Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announces Chef Jam 2010: Cleveland Food Rocks, featuring a performance by Todd Rundgren

Proceeds will benefit Tri-C’s Culinary Arts program and the Rock Hall’s award-winning education programs

CLEVELAND (April 26, 2010) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announces “Chef Jam 2010: Cleveland Food Rocks” on Sunday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at the Rock Hall. Cleveland’s top chefs will serve up specialties inspired by their favorite band or musician and dress like the rock stars they are featuring.  A special performance by Cream of the Crop featuring special guest Todd Rundgren will top off the night. This event is presented by Maker’s Mark and sponsored by KIA Motors, Ohio Natural Gas,, Samuel Adams, Sysco, Adcom Communications, Optiem, Premier Produce and Event Source.

Spend an evening sampling culinary delights prepared by the best of the best in Cleveland at more than 25 different food stations. The event will also include performances from bands made up solely of local restaurant employees: The Rare Birds from Greenhouse Tavern, Evil Eye from Happy Dog and Melange from Melange. Maker’s Mark will be conducting an infusion challenge inviting chefs to create a special dish that utilizes their bourbon. The winning chef will receive a trip to the Maker’s Mark distillery in Louisville.

Cleveland Food Rocks founder, chef-restaurateur Steve Schimoler, is delighted with the Rock Hall’s support. “The food and music scene in Cleveland rivals that in any city in the U.S.; and with our partnership with the Rock Hall, we have raised the bar in our ability to showcase our city’s talents and to put a creative face on how a community can work together.”

Tickets are $50 and will go on sale to Rock Hall members on Friday, May 7 and to the general public on Monday, May 10. Each ticket includes samples of all the dishes offered at each food station during the event, as well as beer, wine and tours of the Museum’s exhibits. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.  Proceeds from the event will go to support the Rock Hall’s education programs and Cleveland Food Rocks will be awarding a scholarship to an outstanding Culinary Arts student at Cuyahoga Community College.

Participating restaurants include:
ABC Tavern
Amp 150
Bar Cento
Bar Symon
Bistro on Lincoln Park
Blue Canyon
Blue Point Grille
Caruso’s Coffee
Crop Bistro & Bar
Executive Caterers
Fire Food and Drink
Flying Fig
Greenhouse Tavern
Grovewood Tavern
Happy Dog
Menu 6
Prosperity Social Club
Sushi Rock
Zack Bruell Restaurants

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education programs have become among the most celebrated and award-winning emanating from any fine arts museum in the nation:

·    More than 25,000 Northeast Ohio students and teachers are reached annually through the popular Rockin' the Schools program. More than 25,000 students in more than 40 states as well as France, Australia, Canada, England, Guatemala, and Mexico have experienced On the Road, the Rock Hall's distance learning program. Teachers across the country have selected On the Road for Teacher’s Choice Awards four years in a row. Twice it has been awarded Best Content provider in the Fine Arts Museums category.

·    Now in its 10th year, the Museum's Toddler Rock program has served more than 4,000 at-risk three to five year-olds in Cleveland. Toddler Rock has been honored by the President’s Committee as a Coming Up Taller Semifinalist putting it in the top 50 Art Humanities based programs in the country and has been recognized by the Ohio Museum Association for Institutional Excellence.

·    On Wednesday evenings each month the Museum hosts free educational programs for adults including From Songwriters to Soundman: The People Behind the Hits, the Hall of Fame Series, Rock and Roll Night School and Teachers Rock for area educators. For more information on the Museum's FREE educational programming, please visit

Part of the Hospitality Management sequence at Cuyahoga Community College for more than 20 years, the Culinary Arts program provides all the basics for the beginner and all of the advanced management skills for those who have worked in the culinary field at line-level positions. The culinary arts curriculum follows the guidelines of the American Culinary Federation.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 and Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216. 515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK(7625) or visit  The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

About Cleveland Food Rocks

Founded in 2009, in the Rock and Roll Capital of the World, Cleveland Food Rocks is a collaborative, grassroots organization of Northeast Ohio chefs dedicating to promoting and encouraging a vigorous regional dining scene by forging a link between great food and live music. For more information visit