TOP CENTRAL FLORIDA CHEFS TO APPEAR AT THE ORLANDO HOME SHOW
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 20, 2009) – Guests can work up an appetite as they stroll the floor at the Orlando Home Show, and the fantastic aromas wafting from the main stage area are bound to draw them in. They will find some of the area’s top chefs whipping up specialties and serving culinary tips and tasty samples throughout the weekend on the ScottJosephOrlando.com Cooking Stage. The home improvement extravaganza returns to the Orange County Convention Center September 18-20, 2009.
Gregory Richie of Emeril’s Tchoup Chop at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Bram Fowler of Journeys at Alaqua in Longwood, Scott Hunnel of Victoria & Albert’s at Walt Disney World Resort, Bruno Vrignon of Les Chefs de France in Epcot, John Tan of Park Plaza Gardens in Winter Park, and John Mooney of Highland Manor in Apopka are the culinary wizards hand-picked by Joseph to appear. The former Orlando Sentinel food critic and brainchild behind Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide will host each demonstration with the insight, panache and wit that has made him the most trusted, reliable and comprehensive source of restaurant information in the region for more than 20 years.
“In the more than two decades that I’ve been covering the dining scene in Central Florida, I’ve watched the quality of restaurants improve greatly,” said Joseph. “When I first started as a critic, there were only a handful of good restaurants, and even some of those could be categorized as just good enough. I’ve specifically asked the chefs on the ScottJosephOrlando.com Cooking Stage to demonstrate a dish that not only is representative of their restaurant’s menu but also something guests can make at home. They’ll give tips and share secrets to take home to the kitchen. And guests will see why I consider them some of our area’s most talented chefs.”
During the show, the chefs will cook on a custom-built stage featuring the very latest in kitchen appliances from Viking courtesy of Aggressive Appliances and Central Supply, and countertops courtesy of ECO by Consentino. Chefs will appear on the ScottJosephOrlando.com Cooking Stage at the following times:
Friday, September 18
1:30 p.m. Bruno Vrignon, Executive Chef, Les Chefs de France in Epcot
3:30 p.m. Bram Fowler, Chef, Journeys at Alaqua, Longwood
Saturday, September 19
12:30 p.m. Gregory Richie, Chef de Cuisine, Emeril’s Tchoup Chop at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort
4:30 p.m. Scott Hunnel, Chef, Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Sunday, September 20
1:30 p.m. John Mooney, Chef, Highland Manor, Apopka
3:30 p.m. John Tan, Chef, Park Plaza Gardens, Winter Park
About the Orlando Home Show
Central Florida’s premier home show since 2003 returns to the Orange County Convention Center September 18-20, 2009. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, and are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Seniors (60 and over) are $5 on Friday only (no other discounts apply). Guests can gain admission for only $5 after 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Advance tickets can be purchased online for a $3 discount at www.FloridaHomeShows.com. Convenient on-site parking is available adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center off Universal Boulevard, and is $8 per car. Wheelchair/scooter rentals are available. For more information, visit www.FloridaHomeShows.com, or call 877-871-SHOW (7469).