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Cooking Demos

2022 Fair Cooking Demonstrations

FREE with Fair Admission

Come watch the 2022 Fair Cooking Demonstrations on Saturdays and Sundays at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Located in Building C on the Kitchen Stage, the demonstrators, from local restaurants, bakeries food trucks, etc., will do 30 minute demos featuring a variety of dishes and cooking techniques.

Cooking Schedule

Below you will find the schedule as well as more information on each demo for the 2022 Fair!

Saturday, June 18

Demo: Drizzle Cakes 

Bio: Chef Skrocke, formerly of the Pacific-Union Club and the SF Fairmont currently teaches High School Culinary Arts in Newark, CA. His Godchildren Zoe and Vincent are former 1st Place winners here at the Fair and are currently students at Washington High School in Fremont. They are currently working on a cookbook focusing for kids and adults cooking together.

Demo: Make Ahead Meals

Websites: Desserts First Baking and Catering

Instagram – @desserts1st

Bio: Chef Amanda Rose started Desserts First in 2012 when she realized her lifelong dream of
opening her own baking and catering company. Amanda is a trained chef as well as a culinary
arts teacher. Amanda’s dream of becoming a chef started at a young age when her grandfather taught her how to make peanut butter fudge at the age of 5. Her love of sharing food and cooking tips has lead her to her career. One of her passions is teaching others to plan and
prepare meals ahead to make life easier for busy people. 

Demo: Spanish Tapas – Gambas al ajillo (Garlic Shrimp) and Chorizo & Manchego Tostada

Websites: Pans on Fire

Instagram – @pansonfire

Bio: Pans on Fire has served Pleasanton, CA since 2006, providing a local source for gourmet
cookware and cooking classes. Our focus is on teaching tips and cooking techniques to make authentic, delicious meals from scratch using fresh ingredients. At Pans on Fire we provide cooking experiences for individuals, kids, families and corporate teams.

Demo: Make Ahead Meals

Sunday, June 19

Demo: Healthy & Yummy Recipes

Websites: 660 Food/Bay Area

Bio: Miggi Demeyer, Graduating with highest honor in Culinary Arts from California Culinary Academy (Le Cordon Bleu Program) in 2008 and receiving her Court of Master Sommelier certificate in 2013, she is an active lecturer, teacher, and writes for several Chinese-language culinary magazines on food and wine. Her first book, “Entertaining Around the World with Miggi”, introduces a wide range of cuisines, basic wine knowledge, western cooking techniques, and tips for successful entertaining to a Chinese audience.

Websites: ZNH Cakes

Bio: My name is Farzana Hadi, I run Z&H Cakes located Pittsburg, CA. I became fascinated with custom cake designs after watching cake shows on television. I started playing with designing cakes for my niece and nephews’ birthdays. Little did I know that my little hobby would transform into Z&H Cakes. In the past 5 years I have made hundreds of cakes for birthdays to weddings and few memorials. Each cake and client brings me a joy that is unexplainable.

Demo: Drizzle Cakes 

Bio: Chef Skrocke, formerly of the Pacific-Union Club and the SF Fairmont currently teaches High School Culinary Arts in Newark, CA. His Godchildren Zoe and Vincent are former 1st Place winners here at the Fair and are currently students at Washington High School in Fremont. They are currently working on a cookbook focusing for kids and adults cooking together.

Demo: Chicken & No-knead Breads

Saturday, June 25

Websites: J Boss Bakery

Instagram – @jbossbakery

Demo: Make Ahead Meals

Websites: Desserts First Baking and Catering

Instagram – @desserts1st

Bio: Chef Amanda Rose started Desserts First in 2012 when she realized her lifelong dream of
opening her own baking and catering company. Amanda is a trained chef as well as a culinary
arts teacher. Amanda’s dream of becoming a chef started at a young age when her grandfather taught her how to make peanut butter fudge at the age of 5. Her love of sharing food and cooking tips has lead her to her career. One of her passions is teaching others to plan and
prepare meals ahead to make life easier for busy people. 

Websites: J Boss Bakery

Instagram – @jbossbakery

Jessica grew up with a love of baking and has always found joy in sharing her baked goods with family and friends. After finding herself unemployed in 2020, she spent her time binging every baking show possible and found herself in the kitchen every chance she got. This started the journey of making this passion into a career. J-Boss Bakery started out completely vegan because her husband is allergic to dairy and quickly shifted to being completely gluten-free after realizing how many people would be helped. Jessica’s goal is to create indulgent, delicious, and allergy-friendly desserts that everyone can enjoy!

