Bring your biggest appetite and get ready to party at the 28th annual Zoofari at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. Devour food from more than 50 local restaurants. Enjoy open bars. Then party down with live music throughout the Zoo.
Individual General Admission Ticket Prices:
Until Oct. 3, $65 each
Oct. 4 – Nov. 6, $75 each
Day of Event, $90 each, must be purchased at the gate
Group General Admission Ticket Prices:
20 - 39 tickets - $60 each until Nov. 6
40+ tickets - $55 each until Nov. 6
Group rates available until November 6.
Please call 813-935-8552 ext. 275 to purchase group tickets.
VIP Rhino Club ticket packages with exclusive and early event access are available at $1,250.
On Friday, November 7, tickets will only be available to purchase at the Zoo's ticket windows during regular business hours, or if still available, on the night of Zoofari.
ACF Tampa Bay Certified Competition Sponsor by Minors/ Nestle' Professional
November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 2 @ 5:00 pm
November 1–2, 2014 ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association, Inc.
Show Site: Land O’Lakes High School, Academy of Culinary Arts, Land O’Lakes, FL
Show Chair: Gerard Marquetty, CEC, CCA email@example.com
Telephone: (727) 481-3983 (727) 481-3983
Any Competition questions please call Chef Rene Marquis at 804-605-2266 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Categories: A-D, SA-SD, P1-2, SP1-2, W, SW The following products will be available for use in the W & SW categories which are considered a K1-9, SK1-9 but are required to use at least one Minor’s base or concentrate from each category.
Pick one from the Minor’s Base category Minors Chicken Base, NAMSG, Minors Beef Base NAMSG, Minors Vegetable Base NAMSG, Minors Seafood Base NAMSG, Minors Lobster Base, NAMSG, Minors Crab Base NAMSG
Pick one or more from the Minor’s Flavor Concentrates Red Chile Adobo, Fire Roasted Jalapeno, Fire Roasted Poblano, Roasted Garlic, Ancho, Chipotle, Maggi Green Curry, Maggi Red Curry
For samples contact:
Gerard Marquetty, CEC, CCA – email@example.com Allan Gazaway, CEC, AAC – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Judge: Louis Perrotte, CEC, AAC, HOF – email@example.com
$100.00 dollars for professional category
$50.00 dollars for student category
The "Love Chef" will be in studio this week!! www.thelovechef.com
Time to take another eye-popping stroll through Gasoline Alley at the 2nd Annual SunCoast Speed & Custom Cars Showcase 9 am-2 pm this Saturday. You’ll marvel at the huge display of classic, antique, and muscle cars, and enjoy music, a 50/50, and great prize drawings and food and drink available for purchase. Admission is free, with proceeds benefiting the ABILHouse—a community reintegration facility for veterans and other with brain injuries. Exhibitors can click here to register their cars for $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For information, call Mike Murphy at 727-944-4220x6 or click here. See you Saturday!
The Performers of "Peace of Woodstock" was in studio on 10/01/14 and performed a few songs!!
LISTEN TO THE THEM IN STUDIO CLICK PLAY
PEACE OF WOODSTOCK
Saturday, October 4 at 8pm
$24.50, add $5 at the door plus applicable service fee
ANDREW CONIGLIO Executive Chef Innisbrook Resort Member of the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida collection36750 U.S. Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Was in Studio on 09/24/14
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine Magazine will be on the 09/24/14 show. www.foodandwine.com
11111 Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine Magazine was on the 08/20/14 show. www.foodandwine.com 1
| Drawing more than 1,000 guests each year, |
The Gourmet Feastival features some of Tampa Bay’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors who offer samples throughout the evening.
The tastings are complemented by an impressive silent auction filled with unique items and entertainment.
This year we are proud to have A la Carte Event Pavilion located at 4050 Dana Shores Dr, Tampa host our 23rd Annual Gourmet Feastival.
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"Big Ed" Executive Producer of The Dining Out Radio Show
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine Magazine will be on the 07/23/14 show. www.foodandwine.com
Pete Riveria of Rare Earth was on the 07/16/14 weeks show. www.peterriveria.com
Jake (owner) of BurgerMonger was in Studio Wednesday 07/09/14. www.burgermonger.com
Chef Johnny Ciao and Darren Watkins from Frymate an Australian company will be on the 07/09/14 week's show.
