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2012 Cooking Theater Lineup is Here!

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Celebrity chefs including Charm City Cakes’ Duff Goldman and Iron Chefs Cat Cora and Michael Symon will top the line-up of stars appearing in the Cooking Theater at the 2012 International Home + Housewares Show, March 10-13 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

The Cooking Theater is the focal point of the Gourmet Food + Home District in the Dine + Design Expo in the South Building. On hand will be exhibitors of specialty and gourmet treats and the tools used to prepare them. The Gourmet Food + Home District also features the NASFT Specialty Food Marketplace and Chicago’s Restaurant Row.

The Cooking Theater is jointly sponsored by KitchenAid, Wilton Brands, Robinson Home Products and Whole Foods Market.

The Theater will run demonstrations from 1pm to close on Saturday, March 10 and 9am to close Sunday, March 11 & Monday, March 12 and 9am to 11am Tuesday, March 13. Each day will feature the following chefs:

Saturday, March 10

Paula Deen

Paula Deen

Rick Tarantino

John McLemore

Michael Feker

Theo Kalogeracos & Tony Gemignani

Sunday, March 11

Ming Tsai

Michelle Bernstein

Paula Deen

Cat Cora

Michael Symon

Duff Goldman

Duff Goldman

Fabio Viviani

Todd English

Duff Goldman

Stephanie Izard

Chris Cosentino

Karen Track & Alan Richardson

Monday, March 12

Lisa Maronian

Devin Alexander

Anupy Singla

Gale Gand

Devin Alexander

Devin Alexander

Kristen Ryan

Alex Garcia

Bob Waggoner

Tuesday, March 13

Sarah Kallio & Stacey Krastins

Pam Anderson

Many of the chefs will also be doing book signings after their demonstrations.

To view the most up-to-date participating chefs along with the scheduled dates and times, visit and select Cooking Theater in the Search box.

The Specialty Food Marketplace, sponsored by the National Association of the Specialty Food Trade, presents a wider look at what’s new in gourmet specialty foods including many award-winning products in a gourmet tasting area. Sampling is welcomed! Restaurant Row will feature Chicago culinary establishments who will be happy to make reservations for attendees.

Sponsored by:

Robinson Home logoWhole Foods logokitchenaid logoWilton logo

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