Demo: Make Ahead Meals

Websites: Desserts First Baking and Catering

Instagram – @desserts1st

Bio: Chef Amanda Rose started Desserts First in 2012 when she realized her lifelong dream of
opening her own baking and catering company. Amanda is a trained chef as well as a culinary
arts teacher. Amanda’s dream of becoming a chef started at a young age when her grandfather taught her how to make peanut butter fudge at the age of 5. Her love of sharing food and cooking tips has lead her to her career. One of her passions is teaching others to plan and
prepare meals ahead to make life easier for busy people. 

Sunday, June 26

Websites: J Boss Bakery

Instagram – @jbossbakery

Demo: Pork & Shrimp Spring Rolls

Websites: Slanted Door Group/San Ramon

Instagram –  @slanteddoor_sanramon

Bio: Dong Choi Chef De Cuisine Choi was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to Atlanta, Georgia as a
young child. He alternated between eating traditional Korean and southern comfort foods. Choi
found a love for cooking in college and began building a career working with award-winning
chefs like Joel Antunes in Atlanta, as Executive Chef for David Myers in LA, Las Vegas, Asia,
and with the Michael Mina Group and Daniel Patterson Group. Dong is humbled to now be in
the Bay Area with The Slanted Door Group where he continually redefines what it means to
cook modern Vietnamese and Asian cuisine in the US. Tim Wong Chef De Cuisine Born and
raised in Hayward, California, Wong has been close to home most of his life. His first job was at
Claremont Resort and Spa in Berkeley, CA and he later became the corporate sous chef at Intel
Headquarters. Wong was a part of the reopening team of Slanted Door San Ramon as an
Executive Sous Chef. With his focus on quality and teamwork, he quickly became Chef de
Cuisine. Wong lives in San Lorenzo, CA. When he is not working, he likes hanging out with his
family, cooking with his two boys, and traveling.

Demo: Seafood Paella with prawns and scallops

Bio: Chef James Reid is a graduate from Hastings College in England, where he studied hotel and
restaurant management. He has worked in fine restaurants throughout England, France and Germany, including work as a pastry chef at a Michelin two-starred restaurant. For nearly 20 years, James operated his own catering company, James Reid & Company, which was voted one of the top 10 Bay Area caterers by the San Francisco Chronicle in 1999. In 2001, he began creating and developing an exceptional line of decadent and hand-crafted truffle bars, which led him to open Sterling Truffle Bar in San Francisco three years later. In 2010, Sterling was recognized with a master award by International Chocolate Salon. Currently, James caters private parties and serves as a culinary instructor for the Job Corp at Treasure Island in San Francisco.

Demo: Healthy & Yummy Recipes

Websites: 660 Food/Bay Area

Bio: Miggi Demeyer, Graduating with highest honor in Culinary Arts from California Culinary Academy (Le Cordon Bleu Program) in 2008 and receiving her Court of Master Sommelier certificate in 2013, she is an active lecturer, teacher, and writes for several Chinese-language culinary magazines on food and wine. Her first book, “Entertaining Around the World with Miggi”, introduces a wide range of cuisines, basic wine knowledge, western cooking techniques, and tips for successful entertaining to a Chinese audience.

Saturday, July 2

Demo: Decorating cakes and cupcakes

Websites: Sweet Freedom Bakeshop

Bio: Our passion for allergy friendly baking was born when our four children were diagnosed with multiple food allergies and intolerances. After trial and error, we are so happy to now pass on
the delicious discoveries of our Allergy Friendly treats. We are a non-storefront catering/delivery
allergy-friendly bakery. All of our products are baked without gluten, wheat, egg, soy protein,
peanuts, and tree nuts with the exception of coconut. Most of our products are also VEGAN. All of our products are also available dairy-free & casein-free. Our mission is to provide “Sweets so
delicious, you won’t miss what’s missing!”

Demo: Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Websites: Slider City BBQ

Bio: I learned many culinary techniques from decades of steadily watching the Food Network. As a former welder/fabricator, I utilized my skills to design and fabricate elite meat smokers. With
these smokers I began catering large company open house events, up to 350 guests. Two years ago I opened up Slider City BBQ & Catering to provide pre-cooked, microwavable
packaged meals to Tri-Valley families. They are always delivered free. This concept took off with our specialty of feeding the local elderly community who could not cook anymore. Most recently I started a “Tri-Valley Essential Worker Lunch Program” meant to offer all of our local health
care provides, teachers and staff, law enforcement and firefighters low cost delicious lunches under $8.00. Our way of saying “Thank you” for risking their own health and lives during the pandemic.