Chef Jackie from O'Bistro's was on the 05/21/14 week's show and was talking about the big Event for the Abilities. to Listen Click PLAY
Chef Johnny Ciao and Darren Watkins from Frymate an Australian company was on the 05/21/14 week's show. To Listen Click PLAY
Chef Vivian Dodson was in Studio on 051414. To listen to her interview Click HERE
The "Love Chef" was in Studio on 04/23/14 www.thelovechef.com
Rick JR. from Rick's Pizza was in studio on 04/16/14 To Listen go to Audio Interview page
11 The "Love Chef" was in Studio on 03/12/14 www.thelovechef.com
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine Magazine was on the 03/05/14 show. www.foodandwine.com
1 Brady from Brady's BBQ was in studio for the 03/05 week's show.
MARCH 31, 2014
1 1 Chef Dave West from The Rolling Pin was on the 02/26/14 week's show. www.rollingpinonline.com
The Rebirth of Louis Armstrong featuring Dean Simms
Saturday, February 8 at 8pm
Virtuoso trumpeter Dean Simms, as Satchmo, is the leader of this awesome tribute to the master himself, Louis Armstrong. His singing style as well as his playing, showmanship and on-stage is truly amazing! Hear Dean and his band perform renditions of Basin Street Blues, St Louis Blues, Wonderful World and show stopping performance of the Saints Go Marching In and Hello Dolly.
Dean Simms was on the 02/05 week's show.
11 Chef Dave West from The Rolling Pin will be on the 02/04/14 week's show. www.rollingpinonline.com
11 11Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine Magazine was on the 01/22/14 show. www.foodandwine.com
Dwight was on this week's show 01/22/14 week's show. #1 Elvis Impersonated!!!
Dwight was on the 12/18 & 01/01/14 week's show. #1 Elvis Impersonated!!! 1
The "Love Chef" will be in Studio on 12/18/13 www.thelovechef.com
Chef Dave West, owner of the Rollin Pin Kitchen Emporium, was in studio for the 11/27/13 week's show. www.rollingpinonline.com
Chef Johnny Ciao and Harold the owner of Fritz & Franz Bierhaus were on the 11/20/13 weeks show.
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine Magazine was on the 11/12/13 show. www.foodandwine.com
The Twisted Martini Grill were in Studio the week of 11/12/13. www.twistedmartinigrill.com
Celebrity Chef Johnny Ciao was on this week's show.
Phillip di Belardino - Banfi, Excelsior, VinMotion Wines & 2011 Italian Wine Hall of Fame was on the 10/02/13 weeks show. www.castellobanfi.com
Congratulations to Chef Rene Marquis for WINNING CutThroat Kitchen!! He will be in studio the week on 09/24/13
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine Magazine was on the 09/17/13 show. www.foodandwine.com
Chef Rene Marquis was in studio the week of 09/17/13.
Chef Rene Marquis Cutthroat Preview Click HERE
WFLA Daytime TV Appearience Click HERE
| About the Show |
Just how far is a chef willing to go to win a cooking competition? Cutthroat Kitchen hands four chefs each $25,000 and the opportunity to spend that money on helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors. Ingredients will be thieved, utensils destroyed and valuable time on the clock lost when the chefs compete to cook delicious dishes while also having to outplot the competition. With Alton Brown as the devilish provocateur, nothing is out of bounds when money changes hands and we see just how far chefs will go to ensure they have the winning dish.
MSG Rene Marquis a native from Lewiston Maine who lives in the Tampa Bay area and serves at MacDill AFB for over 7 years is going to be on a new "wild" series on Food Network that premiers tonight at 10 Pm and the actual airing date of his show will be Sept 22, 2013 at 10 PM.
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 | Hilton Tampa Downtown
VIP Admission 5-6 p.m. | General Admission 6-8:30 p.m.
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine Magazine was on the 07/31/13 show. www.foodandwine.com
Chef Dave west from The Rolling Pin was on the 07/24/13 week's show.
The Tilted Kilt, with The Tilted Kilt Girls, was in studio for the 07/17 week show.
The Love Chef was in Studio for the 07/10 week's show!
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine Magazine will be on the 06/19/13 show. www.foodandwine.com
| The Love Chef was in Studio for the 06/12 week's show!|
Chef Dave west from The Rolling Pin was on the 06/05/13 week's show.
Gary Puckett of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap was on the 06/05/13 week's show to talk about the Happy Together Tour 2013 on 06/14/13. www.garypuckettmusic.com
Chef Rene Marquis was in studio for the 05/29 weeks show.
Celebrity Chef Johnny Ciao was in studio for the 05/22/13 week's show.
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine Magazine was on the 05/22/13 show. www.foodandwine.com
Brady from Brady's BBQ was in studio for the 05/15 week's show.
| Save the Date |
The Ryan Wells Foundation and the Sheraton Sand Key Resort are proud to present the 8th annual "Evening with the Chefs" on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 6:30 - 9:30pm.
