Throughout all four days of the 2011 NRA Show, celebrity chefs will share their ideas, techniques and passion through live cooking demonstrations and discussions. Restaurant industry professionals and foodies alike watch top culinary masters and celebrity chefs create masterpieces on TV, and now 2011 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event attendees have a unique chance to see them up close and personal in the World Culinary Showcase.
The World Culinary Showcase cooking demonstration theater will provide show-goers with an interactive setting to soak up the passion, innovation and inspiration shared by world-class culinary masters set to perform live on stage.
“We look forward to welcoming some of the world’s most talented culinary artists to NRA Show 2011,” said C.W. Craig Reed, Convention Chair for NRA Show 2011 and Director of Food and Beverage, Broadmoor Hotel.
Reed added, “These chefs operate highly successful restaurants, and attribute much of their success to the culinary innovation they apply to their menus. Our World Culinary Showcase will offer a rare glimpse into their creative process.”
The 2011 can’t-miss lineup of chefs heating things up with dynamic cooking demonstrations includes:
Rick Bayless, chef/owner of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo in Chicago – television host, author, champion of Mexican cuisine, and winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters Season 1
Wylie Dufresne, chef/owner, wd~50 in New York City – leading American proponent of molecular gastronomy
Tiffani Faison, chef/owner, Workshop & Mercantile in Boston – contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef Season 1, and recently on Top Chef All-Stars
John Folse, executive chef, Restaurant R’evolution – Louisiana’s culinary ambassador to the world
Gale Gand, partner and executive pastry chef, Tru in Chicago – television star and cookbook author
Marcus Samuelsson, chef/owner, Red Rooster in New York City – Bravo’s Top Chef Masters Season 2 winner, and guest chef for the first Obama Administration state dinner
Kevin Sbraga, chef/restaurateur – winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Season 7
Rick Tramonto, executive chef, Restaurant R’evolution in New Orleans – award-winning cookbook author and James Beard Award winner
Several of these trendsetting chefs and authors will also be at Celebrity Book Signings.
For the most up-to-date line-up of chefs, features, pavilion information and to register in advance of the April 15 early bird registration deadline, visit the NRA Show Web site www.restaurant.org/show.