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Nested beneath the iconic Marquis Park City, ChefDance Social integrates Italian finesse with global culinary wonders, offering a truly unparalleled dining experience in the market.

Building on the success of a 20-year run of ChefDance during the Sundance Film Festival, and having hosted over 150 chefs from around the world, the permanent installation of ChefDance Social is set to redefine Park City’s fine dining landscape.

Mimi Griswold tapped good friend and James Beard Award-winning Chef Shawn McClain to curate an Italian-inspired opening menu and brought on Executive Chef Jordan Harvey to oversee the kitchen.

Shawn McClain

Culinary Partner
Chefdance Social
The mastermind behind the ChefDance Social food program, Chef Shawn McClain, is a testament to culinary excellence. A native of the Midwest, McClain's journey from the School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College in Chicago to the pinnacle of the culinary world is a story of passion, innovation, and dedication.

His portfolio boasts seven distinguished restaurants across Chicago, Las Vegas, and Detroit, each a testament to his ability to redefine and elevate culinary genres. From the innovative seafood at Spring to the southern Italian flavors at Balla Italian Soul, McClain's creations have consistently garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards, including a James Beard Award and recognitions from Esquire Magazine and Desert Companion.

Chef McClain's hands-on approach and commitment to every aspect of dining, from the flavors on the plate to the overall guest experience, have positioned him as a luminary in the culinary world. His appearance and victory on Food Network's Iron Chef America further cemented his status as a culinary innovator and champion.

Jordan Harvey

Executive Chef
Chefdance Social
Overseeing the kitchen will be Executive chef Jordan Harvey - who studied at Johnson & Wales and worked under esteemed chef Paul Anders in Vail before relocating to Vail to work at Sundance Mountain Resort and Montage Hotels.

Mimi Kim

Mimi Kim, the dynamic co-founder of ChefDance, brings a unique blend of corporate acumen and creative flair to the culinary world. Her journey from the fast-paced trading floors of Wall Street to the gourmet kitchens of Park City is a story of transformation and vision.

Her transition from finance to the hospitality industry was driven by a desire for creative expression and a passion for bringing people together through food.

Under Mimi's guidance, ChefDance quickly became a sought-after event, known for its impeccable standards of service and its ability to bridge diverse industries – from film and finance to culinary arts. Her knack for creating an atmosphere where guests can engage in enlightening and inspiring conversations over exquisite meals is a testament to her understanding of the power of communal dining.
Staying true to its origins, ChefDance Social will feature a rotating lineup of world-renowned guest chefs, including Michelin-starred, James Beard nominated, and emerging up-and-coming chefs, ensuring a diverse and dynamic culinary experience season after season.

Hours & Location

427 Main St.
Park City, UT 84060


Nightly from 5-10 PM

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FEB 01-31 2024
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A native of Puglia, a southern region of Italy, Luigi Fineo’s cuisine transcends guests on a culinary journey through Italy’s majestic Mediterranean terrain. As the youngest of five growing up in the small, picturesque town of Gioia Del Colle, Luigi was schooled in selecting the finest seasonal ingredients while accompanying his mother to the local markets. At an early age, Luigi learned that the kitchen is central to the hearts and minds of all Italian families, and the seeds of his passion were sewn.
Having honed his craft at the renowned Casetellana Grotte culinary school in Puglia, Luigi travelled north to the heart of Tuscany, where he worked in Michelin-starred restaurants alongside acclaimed chefs such as Francesco Berardinelli and Karl Baumgartner.

Despite having no knowledge of the English language, Luigi voyaged to the United States in order to share his passion for traditional Italian cuisine, and the spirit of social gatherings that have taken place around kitchen tables throughout Italy for centuries.

In 2008, Luigi’s perfectionism paid off when he was bestowed with a prestigious Michelin Star award while working as Executive Chef at La Botte Ristorante in Santa Monica, CA. Luigi earned the restaurant’s first-ever Michelin Star for two consecutive years, making him the youngest chef in the USA to be anointed with this honor.
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