Chase Sapphire Preferred and Bravo Media Host “Top Chef Masters” Season 5 Premiere Tasting Event in New York City

  Chase Sapphire Preferred and Bravo Media Host “Top Chef Masters” Season 5
  Premiere Tasting Event in New York City

   Chase Sapphire Preferred donates $25,000 to City Harvest; sold-out event
 featured “Top Chef Masters” host Curtis Stone and eleven award-winning chef

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NEW YORK -- July 17, 2013

Chase Sapphire Preferred^®, a premier travel rewards card from Chase, in
partnership with Bravo Media co-hosted the “Top Chef Masters” Season 5
Premiere Tasting Event, July 16, in New York City. “Top Chef Masters” host
Curtis Stone, new head critic Gail Simmons and eleven critically-acclaimed
chefs, featured in the upcoming season, which begins July 24, mingled with
attendees and offered for the first time ever dishes straight from the show.
Building on the excitement of the event, Chase Sapphire Preferred announced a
$25,000 donation to City Harvest, the world’s first food rescue organization,
which is dedicated to helping feed more than one million hungry New Yorkers
each year.

Jeff Bedard, Marketing Director for Chase Sapphire Preferred, right, presents
a $25,000 donation to ...

Jeff Bedard, Marketing Director for Chase Sapphire Preferred, right, presents
a $25,000 donation to Heather Wallace, Vice President of Marketing, City
Harvest, center, alongside Jamie Cutburth, Vice President of Partnership
Marketing, Bravo Media at the “Top Chef Masters” Season 5 Premiere Tasting
Event, hosted by Chase Sapphire Preferred and Bravo Media. (Photo: Evan

Several chefs from the new season of “Top Chef Masters,” including Franklin
Becker, Richard Sandoval and Sang Yoon, among others, recreated dishes
featured in Episode One. Chef Jennifer Jasinski prepared orange and ginger
caramelized skirt steak with a roasted mushroom fregola salad, while Chef
David Burke surprised guests with “angry” “shrimp atop smoky white bean

Tickets for this exclusive event went on sale to the public June 26, and sold
out in less than four hours. Chase Sapphire cardholders could purchase or
redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards^SM points to attend the event. Chase Sapphire
Preferred’s $25,000 donation to City Harvest was more than double the proceeds
of all tickets sold to the event.

“We are thrilled to offer this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for cardholders
to celebrate their passion for food and experience a never before seen look at
Top Chef Masters,” said Jeff Bedard, marketing director, Chase Sapphire
Preferred. “This event was about continually delivering meaningful
experiential rewards to our cardholders and giving back to the community by
providing a $25,000 donation to City Harvest to help hungry New Yorkers.”

Chase Sapphire cardholders were offered a unique VIP experience that included
early entrance to the event, to meet “Top Chef Masters” critics and
contestants, and received a behind-the-scenes tour of a recreated “Top Chef
Masters” kitchen. Cardholders also enjoyed an exclusive sneak peek of the
elimination challenge in Episode One.

As a full-series partner of “Top Chef Masters,” Chase Sapphire Preferred is
also sponsoring other activities to engage fans, including an on-air vignette
on Chicago restaurants with celebrity chef Art Smith, as well as an
interactive map featuring restaurants throughout the country that are owned or
helmed by “Top Chef Masters” contestants. Dining enthusiasts can now join in
on the action and experience exclusive access to “Top Chef Masters” season 5
on and offline throughout the season, following the show’s premiere on Bravo
on Wednesday, July 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

MEDIA, PLEASE NOTE: For additional high-resolution images or questions
regarding the Top Chef Masters Season 5 Premiere Tasting presented by Chase
Sapphire Preferred, please contact Erin Smolenski at
or 302-282-8460.

About Chase Sapphire Preferred

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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
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million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,600 bank branches,
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well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about
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About City Harvest

Now serving New York City for more than 30 years, City Harvest
( 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 46 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
400 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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