Center Stage

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A highlighted feature of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show - Center Stage is an educational, interactive and entertaining area for restaurant and foodservice professionals who want to stay abreast of what's hot in the food world. Come see our featured chefs, watch their cooking demonstrations and taste their samples! 

 

 

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MEET OUR CENTER STAGE EMCEE...MAREYA IBRAHIM!

MEET OUR CENTER STAGE EMCEE...MAREYA IBRAHIM!

"THE FIT FOODIE"

As seen on Recipe Rehab and the Food Network, Mareya Ibrahim is The Fit Foodie, a TV chef, holistic nutrition coach, author and award-winning entrepreneur and inventor. She is the author of the new book, "Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive" and host of the "Recipes for Your Best Life” Podcast. She is a signature chef to the NY Times bestseller “The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life”. Her column, “The Fit Foodie" appears in Edible Orange County Magazine. She is also the co-inventor of the patented eatCleaner line of products. Learn more at www.mareyaibrahim.com

YOUR 2022 CENTER STAGE LINEUP

CULINARY DEMONSTRATION WITH CHEF SHAUN O'NEALE

CENTER STAGE
MORE About Shaun O'Neale

MORE About Shaun O'Neale

Shaun O’Neale is a world-recognized chef currently residing in Las Vegas, NV.  A former DJ, Shaun was crowned Season 7 Champion of MasterChef on FOX in 2016 and completed his first cookbook in 2017 titled “My Modern American Table”.  He is a self-taught chef who developed his upscale, modern American style of cooking by reading cookbooks and traveling the world.

Since his MasterChef win, Shaun has been traveling and performing at some of the most recognizable culinary events all over the world.  As of the end of 2018, he has traveled to over 35 US cities and 7 countries including Italy, Ireland, Canada, the Caribbean and Costa Rica.  Shaun will also have performed at over 80 food festivals, expos and events with one of the highlights being a returning celebrity chef at both Disneyland’s and Disney World’s annual food festivals.  Shaun has worked with both MLB and NHL teams creating menus for their luxury suites.  He is a member of Macy’s Culinary Council and has performed several cooking demos with them throughout the US.

Shaun’s talents spread far beyond the entertainment world as he became Newcastle Brown Ale’s first culinary chef ambassador in 2018.  He was the only MasterChef winner to be featured on two additional seasons of the show, not including hosting the MasterChef Celebrity Showdown in 2017.  Shaun has also made appearances on Home and Family, Best in Food and starred in his own commercial for Morningstar Farms.

Shaun has strong ties in the culinary community and was married to his wife by none other than Chef Gordon Ramsay himself.  Beyond the kitchen, Shaun is passionate about traveling and reading up on culture and history.  His future plans include opening his first restaurant in his home city of Las Vegas, NV. 

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CULINARY DEMONSTRATION WITH CHEF MAREYA IBRAHIM

CENTER STAGE
MORE ABOUT MAREYA IBRAHIM

MORE ABOUT MAREYA IBRAHIM

Mareya Ibrahim is “The Fit Foodie” - a natural products industry expert, chef, holistic nutrition coach, award-winning entrepreneur/ inventor, and author of The Clean Eating Handbook, along with the #1 best-seller Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive (St. Martin’s Griffin). She is the founder of Grow Green Industries, Inc. and the creator of the Eat Cleaner® line of plant-based food wash and wipes. She is also a signature chef and key contributor to the NY Times best-seller The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life by Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman. Since 2011, she has inspired and informed Southern California residents through the “Fit Foodie” column in Edible Orange County Magazine. In addition to providing a growing catalog of more than 500 original how-to cooking videos on YouTube, she is a featured chef on The Food Network, eHow.com, LiveStrong.com, and the Emmy-nominated show “Recipe Rehab.” She is also a recognized media personality and speaks regularly about wellness, food and industry trends. Find out more at www.mareyaibrahim.com