June 22nd 11am-9pm | June 23rd 11am-7pm Discount Tickets

Giant Fresh Ideas Stage

Giant® Fresh Ideas Stage
Celebrity Chefs, Cooking Demonstrations, and Talent Shows

Saturday & Sunday 
Stop by our Giant® Fresh Ideas Stage located in the Giant Sampling Pavilion for demonstrations and ideas on countless savory and healthy recipes.

Schedule of Cooking Demonstrations

See a full schedule of cooking demonstrations from celebrity Pitmasters and Chefs below.


Saturday, June 22nd

Turkey Federation: Talking Turkey
3:00 am — 3:30 am
Over the last 30 years, the turkey industry has gone from mainly marketing a single-product consumed at holidays or special occasions, to offering a diverse array of food choices ranging from sausages to burgers, deli meats and more. Increasingly, consumers are including turkey in their daily diets because of its health benefits, versatility and great taste.
Cooking with Cabot
11:15 am — 11:45 am
Summer Meals Made Easy with Peapod Meal Kits
12:00 pm — 12:30 pm
Roseda Farm: Building a Better Beef Burger
12:45 pm — 1:15 pm
Myron Mixon: Destination America BBQ Pitmaster
1:30 pm — 2:00 pm
As a 4-time world barbecue champion, Myron Mixon is the winningest man in barbecue. The chief cook of the Jack’s Old South Competition Bar-B-Que Team. Myron competed in his first competition in Augusta, Georgia, in 1996, where he took first place in whole hog, first place in pork ribs, and third in pork shoulder. Since then, he’s won more barbecue competitions than anyone else in the world.
Tuffy Stone: Destination America BBQ Pitmaster
2:15 pm — 2:45 pm
Tuffy Stone is many things: a World Record-breaking champion pitmaster, a former Marine, a classically-trained chef, a businessman and an occasional reality television star. Dubbed “The Professor”, Tuffy’s legendary precision and obsession with the science of smoke make him one of the most influential people in barbecue. Originally trained in French culinary technique at La Maisonette, Tuffy has been on the Richmond culinary landscape since 1986.
Craft Your Cue with Wine Expert David Santiago
3:45 pm — 4:15 pm
Chef Dan Morilo: Amplify Your Burger with Mason Dixie Biscuits
4:30 pm — 5:00 pm
Grilling Con Sabor with Chef Fernando Desa
5:15 pm — 5:45 pm
Fernando Desa is the executive chef and product development manager for Goya Foods, America's largest Hispanic-owned food company. Chef Desa has worked with world-renowned culinary experts, including master chefs Rich Rosendale and Peter Timmins from the famed Greenbrier Resort, in West Virginia. He has also worked alongside well-known New England chef, Volker Frick and culinary talent Aaron Wratten from The Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel in Puerto Rico.

Sunday, June 23rd

Chill & Grill with Chef Sherene James
11:15 am — 11:45 am
Meals made Easy with Peapod Meal Kits
12:00 pm — 12:30 pm
Roseda Farm: Building a Better Beef Burger
12:45 pm — 1:15 pm
Cooking with Cabot
1:30 pm — 2:00 pm
Perdue Fresh Cuts, Chef Chris Moyer
2:15 pm — 2:45 pm
Craft Your Cue with Wine Expert David Santiago
3:00 pm — 3:30 pm
Summer Taste Sensations
3:45 pm — 4:15 pm
Chef Dan Morilo: Amplify Your Burger with Mason Dixie Biscuits
4:30 pm — 5:00 pm

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