The 9th annual Fabulous Food Show, presented by Giant Eagle Market District, returns to the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, November 14-16, 2014

news_fabulousFoodShowClevelandThe 9th annual Fabulous Food Show, presented by Giant Eagle Market District, returns to the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, November 14-16, 2014.  Just in time for the holiday season, guests can Taste, Try & Buy their way through the country’s largest presentation of fine food, fine art, craft breweries, wineries, restaurants and exhibits all under one roof!

Over 100 live theatrical demonstrations on six different stages, by celebrity chefs and world renowned culinary professionals will have attendees cooking, entertaining and saving money like a pro this holiday season. The premier culinary celebration features an expansive Market Place with over 450 exhibiting companies; International Beer, Wine & Spirits Pavilions; Food Trucks; Celebrity Meet & Greets; and so much more. Free Admission is also included to the co-located By Hand Fine Art & Craft Fair.

A terrific roster of talent is already slated to appear throughout the weekend in the 1,500 seat custom built Giant Eagle Market District Theatre. Hometown celebrity Iron Chef, Michael Symon and Food Network’s Tyler Florence return to the stage. ABC’s The Chew co-host, Carla Hall and Cooking Channel/Telemundo star Ingrid Hoffmann will each make their debut this year. Additional celebrity announcements are expected.

Chef Jason Roberts returns for his 9th straight appearance to emcee festivities in the Giant Eagle Market District Theatre.  Comedian Mark DeCarlo and his wife, “The Traveling Diva”, Yeni Alvarezwill emcee the Culinary Celebration Theatre all three days, as well as, host a live podcast of their “A Fork in the Road Show”, the web’s #1 Travel-Foodie Entertainment program.

General admission tickets include access to all celebrity chef demonstrations on a first come, first served basis. Guaranteed reserved prime floor seats are available for purchase to get up even closer to the action.

“With an action packed feast for the senses spanning over 400,000 square feet of indoor space, guests can shop exceptional vendors; sample from a vast selection of craft beers, wines and spirits; enjoy cutting edge demonstrations by world renowned experts; discover restaurants and food trucks, while savoring a memorable experience with family and friends all in one single location” said executive producer, Jeremy Levine. Added Levine, “This event attracts visitors from half the country and parts of Canada. We are thrilled Giant Eagle Market District is on board this year as our presenting sponsor. Their strong support has allowed us to offer a super saver General Admission ticket to the public at the lowest price ever in the history of our event.”

New this year:

  • Children Ages 12 and Under are admitted FREE
  • Celebrate Local Roots Pavilion: Includes Farm fresh products and regional artisans
  • Healthy Living Pavilion
  • “The Hot Spot” Fiery Foods & BBQ
  • Sugardale Bacon Feast: Includes setting a world record with Sugardale bacon, bacon tastings, and so much more!
  • Expanded Food Truck Feature
  • Signature events with celebrity talent (separate tickets may be required): IncludingCleveland Culinary Awards Gala, Taste of the Neighborhood ‘Block Party’ hosted by Michael Symon, Salsa Fiesta! Featuring Ingrid Hoffmann, and Food Truck event with Tyler Florence currently in development

Planned enhancements:

  • ALL stage demonstrations included in price of admission
  • Redesign of Giant Eagle Market District Theatre will bring guests closer than ever to the celebrity action
  • Separation of Wine, Beer & Spirits Pavilions in three distinct locations
  • Food & Wine Pairing stations
  • Premium prize giveaways

Event Hours:

Cleveland Culinary Awards Gala:
Thursday, November 136:30 PM10:00 PM (I-X Center Grand Ballroom)

Fabulous Food Show presented by Giant Eagle Market District:
Friday, November 1410:00 AM6:00 PM
Saturday, November 1510:00 AM8:00 PM
Sunday, November 1610:00 AM6:00 PM

Tickets on Sale Now!
General Admission tickets allow entrance to the show and seating for all demonstrations on a first-come, first-served basis. Guaranteed reserved seating in the Giant Eagle Market District Theatre is available for purchase.

Ticket prices: For a full listing of events and ticket pricing, please

Children Ages 12 and Under: FREE
General Admission “Super Saver”: $19.99 (available only at Giant Eagle and Giant Eagle Market District Locations)
General Admission Discount: $22.99 (available at Ohio Discount Drug Mart retail store locations)

Discount Drug Mart, the Official Discount Ticketing Retail Sponsor of Fabulous Food Show.

Online advance general admission ticket: $24.99 at or
Note: $29.99 on-site November 14-16, 2014 at the I-X Center Box Office.

