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The Connecticut Forum’s season finale features an exciting panel of celebrity and award-winning chefs. Live and unscripted at The Bushnell.

Hartford, CT – The CT Forum wraps up its 2023-2024 Season with Chefs! Top Chefs Dish on Food, Flavor & Culture on Tuesday, May 21 at The Bushnell, starting at 7:30pm. Chefs! is generously hosted by Travelers.

This will be a delicious and entertaining evening with a panel of celebrity and award-winning chefs, featuring acclaimed chef, restaurateur, and TV personality Marcus Samuelsson, culinary expert and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons, NY Times food writer Priya Krishna, and moderator Sam Sifton from The New York Times.

“We are thrilled to bring these acclaimed chefs to Hartford,” said Mana Zarinejad, Executive Director of The Connecticut Forum. “This Forum is not just for foodies! The evening promises to be an unforgettable discussion for all. Our community will delight in hearing these chefs’ inspiring and fascinating stories about life behind the-scenes in world-renowned restaurant kitchens, TV cooking competitions, and much more.”

Tickets are on sale now at or 860.509.0909. Ticket prices range from $25 – $125.

“No matter the topic, The CT Forum continually brings diverse voices to our community,” said Erin Haberman, Sr. Director, Community Relations at Travelers. “We’re proud to be a long-time sponsor and excited to host The Chefs Forum, which will explore different culinary traditions.”

The CT Forum’s 2023-2024 season also included an Evening with Ken Burns; Liz Cheney in Conversation with David Ignatius; and a discussion about artificial intelligence.

The CT Forum’s 2024-2025 season will be announced in May.