Giada De Laurentiis — Celebrity Chef

Giada De Laurentiis
Show and Sell Workshop

Date: Monday, June 5, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Giada Entertains

Go behind the scenes and find out what it’s like to be a celebrity chef on Giada’s newest Food Network show Giada Entertains. What’s behind Giada’s passion for parties and what hospitality trends will fans learn about from the show? How is Giada involved in the creation of show themes, menus, and recipes? What are Giada’s party secrets for every host or hostess and what events does she credit as being the most memorable for her? Hear Giada’s thoughts on how supermarkets can promote their party planning services and what kind of information she’s seeking as she discusses entertaining with fresh department staff. Her presentation will be 15-minutes followed by 15 minutes of Q & A.

General Session

Date: Monday, June 5, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

It Started in the Kitchen

Emmy Award winning television personality, New York Times bestselling author, Today correspondent, Food Network Star judge, restaurateur, and chef, Giada De Laurentiis has an impressive list of accomplishments.

Born in Rome, Giada found her passion for food at a young age, because growing up in a large Italian family, food culture was a staple. Trained professionally at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, she specialized in cuisine and pastry and when she returned to America, worked at many Los Angeles restaurants. Her career took off after she starred on the Food Network in 2002 and she has become one of their most recognizable faces from her Emmy Award winning cooking show, Everyday Italian, which features quick, healthy, and satisfying Italian dishes.

Giada has also authored eight cookbooks, and writes a series for young readers that explores cities around the world, including youth-friendly recipes. She recently launched her lifestyle site, Giadzy, that features videos, recipes, advice, and entertaining and lifestyle tips.  And in the spirit of giving back, Giada is active with The Kitchen Community and many organizations that raise money and awareness for cancer.

Do you have something you’ve always wanted to ask Giada? Submit your questions here or bring them to this general session!

Book Signing near Expert Neighborhood

Date: Monday, June 5, 2017
Time: 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

IDDBA Bookstore

Books authored by Giada De Laurentiis will also be for sale in IDDBA’s Bookstore, which will be located near Expert Neighborhood.


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