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World Culinary Showcase

Experience techniques, recipes and secrets from some of the world's most talented chefs and celebrated cuisines.


Lakeside Center, Booth #10357

What You'll Find Here

Education & Entertainment

The industry's most celebrated chefs & thought-leaders share their culinary prowess and industry insight. From the latest trends and mastered skills and techniques to fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, you'll get a little of everything at the World Culinary Showcase. 

 

With sessions being added every day, check back often for the latest schedule!

World Culinary Showcase Lineup

Rick Bayless

CULINARY DEMO

Since 1987 Bayless has been changing the way America eats Mexican, with four award-winning restaurants in Chicago, two quick-service brands and a retail line of sauces, salsas and more. He has won six James Beard Awards and contributions to the community have garnered awards both at home and in Mexico.

Sarah Grueneberg

CULINARY DEMO

Sarah Grueneberg is currently Chef/Partner of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio in Chicago’s West Loop. Since opening in 2015, Monteverde has won multiple accolades, including the 2018 "Restaurant of the Year" Jean Banchet Award.

Charles Phan

CULINARY DEMO

Phan pioneered modern Vietnamese cuisine in America as executive chef and owner of the Slanted Door family of restaurants. His current restaurants in San Francisco are The Slanted Door, Out the Door, OTD, Hard Water and the newly opened Rice & Bones in Berkeley.

Barton Seaver

CULINARY DEMO

Seaver is on a mission to restore our relationship with the ocean, the land and with each other—through dinner. He has translated his illustrious career as a chef into his leadership in the area of sustainable seafood innovations.

Check Back Often For More Additions!

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More at the Lakeside Center

Explore these other highlights at the Lakeside Center:


Bellavita Italian Pavilion
BAR at NRA
Organic & Natural

Other Culinary Demos

Find more hands-on culinary demos throughout the Show floor. 



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