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SCENE at the Center

The Chef's Table


Kentucky Performing Arts in partnership with Curved Apron Hospitality is excited to present The Chef’s Table: VIP Club at The Kentucky Center. This all-inclusive food and beverage pre-show and intermission experience gives patrons exclusive access into SCENE at the Center, The Kentucky Center’s premiere lounge space. This general admission ticket add-on for select performances includes all you care to enjoy Chef’s Selection food offerings, complementary soft drinks, bottled waters, select beers and wines (two per guest included with purchase for individuals 21+ years of age), private cash bar and specialty cocktails, exclusive restroom access, and an intermission dessert. Comfort and convenience with delicious food and beverages ready the moment you arrive. And don’t worry, we’ll get you to the show on time! 

Meet the Chef

James Coogle, Executive Chef

Chef James is an experienced, gifted, and passionate culinarian. A graduate of Sullivan University, Chef enjoys utilizing the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to create delicious, beautiful dishes. Chef has over a decade of experience in the food and beverage hospitality industry, with a resume that includes cooking for Bistro on Chestnut, Huber’s Orchard and Winery, Noosh Nosh, Jack Fry’s, Omni Hotels and Resorts, and Captains Quarters. Chef’s dishes have been featured at Taste of Derby, Taste of 502, and Bourbon and Beyond. Kentucky Performing Arts and Curved Apron Hospitality are proud to feature the culinary works of Chef James Coogle through this VIP experience. 

What’s for dinner? 

The Chef’s Table: VIP Club is a true culinary experience for the foodie at heart. Menu selections are Chef -d’oeuvre or Chef’s Choice. You can expect fresh, delicious offerings that satisfy a variety of palates. 


The Buffet Menu

The buffet menu varies by event.  Guests will see which buffet option is available at their event on The Chef's Table purchase page. 

Buffet Offering 1

($55 per person/$15 for children under the age of 12.)

*Gratuity included in the price

Fresh House-Prepared Salad
Two Protein Options
Chef's choice of three vegetable or starch sides
Fresh Baked Bread/or House made Rolls
Two House prepared Desserts
House Wine or Domestic Beer (2 drinks)

Buffet Offering 2

($40 per person/$12 for children under the age of 12)

*Gratuity included in the price

Fresh House-Prepared Salad
One Protein Option
Chef's choice of two vegetable or starch sides
One House Prepared Dessert
House Wine or Domestic Beer (2 drinks)

Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres Offering

($30 per person/$12 for children under the age of 12)

*Gratuity included in the price

Chef's choice of Two Hot Appetizers
One House Prepared Dessert
House Wine or Domestic Beer (2 drinks)



What is the cost?

Pricing varies depending on nightly food offerings.
Children under the age of 12 receive a discount on club access and dinner.  
Children 2 years of age and younger receive complementary club access and dinner.  
*Refund/exchange eligibility is subject to KPA’s ticketing policies. 

What time does dinner service start? 

Pre-Show: Dinner service begins 90 minutes before the start of the performance, with “Last Call” occurring 15 minutes before the start of the show. Food offerings will be continuously replenished during time of service.

Intermission: If your performance has an intermission, the lounge will briefly re-open for private bar/restroom access, and a grab-n-go dessert option. 

How many spots are available?

Lounge capacity will be capped at 100 guests to guarantee a premium experience. 

How do I purchase?

This is a ticket add-on option for patrons. You will be able to purchase your tickets to The Chef’s Table: VIP Club directly by CLICKING THIS LINK or by calling our Box Office at (502) 584-7777. Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets to this exclusive offering in advance, as day-of sales are not guaranteed.


For additional information on The Chef’s Table: VIP Club, please email us at [email protected] 

Scene at the Center

Located inside The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, SCENE at the Center is a premiere lounge featuring top tier cocktails, an extensive beer & wine selection, and select lite bite options. SCENE is open 90 minutes before most performances in Whitney Hall and the Bomhard Theater. No reservations necessary for bar only access on days when the Chef’s Table is offered.

CLICK HERE to view the menu.

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