Dynamic List Of Chefs, Including Television Host Sara Moulton, To Present Culinary Demonstrations At This Month’s IRFSNY


Sara Moulton, nationally recognized chef, television host, author and educator will join Ferdinand Metz, CMC, President emeritus of the Culinary Institute of America in a Culinary Demonstration on Monday, March 9, 12:30pm – 1:30pm on the show floor of the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York.

Chefs Moulton and Metz join an impressive list of chefs who will be on stage during the three day event including Anton Testino, Megan Johnson, Bryan Tsao and others. These live cooking demos are part of the Food Trends Demonstration Theater that will take place throughout the day from Sunday, March 8 through Tuesday, March 10 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

“A highlighted feature of the event is the Food Trends Demonstration Theater and this year will be no exception as our featured chefs will present culinary demonstrations and provide audience members with tips on how to incorporate the latest trends into the menu offerings as well as provide delicious samples,” said Ron Mathews, Vice President, Restaurant and Foodservice Events Portfolio.

“We are thrilled to be hosting Sara Moulton who will sit down for a one on one interview with Ferdinand Metz followed by their cooking demonstration; it’s certainly going to be a must attend event at this year’s show.”

Sara Moulton, a CIA grad, will join Ferdinand Metz to review highlights from her illustrious 30 year career, including working in restaurants throughout the US and Europe, her mentorship with Julia Child, her positions as Food Editor of Good Morning America and executive chef of Gourmet Magazine, her time on the Food Network, and current role of author of several cookbooks and host of “Sara’s Weeknight Dinners.” Sara will also discuss her involvement with helping women in the industry, including founding the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance. After the interview Ferdinand and Sara will cook one of Sara’s recipes together and Sara will be available for a question and answer session and book signing.

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The following is the line-up for the Food Trends Demonstration Theater:

Sunday, March 8

Chef David Santos is the Executive Chef and Partner at Louro. He has previously worked at Bouley and Per Se and also launched a series of supper clubs, Um Segredo. He's appeared on Fox TV's Good Day New York, CBS New York and more. (11:00 – 11:45 am).

Celebrity Chef Anton Testino attended the Culinary Institute of America (C.I.A) and has appeared on the Food Network's CHOPPED and Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen. (12:00 – 12:45 pm). Chef Anton will also be presenting on Monday, March 9 at 11 am and on Tuesday, March 10 at 1:00 pm.

Chef Megan Johnson is the executive chef at Casselula Wine and Cheese Café and Elsewhere. Previously, she has worked at Gramercy Tavern and also competed on Food Network's Chopped. Chef's focus is fresh, local ingredients (1:00 – 1:45 pm).

Fritz Sonnenschmidt is a Certified Master Chef, author/editor of The Professional Art of Garde Manger, Chairman of the American Academy of Chefs and AAC Hall of Fame Member, Culinary Olympics Gold Medalist, a television personality, and former Culinary Dean at the Culinary Institute of America and Executive Chef at the Sheraton Hotel in NYC. (2:00 – 2:45 pm).

Monday, March 9

Celebrity Chef Sara Moulton, nationally recognized chef, television host, author and educator and Ferdinand Metz, Certified Master Chef, take the stage together to review Sara’s esteemed and illustrious 30 year career and cook one of her dishes. Book signing and question & answer to follow. (12:30 – 1:30 pm).

Chef Adin Languille leads the kitchen at David Burke Group's newest NYC establishment as Executive Chef of David Burke fabrick. He is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University and has previously also held a position at Adour by Alain Ducasse. (2:00 – 2:45).

Olivia Roskowski is currently a full-time instructor at Natural Gourmet Institute. Previously she has worked at The Mercer Kitchen and Momofuku Ssam Bar. Olivia is a master at root-to-frond cooking and will be presenting Meatless Monday Demonstration – Springtime Edamame & Black Quinoa Sliders with Avocado, Sprouts & Crispy Shallots. (3:00 – 3:45).