Culinary Stage

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Media Partner




Hosted by
Mark DeCarlo
TV Personality,
Author of A Fork On The Road

Wake up your senses at the Culinary Stage! Experiencing a destination’s cuisine is a big part of every travel experience you have, so we’ve developed a stage that showcases unique flavors from around the world – with a twist (and a little heat)!


International Food Challenge
Local chefs representing some of the destinations you’ll find at the show will be on hand to cook traditional “hot” dishes. Test your taste buds, and sample these hot creations – then vote for your favorites! You’ll also leave with the recipes so you can try them at home.


Mark DeCarlo Interactive Cooking Class and Competition
Test your cooking chops as three lucky audience members will be picked from a drawing to recreate a dish of Mark’s choosing – right on the spot. The winner (chosen by the audience) will win an all-inclusive Yucatan vacation!  A not to be missed interactive event.