I’ve gotta lot cooking this weekend – Sept 9,10 & 11 – and I’d love for you to consider this your personal invitation to join me and a host of talented chefs for a taste or two of it all at the Southern Ideal Home Show Cooking Stage!
That’s right! Its time for the annual Southern Ideal Home Show! It takes place this weekend, Sept 9,10 & 11; and Parking is free at The Park Expo – 800 Briar Creek Road! The cooking stage is just a part of what goes on at this annual home show; but as I have for nearly a half dozen or so years now, I’ll be there all three days presenting cooking demonstrations myself and acting as host of the cooking stage personally introducing you to some of my favorite restaurant chefs, private chefs, foodies and farmers with back to back cooking demos every hour on the half hour each day of the show.
Dates & Times – Mark your calendars, phone your friends and make plans now to join us. The action on the cooking stage takes place on Friday Sept 9 from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm; on Saturday Sept 10 from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm; and on Sunday Sept 11 from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. Plus, check it out, I’ve got a special price on show tickets for you as well!
Tickets – Once you are in the door, you can check out all of the exhibitors and can come to any of the cooking stage demos throughout the day. Adult tickets are $9 in advance, $10 per person at the door , but you can buy them in advance here, online, for just $6 per person with this special HeidiCooks16 code! ( kids 15 and under may attend for free with an adult)
Recipes – Come for the fun of it all – and for some great new recipe ideas for all you’ll be cooking this season. The recipes each chef prepares for this show will be up on this blog each evening of the show day, so you can easily circle back and make a copy of the ones you loved and want to try for yourself.
And More – At the cooking stage, you can look for tasty samples, coupons, and great giveaways at each of the demos as well as a chance to meet each of our Home Show Cooking Stage chefs up close and personal. You won’t want to miss a single bite! I am thrilled to have students from the Charlotte Community Culinary School volunteering at the stage, assisting our participating chefs, as well. I can’t wait to see you there!
Here’s the 2016 line up of chefs for this fun and flavorful weekend…the only thing missing is you!
Southern Ideal Home Show Cooking Stage – Friday Sept 9, 2016
11:30 am Everyday Eats Chef Troy Gagliardo, WCCB Charlotte’s CW
12:30 pm French Bistro Style with Cooking Stage Host, Charlotte Culinary Expert, Heidi Billotto
1:30 pm Sophisticated Comfort Food Chefs Terra Ciotta and Phillip Lloyd, Art Institute of Charlotte
2:30 pm Getting Sauced Melanie and Andy Tritten, Cannizzaro Sauces
3:30 pm Crostini for a Crowd Chef Bill Bigham, Private Chef
4:30 pm Mama Mia Cucina Chef Cynthia Ferich, Cynthia Cooks
5:30 pm Local Love – 5 local products you’re going to love having in your kitchen and on your table Cooking stage host, Heidi Billotto, Charlotte Culinary Expert
Southern Ideal Home Show Cooking Stage – Saturday, Sept 10, 2016
10:30 am Italian Appetizers Chef Vincent Caminiti, Novanta 90 Pizzeria Napoletana
11:30 am Good, Better, Best – Take one master recipe and then servie it up three ways!
Chef Jill Aker Ray, Private Chef
12:30 pm Fresh From the Farmer’s Market Chef Adam Reed, Sante Restaurant of Matthews
1:30 pm Under the Tuscan Sun Chef Rodrigo Velazco, Vivace Ristorante
2:30 pm Fresh Local Good Emily and Chris Russell, Zone 7 Foods
3:30 pm Wine and Dine Chef Ashley Owens, Napa on Providence
4:30 pm Southern Comforts Chef Michael Griswold, The Pump House in Rock Hill
5:30 pm How to Bake Biscuits and More Chef Geoff Bragg, Community Culinary School of Charlotte
Southern Ideal Home Show Cooking Stage – Sunday, Sept 11, 2016
11:30 am From the Fall Farm to Your Kitchen Chef Clark Barlow, Heirloom Restaurant
12:30 pm Here’s Whats Cookin’ in Hickory Chef Sam Stachon, Highland Avenue in Hickory
1:30 pm Cooking with Certified Organic Ginger Mary Roberts, Windcrest Farms and Heidi Billotto, Charlotte Culinary Expert
2:30 pm The Art of Cooking with Local Mushrooms, featuring Chef Luca Annunziata from Passion 8 Bistro Hiram Ramirez and Michelle Smith, Urban Gourmet Mushroom Farms
3:30 pm A Little Sweet, A Little Savory Amy and Scott McCabe, The Savory Spice Shop in South End
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