Cooking Stage

... with JerseyBites.com

February 23 and 24
@ The New Jersey Home Show

The Cooking Stage will be on fire once again at the New Jersey Home Show, thanks JerseyBites.com with live demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday.

JerseyBites.com is the go-to resource for all things food in New Jersey.

The collaborative website of food writers offers the best in restaurants, recipes, events, food news, hunger relief programs and more. The site’s mission is to spotlight all that is great in the Garden State and we can't get enough! 

Cooking Stage Presenters

Chef Marita Lynn Kitchen Intuition by Marita Lynn Peruvian Chef, Mom & Entrepreneur

Joe Vrola Center of the Plate Specialists http://www.vrola.com/

Cassie Fishkin Owner of The Spot Montclair and Casita Mexican, Millburn thespotmontclair.com casitamexican.com

Kris Longwell and Wesley Loon HowToFeedaLoon.com

Julie Hartigan

Cooking w/ Julie

Chef Sushant Mhatre

Aarzu

Modern Indian cuisine aarzu.com

Chef Jesse Jones, Author of POW! My Life in 40 Feasthttps://chef-jesse-jones.myshopify.com/

Chef Marita Lynn Kitchen Intuition by Marita Lynn Peruvian Chef, Mom & Entrepreneur

Cassie Fishkin Owner of The Spot Montclair and Casita Mexican, Millburn thespotmontclair.com casitamexican.com

Kris Longwell and Wesley Loon HowToFeedaLoon.com

Joe Vrola Center of the Plate Specialists http://www.vrola.com/

Julie Hartigan

Cooking w/ Julie

Chef Sushant Mhatre

Aarzu

Modern Indian cuisine aarzu.com

Chef Jesse Jones, Author of POW! My Life in 40 Feasthttps://chef-jesse-jones.myshopify.com/

Friday, February 9th at 5:30pm

Lisa Grant
Author, Blogger & Home Cook

Jersey Girl Cooks 

Saturday, Feb 23 at 11am
Dish: Chili with a Twist

Lisa Grant is the creator of the popular food blog, Jersey Girl Cooks and author of Super Easy Cookbook for Beginners. Her recipes reflect her belief that food doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive to be delicious. She has appeared on the Dr Oz show and her recipes have been featured on Redbook Magazine, the KitchenAid Blog, Food Fanatic, and dozens of other major food brand websites. Her passion is in the kitchen and she wants to spread her love of cooking to others.

Zoe Gelsi
Chef & Chopped Jr Participant

Saturday, Feb 23 at 1pm

Dish: Homemade Pizza with Arugula Pesto & Crispy Speck

Zoe Gelsi showed an early passion for cooking, and currently works for acclaimed chef Ariane Duarte at Ariane Kitchen and Bar in Verona. Zoe has appeared on Food Network twice, first at a tasting table with Bobby Flay on Worst Cooks in America, and again on Chopped Junior, Season Two, where she was a finalist. Zoe is a freshman at Montclair High School and is thrilled to be on the Jersey Bites stage.

Rachel Weston
Culinary Educator & Author

RachelJWeston.com

Saturday, Feb 23 at 3pm

Dish: Mediterranean Stew and Farro Salad

Rachel Weston is a Jersey Shore native and the author of “New Jersey Fresh: Four Seasons from Farm to Table.” She is a NJ real estate agent, master gardener, culinary educator and freelance writer. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Inside Jersey magazine, The Star-Ledger, NJ.com, Chow.com, JerseyBites.com and numerous other newspapers and websites.

Gillian Rose Eisenberg
Youth Cooking Enthusiast -
Special Needs (Autism) Ambassador

Saturday, Feb 23 at 5pm

Dish: Risotto with Zucchini and Prosciutto

Gillian Rose Eisenberg is an 18-year-old with a lifelong passion for cooking and baking. She loves travel and participates in swimming, bowling, soccer, golf, and ice hockey. As a person with autism, Gillie is devoted to showing her community that people with special needs can contribute and participate meaningfully. 

Valerie Gray

Recipe Creator
From Val's Kitchen

Sunday, Feb 24 at 11am

Dish: Pressure Cooker Cheddar Risotto with Ham

Valerie Gray is a Jersey girl, raised at the shore where she's spent her whole life except for 2 years in New Hampshire. She's mother to 2 boys. Working outside of the home has given Valerie an appreciation for things that save her time, energy and money, which she shares on her site fromvalskitchen.com. She loves to find ways to put a reasonably priced meal together without spending hours in the kitchen!

Chef Jesse Jones
Author of POW! My Life in 40 Feasts

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Sunday, Feb 24 at 1pm

Dish: Chicken Jambalaya

Jesse Jones is an American chef, cookbook author and TV personality from Newark, NJ. Chef Jones has appeared on News12, CBS2, ABC7, Pix11, Good day Fox 5 and the reality program Love and Hip Hop, New York and Basketball Wives. A 30-year veteran of the culinary food industry, Chef Jones has worked for Aramark as well as restaurants including Dennis Foy's Town Square, The Stage House Inn and Heart and Soul restaurant, He is currently working as private chef to Sunny Hostin, of ABC's The View. 

Little Fox Kitchen
Cooking Classes & Culinary Event Space

Sunday, Feb 24 at 3pm

Dish: Tagliatelle al Ragu, featuring a handmade pasta demonstration

Little Fox Kitchen is a recreational cooking school and culinary event space in Cranford, NJ. The stunning teaching kitchen and dining room, not only hosts cooking classes but a popular culinary team building destination for the top companies of New Jersey and New York.

From landscaping to kitchen design, home improvements begin at the Home Show.