2016 Culinary Stage

The Taste Culinary Stage features the best in local culinary talent.
This area is an intimate venue for getting up close and personal with the finest
chefs in Buffalo as you watch their cooking demos and competitions.
Seating is FREE and is first-come, first-served.

LOCATED IN NEW ERA CAP FRONT PARKING LOT


12pm - 1pm

Cake Pops!

What do you get when you mix cake, candy, and frosting? Yummy Cake Pops! Rosalie Caruso from Buffalo Cake Pops will be assisting two Junior Chefs in this fun competition. Three kids, ages 8-12, will be selected to be a judge!

Baker - Rosalie Caruso from Buffalo Cake Pops

1:15pm - 1:45pm

  Butchers LIVE!

Watch skilled Tops Markets butchers and learn how to prepare some of the items that you can enjoy in the TOPS Markets tent at the foot of Delaware.


2pm - 3:30pm

Sauce Boss

Catch Florida slide guitar player Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton as he plays the blues and cooks gumbo on the Taste's Culinary Stage both Saturday and Sunday. It's a soul-shouting picnic of rock n roll and everyone gets some gumbo at the end of the show.

4pm - 5:15pm

Pizza Battle!

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If you're like us, you also think pizza should be its own food group and the search for the best pie is never finished. Come witness Chef Nick Schwartz from Café Aroma and Jay Langfelder from the O.G. Wood Fire Food Truck incorporate Margherita pepperoni and Newman's Own Common Good Organic Sauce into their pie and see who comes out the winner.

Competitors - Jay Langfelder - OG Wood Fire Truck, Nick Schwartz - Café Aroma

6:15pm - 7:30pm

The Great Poutine Race

Poutine is one of our favorite gifts from our friends to the north. Although it's a pretty simple concept, it can be difficult to find the right balance and combination of ingredients. We're sure happy to taste test our Chefs' favorite combinations and judge the winner!

MC - Rick Criden, Competitors - Allen Street Poutine Company & Chef Tab Daulton from Winfield's Pub

12pm - 1pm

Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Morgan and Tim Stevens of Ballyhoo will be joined by two Junior Sous Chefs for a deliciously creative ice cream sandwich competition. Three lucky kids in the audience, ages 8-12, will be chosen to judge this delicious battle!

Competitors - Morgan and Tim Stevens from Ballyhoo

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1:15pm - 1:45pm

  Butchers LIVE!

Watch skilled Tops Markets butchers and learn how to prepare some of the items that you can enjoy in the TOPS Markets tent at the foot of Delaware.


2:30pm - 4pm

Sauce Boss

Catch Florida slide guitar player Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton as he plays the blues and cooks gumbo on the Taste's Culinary Stage both Saturday and Sunday. It's a soul-shouting picnic of rock n roll and everyone gets some gumbo at the end of the show.

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Media Celebrities Burger Battle

Don't miss this epic battle starring surprise radio and tv celebrities going head to head to see who will make the best burger! They'll bring on the heat and battle it out in an intense competition using the Big Green Egg and serve their best burger to the judges on a delicious Martin's Potato Roll.

MC - Rick Criden

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6:15pm - 7pm

3rd Annual Lockhouse Summer Cocktail Competition

Star mixologists, Rachel Wright from Més Que and Yuri Polyachenko from Lloyd will go head to head to see whose cocktail comes out on top. They'll have 30 minutes to juice, shake and stir their concoction using Lockhouse coffee Liquor as their main spirit. This one is sure to be a blast!

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