ZESTFEST SPICY FOOD FESTIVAL
The Irving Convention Center is Proud to Again Host the ZestFest Spicy Food Festival for the 13th Installment of What Has Become THE Food Event for Tens of Thousands of Annual Attendees in Search of Great Taste Adventures.
(Irving, TX) – The ZestFest Spicy Food Festival is back at the Irving Convention Center, outside of Dallas, Texas. ZestFest is the mecca for all things flavorful, spicy, hot, extreme, and just plain “zesty delicious”. From sauces to salsas, recipes to remedies, the whole ZestFest experience is built around the idea that “if it makes food taste great, then it must be good”. The spicy experience is served up by the best spicy food producers and manufacturers in the country along with a cadre of top restaurateurs and celebrity chefs.
ZestFest produced by Spicy Food Productions and presented by NBC and The Dallas Morning News, has steadily grown from a niche gathering to a national event, as a result of the enthusiastic and skilled leadership of ZestFest owner Greg Bagarozy. Bagarozy stated, “this show is a big hit because each year our exhibitors surprise us with such great flavor and culinary creativity.”
This year Mr. Bagarozy has invited Sarah Penrod, recently featured on the Food Networks’ “Next Food Network Star”, to be a guest chef and special spokesperson for ZestFest 2015. Sarah will bring her “Lone Star Style” to the Celebrity Chef Stage where she will feature some of this year’s Fiery Food Challenge Winners in the food she prepares. This will be a first for the nineteen year old Fiery Food Challenge. Having a nationally known chef like Sarah feature some of the winners in the food she prepares live on stage will give a great brand building opportunity to those products.
Besides Ms. Penrod, there will be plenty of action on The Celebrity Chef Stage through the weekend. Sarah will be joined by some of the country’s top chefs conducting fully interactive cooking demonstrations with plenty of tastings to share with the crowd. This year’s culinary stars include top chefs John Bonnell, Eduardo Alvarez, John Frank, Enam Chowdhury showing off the skills that have made them renowned in their field.
There will also be a special Saturday Night extra session from 6pm – 8pm. “Dinner at ZestFest” will treat attendees to a Pig and Rib Roast hosted by master chef and BBQ King, Eddie Deen, that will treat attendees to a great diner and a couple of beers for $15.
The 2015 ZestFest Weekend will start on Friday, January 23th at 1pm and run thru Sunday, January 25th (times available at www.zestfest.HYPERLINK "http://www.zestfest.2013.com/"2015HYPERLINK "http://www.zestfest.2013.com/".com). Live music and continuous demonstrations and exhibits throughout the weekend will make it a great weekend for everyone. Back for 2015, will be the very popular “Wingstop Atomic Wings Eating Contest” and the Peoples Preference Awards. Tickets are currently on sale at the aforementioned website and the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas box office. Price of admission covers all exhibits, competitions, and entertainment with the exception of the Big Eddie Dean BBQ on Saturday Night. For the regular sessions, children under 10 are admitted free with a paid adult ticket. Bring the family, come in from the cold, and prepare to taste some of the hottest and most flavorful foods from around the globe.