Cooking Demos

Location: Exhibit Hall

FEAST! is all about engaging people around food, so we hope you ask questions and make the most of these demos!

Share pics with us using #localfeastdemo and tell us what you think!




Thank you to People's Food Co-op, our generous Cooking Demos Sponsor!





12 pm

Gwen Anderson

The Local Plate

Based near Northfield, MN, Gwen Anderson has been all around the state with her food truck, The Local Plate, serving up delicious foods that highlight the bounty of our region. Alas, she's hanging up the seasonal travel routine, but not before she graces us at FEAST with a cooking demo!

Also—read her chef profile from LOCAL FEAST! vol. 4




1 pm

Shari Mukherjee 

a.k.a. Spiced Up Mom Blog writer, Cooking/baking teacher, MasterChef Season 10 Top 6 Contestant

Shari Mukherjee is a self-taught home-chef, baker, and food blogger with a passion for both savory and sweet recipe development. She enjoys tinkering with her camera and learning to photograph the food she creates as well as working as a freelance food photographer/recipe developer for brands/clients and her blog, Spiced Up Mom. Shari went from "kitchen zero" and not knowing anything about cooking to competing on FOX's hit show: MasterChef. She has had the privilege of cooking for and learning from some incredible, world-renowned chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Grant Achatz, Iron Chef Morimoto, Alton Brown, Andrew Zimmern, and others--even earning a trip to London to cook in Chef Ramsay's 3 Michelin Star restaurant: Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. She hopes her story can inspire others—no matter where they're starting—to get into the kitchen and start learning.




2 pm

Sammi Loo

Ootori Sushi, Mezza9 Cafe & Desserts, Bebap Korean Eats & 1928 Cocktails & Bites


Cooking and making delicious food is my passion.





3 pm


Tiffany Alexandria



Tiffany says she would much rather be in what she calls “hole-in-the-wall places” than fancy restaurants. She loves local and genuine, something she traces to her Asian heritage. Through her business, CHOOCHOO-ca-CHEW, she’s giving people insight into what her native Taiwanese cuisine and culture are all about.

One of the things she delights and specializes in is re-creating authentic recipes with ingredients from local farmers. In fact, she devotes much of her time to promoting the southeast Minnesota region. Tiffany is all about local and seasonal ingredients, and making food from scratch. She’s also a whizz with food photography shares her talent and enthusiasm through her social media channels @choochoocachew.



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