Plass Appliance to provide Appliances for 2011 Taste of Chicago


Come one, come all and join us at the Taste of Chicago! Again this year Plass Appliance is proud to partner with the City of Chicago to provide the Appliances for the Dominick’s Cooking Corner. Plass will provide an entire stainless steel kitchen suite of Electrolux Professional Appliances for all of the Professional Chefs to cook on.

Starting this Friday, June 24th, the Chicago Park District will host the Taste of Chicago and attract over 2.5 million people to Grant Park to enjoy the food, fun, and event festivities. One of the biggest attractions every year at the Taste of Chicago is the Dominick’s Cooking Corner. The Cooking Corner is a large kitchen stage where professional chefs perform cooking demonstrations on some of their well-known culinary classics. Some of the Chefs set to grace the kitchen stage include The Hearty Boys, Chef Tony Priolo, Chef Keli Fayard, Jimmy BannosJimmy Bannos, Jr, as well as Emmy-award winning television personality, author and celebrated chef, Giada De Laurentiis.

The 2011 Taste of Chicago Dominick’s Cooking Corner schedule is as follows:

Friday, June 24
11:30 a.m. Chef Gloria D. Hafer, Afterschoolmatters/Advanced Culinary
12:30 p.m. Chef Shelley Young, The Chopping Block
1:30 p.m.Paul LoDuca, Chef/Owner, Adobo Grill
2:30 p.m.Chef Alex Lopez, The Food Diva
3:30 p.m.Chef Tony Priolo, Piccolo Sogno
4:30 p.m.Chef Marlene Benitez, La Cocina de Frida
5:30 p.m.Chef Alfredo Perez

Saturday, June 25
11:30 a.m. Chef Laurel Boger, Eli’s Cheesecake Company
12:30 p.m. Dan Smith & Steve McDonagh, Hearty Restaurant/The Hearty Boys
1:30 p.m.Chef Luca Corazzina, 312 Chicago
2:30 p.m.Ying Stoller, Asian Cooking Instructor & Cookbook Author, Ying’s Kitchen,
3:30 p.m.George Reisch, Brewmaster & Chef Jared Rouben, Goose Island Brew
4:30 p.m.Chef Generoso “Geno” Bahena, Danzon Restaurante
5:30 p.m.Chef Jimmy Madla, Coobah

Sunday, June 26
11:30 a.m. Kocoa Scott-Winbush, Kocoa’s Kitchen
12:30 p.m. John Meyer, B.J.’s Market & Bakery
1:30 p.m.Wilbert Jones, The Wilbert Jones Company
2:30 p.m.David Mirassou, presented by Mirassou Winery
3:30 p.m.Chef Keli Fayard, Vanille Patisserie
4:30 p.m.Mary D. Madison, Lagniappe
5:30 p.m.Will Brown, Will’s Way Cooking Show

Monday, June 27
11:30 a.m. Chef David Rosenthall, Inspiration Kitchens Garfield Park
12:30 p.m. Chef John Fuente, Prix Fixe
1:30 p.m.Humana & Patsy Bentivegna, VP & Executive Chef of Cooking Skills
2:30 p.m.Melissa Graham, Purple Asparagus
3:30 p.m.Chef John Gatsos, Tavern on Rush
4:30 p.m.Chef Chris Spear, Uncommon Ground
5:30 p.m.Alekka Sweeney, Give Me Some Sugar

Tuesday, June 28
11:30 a.m. Ranjana Bhargava, Ranjana’s Indian Cooking Class
12:30 p.m. Cleetus Friedman, City Provisions
1:30 p.m.Chef Mustafa Guler, Turquoise Restaurant
2:30 p.m.Elena Marre, the Kids’ Table
3:30 p.m.Chef Jeff Lawler, Geja’s Café
4:30 p.m.Chef Ryan Hutmacher, “The Centered Chef”, “FIT City Chicago”
5:30 p.m.Chef Sarah Haas, FIT City Chicago

