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Education and entertainment take center stage as some of the industry's most celebrated chefs and foodservice thought leaders share not only their culinary prowess but their industry insight as well. From the latest menu trends and mastered skills and techniques to fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, you'll get a little of everything at the World Culinary Showcase.
As we're curating your culinary experience for 2018, take a look at who graced our stage last year:
Food Network personality. Star of Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, Chef Wanted, Worst Cooks in America and Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs. New York Times best-selling cookbook author.
A Healthy Lifestyle Crusader, James Beard award winning chef, and author of 12 highly acclaimed cookbooks, including his latest New York Times bestseller, The Negative Calorie Diet: Lose Up to 10 Pounds in 10 Days with 10 All You Can Eat Foods.
Veteran of French Laundry, Vail Cascade Hotel and Todd English's Olives. Opened Charm City Cakes in 2000. Star of hit Food Network show, Ace of Cakes. Graffiti artist, metal sculptor and musician.
Food Network's Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible. Ex-Royal Navy. Passionate about fitness. Cookbook author. Expert guest on national morning and daytime talk shows.
World’s leading plant-based chef, the writer of several best-selling cookbooks, a culinary educator, and an entrepreneur specializing in the plant-based lifestyle.
President of The Kruse Company and deemed the best-known menu analyst in the foodservice industry.
Host of The Kitchen and Sandwich King. Season 7 winner of Food Network Star. Executive chef of Pork & Mindy’s restaurants and retail line of sauces and meats.
Owner of Neely's Barbecue Parlor, TV personality, and author of cookbooks.
Host of Food Network's Aarti Party. Author of Aarti Party: An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul. Journalist. Blogger. Winner, Season 6, Food Network's number-one series, Food Network Star.
Executive chef, Director of the Healthy and Sustainable Food Program at the Center for Health and Global Environment at Harvard, author and internationally recognized speaker on sustainable practices.
Chef/owner of Blue Dragon. Author of five cookbooks. Host of public television's SIMPLY MING. Food Network personality. National spokesperson for the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)
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