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Boston Wine Expo Feb 18-19. Here are the Chefs!

The Boston Wine Expo is next weekend, February 18 and 19, and will be bringing wine and food galore.  As usual, there is a great seminar lineupBoston Logo.  The celebrity chefs will also be cooking furiously, and here is the latest press release on that.  If you’ve got some free time you might check this out.  Held at the Boston Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, this is easy to get into and get back out of.  There are also a number of good restaurants in the vicinity if you want to make a night out of it.

A votre santé!

The Boston Wine Expo’s Celebrity Chef Lineup

Top chefs to demonstrate culinary expertise throughout President’s Day weekend


BOSTON, MA (February 8, 2017) – The 26th annual Boston Wine Expo at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center is announcing this year’s lineup of celebrity chef demonstrations that will take place over President’s Day weekend, February 18 & 19. With the stages emceed by top media personalities like Billy Costa, attendees will have the opportunity to mentally sharpen their kitchen skills while watching some of Boston’s best culinary talents exhibit their craft throughout the weekend.


Star chefs like Andy Husbands and David Becker will whip up their signature creations on dueling demonstration stages as they entertain, share expert cooking tips and dish out samples of the finished product to pair perfectly with the event’s more than 2,000 selections from the vine.


The chef showcases will take place in the Grand Tasting area and are included with Grand Tasting or Vintner’s Reserve Lounge tickets. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.


The full chef and emcee schedule is as follows:




Emcee: Billy Costa, co-host of KISS 108’s “Matty in the Morning” and NESN’s “Dining Playbook”


  • 1:45pm: David Becker, chef-owner of Sweet Basil (Needham) & Juniper (Wellesley)
  • 2:30pm: Justin Winters, chef de cuisine of Cinquecento (Boston) & La Motta’s (Boston)
  • 3:15pm: Michael Morway, executive chef of The Tavern at Quarry Hills (Quincy) and Crossing 9’s Patio & Bar (Quincy)



Emcee: Annie Copps, founder of Intellibelly


  • 1:45pm: Eric Tranfaglia, executive chef of The Palm (Boston)
  • 2:30pm: Kelly Armetta, executive chef of Avenue One (Boston)
  • 3:15pm: Johnny Sheehan, executive chef of Liquid Art House (Boston)




Emcee: Erika Tarantal, principal anchor of WCVB and reporter for “Chronicle” 


  • 1:45pm: Preston Miller & Bing Liu, executive chef and principle sushi chef of RUKA (Boston)
  • 2:30pm: Andy Husbands, chef-owner of The Smoke Shop (Cambridge)
  • 3:15pm: Ben Steigers, executive chef of PABU (Boston)



Emcee: Annie Copps, founder of Intellibelly


  • 1:45pm: Brian Miller, executive chef of Hops N Scotch (Brookline)
  • 2:30pm: Steve Brady, executive chef of The Merchant (Boston)
  • 3:15pm: Nicolas Swogger, executive chef of B3 (Boston) 


Produced and managed by Conventures, Inc., in collaboration with the Boston Guild of Oenophilists, the Boston Wine Expo will take place at The Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center on February 18 and 19, 2017, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. This event is reserved for ages 21+. Tickets now are on sale and available by visiting: Weekend tickets and discount group tickets also are available.


The Seaport World Trade Center is located at 200 Seaport Boulevard in Boston, MA. For directions and more information, please visit:



Founded in 1991 by the Boston Guild of Oenophilists, the Boston Wine Expo has grown into one of the most well-known and respected wine events in the country. Over $1.4M has been donated to local, national and international charities by the Guild including Tufts Medical Center’s Summer Camp Program for Children with Disabilities, the event’s major beneficiary. Over 27 nonprofits have benefited from the Expo over the event’s history, including the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Pan Mass Challenge, Doctors Without Borders and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. For more information, please visit: Follow the Boston Wine Expo on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @BostonWineExpo.



The Boston Wine Expo is produced and managed by Conventures, Inc., New England’s premier special events and communications agency, focused on integrated event management, public relations and marketing. Based in Boston, Conventures has managed notable area events for more than four decades and has been the driving force behind the area’s most memorable and high-profile public events and celebrations. Conventures is responsible for managing many city-wide public programs and initiatives,  including Sail Boston, First Night, Boston Harborfest, and the Tufts Health Plan 10K Race for Women, to name a few. For more information, please visit

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