Celebrity Chefs to Headline at Housewares Show

Curtis StoneCurtis Stone

CHICAGO-Celebrity chefs, including Top Chef Masters host Curtis Stone and Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, will top the line-up of stars appearing in the Cooking Theater at the 2014 International Home + Housewares Show here next month.

The Cooking Theater is the focal point of Savor Home, the revitalized Gourmet Food + Specialty Products category in the Dine + Design Expo in the South Building. On hand will be exhibitors of specialty and gourmet treats and the tools used to prepare them.

Chef demonstrations will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 and continue through Tuesday, March 18. Other celeb chefs showcasing their culinary skills will be Michelin star-rated chef Grant Achatz, Food Network's Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Top Chef Masters champions Rick

Buddy ValastroBuddy Valastro

Bayless and Chris Cosentino, Top Chef Fabio Viviani and Food Network chefs Aaron Sanchez and Claire Robinson and PBS' A Chef's Life host, Vivian Howard. Also appearing are well-known chefs Jose Andres, Michelle Bernstein, Lorena Garcia, Gale Gand, Ming Tsai and local favorite Anupy Singla. Other chefs include Matt Abdoo, Devin Alexander, Jay Caputo, George Duran, Bernard Guillas, Ingrid Hoffmann, Patrick McMurray, Martial Noguier, Pascale Salam Jaubert and Patty and Tom Erd.

Many of the chefs will also be doing book signings after their demonstrations.

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.


  • Von Tobel Cites Brass Textures Among Top Trends

    Camera Icon   More Videos

Subscribe to
HFN Omnichannel
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

Current Issue

  • HFN cover for September 2017


    September 2017


    2017 State of the Industry Report
    Cautious Optimism, Mixed Results

    Many expected 2016 would be a banner year, but the political and economic climate softened consumer confidence. It was also a year consumers spent more lavishly on home remodeling rather than decorating.


    •  TJX Unveils First U.S. Homesense Store - In a time when retailers are reducing store counts, TJX continues to get physical.
    •   Ikea’s Fluid Spaces - The retailer’s new intros reflect multifunctional rooms.
    •  N.Y. Home Fashions Market Preview - Textile textures get soft and cozy, colors warmer.