Wednesday, June 29
11:30 a.m. Franklyn Taylor, Chef, Central Plaza Home
12:30 p.m. Orchid Paulmeier, Restaurant Owner, Finalist on Food Network Star,
Season 7
1:30 p.m.Chef Mario Palaggi, Sean’s Rhino Bar & Grill
2:30 p.m.Chef Joe Doppes, Executive Chef, Bistro Margot
3:30 p.m.Dave Samber, Chef/Owner, Polo Café & Catering Bridgeport U.S.A.
4:30 p.m.Karl Thomalla, Chef, Kanella Breakfast Club
5:30 p.m.Victor De Leon, Executive Chef, O’Donovan’s Pub & Restaurant

Thursday, June 30
11:30 a.m. Patsy Bentivegna, VP & Executive Chef of Cooking Skills Academy
12:30 p.m. Chef Paul Fehribach, Big Jones
1:30 p.m.Chef Chris O’Shea-Hernandez, Chief O’Neill’s Restaurant
2:30 p.m.Chef Dwight E. Evans, II & Davonte’ E. Evans, Covenant Village of Northbrook/Sodexo
3:30 p.m.Pick Chow Demo, “”
4:30 p.m.Julius Russell, Executive Chef/Owner, A Tale of Two Chefs
5:30 p.m.Gallo Family Vineyards and Taste of Home present Culinary Specialist,
Guy Klinzing

Friday, July 1
11:30 a.m. Gallo Family Vineyards and Taste of Home present Culinary Specialist,
Guy Klinzing
12:30 p.m. Charlie McKenna, Chef/Owner, Lillie’s Q
1:30 p.m.Jimmy Bannos & Jimmy Bannos, Jr., Heaven on Seven, Purple Pig
2:30 p.m.Giada De Laurentiis, presented by Bella Sera Wines of Italy
4:30 p.m.Chef Anthony Bosko, Smokey Joes BBQ
5:30 p.m.Chef Jared Leonard, Rub BBQ Company

Saturday, July 2
11:30 a.m. Chef Vicente Duran, Vivo Restaurant
12:30 p.m. Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, National Food & Nutrition Expert, Author “The Flexitarian Diet”
1:30 p.m.Pick Chow Cook Off, “”
2:30 p.m.Philip Potempa, food & entertainment columnist, The Times Newspaper
of Indiana and Illinois
3:30 p.m.To be announced
4:30 p.m.Chefs Erin Joseph & Henny Maciaszek, Tu Chez Events & Heller Catering
Pick Chow Demo, “”
5:30 p.m. Chef Pierre Daval, Harvest & RUSH Bar, Marriott Downtown Chicago

Sunday, July 3
11:30 a.m. Ryan Hutmacher, The Centered Chef
12:30 p.m. Chef Armando Vasquez, LaScarola Restaurant
1:30 p.m.Jennifer Stoker, At First Bite, LLC, Personal Chef Services
2:30 p.m.Linda Szarkowski, Green Spirit
3:30 p.m.Chef Cesar Pineda, Ciao Amore

This year, Plass Appliance is proud to supply and sponsor the Taste of Chicago and the Dominick’s Cooking Corner and provide the Appliances for the kitchen stage. The Appliances that you will see at the Dominick’s Cooking Corner will be none other than Electrolux Professional Appliances. Here’s a snapshot from last year’s event as The Hearty Boys prepare a dish:

This year’s Taste of Chicago is set to be bigger and better than ever. We are extremely excited about the opportunity to once again be a part of the Taste and to be providing the Kitchen Appliances for the Dominick’s Cooking Corner. Do drop by the big white tent, say hi, and see the Professional Chefs in action. Hope to see you there!

About Plass Appliance & Furniture

Plass Appliance is a leading appliance retailer offering today's top name brand manfacturers. Started in 1938, in one single showroom, Plass Appliance & Furniture has grown to offer 9 convienent locations throughout the Chicagoland area. Enjoy our relaxed showroom atmosphere while making the product selctions for your home through the help of our knowledgeable sales professionals. View all posts by Plass Appliance & Furniture

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