Chef Comp & Cooking Demos

paso cooking demosMake your Fall plans now to attend all the fun things happening at the Inspired Home, Garden & Gourmet Expo of Paso Robles!

  • Taste Buds Best Chef Competition Sunday from 1230pm-3:30pm!
  • Fascinating and informative cooking demonstrations all weekend!

Saturday, February 24th

12:00 pm
Blending & Juicing for Radiant Health
Presented by Lisa Story of The Conscious Health Coach
Join me for a lively discussion on how to include more fresh, vibrant, whole foods in your diet by creating nutrient-rich juices, delicious smoothies, and energizing soups. Practical information on the health benefits of and the differences between juicing and blending will be included.

12:30 pm
Delicious & Nutritious Smoothies
Presented by Talley Farms Fresh Harvest
Smoothies are not just a drink! A smoothie is a healthy food that is suitable for every occasion. It can be served for breakfast or a snack. Smoothies are respected by vegetarians, athletes, children, pregnant and elderly.

In this workshop we will prove that making smoothies isn’t difficult and doesn’t take a lot of time. However there are some tricks, which are good to know that the result would be tasty and healthy.  We don’t have to use exotic fruits but we will use lots of vegetables, herbs, berries and other healthy components to make delicious and nutritious smoothies.

Interested in entering your favorite smoothie recipe for the Talley Farms Fresh Harvest Delicious & Nutritious Smoothie Competition?  Click Here for More Information and an Entry Form 

1:30 pm
Fun Ways to Use Olive Oil in Everyday Cooking
Presented by Karen & jennifer Tallent of The Groves on 41
Yes, you can make lots of salads with olive oils, but there is so much more! It’s time to play with our food, with a few guidelines: Our creations must be 1) Healthy 2) Kid-Friendly and 3) Fast and Easy!  We will go over tasty ways to prepare a snack, an appetizer and even a dessert using olive oil.  Come to this demo hungry because it will be interactive and you will have choices to make!



2:15 pm
Gourmet Cooking Made Easy With Smokin’ Mary
Presented by Laurie Nadeau of Smokin’ Mary
Smokin’ Mary will be demonstrating how to use our smoked bloody mary mix to create delicious, easy, gourmet meals.  We will show you how to make our famous slow cooker meal in as little as 5 minute preparation time.  You don’t want to miss this one!


3:00 pm
Quick Fix for Spices & Appetizers
Presented by Robin Bogue of California Wine Poppies
Add a little flavor and pizazz to your next get together with fun and creative spice blends.  We will be making roasted asparagus with our Herbs de Provence, our Anthem Blend with goat cheese, an herb focaccia bread with our California Blend, and our Antebellum Blend as a baked potato or fries topping.

Sunday, February 25th

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Taste Buds “Hidden Treasures” Chef Competition
Presented by Teri Bayus of Taste Buds TV Show

Join us as 5 local San Luis Obispo County chefs go head to head in the Taste Buds Chef Competition. The contest includes chef’s competing in a “Chopped” style battle using a CSA box from Talley Farms Fresh Harvest and Larder Meat Co..


Nominated chefs are:
Defending his trophy and name of Best Chef 2017 is Chris Beckett of Fish Gaucho
Casey Walcot of the The Sea Venture
Doug MacMIllian of Rosa’s Restaruant
Kurt Metkger of Thomas Hill Organics
Slavic Popovich of The Cracked Crab

Chefs will receive a Talley Box of produce and fruits and a protein for Larder meat Co. “We’re looking forward to experiencing the unique tastes these chefs will create with the fresh and local fruits and vegetables from our Talley Farms Fresh Harvest boxes,” stated Andrea S Chavez, Manager of Fresh Harvest Talley Farms.

A panel of professional judges will oversee the blind arbitrating while the attendees can taste and vote for the People’s Choice. Chefs will be judged on use of ingredients, presentation, taste and originality. After the show, each chef will be featured in an article with the recipe and pictures in the Reveal the Central Coast Magazine.

Attendees can sample and vote for the Best chef People’s Choice at the Inspired Home Expo.

The winners will be announced Sunday at 3:30pm.

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