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The nation’s largest consumer culinary celebration returns to Cleveland’s I-X Center

(Cleveland, OH) – The 9th annual Fabulous Food Show, presented by Giant Eagle Market District, returns to the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, November 14-16, 2014.  Just in time for the holiday entertaining season, guests can Taste, Try & Buy their way through the country’s largest presentation of fine food, fine art, craft breweries, wineries, restaurants and exhibits all under one roof!

Over 100 live theatrical demonstrations on six different stages, by renowned celebrity chefs and local stars will have attendees cooking, entertaining and saving money like a pro this holiday season. The premier culinary celebration features an expansive marketplace with over 450 exhibiting companies; International Beer, Wine & Spirits Pavilions; Food Trucks; Celebrity Meet & Greets; and so much more. Free Admission is also included to the co-located By Hand Fine Art & Craft Fair. Kids 12 and under are also admitted free this year!

A terrific roster of talent is slated to appear throughout the weekend in the 1,500 seat custom built Giant Eagle Market District Theatre. Hometown celebrity Iron Chef, Michael Symon and Food Network’s Tyler Florence return to the stage. ABC’s The Chew co-host, Carla Hall, Cooking Channel/Telemundo star Ingrid Hoffmann and Nadia G, star of the Cooking Channel's Bitchin' Kitchen and Bite This with Nadia G will each make their debut this year. Food Network Star Season 8 finalist and fan favorite Martie Duncan is also joining the festivities.

Chef Jason Roberts returns for his 9th straight appearance to emcee the Giant Eagle Market District Theatre.  Comedian Mark DeCarlo and his wife, “The Traveling Diva”, Yeni Alvarez will emcee the Culinary Celebration Theatre all three days, as well as, host a live podcast of their “A Fork in the Road Show”, the web’s #1 Travel-Foodie Entertainment program. DeCarlo will also present his Comedy Cooking Contest on Sunday, November 15, where one lucky participant will win an all-expense 5-day/4-night paid Caribbean vacation.

General admission tickets include access to all celebrity chef demonstrations on a first come, first served basis. Guaranteed reserved prime floor seats are available for purchase to get even closer to the action. VIP Experiences may be purchased for intimate gatherings with the talent.

“With an action packed feast for the senses in equivalent size of seven football fields, guests can shop exceptional vendors; sample from a vast selection of specialty beers, wines and spirits; enjoy cutting edge demonstrations by world renowned experts; discover restaurants and food trucks, while savoring a memorable experience with family and friends all in one single location” said executive producer, Jeremy Levine. Added Levine, “This destination event attracts visitors from nearly half the country and parts of Canada to experience Cleveland, Ohio.”

New this Year:

  • Children Ages 12 and Under are admitted FREE
  • Celebrate Local Roots Pavilion : Includes Farm fresh products and regional artisans
  • Healthy Living Pavilion , presented by Vitamix
  • Ten (10) of Cleveland’s finest Food Trucks. All inside.
  • Sugardale Bacon Feast : Highlights include a Bacon Bar, Bacon Museum and one-of-a-kind bacon photo booth!  On Saturday 11/15 Sugardale is going to attempt to set a Guinness World Record® achievement for “Most Layers in a Sandwich”.  
  • Salsa Fiesta! Hosted by Ingrid Hoffmann on Saturday 11/15 2-8PM.
    Salsa sampling, professional Salsa dance compeition and live Salsa music
  • Taste of the Neighborhood ‘Block Party’. H osted by Michael Symon on Saturday 11/15 4:30-6:30PM. Featuring: Food Trucks, Michael Symon Restaurants, Beer and wine pairing & live polka music! *Separate admission ticket required
  • Spirits Party with Nadia G. Saturday 11/15 6:45PM

Event Hours :

Cleveland Culinary Awards Gala:
Thursday, November 13 — 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM (I-X Center Grand Ballroom)
Fabulous Food Show presented by Giant Eagle Market District:
Friday, November 14 — 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 15 — 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 16 — 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
General Admission tickets allow entrance to the show and seating for ALL demonstrations on a first-come, first-served basis. Guaranteed reserved seating in the Giant Eagle Market District Theatre is available for purchase.

Ticket Prices: For a full listing of events and ticket pricing, please visit www.fabulousfoodshow.com.

Children Ages 12 and Under: FREE
General Admission “Super Saver”: $19.99 (exclusively at Giant Eagle and Giant Eagle Market District locations)
General Admission Discount: $22.99 (available at Ohio Discount Drug Mart retail store locations)

Discount Drug Mart, the Official Discount Ticketing Retail Sponsor of Fabulous Food Show .

Online advance general admission ticket: $24.99 at www.fabulousfoodshow.com or
Note: $29.99 on-site November 14-16, 2014 at the I-X Center Box Office.

‘Sip & Save’ Packages (includes General Admission) and alcohol sampling for ages 21 and over start at $34.99

Reserved guaranteed floor seating (includes General Admission): $44.99 online at www.fabulousfoodshow.com and Discount Drug Mart. 

