A trio of high-profile celebrity chefs will appear on the Mobile Culinary Theatre during the upcoming Niagara Food Festival.
Celebrity Chefs Chuck Hughes, star of Food Network’s Chuck’s Day Off, David Rocco, host of David Rocco’s Dolce Vita on Food Network and Trish Magwood, from Food Network’s Family Cook Off and Party Dish will all perform cooking demonstrations on the Festival’s Mobile Culinary Theatre during the Niagara Food Festival, which takes place September 7, 8 and 9 in downtown Welland.
“We’re thrilled to bring these culinary stars to this year’s Festival”, said Brad Morgan, Chair of the Niagara Food Festival Board of Directors. “Festival-goers will have the opportunity to watch and learn from three of Canada’s best-known celebrity chefs, live and up-close in downtown Welland.”
Hughes’ Montreal restaurant Garde Manger has received accolades in the New York Times and The Today Show. His show Chuck’s Day Off debuted in 2009, and airs on Food Network Canada and The Cooking Channel in the United States. He is the youngest Canadian chef to win on Iron Chef America. Hughes will appear on the Mobile Culinary Theatre on
Saturday, September 8th at 12pm and 3:30pm. Learn more about Chuck Hughes here.
The Toronto-born Rocco divides his time between Toronto and Florence, Italy. His show David Rocco’s Dolce Vita airs on Food Network Canada and features David gathering fresh ingredients and preparing simple, authentic Italian food. Rocco will appear on the Mobile Culinary Theatre on Sunday, September 9th at 1pm and 3:30pm. Learn more here.
Magwood is a celebrity chef, teacher, entrepreneur and lifestyle consultant whose show Party Dish aired in over 35 countries. She has written two cook books and also hosted Food Network Canada’s Family Cook Off. Magwood will appear on the Mobile Culinary Theatre on Friday, September 7th at 5:30pm and 7pm. Learn more here.
During the Festival, the Mobile Culinary Theatre will also host local chefs, including chefs from Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute. Watch http://www.niagarafoodfestival.com/mobile-culinary-theatre/
The Niagara Food Festival’s Mobile Culinary Theatre made its debut at the 2008 Festival. It is a 28′ x 15′ fully functional mobile demonstration kitchen outfitted with cameras, flat screen monitors and state-of-the-art appliances and equipment. It has hosted high-profile chefs at festivals and events across Ontario and beyond.
Currently in its 19th year, the Niagara Food Festival draws tens of thousands of visitors to Downtown Welland each year. Consistently rated among Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals and Events, the Peninsula’s Tastiest Party is a three-day event that features more than 30 food vendors from across southern Ontario, entertainment, a marketplace featuring local food producers, food-themed contests and top culinary talent on the Mobile Culinary Theatre. This year’s Festival runs September 7, 8 and 9. Further details are available online at www.niagarafoodfestival.com, on the Festival’s Facebook page or by following @niagarafoodfest on Twitter. This year’s Niagara Food Festival is presented in part by Niagara College.
The 2012 Niagara Food Festival will also feature high-profile entertainment on the main stage, including headliners These Kids Wear Crowns on Friday night (Niagara College Night) and renowned Rolling Stones tribute Hot Rocks on Saturday night. The full entertainment lineup is available online at http://www.niagarafoodfestival.com/entertainment/.