Live Demonstrations

Michigan Grown Products Chef Demos
Stop by the Consumers Energy Spotlight Theater on both days of the Show to catch Chef Jake Williams CEC demonstrate how to exploit the seasons of Michigan and incorporate the bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables year round into your menu. 

Michigan grown product demonstrations include:
Tuesday, October 15
  • 12:00PM | Berries + Cherries
  • 2:00PM | Reimagine the Breakfast Buffet Menu
  • 4:00PM | Mushrooms
Wednesday, October 16
  • 12:00PM | Plant-Based Proteins
  • 1:30PM | Root Vegetables
  • 3:00PM | Michigan Potatoes
Jake Williams is an award-winning chef who works as a Programs Manager with Gleaners Community Food Bank. In this role, he ensures cooking-based nutrition education classes are held to the highest standard in order to effectively and successfully teach low-income families how to cook healthy, delicious meals on a budget. His love of food where it intersects with culture prompted him to co-create with his wife Sarap Detroit, a Filipino pop-up restaurant concept. Williams believes that it doesn’t matter where you’re from or what faith you believe in, food has the power to bring everyone together to the table and learn from each other. He lives, works and eats in Detroit.