2016 - April 1,  12 PM to 6 PM  |  April 2, 10 AM to 6 PM  |  April 3, 11 AM to 5 PM @ TRADEX, Abbotsford

Gusto TV's Celebrity Cooking Stage



Food is the central character at Gusto TV – Canada’s new food and lifestyle specialty channel.

The multiplatform HD service airs prime-time cooking and culinary programming every evening – featuring some of the highest-rated shows from around the world, never before seen in Canada.

During the day, Gusto TV airs fun and exciting lifestyle, home, fashion, health, travel and wellness shows.

It’s food all night, fun all day.

The service is a venture of Knight Enterprises, one of Canada’s most successful independent media production companies. Knight is known for innovative, captivating and highly stylized culinary and lifestyle programming, publishing and merchandising.

Its award winning TV series include Cook Like a Chef, Licence To Grill, Edible Roadshow, and This Food That Wine. The shows have been seen in more than 170 countries worldwide.

At GustoTV.com – a foodie destination – you’ll find details about our array of shows, as well as mouth-watering recipes, handy tips, videos, and web-only show bonuses. You’ll be able to access our fun and informative blog, and connect with us through our social media.


The central focal point of The Fraser Valley Food Show is, without a doubt, the Gustotv Celebrity Cooking Stage where a variety of celebrity chefs will dazzle the audience with their amazing talent, wit and humour.

gusto_tv-logo-390x100.jpg PRESENTS LIVE ON STAGE:

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Chef Ned Bell

Executive Chef
The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Chef Ned Bell Executive Chef of Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, including YEW seafood + bar, Ned Bell’s cooking philosophy is farm-to-table. He is passionate about creating globally inspired dishes crafted with locally grown ingredients with an emphasis on sustainable seafood.  

Much of Ned’s life was spent growing up in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, instilling a lifelong passion for fresh and locally sourced cuisine. His culinary studies began at Dubrulle Culinary School, where instructor Rob Feenie inspired Ned to follow him to Le Crocodile and later to the opening team of Lumiere, a restaurant that put Vancouver on the global culinary map. 

Looking to broaden his culinary horizons, Ned moved east to hone his talent at key positions in Toronto and Niagara. A few years later Ned heeded the call of the west and was soon awarded the “Best Overall and Rising Star Award” from WHERE magazine after opening Murrieta’s Grill in Calgary. In 2007, Ned fulfilled a dream and returned to his Okanagan roots to become co-owner and chef at the Kelowna lakeside favourite, Cabana Bar and Grille where he was soon ranked one of Western Living magazine’s “Top 40 Foodie’s Under 40.” 

When the apron is off, Ned practices what he preaches, naming running, road-biking, dining out and weekends at farmers markets as his rejuvenating activities.  Spending time with his family, however, tops the list of what keeps Ned Bell inspired; you’ll never see him happier than when he’s playing a round of pick up hockey with his boys. 

Chefs for Oceans

Last year Ned launched Chefs for Oceans in support of healthy lakes, rivers and oceans. To bring awareness to Chefs for Oceans, Ned headed out from St. John's Newfoundland on the journey of his life and cycled across Canada arriving three months later, this September, back in Vancouver, all in the name of sustainable seafood.




Chris Knight: President and Chief Executive Officer

Industry veteran and epicurean Chris Knight is the President and CEO of Gusto TV, Canada’s new Food & Lifestyle specialty channel.

He’s known worldwide for his innovative and highly stylized culinary and lifestyle content. As head of the former Knight Enterprises, one of Canada’s most successful independent media production companies, Knight has been creating and producing hundreds of hours of original television programming since 1997.

His shows have been seen in more than 170 countries and include Cook Like a ChefLicense to GrillEdible Roadshow, and This Food That Wine.

Knight is also an award-winning writer who has authored seven best-selling cookbooks based on his popular television shows. He’s won the International Gourmand World Cookbook Award and has been nominated for six James Beard Awards and three Geminis.

He’s written extensively for print publications across North America, including culinary magazine Saveur.

A food-lover at heart, Knight was an early advocate of regional cuisine and the slow food movement, has judged Gold Medal Plates in Ottawa, and is a visiting professor at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy.

His dream to launch his own cooking network in Canada was realized in December 2013, when Gusto TV went live to 3 million homes across the country.

Chris Knight's Stage Presentation:

Chris will be on the Gusto TV Celebrity Cooking Stage on Saturday and Sunday talking about 'The Making of a Food Channel'.



Adam Hart

The Power of Food

Author of two books, living food champion and international speaker, Adam Hart brings intention and an abundance of energy to everything he does. Born in Toronto, Canada, Adam did not always live the healthy lifestyle. After graduation, he found himself suffering depression and anxiety attacks upon entering the workforce. Adam’s poor health led to weight gain, food allergies, asthma, and high cholesterol. At just twenty-six he was diagnosed as pre-diabetic.

