CLEVELAND, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 10th annual Fabulous Food Show, presented by Giant Eagle Market District, returns to the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, November 13-15, 2015. Guests can Taste, Try & Buy their way through America's largest presentation of fine food, fine art, breweries, wineries, restaurants and purveyors all under one roof. The premier culinary celebration is a massive event, featuring 10 different performance stages with more than 100 live demonstrations and hundreds of companies showcasing specialty foods and culinary gadgets. The floor plan is equivalent in size to seven football fields filled with food, frills & fun! The event attracted 27,219 visitors to Cleveland in 2014 from twenty-six States and parts of Canada.
A terrific roster of renowned celebrity talent will appear throughout the weekend for live demonstrations, experiential events and fan engagement. Stars include Cleveland's own Iron Chef, Michael Symon, co-host of ABC's The Chew and star of TLC's hit series Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro. Bravo's Emmy winning Top Chef series judge Gail Simmons and co-star of Food Network's hit series Chopped Aarón Sánchez, America's most popular Latin Chef. Rachel Ray Show correspondent Jason Roberts returns for his 10th straight year to emcee. Culinary comedian Mark DeCarlo, Food Network Star Season 8 finalist Martie Duncan and ABC's Shark Tank winner Kim 'Daisy' Nelson are back this year.
Sculptor Natalie Sideserf, dubbed by Food Network 'one of the most talented young cake artists in the country', will make her first appearance, along with legendary singer/actor Frankie Avalon, who will launch a new product line of his famous family recipes and a companion cookbook. Independent music legends The Samples add a flavorful sound with a 'Concert in the Kitchen' along with Cleveland's favorite local Newgrass act Honeybucket who will perform at the Michael Symon Block Party.
The World Food Champion, to be crowned Tuesday, November 10th in Kissimmee, FL will make his/her first national appearance accompanied by World Food Championships (WFC) CEO, Mike McCord. Each will be on hand to discuss the genesis and future of competitive 'Food Sport', as well as, to certify an eager new crop of judges through the WFC E.A.T. Methodology Class.
New This Year
Street Scene & Stage
A gathering of the best Food Trucks in Northeast, Ohio with ongoing demonstrations all weekend, interspersed amongst 'outdoor' themed dining areas courtesy of Berlin Gardens, LLC, Valley City Supply, Maple Ridge Garden Centre and Pandy's Garden Center, custom and classic automobiles from Seme & Son Hot Rods and Restos and Box Performance, LLC and Leaf Filter., custom handmade metal sculptures from Jerry Schmidt, and more. Attendees will also see Tri-C Hospitality Management students compete in a variety of mystery basket challenges. All stage performances are included with Admission. Seating is first come, first served.
Concert in the Kitchen
With 20 albums and over 1 million records sold, The Samples continue to delight fans with music that transcends age and genres. Lead Singer/Guitarist Sean Kelly & The Samples will bring their unique sound on Saturday, November 14th 6:30-8PM live from the Giant Eagle Market District Theatre. Official band website here: www.thesamples.com
Happy Hour with Gail Simmons
Join Food + Wine Magazine Special Projects Director, Gail Simmons from 6:30-7:30PM on Saturday, November 14 for specialty cocktail and food samples while enjoying sounds of The Samples. Additional charges apply for alcohol sampling. Must be 21 or older to participate.
Art of Food
Confection displays, cake sculpting by Natalie Sideserf, Ice Carving Demonstrations by Aaron Costic of Elegant Ice, Specialty cakes from Anna Weisendof the Grand Finale, and cheese & produce carving demonstrations from George Niemoellerand a team of culinary professionals.
Culinary Connection Showcase
An exhibitor product display connecting consumers with new and featured products in the show.
The Hot Spot Pavilion
Fiery food and salsa sampling. Vote for your favorite to win the People's Clear Choice Award presented by Clear Choice Custom Lasik. Winners will be announced in a special presentation Sunday, November 15th in the Giant Eagle Market District Theatre by Aaron Sanchez.
Gospel Brunch presented by House of Blues Cleveland
House of Blues Cleveland will bring a taste of their world famous Gospel Brunch to the Fabulous Food Show on Sunday, November 15th 10:30-11:30AM. Enjoy live music in the Giant Eagle Market District Theatre led by award winning keyboardist Lafayette Carthon included with show admission. Brunch will be served in the Fabulous Bistro. Additional charges apply for food and alcohol.
Vitamix Signature Event Series
*Separate Ticket required for admittance.*
*Cleveland Culinary Awards Gala(3rd Annual)*
Thursday, November 12th 6:30-9:30PM (I-X Center Grand Ballroom)
Benefitting Hospitality Students. Honoring Industry Icons.
A 'fabulously casual' gathering where Cleveland's hospitality community celebrates among aficionados, students and peers. Cocktail hour features live action stations with delicious dishes from Vitamix, Athens Foods, Certified Angus Beef, Tri- C Hospitality Management Program, World Food Championships and is followed by a locally inspired four-course meal, at tables hosted by Cleveland's own culinary stars and celebrities. Awards are presented in three exclusive categories: Culinary Ambassador (Michael Symon), Restaurant Vanguard (Parker Bosley & The Sokolowski's) and Beverage Trailblazer (Paulius Nasvytis).
