More celebrities join cooking theatre line-up at Chicago show

Famed chef Emeril Lagasse, Food Network chef Aarón Sánchez and Addison – the most recent winner of US TV series ‘MasterChef Junior’ –  join the line-up of celebrity chefs appearing at the 2016 International Home + Housewares Show.

The exhibition takes places from March 5-8 at Chicago’s McCormick Place and the chef demonstrations will be held throughout the show in the Cooking Theater. Located in the Dine + Décor Expo in the South Building, the Theater is jointly sponsored by KitchenAid, Oneida and WellnessMats.

Other chefs include Ron Ben-Israel, host of the Food Network’s ‘Sweet Genius’ and guest judge on ‘Cake Wars’; Lorena Garcia of ‘Top Chef Masters’; Sarah Grueneberg, runner-up on ‘Top Chef: Texas’; and Fabio Viviani, a ‘Top Chef’ ‘Fan Favorite’.

Also appearing will be George Duran of Better TV; Tom and Patty Erd, second generation owners of The Spice House, listed as one of ‘Food & Wine’ magazine’s ‘Top Spice Shops in the World’’; Vivian Howard, star of the PBS series ‘A Chef’s Life’; Manuela Kjeilen, baker, Passion for Baking blogger, author and Swedish TV personality (pictured); Tess Masters, The Blender Girl; and local favourite Anupy Singla, a Chicago-based cookbook author and journalist.

They join previously announced celebrity chefs Rick Bayless, Ming Tsai, Trisha Yearwood, Rose Levy Beranbaum, Bernard Guillas, Sara Moulton and Billy Parisi.

The 2016 International Home + Housewares Show will feature more than 2,200 exhibitors and is expected to attract 62,000 total attendees. It is sponsored by the International Housewares Association in the US.


Manuela Kjeilen: baker, blogger, author and Swedish TV personality

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