Cleveland Culinary Awards Gala: $99.00 limited public seating available at www.fabulousfoodshow.com

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

216.265.COOK or visit online at www.fabulousfoodshow.com

About Fabulous Food Show: Fabulous Food Show is an annual culinary celebration held at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Now in its 9th year, this unparalleled cultural experience features the nation’s largest presentation of fine food, fine art, craft breweries, wineries, restaurants and exhibits all under one roof. For more information call 216.265.COOK or visit www.fabulousfoodshow.com. Follow on Twitter: @FabFoodShow

About I-X Center: International Exposition Center (I-X Center) in Cleveland, Ohio is one of the nation's premier exhibition facilities. It is the 9th largest convention center in North America, comprised of 2.2 million sq. ft., including more than one million sq. ft. of flexible presentation space. I-X Center is conveniently located adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, just 15 minutes southwest of downtown, with nearby hotels and secure on-site parking for more than 10,000 vehicles. 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 www.ixcenter.com. Follow on Twitter: @ixcenter

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.
About Participating Celebrity Talent:

Michael Symon
cooks with soul, creating bold, deeply satisfying dishes at his seven restaurants in America’s heartland: Lola, Lolita, Roast and B Spot.  The Cleveland native shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with television viewers as an Iron Chef on the Food network and as one of 6 hosts on The Chew on ABC.  Michael Symon will appear all three days

Carla Hall is a co-host of ABC Daytime’s lifestyle series, The Chew, seated alongside restaurateurs and Iron Chef America stars Mario Batali and Michael Symon, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly, and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz.  Carla is best known as a competitor and fan favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef, where she won over audiences with her fun catch phrase “Hootie Hoo” and philosophy to always cook with love. Carla Hall will appear Friday, November 14 & Saturday, November 15

Tyler Florence has been a Food Network star for more than 16 years. He has starred in such series as How to Boil Water, a cooking show for novices; Food 911, his hugely popular “recipe rescue” show; and his signature series, Tyler’s Ultimate. The Great Food Truck Race is entering its fifth season, and he is currently hosting Food Court Wars. Tyler has written multiple top-selling cookbooks, including recent releases Tyler Makes Pancakes, Start Fresh: Your Child’s Jump Start to Lifelong Healthy Eating, and Family Meal. In addition to his three previously released books, Tyler’s Ultimate, Eat This Book, and Real Kitchen, his newest books are Tyler Florence Fresh, and Tyler Makes Spaghetti released in March 2013. Tyler Florence will appear Saturday, November 15 & Sunday, November 16

Ingrid Hoffmann is passionate about food and entertaining and spends each day sharing her enthusiasm and talent with an international audience. She is host of Top Chef Estrellas (Telemundo), Simply Delicioso (Cooking Channel) and Delicioso (Univision). Ingrid Hoffmann will appear Saturday, November 15 & Sunday, November 16

Nadia G . (Giosia) is young, funny, and can cook up a storm in 3-inch cherry stilettos. Hailed as the, “Julia Child of the Net generation,” she is the creator and host of the hit Cooking Channel series Bitchin’ Kitchen (www.bitchinkitchen.tv) and Bite This with Nadia G. In 2010 Bitchin’ Kitchen premiered on Food Network Canada and became the first ever online lifestyle entertainment brand to successfully transition from internet to primetime. Her first book The Bitchin’ Kitchen Cookbook: Rock Your Kitchen and Let the Boys Clean Up the Mess (skirt!, 2009) was a best seller. Nadia G will appear Saturday, November 15 & Sunday, November 16

Martie Duncan: Martie Duncan is the Chief Party Thrower at MartieKnowsParties.com and was a finalist on Season 8 of Food Network Star. Martie was named the franchise's "Fan Favorite" in 2014 when she was brought back for the tenth anniversary edition of the show. Martie Duncan will appear all three days

Jason Roberts is an internationally acclaimed chef who spent seven years as an executive chef in Australia and in 2005, hosted the award winning food talk show, Jason Roberts’ Taste on the PAX Television Network. Roberts is the author of two cookbooks, Elements and Graze: Lots of Little Meals Fast. Jason returns to Cleveland, Ohio for the 9th consecutive year, making appearances in every Fabulous Food Show since the event launched in 2006.  Jason Roberts will emcee the Giant Eagle Market District Theatre all three days.

Mark Decarlo appears on Chicago’s #1 daytime show, ABC’s Windy City LIVE.   Prior to WCL, Mark rode the road less traveled for 4 seasons on the Travel Channel’s Taste of America with Mark DeCarlo,  scouring the U.S. for delicious food and the quirky zealots who champion ancestral recipes and down-home stories over mass-produced mush. With over 750,000+ weekly subscribers, Mark and his wife, “The Traveling Diva” Yeni Alvarez, host the web’s #1 Travel-Foodie Entertainment program, “A Fork in the Road Show.” Marc DeCarlo & Yeni Alvarez will emcee the Culinary Celebration Theatre all three days.