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Celebrity Chef & Mixology Demos

Successful foodservice professionals never stop learning. Join us at various stages across the Show floor as industry experts demonstrate their techniques and share their stories.

These incredible chefs and mixologists signed on to demonstrate their skills, share their stories, and serve up helpful tips at this year’s event. Check back to find out who you’ll see at the 2021 Show!

2020 Celebrity Chefs

Rick
Bayless

Award-Winning Chef & Author

Anne
Burrell

Chef, Author, & Host of Food Network's Worst Cooks In America

Carlos
Gaytán

Chef, Owner

Stephanie
Izard

Chef | Owner, Creator, Author

Jamika
Pessoa

Chef, Host of Food Network's Let's Eat!

Chris
Sayegh

Chef

Barton
Seaver

Chef, Sustainable Seafood Expert

Greg
Wade

Chef

Andrew
Zimmern

Four-time James Beard award-winning TV personality, chef, writer, teacher and social justice advocate

2020 Spirit Masters

Click on the Star of the Bar Finalists’ pictures to see their winning drinks and get the recipes!

Tony
Abou-Ganim

Spirit Master

Juliana
Arquilla

Star of the Bar Finalist

Kelly
Dawson

Star of the Bar Finalist

Eddie
DiDonato

Star of the Bar Finalist

Charles
Joly

Spirit Master

Devin
Kennedy

Star of the Bar Finalist

Natasha
Mesa

Star of the Bar Finalist

Steve
Palmer

Spirit Master

Will
Patton

Star of the Bar Finalist

Kristo
Tomingas

Star of the Bar Finalist

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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