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Culinary Demos

Join us at the Monogram Appliances Demonstration Kitchen where film, food and wine come together.  Chefs share a cornucopia of creativity and mouth-watering insights. Attending filmmakers are paired with masters of food, wine and craft beverage creating one-of-a-kind live experiences.

The Demo Kitchen is located at the Down-Valley Hub at the Studio by Feast it Forward. All members of our seated audience enjoy food & beverage samples with all demos! Featuring exclusive wines showcased by Miner Family Wines, state of the art Monogram appliances, Cuisinart fine cookware and chef products, and a fully stocked pantry courtesy of Whole Foods Market.

           

Restaurants and Chefs

Over 50 participating chefs & restaurants throughout the festival’s special events, dinners, and parties.

CHEF MELISSA KING

CULINARY DEMO

Chef Melissa King is a is one of the most exciting young talents in America’s culinary scene. After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America, King trained under several Michelin-star and James Beard-recognized chefs.

MICHELE CASADEI MASSARI

FESTIVAL GALA | VINTNER CIRCLE DINNER

Born in Riccione and raised in Bologna, Michele is an eclectic Italian Executive Chef & Entrepreneur. Operating in New York City since 2008, he is the founder of 4 Piccolo Cafe. Executive Chef of the Biogra Film Food Academy.

CHEF NINA COMPTON

CULINARY DEMO

A native of St. Lucia, Nina Compton trained in French, Caribbean & Italian kitchens. A self-proclaimed “gnocchi queen,” Nina always keeps Maldon salt, good olive oil, lemon, calabrese chilies, & pancetta or guanciale on hand.

Special Events

Variety’s 10 Chefs to Watch

Ten uniquely talented chefs showcase their fresh spin on dishes inspired by iconic film scenes. Food-loving filmmakers and actors sample dishes with the guests, and then discussed personal favorites, culinary trends and the role of food in film. In 2018 invited participants included an international showcase of sought-after Bay Area food truck chef-operators and a distinguished panel of celebrity judges including Food Network’s Tyler Florence, Melissa King.

Festival Gala

CNV celebrates nine fabulous seasons by throwing the most glamorous party of the year! Festival guests start the evening at the Awards Ceremony as we announce the winners of this year’s Juried and Audience Awards. Then Gala! The Gala is where guests can grace the red carpet in chic attire; meet filmmakers, celebrities and new friends; sample the finest food and wine from famous chefs and vintners; indulge in creative cocktails, spirits and Stella Artois; groove to live musical acts and surprise entertainment. Then, dance the night away at an unforgettable evening of glitz! Patron Circle members enjoy an elevated experience in the elegant and private Patron Circle Lounge.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

2018 CULINARY PARTNERS

CNV19 • NOV 13 - 17

CNV19 • NOV 13 – 17