Culinary Demonstrations at the Marketplace
Culinary Demonstrations will be held at scheduled times at the Chef Skip Laskody Demonstration Stage located in the Coastline Center’s picturesque Riverview Terrace Room. Demonstrations will be presented by Experts in Foods and Wine who will share their knowledge, experience and artistry. Demonstrations are free with festival admission.
In 2016, the festival’s Demonstration Stage was dedicated in memory of local Chef and popular TV Personality, Skip Laskody. Chef Laskody was a long-time festival supporter and volunteer, each year hosting the Demonstration Stage that now bears his name.
The 2017 Skip Laskody Culinary Demonstration Stage is sponsored by “Farmin on Front”, Wilmington’s new Urban Grocery Store, located at 143 North Front Street in Downtown Wilmington. “Farmin on Front” showcases the best of what's local including seafood, meats, produce, & bakery and provides the opportunity to see and purchase what's being produced right here in the Carolina region! Features of the new store include a walk-in "beer barn," a build-your-own-growler station, a snip-your-own-herbs wall and a vending machine dispensing glass bottles of milk. Roughly one-quarter of the store is refrigerated displays devoted to meats and seafood, "local whenever possible." Visit them today!
“Carolina Farmin”, the parent corporation of “Farmin on Front” is an area family owned business sourcing and distributing local seafood, meats, produce, dairy products, and desserts wholesaling to hundreds of local restaurants, and operating “test kitchens” for product testing and development. Chefs from their Test Kitchens will be providing two demonstrations during the weekend and products needed for the additional festival demonstrations by other Food/Wine/Specialty Food Experts. All items, graciously donated courtesy of “Farmin on Front” are available at their NEW Downtown Wilmington urban-styled grocery location.
Saturday, February 4th , 2017
12:30 pm “Chicken Mondavi”
Executive Chef, Sam Lawler, of Catering Thyme, a graduate of Johnson & Wales and Award-winning Chef, will share their most popular chicken dish. Boneless breast of chicken strips are sautéed with mushrooms and onions and simmered in a sweet wine. A successful buffet item, this dish holds the #1 spot on the menu at Catering Thyme, a fine example of a successful family business.
2:00 pm “Super Bowl Sliders”
Greg and Michael Warren and the Team, GAMMS Line of Fine Sauces
This family team of The Great American Meat Marinade Sauce Company is a perfect example of how you can transform your ideas into a profitable business. They will share and demonstrate their recipe for success and for making delicious GAMMS Super Bowl Sliders for your Big Game Day Celebration. For those wanting a taste of success, don’t miss this popular demonstration by one of the Festival’s favorite vendors.
4:00 pm “Chocolate Sauces Made Easy”
Chef Jenny Summers, Director, Creamery & Confectionary Department, Farmin’ on Front/Farmin’.
A Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Summers is best known for her European style with an eclectic southern flair incorporating seasonal and savory flavors into loved classics to make them unique and unforgettable. This demo will show how to make Chocolate sauces for dipping strawberries, s’mores and more without going through the often perceived difficult and time-consuming tempering process. Come get sauced!
Sunday, February 5th, 2017
1:00 pm “Special Surprise Demonstration”
Chef/Culinary Representative, Farmin on Front/Farmin’
Shush!!!! This demonstration is going to be a total surprise, but one that you will not want to miss!!! A credentialed member of the Culinary Team from Farmin’ and Farmin” on Front will present a demo of one of their very special savory dishes... Could it be something you might want to make for your Sweetheart as a special Valentine’s Day surprise??? Don’t miss this surprise demonstration!
3:00 pm “Chocolate Balsamic Truffles”
Chef Daniel Anderson, Owner/Operator/Chef, “Taste the Olive”
In this demonstration, Chef Anderson will show how to make Chocolate Balsamic Truffles. This process is super easy for everyone…from the junior to Master Chef. Did we forget to mention that this truffle recipe can be made into many different flavors using Taste the Olives’ aged balsamic vinegars. While demonstrating Chocolate truffles, Raspberry, Expresso and Vanilla flavors will be available for sampling and recipe cards will be available.
Along with scheduled culinary demonstrations and children’s activities held in the Riverview Room, lunch will be offered at Catering Thyme Café located in the bar area of the Riverview Room. Offered will be sandwiches, salads and other lite fare, as well as a variety of beverages, and Catering Thyme’s very special desserts. Comfortable seating at the bar and at bistro tables, both inside the Riverview Room and on the Riverview Terrace Deck, weather permitting, will offer festival-goers opportunities to relax with friends, have a glass of wine or share a bottle of wine, enjoy their lunch and/or snack on their purchases overlooking the beautiful and scenic Cape Fear River.
Friday, February 3, 2017
Hors d'oeuvres and
WINE & CHOCOLATE
Saturday, February 4, 2017
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
noon - 4 p.m.