate the season premiere, meet the critics and
competing chefs as well as taste dishes featured on the first episode of the
culinary competition series.

“Top Chef Masters” host Curtis Stone and new head critic Gail Simmons will
co-host the exclusive tasting event. Eleven critically-acclaimed chefs
featured on the series will attend the tasting party, including Neal Fraser,
Lynn Crawford, Douglas Keane, Herb Wilson, Sang Yoon, Franklin Becker, Sue
Zemanick, Richard Sandoval, David Burke, Jenn Louis, and Jennifer Jasinski.
Several of the chefs will recreate and serve dishes highlighted in episode
one, allowing guests to interact with the chefs and preview dishes straight
from the show.

Tickets for the Top Chef Masters Season 5 Premiere Tasting go on sale to the
public today and are available for $75/ ticket at
www.cityharvest.org/topchefmasters. All ticket sale proceeds for tickets sold
on the City Harvest website will benefit City Harvest, the world’s first food
rescue organization which is dedicated to helping feed the more than one
million New Yorkers facing hunger each year.

As part of the presenting partnership, Chase Sapphire is offering cardholders
VIP tickets to the event on the Ultimate Rewards^SM website. The unique VIP
experience includes exclusive early entrance to mingle with the “Top Chef
Masters” critics and contestants in a smaller, intimate setting. Cardholders
will have an opportunity to tour the event’s “Top Chef Masters” kitchen with
season 5 chefs and receive a private sneak peek of the elimination challenge
in episode one followed by a Q&A session with contestants.

“We are excited to offer this exclusive opportunity for Chase Sapphire
cardholders to celebrate their passion for food by offering a
behind-the-scenes look at ‘Top Chef Masters’ Season 5 in an intimate setting,
modeled after the ‘Top Chef Masters’ kitchen,” said Jeff Bedard, marketing
director, Chase Card Services. “For the first time ever, Chase Sapphire
cardholders and the public can get a taste of ‘Top Chef Masters’ by sampling
the contestant’s culinary creations featured on Episode One and engaging with
world-renowned celebrity chefs.”

Chase Sapphire Preferred joins “Top Chef Masters” as a full-series partner,
sponsoring other activities to involve fans with the show. Chase Sapphire
Preferred will sponsor an on-air hometown tour vignette, hosted by celebrity
chef Art Smith in his beloved city of Chicago. Viewers can also follow Smith
in a digital video series “Re-mastered Recipes,” where he recreates favorite
dishes from past seasons that viewers can make in their own kitchens. Chase
Sapphire Preferred will also sponsor an Interactive Map featuring “Top Chef
Masters” contestants restaurants throughout the country - users can search the
map by chef, location, season and type of cuisine. Dining enthusiasts can now
join in on the action and experience exclusive access to “Top Chef Masters”
season 5 on and offline before the season premiere on Bravo on Wednesday, July
24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

About Chase Sapphire Preferred

Chase Sapphire Preferred is a premier rewards credit card for people who are
passionate about travel and dining. With Sapphire Preferred you enjoy premium
travel rewards and benefits with no travel restrictions or blackout dates on
airfare booked through Ultimate Rewards, two points for every dollar spent on
dining at restaurants and travel, no foreign transaction fees, 1:1 point
transfer to leading frequent travel programs, 24/7 live customer service,
access to exclusive cardmember experiences and more. More information is
available at www.chasesapphire.com/preferred.

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase &
Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.4
trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 52
million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,600 bank branches,
18,700 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as
well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about
Chase is available at www.chase.com.

About City Harvest

Now serving New York City for more than 30 years, City Harvest
(www.cityharvest.org) is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated
to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest
will collect more than 42 million pounds of excess food from all segments of
the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias,
manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to some
600 community food programs throughout New York City by a fleet of trucks and
bikes. City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers that face
hunger each year.

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Chase Card Services
Erin Smolenski, 302-282-8460
Erin.Smolenski@chase.com
 
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