The Jersey Bites Cooking Pavilion is back at the New Jersey Home Show, March 10 to 12! Join us at the New Jersey Convention Center for three days of cooking demos and tastings!
5:30 p.m.: Deborah Smith, founder of Jersey Bites and author of The Jersey Shore Cookbook will whip up one of her book’s (amazing) featured recipes. The book, which includes 50 recipes, all from Jersey Shore restaurants, will be available for purchase at the Jersey Bites booth, adjacent to the cooking pavilion.
11a.m.: Chef Jesse Jones, who has held the title of Ultimate Chef of Bergen County and was named one of the Star Ledger’s Inside Jersey Top Chefs, shares his secrets on barbecue ribs and sauce.
1 p.m.: Learn from Diane Henderiks, registered dietitian, certified personal trainer, personal chef, caterer, recipe developer, cookbook author and culinary expert for national television, print, and online media.
3 p.m.: Deborah Smith, founder of Jersey Bites and author of The Jersey Shore Cookbook will whip up one of her book’s (amazing) featured recipes. The book, which includes 50 recipes, all from Jersey Shore restaurants, will be available for purchase at the Jersey Bites booth, adjacent to the cooking pavilion.
5 p.m.: Meet Joe Vrola! From his time working alongside his father in the family run Jersey City butcher shop, Vrola learned how to cut meat, choose only the best cuts, and cook the entire animal. Today, as president of the Vrola Meat Company, Center of the Plate Specialists, Vrola combines these early lessons with 30 years of experience providing chefs with the highest quality and most innovative items around. From lollipop short ribs, to “sailing” lamb chops, to hand-selected, dry-aged steaks, restaurants throughout the Garden State have come to rely on Joe and the Vrola Meat Company for quality and service.
11 a.m.: Widely regarded as a founding father and pioneer of Nuevo Latino cuisine, Andrew DiCataldo is the executive chef at the Red Knot Restaurant at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. Chef DiCataldo has traveled extensively to culinary-rich destinations including Peru, Brazil, Mexico, London, Italy, Africa, and Spain’s wine producing regions to extract the knowledge necessary to produce his creative cuisine.
1 p.m.: Amanda Biddle is a NJ food writer and photographer who believes that there are few bad days that can’t be improved with a warm baguette and a wedge of brie. The Jersey Bites contributor shares her love of food and wine on her website, StripedSpatula.com. Biddle’s recipes have been featured in a variety of food and lifestyle publications, including the websites for Woman’s Day, ELLE Decor, Country Living, and Allure’s Access. Find her across social media using @stripedspatula.
3 p.m.: Chef Dayanand Shetty of Aarzu Modern Indian Bistro is a hotel management graduate from Dadar Culinary Institute, Mumbai. Shetty worked with Sky Gourmet and MARS Restaurant Group in Mumbai, and now he brings Indian flavors alive on the plate at Aarzu.
New Jersey Convention Center
97 Sunfield Lane
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