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Chefs Move! Winners; Life Is Beautiful's Line Up

NEW ORLEANS— The NOLA-based Chefs Move!which offers paid scholarships to the NYC's International Culinary Center for aspiring cooks in low-income communities — announced this year's award winners today. Chef and founder John Besh and Chefs Move! co-founder Jessica Bride picked Criollo cook Susana Bravo and pastry chef Ronald Green, formerly of Loretta's Pralines to receive the scholarship; after completing their education, Bravo and Green will begin work at a John Besh Restaurant next year. [Eater NOLA]

LAS VEGAS— This year's Life is Beautiful Festival takes place from Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26. Kanye West, Foo Fighters, and OutKast join chefs Scott Conant (Scarpetta), Giada De Laurentiis (Giada), José Andrés (minibar by José Andrés), Nancy Silverton (Mozza Restaurant Group), Spike Mendelsohn (Good Stuff Eatery), Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto), Duff Goldman (Charm City Cakes), Jet Tila (Kuma Snow Cream), and more. Tickets, which start at $199 per person, go on sale tomorrow. [EaterWire]

SOUTH CAROLINA— On Sunday, July 13 the Charleston Brown Water Society will host a SC-TX BBQ Invitational. John Lewis of La Barbecue in Austin, Texas will compete against Rodney Scott of Scott's Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, South Carolina.Tickets are going fast. [EaterWire]
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