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Atlanta Market Offers Virtual Cooking Demonstration with “Top Chef” Kevin Gillespie

Posted on 6/17/2021
Atlanta Market Offers Virtual Cooking Demonstration with “Top Chef” Kevin Gillespie

ATLANTA – June 3, 2021– Atlanta Market, in partnership with Atlanta Magazine, is presenting a virtual gourmet cooking class with all-star Atlanta chef and restaurateur Kevin Gillespie as an extension of its popular Demonstration Kitchen programming in the lead up to the July 13-19, 2021 market. 

 "The Demonstration Kitchen is the heart of the gourmet collection at Atlanta Market, so we are bringing back its excitement and exploration opportunities with a local twist," said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer for International Market Centers (IMC). "Buyers can find out what's trending in gourmet food and housewares pre-market, learn some great new recipes and get an insider scoop on local restaurants to check out while they are in Atlanta.”

During his presentation, Gillespie will demonstrate how to make a delicious char sui pork dish and a classic mai tai cocktail. The cooking demonstration and recipes will be available through Atlanta Market's YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels allowing retailers – and their customers – to view, share and recreate before market. 

Gillespie, a Georgia native, is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, speaker and author who was one of three finalists and the "fan favorite" on the sixth season of Bravo's hit television show, "Top Chef." In 2020, he returned to season 17 of "Top Chef All-Stars" and was again named a finalist. Today, Gillespie is president of Red Beard Restaurants, whose venues include the Atlanta restaurants Gunshow, Ole Reliable and Cold Beer, as well as Revival in Decatur, GA. He is also the author of two cookbooks, "Fire In My Belly" and "Pure Pork Awesomeness." 

Summer Atlanta Market offers a plethora of gourmet resources that include more than 450 brands in the permanent tabletop, gourmet foods and gourmet housewares collection, plus five complementary temporary neighborhoods: Gourmet, Gourmet LUXE, Housewares, Tabletop & Entertaining and Tabletop LUXE.

Atlanta Market is the industry’s premier gift, décor and lifestyle market. Housing the nation’s largest gift product mix complemented by a broad selection of home décor, it features more than 8,000 brands across all categories. Summer 2021 Atlanta Market runs July 13-19, 2021, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Additional information is available at AtlantaMarket.com.

About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.


Chelsea Peabody Bohannon, cbohannon@imcenters.com,  404.220.2141

Cathy Steel, csteel@imcenters.com, 203.340.9251

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