Release Date: 08.28.2007 | Location: Downtown/ Midtown /Buckhead | Organization: 360 Media, Inc
Ted, Rocco & Julia Bring a Recipe for Good Taste
Three Celebrity Chefs to Grace the Festival's Cooking Stage
ATLANTA, GA - Description: Big fan of cooking shows like Top Chef, The Restaurant and Hell's Kitchen? Well, dust off those chef's hats, Atlanta, and head to this year's Taste of Atlanta cooking stage to see the three local and national celebrity chefs of those popular programs live! Ted Allen, Rocco DiSpirito and Julia Williams will be showing off their culinary gifts throughout the weekend to help make Taste of Atlanta a food festival staple in any food-lovers diet.
1 carafe of Ted's wine-food pairing expertise 1 smorgasbord of Rocco's recipe ingenuity
1 ladle of Julia's passion and rare talent
Interest in seeing your favorite chefs work their magic, to taste
1. Preheat anybody's imagination to a scorching 425° in preparation for Ted Allen's cooking demonstration, because this guy is on fire. Best known for his role as the food and wine specialist on the Emmy Award-winning hit Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and also currently appearing regularly as a judge on Top Chef and the Food Network's Iron Chef America, Ted Allen will be hosting Robert Mondavi Private Selection's Crush in the City at Taste of Atlanta 2007. Since Ted serves as the Robert Mondavi Food and Wine Ambassador, he will be offering his vast knowledge of pairing wine with food to help sharpen anybody's wine proficiency and entertaining skills.
2. Combine diverse ingredients together in preparation for celebrated chef Rocco DiSpirito's cooking demonstration and book signing because this Italian-American chef has a penchant for crafting inventive multi-cultural recipes. Rocco DiSpirito's passion for cuisine began at the very young age of 11, and he has never looked back. He ran the critically acclaimed 3 star Union Pacific, was named one of Food and Wine magazine's "Best New Chefs," and was the first chef to grace the cover of Gourmet Magazine as " America's Most Exciting Young Chef." Rocco has authored three cookbooks, won the James Beard award for Flavor and starred in the 2003/2004 hit series The Restaurant on NBC. He has since published Rocco's Italian American with his mother, as well as 5 Minute Flavor and is currently launching Rocco's Real Life Recipes, Flavor for Everyday. Be sure to take this unique opportunity to watch Rocco at the cooking stage and meet him at the CBS 46 Tent for a book signing.
3. Scattered, smothered or covered – former Waffle House short-order cook turned Hell's Kitchen contestant and celebrity chef, Julia Williams, can help serve this successful recipe any way it is desired. Although she did not win the cooking competition, Julia can "stand the heat" and is currently working at Ocean 66 in College Park, GA. While Julia has not had any formal culinary training, her passion and natural talent in the industry is undeniable and her dream to own her own restaurant is in the making. Join Julia at Taste of Atlanta to see a truly inspirational celebrity chef bring intensity and fervor to the cooking stage.
Serves/makes: A tasty and educational treat for all Taste of Atlanta patrons. Bon appetite!
Taste of Atlanta is a 2-day outdoor food festival held throughout the streets in Atlantic Station on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14, 2007. The event will feature more than 70 of the city's best restaurants, live cooking demonstrations from national and local celebrity chefs, a Wine Experience at Ten Pin Alley, entertainment and much more! For more information visit www.tasteofatlanta.com.
Contact Name: Dana Seith
Company: 360 Media, Inc