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Virtual events have become the norm. And people are getting creative with it, showcasing that just because an event takes place online doesn’t mean it has to lack excitement and interactivity.
A new event concept proves that a virtual event can have lots of flavor.
As part of the “The Storytellers Project” online show, several celebrity chefs have shared their stories about the people and dishes that helped shape their passion for food.
All for a good cause: to encourage more people to support Feeding America. Here is more about four of the incredible chefs who were a part of this creative initiative.
1. Rocco DiSpirito
Based in New York City, Rocco DiSpirito is a James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef and New York Times bestselling cookbook author known for his Italian-American cuisine and fusion cooking.
His experience with cooking at a virtual event is ever-growing, as Rocco used his talent to support several charitable initiatives, including the “at Home” series organized by NYC Wine & Food Festival.
As part of the campaign, Rocco led an interactive, virtual class, where he shared his top tricks for creating ultra-creamy pasta dishes using only a handful of simple pantry ingredients.
2. Maneet Chauhan
Featured as a judge on the Food Network’s “Chopped,” Maneet Chauhan was the Executive Chef of several famous restaurants in Chicago and New York.
Today, her menus can be enjoyed on flights from the U.S. to Europe and South America.
Maneet Chauhan is also a published author, having written “Flavors of My World: A Culinary Tour Through 25 Countries.”
Online, the renowned celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan is offering virtual cooking classes over IGTV. Audiences can tune in to learn new recipes such as Maneet’s go-to breakfast, Masala Omelette, or her staple dinner recipe, Coconut Shrimp.
3. Aaron May
A popular name heard in the food industry, Aaron May is the owner of multiple restaurants that have been featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives,” “Best Thing I Ever Ate,” “Guy’s Big Bite.”
May is not only an extremely talented celebrity chef, but he’s also very charismatic and witty -- which makes him perfect for a virtual event.
Combining his knack for storytelling with his culinary expertise, Aaron May can bring staple restaurant dishes to the homes of viewers -- while also feeding their need for entertainment.
4. Claudette Zepeda
A San Diego-based chef praised for her regional Mexican cuisine, Claudette Zepeda has many achievements listed in her resume, including:
- being featured on Esquire’s 2018 Best New Restaurants,
- getting recognition from Michelin on its 2019 Bib Gourmand list,
- being named a James Beard Best Chef West semifinalist.
You may remember her as a “Top Chef Season 15” and “Top Chef Mexico” competitor.
Claudette is also very active online, offering interactive cooking classes via virtual events.
For example, Claudette recently took part in the Home Chef Series, where she joined host and Chef Dani Dillon for a full hour of at-home cooking and discovery through food.
Want to Book a Celebrity Chef for Your Virtual Event as well?
These days, people are cooking more meals at home than ever.
Therefore, they are interested in discovering new recipes and learning new skills to help them step up their game in the kitchen.
So, why not book a chef to spruce up your next event and teach your remote guests new ways to elevate their cooking?
We can help.
We have a generous selection of entertainers that you can book for an online event that your audience will remember. From health-focused chefs to former White House chefs and celebrity cooking-professionals, you’ll find them all in our portfolio.
Start browsing now, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (615) 283-0039 in case you have any questions.