The Fork & Finger
Demonstration Stage Schedule
11:00am Passport to Flavour w/ Chef Anya Keef, Chocolatier and Owner of Appetite for Success
Starting with the story of chocolate and a crash course in the basics of flavour and taste perception, Chef and Chocolatier Anya Keefe will guide you through a horizontal tasting of chocolate from the major chocolate growing regions, including the Caribbean, South America, Southeast Asia and the east Coast of Africa. You’ll receive a “passport” that describes the chocolate being sampled, its origin story, as well as information on where it can be sourced. A fun and tasty way to develop your palate, explore some of the factors that influence chocolate’s flavour and engage your five senses to discern subtle differences in chocolate from around the world.
12:30pm Celebrity Chef Bob Blumer - Demonstration Details will be announced soon!
2:30pm Celebrity Chef Bob Blumer - Demonstration Details will be announced soon!
Plaza Side Stage
11:00am-4:00pm - We will have delicious samples for you to try throughout the event!
Participating Fork & Finger $5 Sampler Locations
Avishan (Authentic Middle East Grill) - Koobideh Kebab & Kashke Badmejan (Veggie) Served with Fresh Bread
Captain's Galley Fish & Chips - 1 Piece Cod & Small Chips
Lemon Bakery - Your Choice of a Lemon Bar or a Chocolate Walnut Brownie and an Iced Lemonade Soda
Masala India Bistro - Choice of Butter Chicken Combo or Shahi Paneer (Vegetable) Combo (Includes Rice & Naan)
McBurney Coffee & Tea House - Medium Italian Soda and Mini Triple Chocolate Cookie or Cranberry Coconut Oatmeal Cookie
Twins Coffee - Lavender Lemonade & A Mini Salted Caramel Cookie
New participants will be added as they are confirmed...so check back often!
Gastronaut, artist, television series producer, and seven time Guinness World Record holder Bob Blumer will be participating in this year's Fork & Finger.
Bob Blumer is the creator and host of the television series Surreal Gourmet, and Glutton for Punishment, and a producer and host of World’s Weirdest Restaurants. His shows air on various networks in over twenty countries world-wide. Bob has written five acclaimed cookbooks and is the co-author of the best-selling Pizza on the Grill, (just released in its second edition). His most recent book Glutton for Pleasure: signature recipes, epic stories and surreal etiquette was summed up by Publisher’s Weekly as "Equal parts memoir, lavish art book, multi-genre soundtrack and culinary tour de force." For more information on Bob Blumer, visit his website at bobblumer.com
Anya is a formally trained chef and chocolatier who also works in public health policy and research. For the past 10 years, she has created unique tasting experiences to reveal her ‘dark’ side and to share her love of fine chocolate. Her curiosity about the parallels between what it takes to build a great team and what it takes to create an exceptional dish led her to start Appetite for Success, a venture designed to explore concepts of team effectiveness in the context of cooking and chocolate. In addition, she produces a line of small batch truffles under the name of Karmei Chocolates. Flavours are seasonally inspired, often playful and change monthly. Karmei is an anagram of "meraki", a Greek word that means to do something with soul, creativity, or love. It is the essence of yourself that you put into your work.