Feast yourself on epicurean delights prepared by the culinary high school students of Dixie Hollins, Jacobson Culinary Arts Academy in Tarpon Springs, Northeast, and Osceola in partnership with Tampa Bay area's most elite Executive Chefs below. The evening also features live entertainement and a silent and live auction.
Chef John Harris
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Chef Tyson Grant Chef Doug Bebell
Parkshore Grill Mystic Fish
Chef Mark Hyrcko Chef Scott Bebell
Island Way Grill Guppy's
Chef Stephen Jordan Chef Chris Ponte
Sandpearl Resort Cafe Ponte
Chef Justin Harry
Palm Court Italian Grill, Tradewinds
Chief Chocolate Officer William Brown
William Dean Chocolates
Bravo's Top Chef Season 9 Finalis
CHEF Lindsay Autry was on the 04/24/13 show and will be at The Rollin Pin Kitchen Emporium May 16 & May 17, 2013
Call ( 813)- 653-2418 for info
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine Magazine was on the 04/24/13 show. www.foodandwine.com
Chef Johnny Ciao "The Culinary Rocker" was on the 04/24/13 show to talk about "Evening With The Chefs"
Kelly Bock from The Rollin Pin will be on this week's show.
| The Love Chef was in Studio for the 04/10 & 17 week's show!|
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine Magazine was on the 03/27/13 week's show. www.foodandwine.com
Executive Chef Adam Loew from "The Mexican By Max" was on the 03/27/13 week's show.
Chef Johnny Ciao "The Culinary Rocker" was on the 03/27/13 show to talk about "Evening With The Chefs"
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine magazine was on the 02/27/13 show. www.foodandwine.com
Dwight Icenhower was at the Shake, Rattle and Soul Fest in Robarts Arena, Sarasota FL
February 8, 9 & 10 Robarts Arena, Sarasota FL
Special Guest Ronny Craig as Master of Ceremonies
Featuring Elvis and Legend Artists
Accompanied by The Blue Suede Review Band
Tom Garrett of the Classics IV was on the 02/06/13 weeks show.
THE CLASSICS IV
Saturday, February 9 at 8pm
Billy McGuigan was on the 02/06/13 weeks show.
RAVE ON! THE BUDDY HOLLY TRIBUTE
Sunday, February 10 at 2pm & 7pm
Salvatore from Smokin' Salamander was in studio the week of 01/23/13.
"The Love Chef" Francis Anthony was in studio for the 01/16/13 week's show.
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine magazine was on the 01/16/13 show. www.foodandwine.com
Dwight Icenhower was on the 01/02/13 week show! To hear the interview Click PLAY
| DT Productions Presents |
TRIBUTE TO THE KING featuring Elvis Tribute Artist Dwight Icenhower
Sunday, January 6
Hey all, come to Universal City Walk and celebrate my first concert of the new year. Classic soul food with master chef Johnny Ciao who cooked for Michael and a host of stars, and my classic soul songs and stories.some wonderful surprises.Feed your tummy and your soul and have an unforgettable event.Get your tickets early for a head count for dinner and wine.Dang! Its gonna be great! loving you, BRENDA LEE Chef Johnny and Brenda lee were on the 01/02/13 show. To listen to the interview Click PLAY
Chef Rene Marquis was in studio on 12/19/12.
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine magazine was on the 12/14/12 show. www.foodandwine.com
Rob Sumner for Santa Dollars on this weeks show.
John Renual co-founder of The Tilted Kilt and Owner of the Clearwater Pub & Eatery was in studio for the 11/28 weeks show.
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine magazine was on the 11/14/12 show. www.foodandwine.com
Gino from "Tampa's Donatello Italian Restaurant" was in studio on the 11/14 show!
Excutive Chef Rob Uzzila, Joesph and Owner Ben were in studio 11/07/12.
Chef Sarah Grueneberg was on the 10/17/12 week's show!
Bravo's Top Chef Texas: Season 9 Runner Up CHEF SARAH GRUENEBERG
Sarah Grueneberg was a RUNNER UP on the ninth season of Top Chef Texas.
Karen and I met Sarah at the International Home and Housewares show this past March in Chicago. She was such a pleasant person and really engaging. We were so impressed by her interaction with guests and her ability to teach, demonstrate and talk on a personal level with so much ease.