Demo: Decorating cakes and cupcakes

Demo: Pies

Websites: Two Chicks in the Mix

Bio: I started baking when I was in graduate school at San Francisco State University studying Sexuality Studies. I used baking recipes I would find on popular food blogs as a way to distract myself from writing my graduate thesis. But I’ve always loved dessert! Growing up in Los Angeles, my mother and I would drive all over scouting out the newest and best bakeries like the natural born food critics we are! At Two Chicks in the Mix, I’m responsible for recipe and menu development as well as the overall operations and direction of the business. I’m also a Scorpio who is a big sister to 3 amazing brothers!

Sunday, July 3

Demo: Chocolate Truffles

Websites: Cakes Paz

Facebook & Instagram – @CakeSpaz

Bio: The Bay Area Original is BACK! CakeSpaz, a creation of Chef Haley Dove established in 2010,
is here to make every day sweeter! Starting with specialty cakes, cake pops, and passion for all
things pastry, Chef Haley Dove followed her dreams and trained classically in St Helena in Napa Valley at The Culinary Institute of America. After honing her skills in exclusive resorts and top hotels from Los Angeles to Lake Tahoe, she’s bringing her skills back home and right to your door! From Cookie of the Month to Sunday Scones and cakes for any occasion, CakeSpaz does it all.

Demo: Cookie Monster Character Macaron

Websites: Postres Macarons

Bio: Exclusive macaron bakery based in the East Bay Area. We specialize in creating character macarons based on your personal party theme. With hundreds of colors and dozens of flavors to choose from, be sure to make Postres Macarons a part of your next celebration! Google Postres Macarons to find our photo gallery read our latest reviews.

Demo: Chocolate Truffles

Demo: Tamales

Websites: Yourtacoguy

Instagram – @tacoguy_ct

Facebook – Your Taco Guy

Bio: We are a local family owned and operated, professional taquiza catering service specializing in Mexican cuisine and cook-on-site service.

Saturday, July 9

Demo: Demonstrating cupcake decorating and selling cupcakes

Websites: Jenns Cupcakes and Parties

Instagram –  @jennscupcakesandparties

Bio: 

Back in 2014, Jenn took her baking hobby and started Jenn’s Cupcakes and Parties. Here we are 8 years later and the business has expanded to not only serving cupcakes, but offers large-scale custom cakes, dessert bars and party planning. Each week, hundreds of cupcakes and dozens of cakes go out, for all types of events…from corporate orders to weddings to every sized party. Jenn’s Cupcakes prides itself on creating the perfect dessert for any occasion. They work hard to make the client’s vision come to life and aim to have everything that comes from the kitchen be both beautiful and delicious! Jenn’s Cupcakes is devoted to being active in their community through fundraisers for schools and non-profit organizations. You will see their goodies at many community events. When it’s time for your next celebration, consider Jenn’s Cupcakes. Jenn is incredibly grateful for all the local support she has received and sends a huge thank you to all the clients that keep coming back and have helped keep her business strong.

Demo: Demonstrating cupcake decorating and selling cupcakes

Demo: Demonstrating cupcake decorating and selling cupcakes

Demo: Demonstrating cupcake decorating and selling cupcakes

Sunday, July 10

Demo: Demonstrating cupcake decorating and selling cupcakes

Websites: Jenns Cupcakes and Parties

Instagram –  @jennscupcakesandparties

Bio: 

Back in 2014, Jenn took her baking hobby and started Jenn’s Cupcakes and Parties. Here we are 8 years later and the business has expanded to not only serving cupcakes, but offers large-scale custom cakes, dessert bars and party planning. Each week, hundreds of cupcakes and dozens of cakes go out, for all types of events…from corporate orders to weddings to every sized party. Jenn’s Cupcakes prides itself on creating the perfect dessert for any occasion. They work hard to make the client’s vision come to life and aim to have everything that comes from the kitchen be both beautiful and delicious! Jenn’s Cupcakes is devoted to being active in their community through fundraisers for schools and non-profit organizations. You will see their goodies at many community events. When it’s time for your next celebration, consider Jenn’s Cupcakes. Jenn is incredibly grateful for all the local support she has received and sends a huge thank you to all the clients that keep coming back and have helped keep her business strong.

Demo: Demonstrating cupcake decorating and selling cupcakes

Demo: Demonstrating cupcake decorating and selling cupcakes

Demo: Demonstrating cupcake decorating and selling cupcakes