Calling all foodies, master chefs and microwave mavens: Garden Gourmet is coming!
No matter what your cooking style or habits include, visiting Garden Gourmet for one, two or multiple culinary demonstrations will not disappoint! Our live culinary demonstrations will feature top Chicago-area chefs who’ll share their expertise on creating sumptuous dishes from fresh, homegrown ingredients. And during the last two days of the show, the National Cake Decorating Competition will take over in an action-packed event.
You’re welcomed to sit in on demonstrations every day of the show with timeslots being 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm and 6:30pm. Each demonstration will introduce something new and inspiring to bring home to your table.
Our Garden Gourmet lineup of participating chefs and restaurants include:
Sarah Koechling, Pastry Chef at Formento’s
Martial Noquier from Bistronomic
Alan Yuen from Friendship Restaurant
Markus Ford and Dane Neal from Flavor HD on WGN Radio
Peggy Balboa, RD, LDN from Mariano’s
Sam Netter from Real Urban BBQ
John Terlato from Terlato Kitchen
Ed Nemec from Dancing Marlin Restaurant
Luigi Garcia from RIVA Crab House
James Sitkiewicz from VEG’D at Mariano’s
Didier Durand from Cyrano’s Farm Kitchen
Devon Quinn from Paramount Events
Lorin Adolph and Kiki Luthringhausen from Mariano’s
Lorel Boger, Executive Pastry Chef at Eli’s Cheesecake
Dirk and Terry Fucik from Dirk’s Fish
Tony Priolo from Piccolo Sogno
Victor DeLeon from O’Donovan’s Pub and Restaurant
Mathew Reichel from The Berghoff Restaurant
John Cosnotti from Devon Seafood Grill
Sarah Grueneberg from Monteverde
Joe Rosetti from Harry Caray’s
View the complete day-by-day schedule here.
Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 | 10am – 4pm
In partnership with Pillsbury, the RBA is pleased to announce that the 14th annual National Bakers + Creative Decorating Competition will be held at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. The event will feature eight professional cake decorators competing in three different categories for a chance to be named Best Cake Decorator! Be sure to stop by and catch the action! Learn more here.
Decorating categories include:
Theme: A Spring Garden Wedding for Emily & Peter
Contestants will be given a choice of wedding cake layer sizes and cakes must be at least 4 tiers high.
Theme: Unknown until competition
Contestants must prepare a 2-tiered cake, incorporating at least 2 specific fondant techniques.
Rolled Fondant Cake
Theme: A Walk in the Woods
Contestants must create a 3-dimensional design that is at least 12″ tall. They are encouraged to add an element of movement.
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