Chef Sarah is a graduate of The School of Culinary Arts at The Art Institute of Houston. She is Executive Chef of Spiaggia and sister restaurant Cafe Spiaggia in Chicago, IL. Since 2005, Chef Sarah has been an integral part of the Spiaggia family and culinary team; from line cook to chef d' Cuisine and now Executive Chef! Karen and Chef Dave ate at her restaurant while in Chicago and were thoroughly impressed with the service, ambiance and fabulous food.
Sarah hails from Houston, Texas and credits her culinary roots back to working on a ranch, family cooking and gardening. Though she has roots in Texas and a family background of German, she loves everything Italian. Food, Culture and People from Italy are inspirations to her.
Top Chef Texas was colorful and exciting with Chef Sarah competing in it. Never a dull moment; heat, sand, exhaustion all played a part in what has been touted as Bravo's BEST Top Chef Season to date. Sarah finished as the season's Runner Up and says the experience was invaluable!
Chef Dave and Karen are thrilled to be hosting Chef Sarah at the Rolling Pin for her only Florida appearance and cooking classes.
We expect her classes to sell out quickly, so don't delay. Seats are limited.
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine magazine was on the 10/03/12 show. www.foodandwine.com
Dining Out Radio Welcomes "Tampa's Donatello Italian Restaurant" as a new Sponsor of our show!! Gino will be on the 09/26 show!
Chef Rene Marquis was in studio for the 09/19 week show.
Philip di Belardino - Banfi & Excelsior Wines 2011 Italian Wine Hall of Famer
was our Guest on the 09/12 show.
|Chef Rene Marquis was in studio for the 08/22/12 weeks show.|
The owners of Billy's Tarpon Turtle were in studio on 08/22/12.
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine magazine will be on the 08/08/12 show. foodandwine.com
Chef Tony, Executive Chef & Owner of Gratzzi Italian Grille was in studio for the 08/08/12 weeks show.
"Love Chef" Francis Anthony was in studio on 08/01/12.
|Chef Rene Marquis was in studio for the 07/25/12 week's show!|
Chef Johnny Ciao "The Culinary Rocker" was on the 07/18/12 show and will be on the 07/25 show and give you a GREAT Moonshine recipe.
Gloria Earley was in studio on 07/11 and talked about Papas Sauces
|Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams was on the 06/06 & 06/13 week's show.|
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine magazine was on the 05/16/12 show. foodandwine.com
Chef Johnny Ciao "The Culinary Rocker" was on the 05/16/12 show!!
The Turtle Billy Woo painted live at The Post Card Inn on May 19th 6PM-10PM for The Johnny Ciao Buffet and the proceeds go to Chi Chi Kids. This picture raised $1500.
Billy at Beach 400 Downtown St.Pete on 05/04 and this painting was sold to a dinner that day.
Chef Rene Marquis was in studio on 05/09/12.
Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium Host High School Iron Chef Competition
BRANDON, FL – With only a few points deciding the winning team, Riverview High School’s Culinary Team reigned supreme in Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium’s First Annual High School Iron Chef Competition. The Riverview High team competed against Durant High School’s Culinary team in the finale on April 28. Congratulations to Martin Gendron, Ryan Allers and Travis Gentile on their win for Riverview High School. (Pictured on left.)
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine magazine will be on the 04/11/12 show. foodandwine.com
STEVE MARCH TORME was on the 03/14/12 week's show.
Steve March Tormé presents an evening of terrific music, singing tunes not only from "The Great American Songbook" but also from his own original catalogue of toe tapping, uptempo numbers and beautifully crafted ballads. Being the son of Mel Tormé and the stepson of actor Hal March, the performance also features stories and anecdotes from his rather unique life. But the real star of the evening is Steve's voice, as audiences all over the world have found out: this guy can really sing. This is definitely an evening not to be missed!
|Chef Rene Marquis was in studio on 03/07/12 and cooked lunch live on the air.|
To Benefit the Child Abuse Center Council
March 26, 2012 6:00PM
A La Carte Pavilion topcheftampabay.org
Johnny Ciao called in to talk about The Johnny Ciao Blues Buffet. Listen to it now! Click PLAY
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine magazine was on the 02/29/12 show. foodandwine.com
Chef and Cookbook Author Virginia Willis returns to Rollin Pin in Brandon and was on the 02/08/2012 week's show.
American Eats was on The Food Network Feb.13Th at 8:00PM E.S.T.
Chris Rose 'the Owner" of Eats American Grill will be on the show this week.
Brady from Brady's B.B.Q. was in studio the week of 02/01/12 and Chef Johnny Ciao called in and gave a Great Bourbon BBQ marinade recipe. Go to the Audio Interviews link to hear it.
Brady's B.B.Q will be in studio and talk about Ruth Echerd hall has a musical coming in early February called "Memphis" and they are using our BBQ food to help promote it.
