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11th Annual Fabulous Food Show

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Fabulous Food Show at the I-X Center
Claire Vanidestine
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– Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday, September 21, 2016 –

Cleveland, Ohio (September 19, 2016)
– The 11th annual Fabulous Food Show presented by Giant Eagle Market District is pleased to unveil its lineup for the largest culinary celebration in the nation taking place November 11-13, 2016 at the International Exposition (I-X) Center. Guests will taste, try and buy their way through Cleveland’s largest presentation of fabulous food, fine art, breweries, wineries, restaurants and purveyors all under one roof with a wide variety of live demonstrations and hundreds of companies showcasing specialty foods, drinks and culinary gadgets.

The iconic weekend festival known to culinary enthusiasts in Cleveland and beyond returns Friday, November 11 with a well-rounded lineup of international talent including:   

·         Michael Symon: Cleveland native and owner of seven restaurants in America’s heartland, Michael Symon shares his cooking style as a regular on Iron Chef on the Food Network and as a host of ABC’s “The Chew.”

·         Buddy Valastro: Star of TLC’s hit series “Cake Boss” and owner of Carlo’s Bakery, Buddy’s award-winning specialty cake designs have been featured in bridal and baking magazines.

·         Daphne Oz: The resident healthy living expert on ABC’s “The Chew,” Daphne Oz has established herself as a New York Times bestselling author, public speaker and philanthropist who helped establish HealthCorp.

·         Aarón Sanchez: The co-star of Food Network’s hit series, Chopped, Aarón has won a James Beard Award for Television Studio Program and has appeared at the White House as a guest chef. Aarón’s passion, commitment and skills have placed him among the world’s leading contemporary Latin chefs.

·         Damaris Phillips: The winner of 2013’s “Food Network Star,” Damaris Phillips traditional Southern Cuisine landed her a weekly show called “Southern at Heart” on the Food Network. She also teaches at Jefferson Community and Technical College in Louisville, KY.

·         Jason Roberts: A New Zealand native, Jason Roberts is an internationally known chef, author, TV personality, brand ambassador, fitness enthusiast and gluten-free lifestyle advocate and a co-founder of Chef’s Cycle for No Kid Hungry.

·         Natalie Sideserf: Gaining world-wide recognition by pushing the boundaries of cake design, Natalie Sideserf, a Cleveland native, is making TV and event appearances around the world and has been dubbed by the Food Network as “one of the most talented young cake artists in the country.”

Additionally, the festival’s energetic Vitamix Signature Event Series VIP ticketed events, return in 2016, kicking off Friday night when the Fabulous Food Show presents Savor Cleveland hosted by Tri-C Hospitality Management Program benefitting Chef’s Cycle for No Kid Hungry. “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro is back with Dessert First along with special guests Natalie Sideserf and Kim “Daisy” Nelson. After two successful years in a row, Michael Symon’s Block Party returns as the Iron Chef and host of ABC’s “The Chew” brings together the extraordinary Cleveland food scene for a two-hour event inside the Fabulous Food Show. Plus, new to the Fabulous Food Show is the Tailgate Bash hosted by Michael Symon’s Mabel’s BBQ where we’ll fire up the grill with notable Cleveland Chefs and celebrities.  

Event attendees will also have a plethora of new areas and events to enjoy within the 2016 show, including CLE Cooks for a Cause featuring Cleveland’s top critically-acclaimed chefs partnering with media talent to compete for a variety of charitable organizations, the Healthy Living Pavilion, Interactive Baking Pavilion, Cocktail School and Local Roots, offering a mix of high-quality local growers and gourmet foods.   

A variety of additional events will take place throughout the weekend featuring renowned chefs, celebrity personalities, brew masters, winemakers and spirits producers. Ticket for the 2016 Fabulous Food Show will begin are on sale now and, online only at FabulousFoodShow.com. Additionally, all tickets will be available on Friday, September 23 at the following locations:

·         Super Saver General Admission: $19.99 (Available only at Giant Eagle and Giant Eagle Market District locations)

·         GA / Reserved Discount: Starting at $23 (Available at select Discount Drug Mart locations)

For a complete list of ticket pricing, alcohol sampling passes, signature event details, show features and daily performance schedules, please visit fabulousfoodshow.com.

The Fabulous Food Show is held at the I-X Center located at One I-X Center Drive in Cleveland, OH on Route 237, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Easily accessible from I-480, I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike.

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About Fabulous Food Show:
Fabulous Food Show is an annual culinary celebration held at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Now in its 11th year, this unparalleled pop culture experience features North America’s largest presentation of fine food, fine art, craft breweries, wineries, demonstrations and exhibits under one roof.  For more information, call 216.265.COOK or visit fabulousfoodshow.com. Follow on Twitter: @FabFoodShow.

About Giant Eagle Market District: Giant Eagle Market District offers a culinary, dining and shopping experience unlike any other — explore amazing food from around the world.  While shopping culinary consumers may get expert advice from Giant Eagle Market District Team Members, watch live cooking demonstrations and join locations for special guest and celebrity appearances.  Giant Eagle Market District encourages shoppers to discover the many pleasures and possibilities of food — from the freshest domestic and imported produce, seafood and fresh-cut meats to more than 400 artisan cheeses, a world of food awaits every day. For more information, visit gianteagle.com. Follow on Twitter: @GiantEagle.

About I-X Center: International Exposition Center (I-X) Center in Cleveland, Ohio is the world’s most unique exhibition facility. It is the 8th largest convention center in North America, comprised of 2.2 million sq. ft., including more than one million sq. ft. of flexible presentation space. Featuring a unique 'one-stop sourcing' model for all production services, the I-X Center has hosted more than 1,500 events attracting 50 million visitors during the past 30 years. For more information, visit ixcenter.com. Follow on Twitter: @IXCenter.