Reserved guaranteed floor seating (includes General Admission): $44.99 online
Cleveland Culinary Awards Gala: $99.00 limited seating available online

Fabulous Food Show is held at the I-X Center at One I-X Center Drive in Cleveland, Ohio on Route 237, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Easily accessible from I-480, I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike.
For more information call

216.265.COOK or visit online at

About Fabulous Food Show: Fabulous Food Show is an annual culinary celebration held at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Now in its 9th year, this unparalleled cultural experience features the nation’s largest presentation of fine food, fine art, craft breweries, wineries, restaurants and exhibitsall under one roof. For more information call 216.265.COOK or visit Follow on Twitter: @FabFoodShow

About I-X Center: International Exposition Center (I-X Center) in Cleveland, Ohio is one of the nation’s premier exhibition facilities. It is the 9th largest convention center in North America, comprised of 2.2 million sq. ft., including more than one million sq. ft. of flexible presentation space. I-X Center is conveniently located adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, just 15 minutes southwest of downtown, with nearby hotels and secure on-site parking for more than 10,000 vehicles. Featuring a unique ‘one-stop sourcing’ model for all production services, the I-X Center has hosted more than 1,500 events attracting 50 million visitors during the past 30 years. For more information visit Follow on Twitter: @ixcenter

About Giant Eagle Market District: Giant Eagle Market District offers a culinary, dining and shopping experience unlike any other — explore amazing food from around the world.  While shopping culinary consumers may get expert advice from Giant Eagle Market District Team Members, watch live cooking demonstrations and join locations for special guest and celebrity appearances.  Giant Eagle Market District encourages shoppers to discover the many pleasures and possibilities of food — from the freshest domestic and imported produce, seafood and fresh-cut meats to more than 400 artisan cheeses, a world of food awaits every day.

About Participating Celebrity Talent:

5bc4480e490af8d05ffef0c352fb2c2dMichael Symon cooks with soul, creating bold, deeply satisfying dishes at his seven restaurants in America’s heartland: Lola, Lolita, Roast and B Spot.  The Cleveland native shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with television viewers as an Iron Chef on the Food network and as one of 6 hosts on The Chew on ABC.  Michael Symon will appear all three days

Carla Hall is a co-host of ABC Daytime’s lifestyle series, The Chew, seated alongside restaurateurs and Iron Chef America stars Mario Batali and Michael Symon, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly, and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz.  Carla is best known as a competitor and fan favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef, where she won over audiences with her fun catch phrase “Hootie Hoo” and philosophy to always cook with love. Carla Hall will appear Friday, November 14 & Saturday, November 15

Tyler Florence has been a Food Network star for more than 16 years. He has starred in such series as How to Boil Water, a cooking show for novices; Food 911, his hugely popular “recipe rescue” show; and his signature series, Tyler’s Ultimate. The Great Food Truck Race is entering its fifth season, and he is currently hosting Food Court Wars. Tyler has written multiple top-selling cookbooks, including recent releases Tyler Makes Pancakes, Start Fresh: Your Child’s Jump Start to Lifelong Healthy Eating, and Family Meal. In addition to his three previously released books,Tyler’s Ultimate, Eat This Book, and Real Kitchen, his newest books are Tyler Florence Fresh, andTyler Makes Spaghetti released in March 2013. Tyler Florence will appear Saturday, November 15 & Sunday, November 16

About Ingrid Hoffmann: Ingrid Hoffmann is passionate about food and entertaining and spends each day sharing her enthusiasm and talent with an international audience. She is host of Top Chef Estrellas (Telemundo), Simply Delicioso (Cooking Channel) and Delicioso (Univision). Ingrid Hoffmann will appear Saturday, November 15 & Sunday, November 16

Jason Roberts is an internationally acclaimed chef who spent seven years as an executive chef in Australia and in 2005, hosted the award winning food talk show, Jason Roberts’ Taste on the PAX Television Network. Roberts is the author of two cookbooks, Elements and Graze: Lots of Little Meals Fast. Jason returns to Cleveland, Ohio for the 9th consecutive year, making appearances in every Fabulous Food Show since the event launched in 2006.  Jason Roberts will emcee the Giant Eagle Market District Theatre all three days.

Mark Decarlo appears on Chicago’s #1 daytime show, ABC’s Windy City LIVE.   Prior to WCL, Mark rode the road less traveled for 4 seasons on the Travel Channel’s Taste of America with Mark DeCarlo,  scouring the U.S. for delicious food and the quirky zealots who champion ancestral recipes and down-home stories over mass-produced mush. With over 750,000+ weekly subscribers, Mark and his wife, “The Traveling Diva” Yeni Alvarez, host the web’s #1 Travel-Foodie Entertainment program, “A Fork in the Road Show.” Marc DeCarlo & Yeni Alvarez will emcee the Culinary Celebration Theatre all three days.

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