Learn Italian cooking from the experts

Free admission and lots of delicious free samples!

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Cooking demonstrations

Every hour throughout the weekend, between 11:00am and 5:00pm, a different chef from a local Italian Restaurant will be featured on the “Great Italian Chefs” Cooking Stage, located on the Fisher Terrace — the rooftop of the Fisher Pavilion.

Sponsored by Galbani and presented by Isernio’s Sausage and Merlino Foods. Additional tour support provided by the Mediterranean Inn.

Previous Participants

Over the years we have had demos from chef’s representing such local restaurants as: Café Juanita, Tulio, il Fornaio, Il Terrazzo Carmine, Café Bengodi, Serefina, Assaggio, etc. Some of their recipes can be found in our online Recipe Collection.
Please check back for a schedule of this year’s line-up.

Chef Marco

Celebrity Chef Marco Sciortino 3:00pm, Saturday and Sunday

Demonstration Schedule for Saturday 23rd September, 2017

11:00amBrian GojdicsTutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria
12:00 noonAlex and David KongPerché No - Pasta & Vino
1:00pmEmran ChowdhuryMercato
2:00pmDavid MadridWest Coast Italian Radio
3:00pmSpecial Guest Rossella Rago, host of "Cooking with Nonna"Cooking with Nonna
4:00pmTobie RobinsonPersonal Chef, formerly of Rivue Bar & Grill

Demonstration Schedule for Sunday 24th September, 2017

11:00amEnza SorrentinoRistorante Mondello
12:00 noonFranz JungaIl Fornaio
1:00pmFrank IsernioIsernio Sausage
2:00pmSpecial Guest Rossella Rago, host of "Cooking with Nonna"Cooking with Nonna
3:00pmBrad and Lydia InserraAmante / Brewers East
4:00pmJeremy Taisey and Perry MascittiTulalip Resort & Casino
Chefs from 2012