Taste Showcase

Venture indoors to the Addison Conference Centre for cooking demonstrations, wine seminars, speciality food vendor displays and more!

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Taste Showcase Hours

Friday, May 17, 20136:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 2013Noon - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2013Noon - 5:00 p.m.


About Taste Showcase
Taste the local flavors of a dozen top chefs as they showcase their talents and share their cooking expertise at Taste Showcase during Taste Addison. Taste Showcase offers the ultimate culinary how-to experience and sampling celebration at the Addison Conference Some of the area's top chef's will present hourly cooking demonstrations on a state-of-the-art Viking Kitchen.Each chef will demonstrate a culinary creation while guests are encouraged to interact and ask questions while the delicacies are sampled.

2013 Taste Showcase Celebrity Chefs


Tre Wilcox  

Here's the down and dirty. Wilcox worked in fast food at 17 and then landed a position at Eatzi's, (where he worked his way up to corporate trainer). He participated in Brinker's rigorous training, worked at Toscana restaurant and got a gig at Abacus (going from grill cook to sous chef to chef de cuisine).  He won a number of awards locally and nationally and was nominated as the James Beard Foundation's Rising Star Chef for two consecutive years. He attended Alain Ducasse's training center in Paris, appeared on Top Chef (Season 3) and on Iron Chef America. He also freelanced as a private chef (cooking for Russell Simmons, Jerry Stackhouse and the like), conducted in-home dinners and lead cooking classes for HEB. He was the face of Chantal cookware, and is now executive chef at Village Marquee Grill.

Kent Rathbun   

After rapidly rising throught he ranks of some of the world's finest restaurants, Chef Kent Rathbun continues to demonstrate his culinary skills not only with the expansion of restaurant concepts but also with his full-service catering compnay and newly launched line of products, Kent Rathbun Elements.  Rathbun's roots are firmly set in food.  At the age of nine, he discovered his passion for culinary creativity and began learning the skills and techniques needed to become the renowned and impressive chef that he is today.     

Wince and Cheese Pairing Classes,
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Pairing Classes:

1:30PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, & 4:30PM 

1:30 PM & 2:30 PM

If you have a passion for all things cheese and wine join us for this fun class exploring traditional cheese plates and composed cheese courses with wines that complement and enhance these unique flavors.


Speciality Food Vendors
Taste Showcase also features samplings and unique food items from a variety of specialty food purveyors.

All Thee Crave Bakery & Catering
Delightful Mediterranean Pastry
Divine Icy Wine
Dutchess Chocolates
Jazzy Fat's Cajun Classic      
Kaitlyn's Styles of Pasta
Lestia Reese
Round Rock Honey
Texas Hill Country Olive Co.
Texas Toffee Queen