Photo: Mark Pastore, Pat Sr. and Pat Jr.

Dubbed “the King of Meat” by New York magazine, Pat LaFrieda, Jr., is the mastermind behind the celebrated burgers at many famous restaurants, and a third generation butcher.

Learn the history of the LaFrieda family’s great American success story, how they’ve created a business that’s lasted over one hundred years—and how they became a New York City landmark with a street named after them.

 

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This event is part of our Kitchen Arts & Letters series. In partnership with the esteemed culinary bookstore, we present talks, demos and tastings with leading cookbook authors, chefs, food historians and farmers. See the complete line-up here.

Bios

Pat LaFrieda Jr.’s first introduction to the meat world was in the summer of 1981, when he was just ten years old and learning the tricks of the trade at his father’s butchering business. Thirty years later, Pat, his father, and cousin own and operate New York City’s most prestigious and valued meatpacking facility. Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors supplies the finest restaurants in New York City, Philadelphia, DC, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago and more. They also operate four retail locations at Citi Field—home to the New York Mets—including two Pat LaFrieda Original Steak Sandwich stands, a LaFrieda Meatball Slider stand and the sit-down restaurant, Pat LaFrieda Chop House. In 2014 they became the "Official Burger of the Mets." Pat has appeared on countless national TV shows including "Today," "The Chew," "Rachael Ray Show," CNN, "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" and "Martha Stewart." More information can be found at www.lafrieda.com.

There are few American chefs, much less female chefs that can boast staying power in Michelin-starred restaurants. Executive Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli of Butter Midtown can boast indeed, even adding the title of Iron Chef to her name—she embarked on a culinary journey in France, and ended up working in some of the country’s top restaurants including esteemed chef Guy Savoy’s eponymous three-star kitchen. In addition to her restaurant work, Chef Guarnaschelli is a recurring judge on the popular prime-time series "Chopped." In 2012, she bested nine rival chefs to win "The Next Iron Chef: Redemption" and joined the ranks of Kitchen Stadium Iron Chefs. Alex released her premiere cookbook, Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned to Cook, in spring 2013.

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  • Meat Men: Pat LaFrieda, Jr. and Pat LaFrieda, Sr. with Alex Guarnaschelli

    Date: Tue, Sep 9, 2014, 7 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Classroom

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