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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.

Celebrity Chefs

Live culinary meets star power. Watch your favorite Celebrity Chefs demonstrate their techniques and share their stories, plus, award-winning up-and-coming Chefs to Know demonstrate how they’re rethinking cuisine.

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Rick
Bayless

Award-Winning Chef & Author

Abra
Berens

Chef, Former Farmer, Author, Granor Farm

Abe
Conlon

Chef to Know
Award-Winning Chef/Co-Owner, Fat Rice

Diana
Dávila

Chef to Know
Chef and Owner, Mi Tocaya Antojería

Anjula
Devi

Food Writer & Chef, Manchester United

Zach
Engel

Chef to Know
Executive Chef and Owner, Galit

Gerry
Garvin

Chef, Author, and Television Host

Jason
Hammel

Chef to Know
Executive Chef and Owner, Lula Café

Hari
Pulapaka

Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Cress Restaurant

Chris
Sayegh

CEO and Head Chef, The Herbal Chef

James
Tagg

Executive Head Chef, Manchester United

Kari
Underly

Master Butcher and Author

Andrew
Zimmern

Award-Winning Chef, Author, TV Host & Teacher

Spirit Masters

These master mixologists and sommeliers understand how to create magic behind the bar. Meet them at the Bar Stage for custom-crafted and trending tastes to take back to your bar program.

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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.