Placer County chef Q. Bennett tops the Sacramento Tower dinner

Chef Q Bennett of Placer County adds organizers’ efforts toward diversity and inclusion at the historic feast.

Sacramento, CA – Since its inception in 2013 by Visit Sacramento, The Tower Bridge Dinner has put the area on the global culinary radar map.

True to its promise to strive for diversity and inclusion, the 2022 lineup has been announced and Chef Keo Bennett on this list. He’s been a chef for former United States President Bill Clinton, professional athletes in every sport, award-winning musicians, film studios (Paramount and Universal) and movie stars – most recently a lavish birthday party for Matt Damon.

The Bennett Restaurant Foundation has provided 40,000 meals to those in need in the past year alone. She said his wife, Tamara, was among the first to receive news of the Tower Bridge address

“My pride and joy after 19 years of marriage and watching this trip kick his butt at all these different restaurants and all these years seeing him has always been huge and I am grateful to be a part of the journey,” said Tamara Bennett.

And what a trip it was. The pioneering culinary mecca is Q1227, named after his birthday. It opened weeks before the 2020 pandemic lockdown and not only is it surviving, it’s thriving. Good luck getting a table on a Friday or Saturday night without a reservation.

“The city of Roseville and its residents have been incredibly supportive,” he said. “We chose this place mostly because the structure became accessible to us and suited our needs, but we couldn’t choose a better neighborhood for what we served. Good food served we would!”

Another thing Chef Q Bennett didn’t plan: to become a part of Placer County history. Hard to imagine, but true: It’s the county’s first black executive chef-owned restaurant.

“Again, we just found the building, and it opened, and then we found out we were our top priority. In fact, as we speak now, we are the only black owned restaurant in Placer County. May I add with that, this county and this community have been amazingly supportive This is a welcoming and loving community and we chose the time to get out here and show what we can do,” said Q Bennett.

Share his reaction to being part of this year’s Tower Bridge Chefs lineup.

“It’s epic,” said Keogh Bennett. “The Sacramento area is where it is now.” “We are a food city recognized not only in California but also in the world and the bridge dinner is the Super Bowl. Being a part of it is great!”

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