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 Hidden Treasures Chef Competition Sunday from 12pm-3pm!
  • Fascinating and informative cooking demonstrations all weekend!

Saturday, February 24th

12:00 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 – TBD

3:00 pm – TBD

3:45pm – TBD

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.

Nominated chefs are: COMING SOON!

Chefs will receive a Talley Box of produce and fruits and can add any protein they desire. “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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