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October 1
2016



2015 SPEAKER and PRESENTATION SCHEDULE

subject to change

Time MAIN PRESENTATION STAGE
Time THE GOURMANDISE
SCHOOL AREA

Time LE CORDON BLEU
AREA




   
12:00

Susan Irby
The Bikini Chef
KABC Radio



12:15

Chocolate Demonstration
Ruth Kennison, Bonaparte Chocolate
Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories

DEMO: Tempering chocolate by hand and discussing the beauty of chocolate barks

Ongoing

Chocolate Modeling Demonstrations
Le Cordon Bleu Los Angeles, Pasadena Campus





   
12:45

Dave Shelton
Actor/Screenwriter
Screening TBA

1:00



Ongoing

Chocolate Modeling Demonstrations
Le Cordon Bleu Los Angeles, Pasadena Campus





   
1:30

Lee Scott Theisen Ph.D.
TBA


1:45




Ongoing

Chocolate Modeling Demonstrations
Le Cordon Bleu Los Angeles, Pasadena Campus





   
2:15

Jessica Ferraro,
Bar Cacao, BarCacao.com

Craft Chocolate


2:15

Chocolate Demonstration
Ruth Kennison, Bonaparte Chocolate
Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories

DEMO: Tempering chocolate by hand and discussing the beauty of chocolate barks

Ongoing

Chocolate Modeling Demonstrations
Le Cordon Bleu Los Angeles, Pasadena Campus





   
3:00

Amy Reiley,
Author Fork Me, Spoon Me & Romancing the Stove


3:00



Ongoing

Chocolate Modeling Demonstrations
Le Cordon Bleu Los Angeles, Pasadena Campus





   
3:45

Art Pollard
Amano Artisan Chocolate


3:45


Ongoing

Chocolate Modeling Demonstrations
Le Cordon Bleu Los Angeles, Pasadena Campus





   








Ongoing

Chocolate Modeling Demonstrations
Le Cordon Bleu Los Angeles, Pasadena Campus


2014 PANELISTS AND
PRESENTERS


BIOS



ROLE



Susan Irby
The Bikini Chef
KABC Radio







Susan Irby The Bikini Chef hosts Bikini Lifestyles “Wine Dine and Workout” on PBS, AMERICA ONE, DirectTV, AM 790 KABC Los Angeles, and hosts LIVE events. Well-loved for her “figure flattering flavors”, Susan Irby The Bikini Chef brings to life good health, delicious recipes, and exercise tips.

In print, Irby has authored 7 top selling cookbooks: The Complete Idiot’s Guide Quinoa Cookbook (2012 Penguin Publishing), Boost Your Metabolism (2010 Adams Media), Substitute Yourself Skinny (2010 Adams Media), $7 Healthy Meals, Quick and Easy Meals, and Pressure Cooker meals (2009, 2010 Adams Media), and Cooking With Susan, Southern Family Favorites (2000 Cookbook Publishers).

www.thebikinichef.com


  Speaker / Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Jane Park Smith
Ms. America 2007-08





An actress, model, author, martial artist, speaker, former Ms. America, and foodie, Jane's diversified TV credits include 24, The Cape, Rizzoli & Isles, Reno911, Bones, and most recently recurred, guest-starring in FOX’s latest drama "Gang Related" as Korean mob boss Su-Jin. Her films include ''Street Warrior'', ''Quarantine'', and ''Bring It On.” Coming soon, she brings Raven to life in the film ''Scream at the Devil,'' which fleshes out the gripping realities of schizophrenia and Mina in “Heartbreak” in which she becomes a champion pro-billiards player fighting for her son's welfare. “Heartbreak” is close to her heart as it is inspired by real events with redemptive overtones. She also just wrapped her first action feature as sadistic fight specialist Tess in "Boone: the Bounty Hunter."

Available on Amazon, her inspirational non-fiction book, Rocky the Rescue, gives 90% of proceeds of each book to animal rescue and other charities. Married since 2006, the couple lives with their set-trained canine actor Rocky Bear Smith in Los Angeles. She relishes finding fine foods and treats in between her other creative ventures...barely sweet dark chocolate being a must!

http://about.me/janeparksmith

  Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Bonnie Carroll
Bonnie Carroll's Life Bites News





Bonnie is the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Lifebitesnews.com.

Online international monthly travel/lifestyle magazine, founded 2005. Writer/editor/contributor to numerous magazines and newspapers in Beverly HIlls, Malibu, Santa Barbara over the past twenty years. Food & beverage bureau chief for Food & Beverage International Magazine 1997-2000. Founder and President of Santa Barbara Travel Writers Collective. Founding member of Santa Barbara Press Club. Member of Los Angeles Press Club.

Around the World Travel reporter KZSB 1290 Radio. Innactive member SAG/AFTRA. Judge for Tasty Awards 2011, 2012 and participation in numerous chef/food related award events since 1985.

www.lifebitesnews.com

  Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Amy Reiley
Life of Reily






Amy Reiley has a Masters in Gastronomy from Le Cordon Bleu. She is the founder of Life of Reiley, a boutique cookbook publishing company and Editorial Director of EatSomethingSexy.com.

www.lifeofreiley.com


  Salon Awards Tasting Panel




Lee Scott Theisen Ph.D.
Food History Expert



Bio coming soon

  Speaker


Dave Shelton
film/television/writer





Film/TV writer/cartoonist/voice actor/director...credits include Everybody Loves Raymond, Nickelodeon, Disney, Tweety and Sylvester, Against Type, National Lampoon, upcoming kids TV show Snuggy Bear and the T-Shirt Kids(c).

www.snuggybear.com

  Speaker / Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Josie Roman
Examiner.com




Reporter, former professional singer/songwriter and radio host, Josie Roman has a diverse career that includes TV & film production, and marketing

buzzhollywood.com
examiner.com/culture-and-events-in-los-angeles/josie-roman
sealightent.com

  Salon Awards Tasting Panel


Shelly Borrell
Nibbles of Tidbits





Freelance Copywriter and Food Blogger for Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog and Orange County Food Examiner.

www.ineedtext.com/FoodBlog

  Salon Awards Tasting Panel
Jayasekera Thushari
Actress and Food Writer
www.thushari.com   Salon Awards Tasting Panel
Delia Csipkay
Actress and Food Writer

Life Bites News
www.lifebitesnews.com

  Salon Awards Tasting Panel

Ruth Kennison
Bonaparte Chocolate
Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories

http://thegourmandiseschool.com   Salon Awards Tasting Panel
Jessica Ferraro
Bar Cacao

http://www.barcacao.com

  Speaker / Salon Awards Tasting Panel


A.K. Crump
TasteTV and ChocolateTelevision





Founder of TasteTV, author of "Chocolate FRENCH, " "The Chocolate Guide," and "The Cafes of San Francisco"

French CHOCOLATE:
Recipes, Language & Directions to Francais au Chocolat
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Book Author Signing

The Pasadena Center
300 Green Street
Pasadena, CA

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Included with Entry*
Adults: $ Advance Purchase
Adults: $25 Door

Children under 6: Free*
Children, 6 to 12: $10
*Applies to 2 children per adult. Each additional child under 6: $10

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• Artisan Chocolate Demos
• Chef & Author Talks
• Television Interviews, and more


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