Tickets are on sale for the second annual Chef’s Panel at Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival where six local area chefs discuss, share, inform, and tell great restaurant stories. The Chef’s Panel will be moderated by Christine Najac, managing director of South Florida Food and Wine. The hour and a half seminar includes French brunch pastries from Loic Autret French Bakery, unlimited mimosas, and the infamous take home Chef’s Panel specialty food gift bag. The interactive panel discussion will take questions from the audience, and there will be time for photos with the chefs. Tickets are $50/person and can be purchase online by clicking here.
Sponsors of the event and gift bag are:
Gaea In Greek mythology, Gaea was the personification of the Earth. Gaea was the great mother of all; the primal Greek Mother Goddess, creator of the Earth and the Universe. Throughout history, olive oil has been an inextricable part of Greek tradition. Good olive oil has a fresh, vibrant flavor. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is considered to be the highest quality olive oil and the only one in its category that improves heart function and contains anticancer, anti-aging, and anti-oxidative components. Gaea’s vision and mission is to be the absolute leader in the category of Mediterranean Greek cuisine-meze in the international fine foods arena, synonymous for quality, tradition, authenticity and innovative Greek specialty foods. Gaea follows one unique path. A path that combines the values of olive oil with tradition and innovation. That gets inspired from only pure, high quality products and combines them in good-for-you recipes.
Lorina Since 1895, Lorina has been produced in Munster, a small provincial village in the Northeast of France. Since then, 3 generations of “Maîtres Limonadiers” have passed on their “savoir-faire,” producing a uniquely French Artisanal Soda. Lorina is carefully crafted using a secret family recipe, in a time honored and traditional method. The “All-Natural Artisanal” Sodas are bottled daily, using only the best ingredients & natural fruits flavors. Lorina only uses pure crystal sugar from natural cane and beet sugar, never using high-fructose corn syrup. The carbonation comes from a natural spring surging from the Vosges sandstone. Enjoy the “Unique Lorina Experience,” with its delicate “champagne” bubbles, which will refresh and delight the palate. Lorina sparkling lemonades, artisanal fruit sodas and non alcoholic cocktails are available in many refreshing flavors; -Lorina Pink, French Berry, Pomegranate & Blueberry, Blood Orange, Traditional French Lemonade and non alcoholic Virgin Mojito.
G.H. Cretors Since 1885, G.H. Cretors has been creating handcrafted, gourmet popcorn one mouth-watering batch at a time. Every perfectly-popped detail is from the premium, aged cheddar cheese that smothers the fluffy, kernels, to the creamy caramel cooked by actual Candy Chefs. It all adds up to bringing you the most obsessively delicious popcorn you’ve ever tasted. G.H. Cretors strives to provide the most authentic popped corn they can by using only the highest-quality, real ingredients. G.H. Cretors uses Non-GMO popcorn and Non-GMO ingredients whenever possible in all of their flavors, and only organic ingredients in the Organics line.
Waterwheel/Waterthins has offered premium quality, Australian made crackers, bagelettes, lavosh and twists to the world since 1998. Fifteen years after establishing their company Waterwheel/Waterthins was acquired by Green’s General Foods in February 2013, which gave them the opportunity to offer Australian-made quality to the world.
PopCorners Stand up for better snacks and join Our Little Rebellion! Is PopCorners motto. PopCorners asks the world to join in their snack revolution. No more settling for ‘better for you’ snacks that taste like cardboard. No more post-snack guilt. PopCorners use corn from non-GMO farms and simple ingredients that are easy to pronounce. No gluten or trans fat. Just a better taste, and an even better snack.
Bungalow 23 is a cocktail mixer full of fresh fruit purees, real fruit juices, and homemade extracts made from fresh cut herbs. Each ingredient has been hand-selected for taste. In Bungalow 23 mixers you’ll find blueberries grown in the fertile soil of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, pears picked from Washington’s Wenatchee Valley, prickly pear cactus harvested from California’s Salinas Valley, agave from Mexico and lavender from France. Searching the globe for the best ingredients is just the beginning of Bungalow 23′s quest. On your palate there is full-bodied, well-balanced flavors that come at you in layers, offering a complexity and depth that one expects from a premium beverage.
