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Join us for an amazing line-up of culinary activities!

Thursday, August 22

6:30 pm:  Meet and greet celebrity chefs at an Island-themed cookout, overlooking Steamboat Bay, to the music of Island Steel Drums

8:30 pm:  Pontoons and Petit Fours- Celebrity Pastry Chef Johnny Iuzzini delights with late night sweets. $75 per person*, with proceeds benefiting Kids Against Hunger, tickets are very limited 

Friday, August 23

10 am:  Learn tricks from a pro to smoking the best meat for your BBQ

11 am:  Tours of Madden's herb gardens and greenhouse

1 pm.  Tips from a professional event planner on how to host an unforgettable summer BBQ

2 pm:  Discussions on current culinary trends with a panel of chefs

3 pm:  Wine tasting

4 pm:  Expert advice on encouraging kids to eat healthy

6 pm:  Beach BBQ- eat what was smoked earlier in the day!

6:30 pm:  Celebrity chefs pull out the stops for a very special 7-course dinner with wine pairings.  $375 per couple*, with proceeds benefiting Kids Against Hunger, tickets are very limited. 

8:30 pm:  Mix and mingle with the chefs while enjoying a cigar and the latest trend of dark liquors

Saturday, August 24

9 am:  Tea presentation by Tea Source Expert Michael Lannier

9 am:  Butchering 101:  Chef Bob Schuld shows you how to butcher common items from the grocer

10 am:  Forest Foraging Adventure with a farmer, a local chef and an international forager!  Participants are requested to wear proper clothing for this event.  $25 per person*, with proceeds benefiting Kids Against Hunger, tickets are very limited

10 am:  Madden's Pastry Chef Amy DeSanto entertains with a pastry demonstration at Madden's Bakery

11 am:  Chef Jamie Malone demonstrates how to prepare your fresh catch 

12 noon:  Burger cook-off!  Chefs compete for the best burger

2 pm:  Oysters, Crudo and Wine!  Displayed and explained lakeside 

3 pm: Chocolate truffle demonstration by Brian McElrath, one of the foremost chocolatiers in the U.S. 

4 pm:  Wine tasting

6:30 pm:  Grand tasting!  Come enjoy music and food as the chefs show off!

Sunday, August 25

8 am:  Brunch

*Included in VIP Package; $295 per couple for guests on Food & Wine Package if reserved by August 14, $370 if reserved after August 14, please call us at 800.642.5363 to reserve.  


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