Chef Demos

Our outreach to culinary professionals extends to four working chefs in the NYC vicinity, who perform throughout the day on the Celebrity Chef Stage in “Central Park.”

In addition, scholarship winners from two culinary schools compete for best day-part food item, utilizing produce items foraged from trade show booths during the show.

 Jacob Javits Center Hall 1C “Central Park” Center Stage
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mark Arnao, Executive Chef, The St. Regis New York
New York, NY 
Experienced Executive Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the food & beverages industry. Skilled in Catering, Cooking, Hospitality Industry, Event Management, and Menu Costing.


Will Horowitz, Ducks Eatery
New York, NY 
Horowitz unites the best of his grandfather’s New York delis and Long Island fisherman days, his own travels in far-flung Burmese and Thai villages, his love for southern ’cue, and his thirst for new experiences.


Brandon Fay, Founder/President, Pasta By Hudson
New York, NY 
Founder Pasta by Hudson, CBS/Cooking With Brandon, lover of food, fashion, Running, TV and New York.


Ian Ramirez, Creative Dining Services
Holland, MI 
Also Chairs the ‘Culinary Innovation Council’ where focus is on staying ahead of food trends and developing thinking approaches towards menu development. 


Jehangir Mehta, Graffiti Earth 
New York, NY
Made his name by juxtaposing ingredients, textures and tastes from his native India with flavors from all around the globe in vegetable-based dishes.