The Red Room’s Executive Chef to Compete in Chef Challenge

Raleigh, NC, July 29, 2009 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality (, has announced that Anthony Perez, the executive chef at the Red Room, will be competing in the second annual Chef Challenge, presented by the American Heart Association. The event is designed to celebrate the culinary talents from the Triangle’s leading chefs and will serve as the kickoff for the Triangle Heart Ball campaign and 25th anniversary. The challenge will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at the Quintiles Headquarters from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information call (919) 463-8353 or email

The Red Room Tapas Lounge, located at 510 Glenwood South in Raleigh, is the only Spanish-influenced tapas lounge in downtown Raleigh. Appetizer-sized portions are reasonably priced and made for sharing. The Red Room also offers sangria, wine, signature red cocktails and a disc jockey.

“We are excited that Anthony is going to compete in the chef challenge this year,” said Ogan. “He is an amazing chef and we know that he will do a great job in this competition.”

About Rocky Top Hospitality:
Rocky Top Hospitality has been devoted to improving Raleigh, North Carolina’s local dining scene since 1998, when their first restaurant opened. Michael Dean’s Wood Oven and Seafood Grill was the culmination of years of planning by Dean Ogan. Six other restaurants have now opened under the Rocky Top Hospitality name. New restaurants are always built from the menu-out, so the emphasis is always on the food and how to create an experience you can’t find anywhere else. For more information visit their Web site at

About The Red Room Tapas Lounge:
The Red Room Tapas Lounge, located at 510 Glenwood Ave. in downtown Raleigh, is Raleigh’s only Spanish-influenced tapas lounge. Appetizer-sized portions are reasonably-priced and made for sharing. Menu items can be served with sangria, any one of the signature red cocktails or wine from the extensive and unique Spanish wine list. With the lounge groove of the disc jockey, The Red Room offers a unique atmosphere that is perfect for festive and intimate gatherings. Lounge and Latin music is played Sunday through Monday, and on Thursday the restaurant offers free salsa lessons for Salsa Night. Other nightly specials include the Sunday Tapas Tour and Kool Kids’ Fridays.

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