The Northwest Food Show is pleased to announce the celebrity chefs who will be headlining the NEW Chef’s Stage at the show. Scroll down for pics and bios of this year’s celebrity chefs.

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11:00 am

Beau Carr | Head Chef at Ringside Restaurant in Portland, OR.

12:00 pm

Marcus Samuelsson | Head chef of Red Rooster in Harlem, New York.

2:00 pm

Cocktail Competition | Fun and engaging cocktail competition sponsored by Heritage Distilling Co. and featuring some of the best bartenders in the region.


11:00 am

Bar Business Rescue Panel

Raise The Bar – Through Training & Elevating The Cocktail Experience

This must-attend seminar will be set up as a panel discussion with demonstrations from the top experts in the hospitality industry. These experts will lay out three essential components to ensure your establishment is delivering the customer experience necessary to be successful! They will be talking about the importance of implementing a structured training program that will motivate your staff and build their confidence to achieve consistency and consumer spending, elevating guest experiences by making simple changes to your cocktail presentation to build visual value, and adding a culinary element to your cocktail program that allows you to expand on flavor while keeping costs low.
As customers’ expectations rise, so should your staff, presentation, and offerings!

2:00 pm

Cocktail Competition | Fun and engaging cocktail competition sponsored by Heritage Distilling Co. and featuring some of the best bartenders in the region.


We’re excited to announce the addition of celebrity chef, author and restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson to the Northwest Food Show. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden and now calling New York City home, Marcus runs restaurants in Montreal, London, New York, New Jersey, Bermuda, Norway, Sweden and Chicago. Samuelsson has made appearances on a number of popular TV programs and networks including: Chopped, Today Show, Next Iron Chef, Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, Beat Bobby Flay, CNN and many others.  A James Beard award-winning chef, in 2003 he was named the “Best Chef in New York City”. Marcus has a wide variety of culinary interests. As one writer shared, “His cooking combines international influences with traditional cuisines from Sweden to Japan and Africa.” Marcus will be coming to the show to share some recipes, thoughts on the business and cooking tips as well as wandering the aisles and enjoying the show.

Barnes & Noble will be handling Marcus Samuelsson’s book signings at the show after his presentation.


Chef Beau Carr, Executive Chef for Portland’s venerable Ringside Restaurant, will be joining our line-up of local chef cooking demonstrations.  Beau graduated from the Western Culinary Institute and went to work as a Sous Chef at Huber’s Restaurant in Portland. Beau’s opened and owned other restaurants in the Portland-area and has been at the Ringside since 1998.   The Ringside’s sterling reputation as one of Portland’s top steakhouses reflects Beau’s keen culinary sense and attention to detail.


Art Sutley, Publisher of Bar Business Magazine and Nightlife & Hospitality Expert, has been in the restaurant/bar space for over 20 years. He is the co-creator of Bar Business Magazine, the hospitality industry’s how-to resource, which provides valuable information to the modern-day on-premise owner, manager, and food & beverage director on trends, new products, and growing business and profits. This has led to Art being featured as a hospitality expert in many of the top global media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NRC Handelsblad,, Bonfort’s Wine & Spirits Journal, DrinkMe, Fox News, and What’s Eating NYC. Art has also appeared on the Paramount Network’s hit TV Show Bar Rescue as a Recon Expert assisting host and industry expert Jon Taffer.


Has been in the bar/restaurant business for over 17 years. He has worked in all types of locations from your corporate restaurants, small local bars, major night clubs, to your craft bars and high end mixology, including molecular mixology establishments. He was involved in flair bartending for over 10 years. These have led to Phil being featured in multiple conference engagements such as Nightclub Bar Show, Vibe Conference, The Flavor Experience, and Tales of the Cocktail.  Phil has been featured in multiple media outlets and talk shows/morning shows across the U.S. creating cocktails. Also currently one of the Bar Experts/Mixologist on the highly rated TV Show Bar Rescue being utilized to deliver revenue generating cocktail programs for failing establishments.


From dive bars to major corporate franchises, Lisamarie Joyce has 17 years of experience in the bar and hospitality industry. After meeting Jon Taffer, she became a regular on his hit TV show Bar Rescue and it fed her passion to teach. Her company  LMJ Consulting LLC was created to provide a different approach to teaching bar staff. We it comes to this approach to teaching you can look forward to dynamic training classes, in-the-moment coaching, and team cocktail creation. This ensures any establishments staff is performing efficiently and while delivering  the necessary customer expectations.  Mrs. Joyce has a talent of inspiring and teaching which has positioned her as a top hospitality personality.


With over 14 years of experience in the service industry from Boston to Miami, Mia Mastroianni became one of the founding bartenders of Soho House West Hollywood – the private members-only club where she remains a well-respected and often requested mixologist for the who’s who of Hollywood. Known for her tall figure and sassy fun attitude, “Tall Mia” has also opened Soho House locations in Miami Beach, FL and in Toronto, Canada – training their respective bar staffs on giving the highest quality of service, implementing proper technique, and executing incredible cocktails.  Her expertise led her to be cast as an expert mixologist on highly rated TV show “Bar Rescue”.  Working directly with host Jon Taffer, she has assisted in the rescuing of numerous bars across America, from Philadelphia , PA to Norwalk, CA. In addition to Bar Rescue, her television presence includes cocktail segments on “Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey” for the VH1 Network and The FABlife with Chrissy Teigen on ABC.