Taste of Travel Theater

Get A Taste of World Cuisine on the Taste of Travel Theater

Wake up your senses on this one of a kind, stadium seating styled theater located right on the show floor! Nothing connects a traveler to a destination more than food. At the Taste of Travel Theater, you’ll transport your taste buds to a different area of the world and discover the unique cultural flavors of local, regional and worldwide cuisines.

Hosted By:
John McCartney, 
Founder & President, Blast Marketing & PR

Schedule and performances subject to change without prior notice, please check back often for updates.

Culinary Fight Club - Travel Expo

Saturday, March 10

10:30 am – 11:30 am

La Cucina at the Market

Anna Florio, Owner, La Cucina at the Market

Recipe: Penne Rigatte with fresh Marinara ala Napoletana

Culinary Fight Club - Travel Expo

12 Noon – 1:30 pm

Culinary Fight Club

Cheferee: Anthony Martorina

Culinary Fight Club presents its Black Box PRO Series!  This culinary competition is fast, furious and serious!  Chefs must rise to the challenge and prepare the perfect plate from a basket of 15 mystery ingredients. Chefs will be given a single burner, salt, pepper and oil. They can bring a 24 gallon container of gear and two unprepared ingredients. The judges will be looking for the perfect bite. Join the competition and cheer on your favorite chef in this fast paced competition.  Chefs bewarethe Cheferee will be watching you. 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bahamas

Chef Kermit Mackey, Chef/Owner, Chef Ray’s Taste of the Islands Catering and Private Chef

Recipe: Mini Cracked Conch Sliders with Chef Ray’s Signature Mango Chutney

Description: Assemble sliders with lettuce, tomatoes, sweet onion jam and Chef Ray’s Signature mango chutney and fried conch fillets.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Walnut Hill College

Chef Jose Adorno, Chef Instructor, Walnut Hill College

Recipe: Pistachio & Cassis Parfait

Sunday, March 11

Culinary Fight Club - Travel Expo

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Culinary Fight Club

Cheferee: Anthony Martorina

Culinary Fight Club presents its Black Box PRO Series!  This culinary competition is fast, furious and serious!  Chefs must rise to the challenge and prepare the perfect plate from a basket of 15 mystery ingredients. Chefs will be given a single burner, salt, pepper and oil. They can bring a 24 gallon container of gear and two unprepared ingredients. The judges will be looking for the perfect bite. Join the competition and cheer on your favorite chef in this fast paced competition.  Chefs bewarethe Cheferee will be watching you. 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Nectar/Danlu

Patrick Feury, Executive Chef and Partner, Nectar and Danlu

Recipe: Roasted Duck Wonton Soup

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Waffatopia

Brian Polizzi, Co-Founder and Chief Waffatier of Waffatopia

Recipe: Belgian Liege Waffles

Description: Brian will take you through the process for the making of these artisan Liege style waffles, including the preparation of the brioche style dough, where to find specialty ingredients like Pearl Sugar, and the baking process on Waffatopia’s waffle irons direct from Belgium. You’ll also have a chance to sample these scrumptious treats which are a guaranteed palette pleaser.