In 2001, Adam moved to British Columbia, Canada, to pursue a passion for mountaineering and quickly discovered an ability to heal himself through being in nature and eating healthier foods. After two years training as a mountain guide, Adam discovered his true passion lay in sharing his food discoveries and founded Power of Food in 2003, a company dedicated to helping others find the abundance of health and energy we all so crave.

Very quickly Adam became a highly sought-after keynote speaker, sharing with the world the benefits of eating a healthier diet without giving up the foods you love. His most popular talk “Have Your Cake & Eat it Too”, shares Adam’s food secrets for staying energized without giving up the carbohydrates.

His latest book, The Power of Food, shows readers the secret of achieving an abundance of health and vitality without major lifestyle changes. Watch out for it in bookstores across North America. Available June 1st.

Today Adam lives in Squamish, BC, where both his wife Suzie and daughter Juliette enjoy being go-to recipe testers for each new Power of Food creation.

Adam's Presentation on the Celebrity Stage: 

Today’s #1 Gluten Free Food for More Energy

Do you suffer from the mid afternoon crashes? What if I told you there was a simple way to boost you and your families energy levels in a matter of seconds and sustain it all day long, would you like to know how?

  • Discover the top gluten free food for controlling blood sugar
  • Sample Mother Natures #1 source of protein
  • Feel Energized & Alive right away!  



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Candice Macalino

Marketing Events Specialist and Presenter for Nature's Path

Candice Macalino is the Marketing Events Specialist and resident foodie at Nature’s Path. She has a passion for cooking and enjoys sharing recipes on how to create easy, simple and delicious organic food at home. 

Here are the details of Candice's cooking demos: (click on titles to open recipe)

Saturday,October 4: Cooking with Nature’s Path Superfood Qi’a

Qi’a Superfood Sesame Dressing

Qi’a Chocolate Mousse

Sunday, October 5: Creating a Tasty Que Pasa Fiesta

Smoky White Bean Dip

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

The Gluten Free Living Show Presenting Sponsor:




Chef Dez

Author of Cook Topless

Chef Dez is a Culinary Travel Host, the Western Canada Rep for Big Green Egg, and recently appeared on Chopped Canada on Food Network Canada. He has been a Culinary Instructor in BC for over 12 years and his teachings are regarded as Innovative and Inspirational. He also has a following of thousands of regular readers of his national newspaper food column “Chef Dez on Cooking”. He is the author of 3 print cookbooks and the hottest new eBook on Amazon called “Cook Topless”.  He has a bigger than life passion, for both food and people, and his column, cookbooks, and travel tours are the ultimate guides to bringing the culinary world alive in your home.   www.chefdez.com




Tammy-Lynn Mcnabb

Host of Health & Wellness TV and Radio   


A Healthy Gluten Free Thanksgiving Menu……


Creating a Thanksgiving menu for an entire family can be onerous at the best of times, but throw in Gluten Free intolerances and hosting may seem impossible.  Join Tammy-Lynn McNabb, Host of Health & Wellness TV and Radio while she lays out a beautiful and simple holiday menu that is sure to please everyone in the family.  Her list of ideas creates a healthy menu that meets the dietary needs of those suffering from gluten allergies yet allows everyone attending to feel as though they are still indulging in a rich and satisfying meal.  Cooking Gluten Free, Healthy and Local has never been so easy!  

More on Tammy-Lynn:

Tammy-Lynn McNabb has always been regarded as a maven in the health industry with a strong desire to pass on information and learning to others. Her passion for living healthy and love of creating food led to her running a successful international business as a designer and manufacturer of a health line of products.  Her lines sold in stores across Canada and the US including Whole Foods Market, Safeway, Super-Valu, IGA, Harry & David and hundreds more. Her chain of health centres and manufacturing facilities sustained diets for diabetics and gluten intolerant individuals that led a health food revolution 10 years prior to gluten-free being a household name. She has helped tens of thousands lose weight and stay healthy. 

In 2012 Tammy-Lynn returned to her passion for the health industry by becoming the primary host of HealthRadio.FM where she regularly interviews health industry experts and celebrities on a variety of health and wellness topics. In 2013 the launch of her show, Health & Wellness TV on JoyTV, brings leading health and wellness companies to the consumer in a fun and informative way.

Tammy-Lynn believes that eating well does not have to be boring and continuously works on creating dishes and menus that are meant to please the whole family.  As a business women, wife and mother, Tammy-Lynn loves to motivate other women and mothers in being the best that they can be through living a healthy lifestyle.




Mr Mom aka Russell Pohl

Mr. Mom's World Catering and Events

Chef Russell owns Mr Mom’s World Catering and Events - catering all over BC as well as to selected national and international clients.

Mr. Mom’s specializes in a line of Ukrainian products ; cabbage rolls, perogies and kolabassa

 Over the holiday season they also produce a variety of baked goods that include; date bars, butter tarts and short-breads

Mr. Moms World is a family run business.

Their Ukrainian products are made with the freshest of ingredients and heir perogies are hand pinched and their cabbage rolls are hand rolled.

Mr. Mom’s has been in business in the lower mainland for over 16 years and soon will offer their unique products in selected stores.