This weekend, August 23-25, 2013, I have the pleasure of once again hosting the cooking stage at the Southern Ideal Home Show, held at Charlotte’s The Park Expo and Convention Center – Its a labor of love as I get to work with some of my favorite Charlotte Chefs presenting back to back cooking demos every hour on the half hour.
Showgoers will enjoy complimentary samples at each cooking demo, recipes, giveaways and more; plus the opportunity to chat with your favorite chefs up close and personal too!
As our grand prize giveaway at the cooking stage this year, two lucky visitors to the cooking stage will win a pair of tickets to one of the Competition Dining Dinners held in Charlotte in September and October as a part of the upcoming Fire in the City Competition – more news on that to come…
Meanwhile, imagine my delight when I read this – about me – today on the Southern Ideal Home Show’s website:
Heidi Billotto – Host and darling of the IDEAL Cooking Stage
“Everything’s cooking with Heidi at the helm of the cooking stage. She’s our darling, your darling and just about everyone’s darling in the food world. She’s a culinary expert, food writer and editor/Charlotte Living, a cooking instructor, a food stylist and caterer and host of the cooking stage. She will be on-hand to guide you through each of the fabulous daily cooking demonstrations. The cooking stage is a crowd favorite for recipes, tastes, how-to’s and everything in between for your palate and reservations are not required.”
You can plan your visit to the home show based on when your favorite area chefs will be cooking…. and if you click on the link at the right to follow this blog – I’ll have two complimentary tickets waiting for you at the show’s Will Call desk… I’ll email you the details once you sign up to follow.
So Now, Here’s the complete schedule of cooking demos for the weekend – you’ll want to come back all three days to see and taste it all! Looking forward to seeing you there!
|IDEAL Cooking Stage Schedule – Friday August 23|
|IDEAL Cooking Stage Schedule – Saturday August 24|
IDEAL Cooking Stage Schedule – Sunday August 25
11:30 am Summer Sippin’ with Amy and Scott McCabe
Presented By : Savory Spice Shop in Southend
12:30 pm The Art of Grilled Cheese with Brian Stockholm
Presented By : Papi Queso Food Truck
1:30 pm Farm to Table Appetizers from Roots Food Truck
Presented By : Chef Craig Barbour
2:30 pm A Taste of Passion 8
Presented By : Chef Evan Micek and Chef Matthew Krenz
3:30 pm American Café – Comfort Foods
Presented By: Chef Luca Annunziata and Chef Dan Steel from American Café