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Make your 2020 RPAC Major Investor contribution and join us for a cooking demonstration featuring Chef Kurt Fleischfresser!

This virtual cooking class will take place from the comfort of your home and each investor will receive a bundle of goodies based on their RPAC investment levels.

Please see investment level differences below, sign up by August 16th and join us:
Tuesday, August 18th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. 

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Chef Kurt Fleischfresser
At age 20, chef Kurt Fleischfresser began his career at Le Vichyssoise in Chicago under Chef Bernard Cretier. He went on to perfect his culinary skills at some of the finest restaurants in the nation, such as The French Room at The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Enjolie at The Mandalay Four Seasons in Los Colinas, Vincent’s on Camelback in Phoenix, and La Champagne at the Registry Resort in Scottsdale.

In 1988, Kurt was invited by his friend Chris Lower to oversee the kitchen at The Coach House. Eventually, they became partners and established some of the best restaurants in Oklahoma, including The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro, Ground Floor Café (7 locations), Iguana Lounge, Earl’s Rib Palace, The Museum Café, Portobello, The Deep Fork Grill, Irma’s Burger Shack, and Montrachet (Tulsa).

In 2004, Kurt obtained full ownership of The Coach House, and in 2009, joined Carl Milam and Western Concepts Restaurant Group. The combined restaurants gross over 8 million dollars annually.

Chef Kurt has twice been invited to the world-renown James Beard House in New York City as part of the Great Regional Chefs Program, and is a two-time finalist in the prestigious American Culinary Gold Cup Competition which is the first portion of The Bocuse d’Or. In 2003, Kurt won Oklahoma’s “The Taste of Elegance” award sponsored by the Pork Producers. In April of 2009, Kurt was awarded the Medaille de Merite by L’Academie de Gastronomie Brillat-Savarin for his contributions in education in the culinary arts.

Kurt currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Restaurant Association and is a member of The James Beard Organization and Slow Food.

Thirst Wine Merchants
Thirst Wine Merchants, established in 2006, is an Oklahoma-based distributor of fine wines from around the world. Our portfolio is comprised of small family-owned producers and our goal is to provide the highest level of customer service and finest selection of products in the state of Oklahoma.

We transport all of our wines in refrigerated trucks and store all of them in our climate-controlled warehouse in Oklahoma City.
 
The Thirst team comes from a variety of backgrounds, with combined industry experience at the retail, restaurant, distribution, and supplier levels. Our team members have been trained to act not just as sales representatives, but as wine business consultants to their accounts, understanding that sustained sales growth is built equally on personal relationships and customer service. We are experts at utilizing consumer wine tastings, charity events, trade seminars, product merchandising, and social media to strengthen the sales of our partner retail and restaurant accounts.
 

Most importantly, Thirst Wine Merchants’ stated promise from day one has been to always work hard for the only two things that really matter: our suppliers and our customers. If they are happy, we’re doing our job.

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Register by August 16th and join us on August 18th!