Cindy Hutson dishes up a holiday deal and culinary mentorship

Miami chef-restaurateur Cindy Hutson is offering a holiday gift package: a signed copy of her new cookbook, “From the Tip of My Tongue,” a $25 gift certificate to her Ortanique on the Mile restaurant in Coral Gables, and a jar of Hutson’s coffee, cocoa and mesquite rub.

The package costs $49 and is available through the end of the month; email or call 305-446-7710.

Also, the James Beard Foundation announced this month that Hutson is one of 19 mentor chefs nationwide participating in its 2016 Women in Culinary Leadership grant program. The program places upcoming kitchen leaders in professional settings to learn management skills and more; applicants can visit for information.

Evan S. Benn is Miami Herald food editor: @EvanBenn