The "Love Chef" was in studio on 01/25/12.
George Grove of "The Kingston Trio" was on the 01/25/12 show. THE KINGSTON TRIO
| In 1957, The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco's club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. Now the Trio is bringing back all the great memories and making new ones. Hits include, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Tom Dooley and Goodnight Irene. |
Chef Joshua Garcia A.K.A. Chef JAG was on the 01/18/12 show.
Kim Green of Isabella's Best Baked Goods was on the 01/18/12 show.
Chris Rose comes aboard as our newest sponsor.
Chef Richie Farina from Bravo's Top Chef Season 9 was on the 01/11 week's show!
He was at The Rollin Pin Kitchen Emporium Feb. 9TH & 10TH.
Call 813-653-2418 to reserve your spot!!
Steve (Paul) of The Nowhere Band was on the 01/11 weeks show.
Thrifty Air Conditioning & MINI Cooper of Tampa Bay Presents THE NOWHERE BAND
THE SAUCE BOSS BILL WHARTON was on the 01/04/12 show.
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine magazine was on the 01/04/12 show. foodandwine.com
Chef Chris Ponte was on the 12/28/11 week's show!
Philip di Belardino VP, Fine Wines
Was on the 12/28/11 weeks show. castellobanfi.com
Chef Rene Marquis was in studio on 11/16/11.
Chef Johnny Ciao "The Culinary Rocker" was in studio on 11/09/11 along with Eddie of the Lounge Cat who preformed in Ft. Meyers the third weekend of November
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine magazine was on the 10/19/11 show. foodandwine.com
Restaurant Editor Andrew Knowlton from Bon Appetit magazine was on the 10/19/11 show. bonappetit.com
Chef Rene Marquis was in studio on 09/28/11 & 10/05/11.
| SFC Rene J. Marquis |
Certified Executive Chef, Certified Culinary Educator, Personal Certified Executive Chef, American Academy of Chefs
Rene Marquis CEC,CCE,PCEC,CCA,AAC and Chef Ben Diaz MCFE, CHDT, CPFM
The ever-rising popularity of America's food television channels has transformed more than a few top-notch chefs into household names and veritable food celebrities, but one look at the career of Sergeant First Class Rene Marquis of the United States Army proves that not every star-quality chef can be found in front of the cameras.
Chef Johnny Ciao "The Culinary Rocker" was on the 9/21 & 09/28 weeks show and gave you a new recipe.
To Hear Chef Johnny go to "Audio Interviews" tab
Chef Chris Ponte of Cafe Ponte was in studio for the 08/31/11 week show and you can hear the show on the "Audio Interviews" page.
Chef Johnny Ciao "The Culinary Rocker" was on the 9/07 weeks show to give you a new recipe.
Megan Krigbaum Associate Wine Editor of Food & Wine Magazine will be on the 09/07/11 show. foodandwine.com
Restaurant Editor Andrew Knowlton on Bon Appetit magazine was on the 08/24 show and discuss his picks for the Best New Restaurants of 2011. bonappetit.com
Noreen Kinney Selected as Honorary Inductee Into Prestigious American Academy of Chefs® Society was on the 08/24/11 show.
Tak Landrock talked about his new blog
A BRITISH INVASION CONCERT
A Tribute to Beatles & The Rolling Stones
Friday, July 22 at 8pm Richard from "The Stones" was in studio on 07/20/11 and Chuck from "The Nowhere Band" called into our show on 07/20/11.
Covering the full spectrum of The Beatles' long and varied career, The Nowhere Band creates an unparalleled, entirely live, reproduction of 60's Beatles performances blending period costumes and authentic instruments with modern lighting and an abundantly talented quartet to create an experience any true Beatles fan simply can't afford to miss.
The New Stones are a complete six piece show band that look and sound like the real thing. The band members all bear an uncanny resemblance to the actual Stones members. Richard Stewart as Mick Jagger, will leave you thinking you were at an actual Rolling Stones concert. This is without a doubt one of THE BEST tributes in the country.
Carl Giammarese of the Buckinghams was on the 07/13/11 & 07/20/11 show
Chef Johnny Ciao "The Culinary Rocker" was on the 07/13 show to give you a new recipe. johnnyciao.com
The "Love Chef" Chef Francis Anthony was in studio the week of 07/06/11.
Restaurant Editor Kate Krader from Food & Wine magazine and guest Judge on "Top Chef" was on the 06/22/11 week's show. foodandwine.com
Chef Johnny Ciao "The Culinary Rocker" was on the 06/22 show and gave you a new recipe.
General admission / Cabaret Seating