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Chef Stuart O'Keeffe

Chef Stuart O'Keeffe

Stuart O’Keeffe is an accomplished celebrity and professional chef known for his healthy, yet hearty meals. He first explored his passion for food while cooking alongside his mother in his native Ireland, then honed that passion into skill at the Dublin Institute of Technology where he earned a degree in Culinary Arts. Chef Stuart has been trained around the world, cutting his teeth in Napa Valley and Bordeaux, France—both highly competitive culinary hot spots—before moving to Los Angeles. There, he works with some of the biggest names in Hollywood and has been seen on the NBC primetime series Food Fighters and OWN’s Home Made Simple. He has also starred in The Home Channel’s Stuart’s Kitchen, shot and produced in Ireland. A Food Network darling, Chef Stuart has served as a judge on Chopped, starred in Private Chefs of Beverly Hills, and been featured on hit shows like Valerie’s Home Cooking. He can currently be seen co-hosting his new show Let’s Eat on the Food Network.

Festival Events


Oct 11

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Fabulous Sides for Fall

Cooking Demo  @  Food As Medicine Kitchen

Fabulous Sides for Fall

Stage: Food As Medicine Kitchen

Date & Time: Oct 11, 2019 2:30pm - Oct 11, 2019 3:00pm

COOKING DEMO with Stuart O'Keeffe: Join Chef Stuart as he shows us that seasonal cooking doesn't have to be a stressful affair. Chef Stuart has been featured on numerous Food Network cooking shows (including Chopped and Private Chefs of Beverly Hills), starred in his own TV show, Stuart's Kitchen, and is the author of the Amazon best-selling cookbook, THE QUICK SIX FIX.


Oct 12

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Be Yourself: LGBTQ

Speaker Series  @  Inspire Stage

Be Yourself: LGBTQ

Stage: Inspire Stage

Date & Time: Oct 12, 2019 5:30pm - Oct 12, 2019 6:30pm

Join celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and Chef Stuart O'Keeffe as they discuss how to embrace your identity, celebrate your strengths, and advocate for your mental, physical, and emotional health as a member of the LGBTQ community.

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Oct 11-13, 2019 @ Duke Energy Center