The 2013 New England Home Show will be held on March 22-24, 2013 at Patriot Place in Foxboro.
Chef Fest is always a delicious feature at the New England Home Show, featuring prestigious head chefs from some of Boston’s most trendy restaurants. Watch our “top chefs” of 2013 demonstrate how to drum up savory appetizers, quick fix snacks, and meals for the home. Even better, guests can sample the mouthwatering flavors in between browsing the aisles of the New England Home Show. Chef Fest continues to be a Show favorite and is sure to spark the inner chef in all guests!
Chef Rick Tarantino, or “Chef Rick” as he’s known in the media, is
both aprofessional chef and media personality. The Chef’s Table with
Rick Tarantino airs regularly on ShopNBC and he appears monthly on
the Home Shopping Network. When he’s not teaching his two sons
his love of cooking, he can often be found traversing the country on
He is a also a sought-after development chef, writing recipes, developing products and styling food for top brands, including Crockpot, Thin n Trim meats, Bailey’s Coffee Creamers, All Clad kitchen products, Bialetti Italian Cookware, Cattlemen’s BBQ sauces and Westinghouse Home Appliance.
Chef Rick has worked with culinary giants like the late Julia Child, Martin Yen and his good friend and inspiration Emeril Lagasse. He has a Master’s from Johnson & Wales University, where he spent 10 years as an executive and professor. www.chefricktarantino.com
Chef Marc Anthony Robert Bynum was born and raised on Long Island
with his other four siblings. Chef Marc’s only form of training came
from Vocational School while still in High School. With no real formal
training he relied on his palate and diligent studying of his craft to
enhance his knowledge of different food and cuisines. With hard work
and dedication, Chef Marc has headed some of the most prestigious
restaurants on Long Island, including Four Food Studio, Prime
Restaurant, Tellers and Venue 56 to name a few . At these restaurants, Chef Marc received 3 Stars from Newsday and NY Times.
In June of 2010 Chef Marc appeared on Food Network’s Chopped, claiming victory twice before coming up short in the Season Finale (Chopped Champions).
Chef Marc has also appeared at countless charity events where he draws attention to things that are very near and dear to his heart like Childhood Obesity and Depression. Chef Marc has also participated in the Farm to Table Movement and is very keen on local, sustainable, and organic foods.
Executive Chef Benjamin Lacy is a fully engaged culinarian who’s diverse cooking talents and passion for food is what inspires the new menu creations and special event dinners at Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro. He is intensely involved in the preparation, presentation and flavor array of allof his dishes. Among his specialties are varied selections of charcuteries, smoked meats, pastas and braises. His favorite meals to prepare and enjoy are hearty comfort foods like stews,cassoulets, and roasts.
Chef Ben promotes the use of locally grown farm fresh ingredients to deliver a premium dining experience reflecting the fresh flavors of New England. He participates in Massachusetts and Rhode Island sustainable food co-ops and locally sources the restaurant’s organic produce, eggs and poultry. He honed his craft as Sous Chef at Sel de la Terre in Natick and more recently as Executive Sous Chef at Union Bar and Grill in Boston. These collective experiences have fueled his unending and colorful imagination in the kitchen.
Brandon’s culinary career started back when he was 14 at a culinary program at his high school. The chefs all graduated from Johnson and Wales and taught him a lot about leadership and running a restaurant. When he graduated, he was top of his class, competing and winning culinary competitions. While in high school he worked in a couple corporate restaurants and longed to be cooking real food from scratch. He came to Tavolino and learned from another Johnson and Wales graduate. He taught him technique and fusions and also helped him find other jobs to increase his experience. Now as a 21 year old he is going to school at Johnson and Wales and working full time as the Sous chef at Tavolino where he spends time mastering classic Italian/American food.
Born in Somerville, Chef Joseph Armstrong has showcased his talents at several restaurants throughout the country including the world famous Flying Fish Café at Walt Disney World’s Board Walk Resort in Orlando, FL.
In 2004, Chef Armstrong opened his own restaurant named Goodfellas Trattoria, where his unique pasta dishes, salads and pizzas have received accolades, including winning awards for Best Pizza in 2005 at the USS Salem’s Best Pizza Contest, and Summer Sizzle Cook Off in 2007 along with numerous other readers’ choice awards.
Chef Armstrong recently launched The New Englander Show which features his travels throughout New England, visiting local’s favorite restaurants and uncovering the secret recipes of head Chefs.