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

July 14, 2014

Limited Number of Tickets on Sale to the Public starting Monday, July 14 with All Proceeds Benefiting City Harvest

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Chase Sapphire Preferred®, a premier travel rewards card from Chase, and Bravo Media announce public ticket sales for the “Top Chef Duels” Premiere Tasting Event being held in New York City on Monday, August 4. Fans will be able to purchase a limited number of tickets for this exclusive event for $100 per ticket beginning Monday, July 14 at 2 p.m.ET through the City Harvest website at All proceeds from public ticket sales will benefit City Harvest, the world’s first food rescue organization dedicated to helping feed the more than two million New Yorkers facing hunger each year.

The Premiere Tasting Event celebrates the series premiere of “Top Chef Duels” on Wednesday, August 6 at 10pm ET/PT on Bravo. At this one-of-a-kind event, fans will mingle with “Top Chef Duels” host/judge Curtis Stone and judge Gail Simmons, sip cocktails and enjoy tasty dishes prepared by “Top Chef Duels” contestants who will go head-to-head in live culinary duels. For more info on the newest iteration of the Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef” franchise, fans can visit

“The ‘Top Chef Duels’ Premiere Tasting is a great way to bring the show to life for Chase Sapphire cardmembers,” said Lisa Walker, general manager, Chase Sapphire. “We are excited to offer our cardmembers a taste of some culinary masterpieces as well as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with judges and contestants from the show.”

As part of the presenting partnership, Chase Sapphire offers cardmembers VIP tickets to the event on the Ultimate RewardsSM website. The unique VIP experience includes early entrance, an exclusive screening of a clip of Episode One and a meet-and-greet with “Top Chef Duels” judges and contestants.

“Bravo’s partnership with Chase Sapphire allows us to give our passionate and engaged fans a more robust experience surrounding the series premiere of ‘Top Chef Duels,’” said, Jamie Cutburth, SVP of Partnerships, Bravo & Oxygen Media. “In the vein of our successful ‘Top Chef: The Tour’ and ‘Top Chef at Sea’ cruise experience, the Premiere Tasting Event gives our viewers a chance to experience something we know they crave – a taste of the show.”

As a full-series partner of “Top Chef Duels,” Chase Sapphire Preferred is also sponsoring other activities to engage fans, including an on-air vignette featuring Top Chef D.C. winner Kevin Sbraga introducing fans to his favorite seafood restaurant in Philadelphia and an interactive map featuring restaurants throughout the country that are recommended or owned by “Top Chef Duels” contestants.

About Bravo Media

Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. Bravo Media is a part of NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media group. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter at

About Chase Sapphire Preferred

Chase Sapphire Preferred is a premier rewards credit card for people who are 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, double points for every dollar spent on dining and travel, Chip and Signature for international travel and no foreign transaction fees, 1:1 point transfer to leading frequent travel programs, 24/7 live customer service, access to exclusive cardmember experiences and more. More information is available at

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves nearly half of America’s households with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, small business lending, mortgages, credit cards, auto financing and investment advice. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: 5,600 branches, 20,000 ATMs, online, mobile and by phone. For more information, go to

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 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 more than 500 community food programs throughout New York City using a fleet of trucks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed the nearly two million New Yorkers facing hunger each year.

Chase Card Services

Erin Smolenski, 302-282-8460


Bravo Media

Elizabeth Schmidt, 212-664-5276

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