The Chef’s Canvas cookbook release


Join us on March 12th as we host the exclusive release event for The Chef’s Canvas, an artful cookbook produced by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and The Legend Series owner Cari Sanchez-Potter.

Tickets available here.

The Chef’s Canvas is an artfully designed, 288-page coffee table book featuring recipes from Northeast Florida’s top chefs, bartenders, food trucks and breweries who each crafted a recipe inspired by a work of art from the Cummer Museum’s Collection. The recipes are beautifully presented alongside the works of art, with photography by Agnes Lopez and design by Varick Rosete Studio. Learn more at

Guests of the March 12th release event will be the first to receive a copy of The Chef’s Canvas and will enjoy 8 sit-down courses by some of Jacksonville’s top chefs. Each chef will present the dish s/he submitted to the cookbook and guests will be able to experience the dishes inspired by the artwork in person. Guests will have an opportunity to have their cookbooks signed by the chefs and we will have some very special entertainment, making for a full sensory experience.

The event will take place at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Riverside. Each ticket includes meal, all beverages, gratuity, entertainment and a copy of The Chef’s Canvas cookbook (retail price $59.99). The Legend Series will donate all proceeds from the event to the Cummer Museum.


Chef Michael Bump, Restaurant Orsay

Chef Sam Efron, Taverna

Chef Jamey Evoniuk, The Candy Apple Cafe + Cafe at the Cummer

Chef Kenny Gilbert, Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen

Chef Tom Gray, Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails

Chef Waylon Rivers, Black Sheep Restaurant

Chef Scott Schwartz, 29 South

Chef Calli Webb, BREW 5 Points

Sorry, chefs cannot accommodate special food requests or substitutions.

Special thanks to Buffalo Trace Distillery for providing the spirits for the evening.


Questions? Contact Cari at

The Legend Series Ten @ Congaree & Penn

TLS10 Jax Mag

The Legend Series Ten @ Congaree & Penn is featured in the January 2016 of Jacksonville Magazine.

Check out the article here and see more photos of our vintage circus here.

Friends of James Beard Benefit @ Marble Bank


The Legend Series partnered with the James Beard Foundation and 4 Rivers Steakhouse to produce a Friends of James Beard Benefit at historic Marble Bank in January 2015.

Courses were prepared by Chef John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse; Chef Scott Schwartz of 29 South; Chef Tom Gray of Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails; Chef Sam Efron of Taverna; Chef Waylon Rivers of Black Sheep Restaurant; and Michael Bump of Restaurant Orsay.

Guests were entertained by Matt Shenk on acoustic guitar.

Proceeds from the event benefited the James Beard Foundation and Florida State College at Jacksonville’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Augustan Wine Imports

Buffalo Trace

Fresh Point

Intuition Ale Works

Photos by Agnes Lopez.

Friends of James Beard benefit @ Marble Bank

Check out this time lapse of the “Florida’s Southern Supper” Friends of James Beard benefit at Marble Bank. We’ll share photos from the evening very soon and watch for a feature on the event in an upcoming issue of Jacksonville Magazine.

By Agnes Lopez Photography.

The Legend Series Nine video + press

TLS9 at White Oak

The Legend Series Nine @ White Oak is featured in the December 2014 issue of Jacksonville Magazine. Read the article here.

Mark Pennington captured the event in a stunning short video that you can view below or at this link.

The Legend Series Nine @ White Oak


The ninth event in The Legend Series took place Saturday, November 8, 2014 at White Oak.

Courses were prepared by Chef Craig Richards of St. Cecilia in Atlanta; Chef Bob McKeon of White Oak; Chef Waylon Rivers from Black Sheep; Chef Tom Gray of Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails; Chef Scotty Schwartz of 29 South; Chef Sam Efron of Taverna; and Chef Michael Bump ofRestaurant Orsay.

All wines were generously donated by Vineyard Brands.

Guests were entertained by Tam-Tam Congo, led by Thobos Lubamba.

Mark Pennington perfectly captured the event on video. Check it out here.

Photos by Agnes Lopez.

The Legend Series Eight video + press

TLS8 Jax Mag

The Legend Series Eight is featured in the June 2014 issue of Jacksonville Magazine. Read the article here.

Mark Hubbard perfectly captured the event on video. See it here.