Thursday, September 24, 2009

A taste of the upcoming TASTE! event in Myrtle Beach

Ok food fans in South Carolina, are you ready to make plans for spring already? There is a food event currently in the planning stages at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on May 14 - 16, 2010, and it has a focus on gourmet food, with a barbecue twist.

Taste! Gourmet Trade Show & Expo organizer Kara-Anne Serradimigni has already lined up celebrity chef demonstrations, food, beer and wine events and an exhibition hall-style vendor event. And Guy Fieri has already signed on.

Guy Fieri will do a cooking demonstration at the Celebrity Theater on May 14, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. and attend a ticketed 160-seat VIP breakfast where he will sign copies of his cookbooks on May 14th at 9:00 a.m.

Other events set up so far include:
- Television personality Rich Hollenberg will host and MC the event.
- A cocktail reception and chef auction with proceeds benefiting the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Network.

- Fabio Viviano of Bravo’s Top Chef will do a cooking demonstration and attend a ticketed 160-seat VIP luncheon where he will sign copies of his cookbooks. Tickets will also be sold for an “exclusive intimate dinner party” hosted by Chef Viviano.

- Aaron McCargo, Jr., of the Food Network will do a cooking demonstration and will judge a barbecue competition at the Taste! event.

Any vendors, interested chefs and restaurant owners interested in buying booth space at this event can book before November 1 2009 and get a 1-night stay at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach.

This event is still in the planning stages; to stay in the loop, visit


The celebrity chefs had dinner Thursday night, May 13, 2010, with Taste! event organizers. Read about it here. Or this related article, with video, in The Sun News.

Bad Boy Breakfast With Guy Fieri @ 9am, May 14, 2010
Sheraton Hotel Banquet Hall
2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

- Tickets - $95.00

Gourmet breakfast with Food Network Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri includes personal interaction with book signing and photo opportunities

Guy Fieri's Cooking Demo LIVE @ 12:30pm, May 14th
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

- Tickets - Floor Seat $44.00 - Stadium Seat $32.00

Taste! is the largest gourmet food, wine, and beer show in Myrtle Beach, SC. The event will feature more than 100 exhibitors, live cooking demos, educational seminars, and presentations from Food Network stars Guy Fieri and Aaron McCargo Jr. along with and Bravo TVs Top Chef 5 fan favorite Fabio Viviani.

Phone: (843) 333-7972

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Anonymous said...

Did anyone happen to see the parody skit on last nite's SNL? They did a spoof on Guy Fieri!

Dora said...

Anon 10:26, yes I did! And in fact, I have the video of it all ready in a draft post about 1 1/2 hours before you sent this comment. :)

Just didn't have time to clean up the post before I had to run errands. I'll post it tonight or tomorrow.