The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest is proud to welcome back Hudson Valley’s James Beard Nominated and Iron Chef winner Peter X. Kelly
For nearly 3 decades Peter X. Kelly has set the standard for dining in New York State. Operating the most critically acclaimed restaurants in the Hudson Valley. Peter is an experienced, talented and successful entrepreneur. His Contemporary American Cuisine brings dining to a new level by providing his guests with exquisite food and superb service.
At 23, this self-taught chef opened Xaviar’s in Garrison and began his journey to success. To date, Peter owns some of the most renowned & acclaimed restaurants in New York State, all located in the Hudson Valley, north of New York City. Xaviar’s at Piermont, The Freelance Cafe and Wine Bar, Restaurant X & The Bully Boy Bar, and X2O Xaviars on the Hudson have all received popular praise and the industry’s most coveted awards and accolades which include The New York Times highest rating (Extraordinary), The Mobil Travel Guide Four Star Award, The Dirona Award, Restaurant News Dining Hall of Fame, Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”, Zagat’s Survey (29 out of 30), New York State Restaurateur of The Year 1998.
Peter Kelly has been featured in numerous national publications including: New York Magazine, Esquire Magazine, Crain’s, USA Today, W Magazine, Food Arts, Gourmet Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Food & Wine and Bon Appetit.
Peter has been invited to cook at The James Beard House, appeared on the Food Channel TV Network, as well as numerous appearances on CBS & NBC. Peter has also been nominated for the prestigious James Beard Award for Best Chef Northeast
In 2007 Peter appeared on the Food Networks Iron Chef America and beat Bobby Flay in Battle “Cowboy Rib Eye”, he also played host to Anthony Bourdain on his “No Reservations” program, introducing Tony to the beauty of the Hudson Valley.
Peter will appear on our Cooking Demo stage at 1pm on Sunday September 8
The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest is thrilled to see the return our good friend Chef Vincent Tropepe to the Fest for 2013.
Chef Vincent Tropepe is a Brooklyn, NY native. His deep Italian roots as well as his grandmother’s have inspired him to become a chef. Vincent Tropepe has worked in every avenue of the food business. From prep cook, to dishwasher, line cook, sous chef as well as executive chef in some of the country’s top restaurants. He has also had his work featured in numerous newspapers, magazine, online magazines, and blogs. Vincent is also a published cookbook author with his first release titled, “From Behind the Kitchen Doors”
Because of Vincent’s in depth knowledge of the workings of the restaurant business, and his 13 different culinary certifications and 7 managerial and business certifications Vincent has been called the “American born Gordon Ramsey.” He will be launching a new line of gourmet Italian cookies at the Fest this year in addition to signing his book and providing us with some yummy entertainment on the Cooking Demo Stage both Saturday and Sunday.
Chef Tropepe will appear on our Cooking Demo stage at 2pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday
Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest welcomes “Chef on a Mission” Marcus Guiliano of Aroma Thyme Bistro!
Chef Marcus is on a mission to change the way restaurants feed us. We deserve great gourmet food without the crap, chemicals & junk!!!
Marcus Guiliano, Chef and Owner of Aroma Thyme Bistro located in Ellenville, NY in the scenic Hudson Valley. Aroma Thyme is known for their “stealth health”(Zagat). The Bistro has an award-winning wine list from Wine Spectator Magazine and over 200 beers. Aroma Thyme is certified green by The Green Restaurant Association.
Chef Marcus will appear on our Cooking Demo stage at 12pm on Sunday September 8
HRHCare Community Health and the Red Devon are teaming up to promote eating healthier and feeling better. Professional cooking demonstrations from Red Devon paired with healthy eating tips from an HRHCare nutritionist ensure you learn a great recipe that is tasty, healthy and farm fresh. Supporting local agriculture builds healthier individuals, a healthier local economy and a healthier Hudson Valley!
Learn more about farm fresh nutrition at 1pm on Saturday on our Cooking Demonstration stage.
Debbie will talk about cheese at 4pm on Sunday on our Cooking Demonstration stage.
Keep checking back to find out who else will be cooking up something fantastic on our demo stage!