What a blast we had during our first time attending the 2018 International Home & Houseware Show, March 10-13, in Chicago, IL. We were joined by Food Network's Chopped! judge and Iron Chef champion, Alex Guarnaschelli, who did a book signing and giveaway of her stellar new cookbook, The Home Cook, as well as a Turbo Pot cooking demo.
At just 25 years old, Shayne has already made a big splash in the culinary world and earned some major accolades. Hailing from St. Louis Missouri, Shayne currently serves as President of the American Culinary Federation’s Young Chefs Club (ACFYCC) and also works professionally as the lead line chef at the prestigious Gatesworth. How does he find the time!
Shayne’s professionalism, dedication, and talent are truly unmatched among his peers, but it is his humility that is particularly striking for any chef, especially one of such a young age and with such accomplishments. In addition to serving as president of an ACF chapter and going on to global chef competitions, Shayne has been recognized as the 2016 ACF Regional Student Chef of the Year as well as the 2017 WAC Youth Chef of the Americas.
We had the pleasure of meeting Shayne McCrady almost a year ago, exactly, while preparing for Worldchefs Continental Tryouts for the Americas Competition in July at Florida Technical College in Kissimmee, Florida.
Shayne took the opportunity to utilize Turbo Pot cookware in his arsenal and ultimately secured a major win in the Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Challenge, which would propel him as a finalist to the Global Young Chefs Challenge 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Although the Global Young Chefs Challenge is going to be featuring an all-electric cookware line, Chef McCrady will be bringing a new secret weapon to aid him in his journey: he will be taking two unreleased Turbo Blades with him to battle on July 12, in Kuala Lumpur.
We are proud to have Shayne McCrady representing the United States in such a prestigious event. We know he possesses the acumen, skills, and cool confidence to be a top performer in this competition and we will be cheering for him to bring home the gold.
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