2019 Schedule: Live Cooking Demos


Time Title Host Emcee
12:00-12:30PM Pulp Fiction: Citrus & Ceviches 
Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill / Topolobampo / XOCO Leña Brava / Cruz Blanca Cervecería
Jose Garces,
Garces Group
Steve Dolinsky,
ABC 7 Chicago
1:00-1:30PM Steak Boss  Jernard Wells, Chef, Author and TV-Host  Steve Dolinsky,
ABC 7 Chicago
2:00-2:30PM Eat, Plate, Love  Carrie Nahabedian, Brindille / Kostali 
Bill Kim, Urbanbelly / The Table at Crate
Steve Dolinsky,
ABC 7 Chicago
3:00-3:30PM Lost in Spice Michael Mina, Margeaux Brasserie /
Petit Margeaux
Greg Biggers, Margeaux Brasserie / Petit Margeaux
Alex Maragos,
NBC 5 Chicago
4:00-4:30PM Tony Mantuano and His Three Sons Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia / Terzo Piano / River Roast Maddon's Post 
Joe Flamm, Spiaggia / Café Spiaggia / BRAVO Top Chef Season 15 Winner
Cedric Harden, River Roast
Aaron Thebault, Maddon's Post
Lin Brehmer,
5:00-5:30PM Cure, Cook, Re-Cook Jonathon Sawyer, The Greenhouse Tavern
Matthias Merges, Mordecai / Billy Sunday / Lucky Dorr / Old Irving Brewing Co. 
Billy Dec,
TV Contributor / Restaurateur / Owner of Sunda 


Time Title Host Emcee
12:30-1:00PM Family Ties: Backyard BBQ Jimmy Bannos Sr., Heaven on Seven 
Jimmy Bannos Jr.
, The Purple Pig /
Piggie Smalls Mediterranean

Lin Brehmer,
1:30-2:00PM Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tofu 
Laura Cheng, Sun Wah Barbeque Restaurant 
Thai Dang, HaiSous / Cà Phê Dá
Carla Lalli Music,
Bon Appétit
2:30-3:00PM Hungry Man: CJ & Kyle Make a TV Dinner CJ Jacobson, Aba, The Dalcy,  Ēma, Rotisserie Ēma 
Kyle Cottle
, Blackbird
Dane Neal,
WGN Radio
3:30-4:00PM James and the Giant Peach Puree  Chris Gawronski, The Gage / Acanto
John Manion, El Che Steakhouse & Bar / La Sirena Clandestina
Dane Neal,
WGN Radio
4:30-5:00PM Rock & (Egg) Roll High School  Ben Lustbader, Giant / Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar / City Mouse
Jason Vincent, Giant / Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar / City Mouse
David Tamarkin, Epicurious
5:30-6:00PM It's Hard Out Here For A Shrimp Alisha Elenz, mfk.
Johnny Andres, Bar Biscay
Alex Maragos,
NBC 5 Chicago

            September 2020            

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