*Dessert First hosted by Buddy Valastro*
Cakes & cocktails celebrating 10 fabulous years!
Friday, November 13th 1:00-2:30PM (I-X Center East Lobby) Join the Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, Natalie Sideserf, Kim 'Daisy' Nelson and Frankie Avalon for an interactive sampling event and unveiling of our exclusive 10th Anniversary sculpted cake. Get up close with our celebrities while enjoying a slice of celebratory cake, cookies, chocolates, tasty treats and custom cocktails by Tin Play's own flair bartenders. Enjoy samples from 2 Bubbies Cookies, Frankie Avalon Family Recipes, Cute Little Cake Shop, Fear's Confection, Red Cedar Coffee and more.
*Michael Symon's Block Party*
Saturday, November 14th 4:30-6:00PM (I-X Center East Lobby)
Join Michael Symon, friends and special guests including Aarón Sánchez and Martie Duncan as they lead guests through the flavors of Cleveland. Indulge with popular ethnic restaurant samplings from the region's best food trucks, specialty beer & wine pairings, live music by up-and-coming local Newgrass act Honeybucket. Pepsi is the official sponsor of Michael Symon's Block Party.
*Fabulous Food & Football Party hosted by Michael Symon
*Sunday, November 15th 1:00-4:00PM (I-X Center East Lobby)
While the Cleveland Browns visit their rival Pittsburgh Steelers, Michael Symon will host a sumptuous gathering of game day food from Deschutes, Bertman Ballpark Mustard, Frankie Avalon Family Recipes, Orlando Baking Co. and Five Star Brand Meats along with other notable local chefs and local celebrities.
Giant Eagle Market District: Presenting Sponsor and Super Saver Ticket Outlet
Discount Drug Mart: Official Discount Drug Store Ticketing Retail Sponsor
Official Sponsors: Certified Angus Beef * Door to Door Organics * Gutter Helmet* Pepsi * Tin Play * Vitamix * World Food Championships * AB in Bev * Brooklyn Brewery * Clear Choice Custom Lasik Center * Deschutes Brewery * Ergo Chef * Finger Lakes Wine Country * Jakprints * Leaf Filter * Miller Coors * OH Lottery * Portside Brewery * Renewal by Anderson * Schwebel's * Universal Windows * Viniq * Window Pro * Yuengling *
Supporting Sponsors: 2 Bubbies Cookies * Certified Angus Beef * Chef's Roll * Daso's Custom Cabinetry * Dinner Lab * Five Star Brand Meats * Gunter Wilhelm * Hughie's Event Production Services * Kent State University * The Westin Cleveland Downtown * Event Source *
FABULOUS FOOD SHOW HOURS
Thursday, November 12, 2015: 3rd Annual Cleveland Culinary Awards Gala (6:30-9:30PM)
Friday, November 13, 2015: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday, November 14, 2015: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday, November 15, 2015: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
TICKETS: $19.99 - $75.00 Kids 12 & Under: FREE General Admission: $24.99 (Advance Online)Reserved Seating including General Admission: $44.99 (Advance Online) Signature Events/VIP Meet & Greet: $30.00 each (does not include GA - separate ticket required) Cleveland Culinary Awards Gala: $75.00 (Online)
Super Saver General Admission: $19.99 (Available at Giant Eagle and Giant Eagle Market District)
GA & Reserved Discount/Signature Events: $22.99-$42.99 (Available at select Ohio Discount Drug Mart store locations)
For a complete list of ticket pricing, alcohol sampling passes, signature event details, show features and daily performance schedules, please visit www.fabulousfoodshow.com
Fabulous Food Show is held at the International Exposition (I-X) Center located at One I-X Center Drive in Cleveland, Ohio on Route 237, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Easily accessible from I-480, I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike.
For more information call 216.265.COOK or visit online at www.fabulousfoodshow.com
About Fabulous Food Show: Fabulous Food Show is an annual culinary celebration held at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Now in its 10th year, this unparalleled pop culture experience features North America's largest presentation of fine food, fine art, craft breweries, wineries, demonstrations and exhibits under one roof. For more information call 216.265.COOK or visit www.fabulousfoodshow.com. Follow on Twitter: @FabFoodShow
About I-X Center: International Exposition Center (I-X) Center in Cleveland, Ohio is the world's most unique exhibition facility. It is the 9th largest convention center in North America, comprised of 2.2 million sq. ft., including more than one million sq. ft. of flexible presentation space. Featuring a unique 'one-stop sourcing' model for all production services, the I-X Center has hosted more than 1,500 events attracting 50 million visitors during the past 30 years. For more information visit www.ixcenter.com. Follow on Twitter: @ixcenter
About Giant Eagle Market District: The Giant Eagle Market District destination store concept offers an enhanced food shopping experience geared toward food enthusiasts. Market District offers specialty and unique items not found elsewhere in an environment where customers' passion for food can be cultivated by a staff of food experts. In 12 locations in southwestern Pennsylvania and Ohio, the Market District stores feature teams of chefs and other culinary professionals preparing fresh foods from scratch every day. Market District also offers customers the rare opportunity to find natural, organic, specialty and other unique items paired with the convenience of favorite national brands and everyday needs all under the same roof. Further information can be found at MarketDistrict.com.
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