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Wednesday, June 24 • 12:15pm - 4:00pm
F&B Innovation Center Demos

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Located on the Expo Hall Floor, the F&B Innovation Center is a dedicated area for food and food service equipment suppliers with access to expert demonstrations and Chef meet and greets. Explore and find new enhancements to add to your bar menu with these exciting food offerings. The F&B Innovation Center is sponsored by The Middleby Corporation, The Chefs Warehouse, and in Partnership with Duffified Experience Group.

The schedule to see each Chef prepare their culinary dish is as follows:
12:15pm-12:30pm Welcome with Chef Brian Duffy
12:30pm-1:00pm Chef Kayla Robinson
1:15pm-1:45pm Chef Brian Duffy
2:00pm-2:30pm Chef Nick Liberato
2:45pm-3:15pm Chef Tu David Phu
3:30pm-4:00pm Chef Matt Varga

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Chef Brian Duffy

Founder, Duffified Experience Group
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Chef Brian Duffy had his first experiences in the kitchen as a young child with his big Irish-Italian Family. Those experiences introduced him to culinary life, and led him to study at Philadelphia’s The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College... Read More →
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Chef Tu David Phu

Chef, Top Chef Season 15
@cheftudavidphu | One could say that Phu’s rise began (as the son of Vietnamese immigrants) when he worked at some the finest dining establishments in America- Acquerello, Daniel and Chez Paniise, for instance.But on returning home to Oakland and cooking again in his family home, Phu realized th... Read More →
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Chef Kayla Robison

Executive Chef, Arnold’s Bar and Grill
@commandernbeef | Kayla Robison’s culinary journey began at her first restaurant when she was just 14 years old. At 19, she moved from her hometown in North Dakota to Cincinnati, OH and enrolled in culinary school. Working as a pastry chef during the day and bartending at night Kayla was given... Read More →
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Chef Matt Varga

Executive Chef, Gracie’s
@matthewvarga | Chef Varga is from Connecticut, where he would spend his childhood days crabbing, fishing, and soaking in the aromas of his family’s busy kitchen. He began his culinary training by taking food and baking classes in high school and started his first job in a restaurant at the... Read More →
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Dylan Holcomb

Hot Mixology
@ponyupdenver | Dylan Holcomb handles training and cocktail development as the bar manager for Pony Up in Denver Colorado.For 20 years Dylan has traveled the U.S. developing and refining many techniques of his craft. He has experience ranging from high-volume nightclubs on Bourbon Street, New... Read More →
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Chef Nick Liberato

Executive Chef, The Pier House
@chefnicky | Nick Liberato has been working as a Chef/Restaurateur for the past 28 years. He got his start working behind his family’s produce stands as a kid at the Italian Market in Philadelphia. Nick has always been inspired and intrigued by the restaurant business. At the ripe age of... Read More →



Wednesday June 24, 2020 12:15pm - 4:00pm
Las Vegas Convention Center - South Hall 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
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