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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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Tony
Abou-Ganim

The Modern Mixologist

James
Bowers

National Macallan Brand Ambassador, Edrington

Michael
Carroll

Co-Founder and Head Brewer, Band of Bohemia

Jarmel
Doss

Assistant Bar Director, The Aviary

Greg
Innocent

Corporate Beverage Director, Parker Restaurant Group

Charles
Joly

Crafthouse Cocktails

Stephan
Jurgovan

Lead Bartender, Band of Bohemia

Maxx
Kleiner

Manager of Mixology, Carnivale

Jared
Rouben

President and Brew Master, Moody Tongue

Brian
Schnell

Head Brewer, Band of Bohemia

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.