(Cleveland, OH) The nation’s premier culinary celebration is bigger than ever! The 8th annual Fabulous Food Show, presented by Time Warner Cable, returns to the I-X Center November 8-10, 2013. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.fabulousfoodshow.com.
Spread out over 400,000 square feet of indoor space, this unparalleled cultural experience features the country’s largest and most comprehensive presentation of fine food, fine art, craft breweries, wineries, restaurants and purveyors all under one roof! Guests can taste, try & buy their way through the expansive show floor with over 450 exhibiting companies – including Free Admission to the By Hand Fine Art & Craft Fair.
Nearly 100 live demonstrations on 6 different high performance stages, by world renowned celebrity chefs and culinary professionals will have attendees cooking, entertaining and saving money like a pro this holiday season.
All new celebrity line-up!
An impressive collection of talent appearing in the 1,500 seat custom built Main Kitchen Theatre are all making their Fabulous Food Show debut this year, including, Martha Stewart, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson, Hugh Acheson, Tom Colicchio and Sunny Anderson. ABC’s The Chew correspondent, Jason Roberts returns for his 8th straight appearance to emcee the festivities. General admission tickets include access to all celebrity chef demonstrations on a first come, first served basis. Reserved ticket upgrades are available to guarantee a prime floor seat up close to the action.
“With our enormous floor plan, guests can taste, try and buy their way through exceptional vendors in the Market Place; sample from upwards of 500 craft beers, wines and spirits in the Grand Tasting Pavilion; enjoy cutting edge demonstrations by world renowned experts and local professionals;
Well deserved honors!
Benefitting Hospitality Students. Honoring Industry Icons.
The Cleveland Culinary Awards Gala will be held on Friday, November 8th in the I-X Center Grand Ballroom. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. in the East Lobby with passed hors d'oeuvres and food stations highlighting the region’s finest cuisine. A four-course dinner will follow presented by celebrity chefs Alex Guarnaschelli, Hugh Acheson, Marcus Samuelsson and Jason Roberts, using local ingredients and paired with local craft beer or wine to create an unforgettable meal.
The Cleveland Culinary Awards Gala is the occasion for our region's hospitality community to celebrate amongst peers and aficionados. Distinctive awards will be handed out in four exclusive local achievement categories: 1) Tri-C Hospitality (NEO) Culinary Challenge Winner; 2) Culinary Ambassador; 3) Restaurant Vanguard; and 4) Beverage Trailblazer. The student competition winner will be determined on-site. Three other honorees of distinction for this inaugural class include respectively, Joe Crea (Northeast Ohio Media Group, including The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com)
Back-of-house and front-of-house operations will be supported by hospitality students from Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Kent State University and other local schools. A portion of event proceeds will be designated toward scholarships for participating culinary school partners.
The perfect pairing!
The International Beer Fest joins the Fabulous Food Show this year. Previously held in May of 2011 and 2012, International Beer Fest quickly grew to become the ‘biggest beer fest in the Midwest.’ The opportunity to combine two stellar events in Cleveland, Ohio into a unique destination culinary arts experience of unprecedented magnitude was too good to pass up.
Prevalent features from International Beer Fest including the Real Ale Bar, Brew U Stage and Meads & Ciders Pavilion have been incorporated into the event. Upwards of 100 prominent breweries will be positioned geographically throughout designated International Pavilions. International Beer Fest, integrated into the Grand Tasting Pavilion, now sits adjacent to wildly popular features including the Spirits Lounge & Chocolate Bar. Upwards of 500 of wines, craft beers and spirits will be on display for sipping and savoring throughout all scheduled event hours. Guests must be 21 or older to participate. Grand Tasting Passports are available for purchase online or onsite.
An International Beer Fest Grand Tasting Session has been added on Saturday evening, November 9. The Grand Tasting Session will be open from 7:30 – 11:00 PM exclusively to showcase the vast array of craft beers, wines and spirits already on display for sampling during regularly scheduled Fabulous Food Show event hours.A highlight of the night will undoubtedly be the “Concert in the Kitchen”, open to all attendees, featuring national recording artist G. Love & Special Sauce!
Fabulous Food Show Tickets on Sale NOW!
Ticket prices: One-day advance general admission ticket: $26.00 online at www.fabulousfoodshow.com or $30.00 on-site November 8-10, 2013, at the I-X Center. Reserved guaranteed floor seating starting at $45.00 online includes General Admission.
Purchase discount General Admission tickets at Discount Drug Mart, the official discount ticketing retail sponsor, starting Friday, September 27 for $25.00 with no service fees.
Each General Admission ticket includes access to exhibits and all chef demonstrations (limited open seating). Upgrade to reserved floor seating in the Main Kitchen Theatre.
* See website for all ticketing options.
*Additional charge applies, with exception of designated wheelchair areas.
International Beer Fest Grand Tasting Session featuring G. Love & Special Sauce, Saturday, November 9, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM: $45.00 - $75.00 in advance at www.fabulousfoodshow.com. Designated Driver tickets: $20.00.
Cleveland Culinary Awards Gala, Friday, November 8, 6:30-10:00pm:
Convenience fee on all online purchases.
Fabulous Food Show Event Hours:
Friday, November 8 — 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 9 — 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, November 10 — 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The 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. It is easily accessible from I-480, I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike. For more information call 216.265.COOK or visit us online at www.fabulousfoodshow.com.