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Culinary & Beverage Demos, Leaders & Experts

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

Charleen
Badman

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

Angela
Barnes

Co-Owner at Nobody's Darling

Lanie
Bayless

Spirits Director, Frontera Hospitality

Rick
Bayless

Award-Winning Chef & Author

Kimberly
Brock Brown, CEPC, CCA, AAC

Certified Executive Pastry Chef, President - American Culinary Federation

Tiffany
Derry

Chef, Owner, TV Personality and Restaurateur

Rohini
Dey

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

Jeremy
Ford

Chef, Owner, TV Personality

Nelson
German

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

Wook
Kang

Culinary Instructor at Kendall College

Edward
Lee

Chef, TV Personality, Philanthropist and Award-Winning Author

Demo sponsored by Pulmuone

Maria
Loi

Internationally Renowned Entrepreneur, Chef, Author, TV Personality

Ryan
Manning

Chef & Owner, MX Taco Restaurants

Ken
McGarrie

Chief Operating Officer / Consigliere at Fabio Viviani Hospitality

Lamar
Moore

Executive Chef, Eleven Eleven

Liz
Pearce

Lead Mixologist at Aba Restaurant, Lettuce Entertain You

Michael
Ponzio

Executive Chef at Union League Club - Chicago

Renauda
Riddle

Co-Owner at Nobody's Darling

Cassie
Sakai

Wine Director, Gibson’s Restaurant Group

Chris
Sayegh

Founder at The Herbal Chef

Deborah
VanTrece

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

Fabio
Viviani

Chef, Restaurateur, Author and TV Personality

Andrew
Zimmern

Award-Winning Chef, TV Personality, Author and Teacher

Demo sponsored by TiNDLE

View our full list of speakers in The Show To Go.

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.

Mixology Demos at Industry Night Out

As part of our new Project Beverage experience, join us at Industry Night Out to watch master mixologists shake up today’s trendiest beverages and sample their concoctions along with artfully selected pairings. Learn more and join in on the action here.

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