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 17

11:00 am – 12 Noon

OAK

Brenton Hammer, Chef, Oak

Recipe: Homemade Ricotta Agnolotti

Culinary Fight Club - Travel Expo

12:30 pm – 2:00 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. 

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Bahamas

Chef Ancilleno Solomon, CEO of Ice Chef Bahamas Catering & Events

Recipe: Bahamian Conch Fritters

Jamaica - Travel and Adventure Shows

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Jamaica

Barbara Renfro, Executive Chef, Jamaica Gates Caribbean Cuisine

Recipe: Jerk Chicken and Escoveitch Fish

Recipe description: Jerk seasoned grilled chicken and pan-fried fish with a delicious escoveitch sauce

Sunday, March 18

Culinary Fight Club - Travel Expo

11:30 am – 12:45 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

Oak a Class on Wine Pairings

Tim Carruthers, ARG Sommelier and Beverage Director at Oak

Join ARG Sommelier for a lively discussion on finding the perfect wine pairing. Tim will talk about how the old rules for pairings really don’t apply anymore and that body style and grape structure play a larger role in finding a perfect pairing.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Debauched Desserts

Christina Brown, Owner, Debauched Desserts

Recipe: Berries & Bubbles

Description: Champagne Infused Cake w/ Seasonal Berry Compote and Frosting