Celebrated Chefs & 

Beverage Demos

See celebrated chefs, culinary leaders, mixologists and beverage experts – masters at the top of their game – demonstrate techniques, discuss the industry's biggest issues, and show off the latest trends and innovations in food and beverage


Culinary and beverage demos for the 2023 Show will be announced soon! In the meantime, check out a sampling of the celebrated chefs, culinary leaders, and mixologists featured at the 2022 Show below.


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Charleen Badman

Chef & Co-owner, FnB Restaurant / Let's Talk WomXn City Cohost - Phoenix

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Angela Barnes

Co-Owner at Nobody's Darling

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Lanie Bayless

Spirits Director, Frontera Hospitality

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Rick Bayless

Award-Winning Chef & Author

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Kimberly Brock Brown, CEPC, CCA, AAC

Certified Executive Pastry Chef, President - American Culinary Federation

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Tiffany Derry

Chef, Owner, TV Personality and Restaurateur

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Rohini Dey

Restaurateur (Vermilion Chicago) and Founder Let’s Talk Womxn

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Jeremy Ford

Chef, Owner, TV Personality

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Nelson German

Executive Chef/Owner at Sobre Mesa and alaMar Kitchen & Bar

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Wook Kang

Culinary Instructor at Kendall College

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Edward Lee

Chef, TV Personality, Philanthropist and Award-Winning Author

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Maria Loi

Internationally Renowned Entrepreneur, Chef, Author, TV Personality

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Ryan Manning

Chef & Owner, MX Taco Restaurants

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Ken McGarrie

Chief Operating Officer / Consigliere at Fabio Viviani Hospitality

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Lamar Moore

Executive Chef, Eleven Eleven

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Liz Pearce

Lead Mixologist at Aba Restaurant, Lettuce Entertain You

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Michael Ponzio

Executive Chef at Union League Club - Chicago

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Renauda Riddle

Co-Owner at Nobody's Darling

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Cassie Sakai

Wine Director, Gibson’s Restaurant Group

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Chris Sayegh

Founder at The Herbal Chef

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Deborah VanTrece

Award-Winning Chef, Author, Founder – VanTrece Hospitality Group

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Fabio Viviani

Chef, Restaurateur, Author and TV Personality

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Andrew Zimmern

Award-Winning Chef, TV Personality, Author and Teacher



Book Signings

Join your favorite chef after their demo for a book signing. Books may be purchased prior to or during the signing at the National Restaurant Association Show Bookstore located in the Grand Concourse, Level 2.5, or they may be brought from home.

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