Culinary celebs head to the Cooking Theater at the Chicago housewares show

A host of US celebrity chefs will fill the Cooking Theater stage at the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago.

Returning to the stage again for this year’s event, which takes place from Saturday (March 10) to next Tuesday (March 13) at McCormick Place, will be: Rick Bayless, Will Brown, David Burke, Cat Cora, Tom & Patty Erd, Bernard Guillas, Tess Masters, Ming Tsai (pictured), Fabio Viviani, Greg Wade and Geoffrey Zakarian.

Making their debut will be culinary celebrities Alex Guarnaschelli, Christopher Kimball along with Judson Todd Allen, Lanie Bayless, Alia Dalal, Addie Gundry, Sandra Holl, Ludo Lefebvre and Andreas Willhoff.

The demonstrations will begin at 10.30am on Saturday and continue through to Tuesday. Over the four days, a total of 25 national and local celebrity chefs will demonstrate their talents using products that can be found throughout the show.

Located in the Dine + Décor Expo in the South Building, the Cooking Theater is jointly sponsored by KitchenAid and WellnessMats. To view scheduled dates and times, visit or download the Show’s mobile app at

The 2018 International Home + Housewares Show will feature more than 2,200 exhibitors and attract 60,000 attendees, including buyers from more than 125 countries. To register for a show badge or for more information, visit



Chef Ming Tsai in the Cooking Theater at the 2017 show

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