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2016 Gastropost Chef Stage




Satisfy your hunger for a fabulous culinary experience, the Chef Stage offers continuous chef demonstrations throughout the Expo. Don't miss our non-stop line up of celebrated professionals; from breakthrough talents, to trend-setting innovators, to seasoned celebrities. The Chef Stage is sure to provide something for everyone! Our eager audience is invited to interact with our recognized chefs and learn the secrets of their culinary delights.  

 






Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

THURSDAY




 



7:00 PM The Chef & The Dish
Join Chef Gason - based in New Orleans as he Skype’s in to the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo. They will coach a person on stage to make an authentic dish from their region - and you can watch (and taste!) it all in action.


8:00 PM Good in Every Grain
Savor a taste of Ontario as Emily Richards and Ontario grain farmer Laura Ferrier incorporate grains into a number of dishes. Learn more about healthy grains from Ontario. Try Ontario corn fed beef with a whisky marinade served over a barley risotto and classic oatmeal cookies.


9:00 PM Shuck U
Take a stab at learning in this entertaining and informative presentation by Oyster Boy that teaches you about buying, shucking and presenting oysters.


FRIDAY





4:00 PM Shuck U
Take a stab at learning in this entertaining and informative presentation by Oyster Boy that teaches you about buying, shucking and presenting oysters.


5:00 PM Meat, Meet MUSHROOMS!
Explore the topic of blending mushrooms and beef into everyday recipes, while learning the nutritional benefits of the concept.


6:00 PM Filipino Feast
Savour a taste of the Philippines with CASA manila and see why the Kamayan dining experience is so popular with Torontonians. Celebrate Filipino traditions and flavours in an interactive cook demo that shows how food tastes better when you eat it with your hands!


7:00 PM A Better Way to Cook
One Kitchen focuses on providing a unique, waste free and enjoyable cooking experience. Learn how easy it is to create one of their delicious recipes!


8:00 PM The Chef & The Dish
Join Chef Yoshimi - based in Japan as she Skype’s in to the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo. They will coach a person on stage to make an authentic dish from their region - and you can watch (and taste!) it all in action.











SATURDAY

12:00 PM A Better Way to Cook
One Kitchen focuses on providing a unique, waste free and enjoyable cooking experience. Learn how easy it is to create one of their delicious recipes!


1:00 PM Filipino Feast
Savour a taste of the Philippines with CASA manila and see why the Kamayan dining experience is so popular with Torontonians. Celebrate Filipino traditions and flavours in an interactive cook demo that shows how food tastes better when you eat it with your hands!


2:00 PM The Chef & The Dish
Join Chef Paola - based in Italy as she Skype’s in to the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo. They will coach a person on stage to make an authentic dish from their region - and you can watch (and taste!) it all in action.


3:00 PM Hello Fresh
HelloFresh is a meal-kit subscription service, delivering fresh, pre-portioned ingredients to customers’ doors so that they can cook quick, healthy, and delicious dinners! Join Chef Irene Ngo as he demonstrates how to cook one of their upcoming recipes, the Autumnal Italian Sausage.

4:00 PM Purely Pumpkin: Seasonal recipes to share & savour
Join Allison Day as she cooks recipes from her new cookbook, Purely Pumpkin, including a homemade pumpkin spice latte!


5:00 PM Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich
The three finalists will be putting their culinary creations to the test on our stage at the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo! A panel of celebrity judges, including Food Network host of You Gotta Eat Here, John Catucci will crown Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich.


6:00 PM Gobble, Gobble
Learn information and tips on preparing quick and delicious recipes from Ontario Turkey just in time for the holiday season.


7:00 PM What is a Bubble Waffle?
Join Chef Alan Yau from Golden Bubbles to learn the differences of savoury waffles and sweet waffles.


8:00 PM NOW Top Chef Competition
See the top two chef finalists from the Top Chef Competition presented by NOW Magazine live on stage! Finalists are chosen from six of the hottest chefs in the city. 
9:00 PM NOW Top Chef Competition 
See the top two chef finalists from the Top Chef Competition presented by NOW Magazine live on stage! Finalists are chosen from six of the hottest chefs in the city. 







SUNDAY











2:00 PM The Chef & The Dish
Join Chef Jenny - based in Charlotte as she Skype’s in to the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo. They will coach a person on stage to make an authentic dish from their region - and you can watch (and taste!) it all in action.


3:00 PM NOW Top Chef Competition 
See the top two chef finalists from the Top Chef Competition presented by NOW Magazine live on stage! Finalists are chosen from six of the hottest chefs in the city. 

4:00 PM NOW Top Chef Competition 
See the top two chef finalists from the Top Chef Competition presented by NOW Magazine live on stage! Finalists are chosen from six of the hottest chefs in the city.