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Sipp & Savor to Showcase Mississippi Food and Drink


MERIDIAN, Miss. – The flavors of Mississippi will be in abundance March 28 when Mississippi’s Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) hosts Sipp & Savor, the first annual event that will feature award winning chefs from across the state who will prepare delicious foods made with Mississippi sourced ingredients.

World-renowned chef and Mississippi native Cat Cora will headline a group of featured chefs who will prepare a variety of culinary specialties.

Sipp & Savor is the major annual fundraiser for The MAX benefiting its educational programming and efforts in and around the state. The public event offers delicious food offerings paired with premium beverages.

This year’s event will be held at the Citizens National Bank Courtyard at The MAX starting at 5 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to sample the delectable food offerings, and sip on their favorite specialty cocktails and craft beer from breweries and distilleries in Mississippi while enjoying live music by Blackwater Brass.

Click here to purchase tickets for the event online. Adult tickets are $75 (Members $65), Youth ages 6-20 are $20 (Member youth $15), and Children 5 and under are admitted free.

Featured Mississippi chefs for this year’s event are: Cat Cora (world renowned chef and TV personality); Nick Wallace (Founder/Executive chef - Nick Wallace Culinary); Alex Eaton (Chef/Owner – The Manship Woodfired Kitchen); Stephen Kruger (Executive Chef – Belle Meade Plantation); Cory Bahr (Chef/Owner – Parish Restaurant. Heritage Catering. Bahr Food); Alex Perry (Chef/Owner – Vestige Restaurant); Austin Sumrall (Chef/Owner – White Pillars); Mark Coblentz (Celebrity Kid Chef and finalist of Food Network’s Chopped Jr.); Dwayne Ingraham (Executive Pastry Chef – 5th and Taylor); Katie Dixon (Chef/Owner – Birdhouse Cafe); Hunter Evans (Chef/Owner – Elvie’s Restaurant); Brad McDonald (Director of Food & Beverage – ACE Hotel); David Crews (Chef – Delta Supper Club); Ty Thames, (Chef/Owner, Eat Local Starkville Restaurant Group); and Austin Myrick (Sous Chef – Purple Parrot).

Breweries and distilleries will include: Cathead Vodka; Rich Grain Distilling Company, Wonderbird Spirits, Queens Reward Meadery, Threefoot Brewing Company, Chandeleur Island Brewing Company, Southern Prohibition, and more.

About The MAX

The MAX showcases Mississippi’s Arts + Entertainment history in one immersive destination. Here, visitors of all ages explore the global impact of Mississippians on music, literature, art, entertainment, and cuisine. The MAX honors our state’s creative legacy and inspires the next generation of creators through a unique experience of interactive exhibits. Come discover the Mississippi roots of some of the world's greatest arts and entertainment icons — like Elvis Presley, Oprah Winfrey, B.B. King, Faith Hill, Sela Ward, and Kermit the Frog, just to name a few.


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