The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest is pleased to announce our Demonstrating Chefs for the 2014 Fest.
Chef Vincent Tropepe
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.
Over 19 years of experience in the industry is what Chef Kevin Des Chenes has to offer. With appearances on The Celebrity Stage at The Atlantic City and Philadelphia Food & Wine Festivals, The Nationally syndicated Better Show, The Rhode Show and TV Maitre D, and most recently Food Network’s Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell & Spike TV’s Frankenfood, Chef Kevin’s creativity in the kitchen has not gone unnoticed. Having owned his own restaurant in Burlington, Vermont and having served as Executive Chef to some of New Englands’s most notable restaurants and catering companies, Chef Kevin is always in search of new challenges and he is excited to be a part of the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival!!
You can hear the latest happenings at www.chefkevd.com!
There are more special guests to be announced, so check back often!