L.R. Rice Honey L.R. Rice, produces, packages, and sells only 100% PURE RAW & UNFILTERED honey. Nothing is ever added and all the nutrients remain in each bottle. Honey straight from the hive. The honey bee is very hard working and has brought us terms such as, “busy as a bee.” A bee works so hard during their short life gathering nectar for the hive to feed themselves and baby bee larva that they actually wear out their wings in a 30 to 60 day window, and after that, are unfortunately no longer useful to the colony and die. Although bees store honey to feed themselves when the flowers are not in bloom, they store significantly more honey than they will ever need and that’s where the beekeeper comes in to collect the honey, thus creating more room in the hive for the bees to continue storing more honey. Not known to a lot of people, but honey comes in different colors and flavors. Seeing as how different flowers have different scents it will cause the nectar to smell and taste different than another honey. Depending on the soil that the flowers are growing in can determine the color and the taste of the honey as well. Lastly, even the quality of the comb itself can affect the color and taste of the honey. Not limited to, but honey usually appears in red, golden, and green hues.
Icelandic Glacial To help preserve the beautiful majestic landscape of Iceland, Icelandic Glacial™ is sourced from the naturally replenishing underground Ölfus Spring.The legendary Ölfus Spring was forged during a massive volcanic eruption over 5,000 years ago. Shielded by an impenetrable layer of lava rock and surrounded by a 128,000 acre exclusion zone, the Spring is constantly replenished by a gradual filtration of rainfall and snowmelt over uninhabited and untouched lava fields. With over 900,000 cubic meters of water overflowing from the Ölfus Spring into the ocean every day, it’s one of the world’s largest natural springs. Indeed, the overflow alone is more than twice the amount of all bottled water consumed worldwide. Taking great care never to damage or deplete the Spring, Icelandic Glacial sources less than 0.1% of the total water that naturally flows to the surface. Icelandic Glacial also takes great pride in running a completely sustainable operation fueled entirely by geothermal and hydroelectric power. At 7,688 sq. ft., the world class facility is one of the world’s greenest and cleanest. Fully automated and hands-free, the facility is capable of producing up to 30,000 bottles per hour. The filling process takes place in a clean room environment held to the highest laboratory standards. The water for Icelandic Glacial travels directly from the underground spring into the bottling facility, which maintains a positive air pressure to impede the outside air. The first time Icelandic Glacial comes into contact with the open air is when the bottle seal is broken. Nothing is ever added or taken away.
Busseto Salami Busseto’ is a quaint, countryside village nestled in Northern Italy, steeped in old-world heritage. Simple ingredients are the foundation of Buesseto’s centuries-old recipes. Using time-honored techniques with innovative precision, Busseto preserves authentic flavors to achieve its known quality. Salami is defined by the quality of the meat, spices, and most importantly, time. The temperature and humidity of the room in which salami dries are two of the most defining factors in its creation. Many years ago, windows were simply opened or closed at various points in the day. Busseto practices these traditions with informed precision, producing an exceptional product.
Coleman’s Mustard Known internationally as the English mustard, Colman’s Original has been England’s iconic fiery-hot, go-to cooking essential for nearly 200 years. Colman’s Original is a blend of locally grown brown and white mustard seeds from Norwich, England since 1814.
Flamous Falafel Chips are made with 21 herbs, vegetables, spices, and legumes. All of the chips are made with at least 21 ingredients which not only makes them healthy, but extremely tasty as well. Flamous® Brands is the Creator of the World’s First Falafel Chips.
Tabanero Hot Sauce Tabañero Hot Sauce is 100% all natural, Gluten Free, not vinegar based and most flavorful. Tabañero’s unique flavor comes from the combination of carrots, onions, garlic, Key Lime juice, red habanero peppers and Agave nectar; which balances out the heat of the habaneros and adds a hint of sweetness.
Roadrunner Chile Company Using only the finest green chile and red chile from the Hatch Valley of New Mexico, Roadrunner Chile’s fire-roasted green chile, green chile salsa, and red chile sauce can be used as toppings or to create any number of zesty recipes.
Mariner Stoned Wheat Crackers Venus Wafers was founded on simplicity. The products are made from whole, all-natural ingredients. Every Venus cracker is certified kosher, vegan, and non-GMO. Mariner’s water crackers are light, crisp, and freshly baked in a distinctive hexagon shape. Four flavor options allow you to mix and match your favorite toppings with endless possibilities.
Snappers Chocolate Covered Pretzels A family business since 1914; chocolate making secrets have been passed down for four generations over the miles from Greece. Today, with a lot of heart and a spirit of imagination, the offspring of the Greek immigrants bring you Snappers — a handcrafted twist on a favorite classic treat. Snappers treats are perfect bites of rich chocolate, creamy caramel, and crunchy pretzels.