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Culinary Alumnus is Guest on NBC’s Today Show

Alumnus Seth Adams '98Seth Adams, a 1998 graduate of the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts and executive chef and co-owner of the Riverhorse on Main in Park City, Utah, made a guest appearance on the Today Show on Monday, August 15, 2014.

Chef Adams shared one of his favorite recipes, a delicious and simple crab cake with avocado and corn relish.

A Pittsburgh native, Adams came to the Culinary Arts program at IUP in 1996. Following his classwork on the culinary campus in Punxsutawney, he accepted an externship position at Deer Lakes in Park City, Utah, which would forever shape his professional career. 

Banquet chef for Snow Park Lodge at Deer Valley, sous chef at Morton’s Steak House in Chicago, executive sous chef at the Grand Summit in Canyons, and executive chef at Riverhorse on the Green at the Hotel Park City are positions Adams held as he developed his professional culinary career.

He was hired as executive chef at Riverhorse on Main in 2004 and purchased the business with a partner in 2011.

With a décor that is both stylish and contemporary, Riverhorse on Main features an American menu with unique and creative entrée choices ranging from Utah Red Trout with Pistachio Nut Crust to Trio of Wild Game (with buffalo, venison, and elk) to Lemon Fetuccini Pasta Primavera and much, much more.

Dedicated to providing excellent cuisine and outstanding service, the Riverhorse is an award-winning restaurant. It was the first restaurant in Utah to receive the DiRoNA Award recognizing “excellence in dining” and has maintained this award every year since 1995. The restaurant is also the recipient of a Forbes Four-Star and a AAA Four-Diamond ranking.

In 2013, Adams hosted the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour.

Follow this link to view Chef Adam's appearance on the Today Show and get his recipe for Crab Cakes with Avocado and Corn Relish.

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