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Paul Sturkey

Paul Sturkey

Growing up in a family of food lovers (his father was the Chef of the famous Tangier restaurant and his mother a home economics teacher), Paul Sturkey fell in love with cooking from a young age. After graduating from the University of Akron with a degree in Hospitality Management, Chef Sturkey honed his distinctive culinary style at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York. Arriving in Cincinnati, Chef Paul was on the opening team of the Westin Hotel and then moved on to create the Greater Cincinnati Culinary Arts Academy. Pursuing his passion even further, Chef Sturkey opened The Restaurant at the Phoenix to national acclaim and numerous awards, including a Top Ten Restaurant in America recognition in Esquire Magazine. Then came a steady string of hits: Pigall’s Café in downtown Cincinnati, STURKEY’S (opened by Paul and his pastry Chef wife, Pam), and, recently, MESH restaurant, where Chef and Pam Sturkey gained national and international acclaim for their culinary talent and guest-first approach to customer service. On top of his current position as the Culinary Development Chef and Special Projects Coordinator for The Kroger Company, Chef Sturkey also owns PS at your Service, a consulting firm that covers the gamut in food and beverage operations, and MitMar Dressings LLC, which features a line of retail gourmet salad dressings and spices available throughout the US.

Festival Events

cincinnati

Oct 12

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Jen Widerstrom's Burger Patty With Veggie Quinoa Salad

Cooking Demo  @  Food As Medicine Kitchen

Jen Widerstrom's Burger Patty With Veggie Quinoa Salad

Stage: Food As Medicine Kitchen

Date & Time: Oct 12, 2019 12:00pm - Oct 12, 2019 12:45pm

COOKING DEMO with Jen Widerstrom: If you've ever felt intimidated in the kitchen, this is the place for you! Jen Widerstrom (Health & Wellness Industry Expert, TV Star, & Laura’s Lean brand partner) shares one of her first recipes that helped her get over her fear of cooking.

cincinnati

Oct 13

1:30pm - 2:30pm

All Foods Fit Cooking Demo

Cooking Demo  @  Food As Medicine Kitchen

All Foods Fit Cooking Demo

Stage: Food As Medicine Kitchen

Date & Time: Oct 13, 2019 1:30pm - Oct 13, 2019 2:30pm

COOKING DEMO with Kroger: Join Kroger Registered Dietitian + Nutritionist, Ashley Martinez and Kroger Product Development Chef Paul Sturkey for an interactive side by side cooking demo comparing traditional cooking vs healthy meal creation. Chef Paul will stay true to preparing a hearty recipe optimizing on portion control, while Dietitian Ashley will utilize the OptUp app as a guide to select healthier ingredients for meal swaps. Who'll win the Battle of Better Health?

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Cincinnati

Oct 11-13, 2019 @ Duke Energy Center