Fiction, Fashion, and Food
Join Doug on October 27th from 6:00-10:00 pm at the Culinary Vegetable Institute in Milan, Ohio, the birthplace of Thomas Edison, for an experience like no other. He’ll be presenting with Steve Krampf, former owner of the acclaimed men’s clothing store Beau Brummel New York and founder of the SJK Style, and Executive Chef Jamie Simpson of the Culinary Vegetable Institute for an evening of fiction, fashion, and food.

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Whether it’s date night, an evening entertaining clients, or a night out catching up with friends, take a break from your hectic schedule and travel to the idyllic setting of CVI to immerse yourself in the latest trends presented by these three leaders in their fields. A paid reservation of $175 per person includes the following:

  • Author Talk and Signed copy of Doug Cooper’s new novel The Investment Club
  • Presentation of the Latest Styles in Men’s Fashion from New York Stylist Steve Krampf of SJK Style
  • Custom Cocktail, Snack and Five-Course Tasting Meal Designed and Presented by Executive Chef Jamie Simpson
  • A Paid Reservation Includes All Presentations, Food, Service Gratuity, Tax, and Tailoring As Needed
  • Wine Pairing Available for $60 Per Person Along With Full Bar, Additional Books, and Featured Clothing For Purchase

Discounted table prices for eight guests and some corporate sponsorships that include tickets and opportunities to have company logo on all event collateral and share marketing materials with guests.

SJK Style


6:00—6:30: Networking and Browsing of Books and Clothing

6:30—6:45: Introduction

6:45—7:15: Food: Jamie Simpson discusses The Creative Process Custom Cocktails, Snack & Beverage Buzz


7:15—8:00: Fiction: Doug Cooper discusses The Investment Club and Outside In


8:00—8:30: Fashion: Steve Krampf of SJK Style presents Fall/Winter 15-16

COURSE 3 & 4

8:45—9:30: Q&A and Discussion


9:30—10:00: Measurements and Personal Consultation


doug-cooperDoug Cooper is the author of Outside In, which has won an International Book Award for Literary Fiction, a USA Book News Award for Fiction, and an IPPY Award for Fiction. He has a BS in Mathematics Education from Miami University and an MA in American Studies from St. Louis University. Originally from Port Clinton, Ohio, he has also called St. Louis, Detroit, New York, Oslo, Norway, and Las Vegas home. The Investment Club is his debut novel. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Steve Krampf of The SJK StyleSteve Krampf is the founder of SJK Style, a men’s style brand committed to bringing the best of European fashion to men who appreciate a modern cut and the best fabrics Italy has to offer from suits, sport jackets, outerwear and sportswear. He is the former owner of Beau Brumnmel, a New York retail institution that for fifty-five years featured the finest fabrics—Loro Piana, Vitale Barberis, Angelico, as well as Italy’s smaller mills—to create unique and original looks for formal, business, and casual occasions. Some of his prestigious clients over the years include Dan Hicks, Phil Simms, Jeff Goldblum, Regis Philbin, Tony Danza, and many leaders of industries in their respective fields.

file-sep-25-12-41-59-pmChef Jamie Simpson is the Executive Chef Liaison at The Culinary Vegetable Institute. His reputation for the use of unusual ingredient combinations, tastes and textures has led him to direct one of the most prestigious kitchens in the country. At The Culinary Vegetable Institute, he designs dishes around what is available on the farm that day, and his commitment to micro seasonal cooking opens the door for him to be more creative while respecting the plants. His dishes look astonishing, always play tricks on the senses and are constantly evolving.

Space is limited to thirty attendees so act now to reserve your spot for this unique artistic and cultural event by clicking the Get Tickets button above. All major credit cards accepted. Transport and lodging can be arranged upon request. Dress is casual to business casual, whatever you would wear to a nice dinner with friends. At no additional cost, Steve is available to book individual appointments Thursday through Saturday for anyone who would like an extended private fitting or consultation.