World Food & Music Festival

Cooking Demonstrations

On-Site Cooking Demonstrations

Don’t miss a wide variety of local chefs demonstrating their culinary skills inside the Meredith Culinary Discovery Pavilion. Chefs will be offering samples of their tasty creations!


Thank you to AllSpice for their donation of spices for each Chef’s demonstration. all-spice

Friday, Sept. 16
11 – 11:30 a.m. Chef Suen Harrison Maht’s Catering
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Chef Terrie Kohl Country Club Market
1 – 1:30 p.m. Chef CJ Biernart The Cheese Shop
2 – 2:30 p.m. Chef Bill Wade Johnston Hy-Vee
3 – 3:30 p.m. Chef Tanya Suaz-Tigner Ceviche
4 – 4:30 p.m. TBA +39
5 – 5:30 p.m. Chef Sam Auen Krunkwich
6 – 6:30 p.m Chef Travis Taylor Marlene’s at Sevastopol Station
7 – 7:30 p.m. Chef Alessandra Meschini Cooking with Alessandra
Saturday, Sept. 17
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Chef David Baruthio Baru 66
1 – 1:30 p.m. Chef Sheree Clark Raw Vegan Chef
2 – 2:30 p.m. Chef Ryan Binney DMACC
3 – 3:30 p.m. Chef Pam Patton Patton’s Restaurant and Catering
4 – 4:30 p.m. Chef Lynn Pritchard Table 128 Bistro & Bar
5 – 5:30 p.m. Chef Jon Benedict Purfoods
6 – 6:30 p.m. Chef Tony Lemmo Aposto
7 – 7:30 p.m. Chef Sam Auen Tacopocalypse
Sunday, Sept. 18
11 – 11:30 a.m. Chef Will Kellogg Iowa Beef Steakhouse
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Chef Chris Caes Wakonda Club
1 – 1:30 p.m. Chef Cyd Koehn Catering by Cyd
2 – 2:30 p.m. Chef Robin Clayton Tasty Morsels
3 – 3:30 p.m. Chef Duhvall Veasley Nadine & Dad Bar-B-Q
4 – 4:30 p.m. Chef D.C. Bland II Indianola Hy-Vee

Be a Featured Chef 

Interested in showing off your culinary skills to 80,000 central Iowans? This is the place!

The World Food & Music Festival is proud to feature local chefs who wish to demonstrate diverse recipes for the enjoyment and enlightenment of Festival visitors. 

We are looking for local individuals, as well as regionally or nationally-known chefs, with culinary talent to present 30-minute demonstrations in the Meredith Culinary Discovery Pavilion during the Festival (Fri. – Sun.)  Interested chefs may select their own recipe, preferably something worldly that can be shared in sample form with visitors. Featured chefs are responsible for describing their recipe and cooking techniques to the visitors and providing food supplies to complete the recipes. Basic cooking supplies, electricity, burners and some spices are provided.

In return for your participation, we will promote your appearance (with name and business included) in our printed Festival program and on our web site.  You will also have the ability to distribute printed materials (business cards, pamphlets, etc.) advertising your business during your demonstration.

Please contact Kalyx for more information.