Friday, Sept 19, 2014, 7:00-10:00pm: Celebrity Chef Battle
A remarkable kitchen stadium sets the tone for Friday evening’s SOWE 2014 Best Chef Battle. A true culinary experience, celebrity chefs enter into an epicurean battle for the opportunity to be selected the best chef of SOWE 2014. In this Iron-Chef style performance, celebrity chefs, local chefs and students, are divided into teams and compete in a timed culinary competition. Each chef will guide their teams as they are given secret ingredients which they will incorporate into an entrée and dessert. Strategy, delegation of tasks and efficient communication are all crucial for the win. The team that whips up the best dishes will win the title of Best SOWE Chef. Judging is based on presentation, teamwork, and taste.
The 2014 SOWE Best Chef Battle features Rocco Dispirito, Graham Elliot, Franklin Becker & Dave DiBari. Graham Elliot, a critically acclaimed chef, restaurateur and television personality, is one of the most recognized faces cooking in America today. Rocco Dispirito is the best-selling author of the “The Pound A Day Diet & “Now Eat This!” series, and host of Ion syndicated series “Now Eat This! w/ Rocco DiSpirito”. Franklin Becker is a regular on television, appearing on shows such as Top Chef Masters, Iron Chef America, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, and more. Dave DiBari has made numerous appearances on local television, at charity events and at in-house demonstrations. The Scotto Family (Marion, Anthony, Jr., Rosanna, & Elaina) will be hosting and judging the SOWE 2014 Best Chef Battle, providing insight and the secrets from Fresco Restaurant.
Attendees will help choose the best creations, plus enjoy tastings of great wine, beer and spirits, and a feast inspired by the culinary creations of participating chefs and top notch restaurants, including BLT. A cocktail reception featuring live entertainment, a selection of wines, spirits, and culinary delights will be served after the kitchen stadium performance is complete.
Saturday, Sept 20, 2014, 11am-5pm: Grand Culinary Village, including BBQ/Grilling Plaza, Mrs. Green’s Healthy Eating Pavilion, Food Trucks, Kids Zone and Live Music
Located in Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck, NY, this event includes sampling from dozens of top flight restaurants, BBQ/grilling expo, healthy living/healthy eating pavilion, food trucks, kids activities, and live entertainment.
Enjoy top tastings, libations, hands-on grilling demos, and more. Meet top chefs, sommeliers and winemakers from a dynamic gourmet scene, for a truly unique experience. Enjoy a wide variety of signature dishes from top local and regional restaurants, and award-winning barbecue and grilled meats from top pit masters, restaurants, and specialists. Enjoy premium, domestic and craft beer and plus hundreds of wine tastings, and live performances from emerging and established musicians. Watch and join in on celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, kid’s activities, book signings, plus valuable healthy eating, healthy living demonstrations throughout the day.
Sunday, Sept 21, 2014, 11am-5pm: Wilson & Son’s Grand Tasting Village, including Mrs. Green’s Healthy Eating Pavilion, Kids Zone and Live Music
The Grand Tasting Village is an epic eating adventure that you have to see to believe. The Grand Tasting Village at SOWE 2014 Food & Wine Festival is a spectacular opportunity for the maximum culinary indulgence. With over 100 restaurants, 300 wines from top-notch producers from around the world, craft beers, top celebrity chefs, you can spend all day tasting, smelling, eating, drinking, learning, and watching. When foodies gather for SOWE 2014, there is plenty of action. Enjoy the music, kid’s activities, atmosphere, demonstrations, book signings, and the company of your neighbors and new friends. This is your chance to mingle, mix, taste and sip with the best in the county. Previous years have proven that the food is unforgettable. Help yourself to an ocean of eats, drinks, celebrity chefs, and the signature dishes your favorite restaurants.