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World Culinary Showcase

Experience techniques, recipes, and secrets from some of the world's most talented chefs and celebrated cuisines.


Lakeside Center, Booth #10357

What You'll Find Here

Education & Entertainment

The industry's most celebrated chefs and thought-leaders share their culinary prowess and industry insight. From the latest trends to mastered skills and techniques to fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, you'll get a little of everything at the World Culinary Showcase. 

 

Sessions are being added daily—check back often for the latest schedule!

World Culinary Showcase Lineup

Govind Armstrong

CULINARY DEMO

For the past two decades, Armstrong has been instrumental in the evolution of California’s local-focused regional cuisine. His Post & Beam serves California-inspired soul food that consistently tops annual "Best of Los Angeles" lists.

Tuesday, May 22
11:00 a.m.

Rick Bayless

CULINARY DEMO

Since 1987 Bayless has been changing the way America eats Mexican, with four award-winning restaurants in Chicago, two quick-service brands and a retail line of sauces, salsas and more. He has won six James Beard Awards and his contributions to the community have garnered awards both at home and in Mexico.

Saturday, May 19
10:30 a.m.

Anne Burrell

CULINARY DEMO

Best known as the host of Food Network's Worst Cooks in America as well as other shows, Burrell has worked at some of New York's top restaurants, competed on The Next Iron Chef, and written a New York Times best-selling cookbook.

Saturday, May 19
1:30 p.m.

Chris Cosentino

CULINARY DEMO

Best known as co-owner of San Francisco’s celebrated Cockscomb, Portland’s Jackrabbit, and Acacia House in Napa Valley, Cosentino is influencing a generation of chefs with his creative, whole-animal cuisine. Cosentino has authored two cookbooks and won season four of Top Chef Masters. He is a passionate cyclist and philanthropist.

Saturday, May 19
12:00 p.m.

Sarah Grueneberg

CULINARY DEMO

Grueneberg is currently chef/partner of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio in Chicago’s West Loop. Since opening in 2015, Monteverde has won multiple accolades, including the 2018 "Restaurant of the Year" Jean Banchet Award.

Monday, May 21
12:00 p.m.

Antonia Lofaso

CULINARY DEMO

Lofaso's Scopa and Black Market Liquor Bar reflect her Italian-American heritage, creativity, and classic training. She has appeared on Iron Chef and Cutthroat Kitchen and is the author of The Busy Mom's Cookbook which offers recipes for quick home-cooked meals and shares her own story.

Tuesday, May 22
12:30 p.m.

Michael Mina

CULINARY DEMO

A 2013 inductee into the James Beard Foundation "Who’s Who of Food & Beverage," Mina has dazzled the culinary world with bold dining concepts and contributed to San Francisco’s reputation as a world-class epicurean destination for 20+ years.

Monday, May 21
3:00 p.m.

Masaharu Morimoto

CULINARY DEMO

Japanese chef Morimoto stars in Iron Chef and Iron Chef America. He has opened more than 15 restaurants  around the globe, earning critical aclaim that includes a James Beard award and a spot on Food & Wine's "Best U.S. Restaurant Openings."

Sunday, May 20
3:00 p.m.

 

Charles Phan

CULINARY DEMO

Phan pioneered modern Vietnamese cuisine in America as executive chef and owner of the Slanted Door family of restaurants. His current restaurants in San Francisco are The Slanted Door, Out the Door, OTD, Hard Water, and the newly opened Rice & Bones in Berkeley.

Sunday, May 20
1:30 p.m.

Barton Seaver

CULINARY DEMO

Seaver is on a mission to restore our relationship with the ocean, the land, and each other—through dinner. He has translated his illustrious career as a chef into his leadership in the area of sustainable seafood innovations.

Sunday, May 20
12:00 p.m.


 

Takashi Yagihashi

CULINARY DEMO

Takashi’s signature fusion of French, Asian, and American cuisines has delighted diners and critics for more than 35 years. In addition to winning Michelin stars for Takashi, Michelin Bib Gourmand Awards for Slurping Turtle, and countless “best of” accolades, he is a fan favorite on televised chef competitions.

Monday, May 21
1:30 p.m.
 

Check back often for more additions!

More Resources

More at the Lakeside Center

Explore these other highlights at the Lakeside Center:


Bellavita Italian Pavilion
BAR at NRA
Organic & Natural

Other Culinary Demos

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