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

Tony Abou-Ganim

Mixologist & Author at The Modern Mixologist

Karen Akunowicz

Award-Winning Chef, Author and Restaurateur

Nyesha Arrington

Chef, Television Personality, and Restaurateur

Rick Bayless

Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur, Author and TV Personality

Nina Curtis

Award-Winning Chef / Director & Executive Chef, Plant’ish & Co. Culinary Arts

Brian Duffy

Chef, Culinary and Hospitality Consultant, TV Personality

Kelleigh Gamble

Senior Director of Marketing, Tractor Beverage Co.

Demo presented by Keurig Dr. Pepper

Jim Griffin

Professor, College of Hospitality Management, Johnson & Wales University

Christine Ha

Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur, TV Personality, Author and Advocate

Joshua James

Owner, Ocean Beach Cafe

Steve Madonna

Director of Culinary R&D, Connections 

Demo presented by Keurig Dr. Pepper

Lynnette Marrero

Co-Founder of Speed Rack, MasterClass Host, and Award-Winning Bartender

Jeff Mauro

Chef, TV Personality, Author

Katie McCourt

Current Speed Rack Midwest Champ / Bartender, The Hoxton Hotel

Rachel Miller

Beverage Expert / Mixologist, Kumiko and Whisky Bar

LP O'Brien

Mixologist, Television Personality, Entrepreneur 

Demo presented by Libbey

Krista Orlebeck

National Speed Rack Winner / Bartender, Lazy Bird

Aaron Pollack

Spirits Expert and Beverage Director, UNA Hospitality 

Andrew Quady

CEO, Quady Winery

Demo presented by Quady Winery

Roxy Rea

Lead Bartender, Matilda’s & BabyAtlas

Elle Simone Scott

Chef, Food Stylist, TV Personality and Author

Miguel Trinidad

Chef, Author, Restaurateur

Greg Wade

Award-Winning Baker, Author, and Managing Partner, Publican Quality Bread

Book Signings

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

Thank You to The Culinary Experience Equipment Providers

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Thank You to The Beverage Room Stage Sponsors

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