Dallas Housewares & Gourmet Market Thrives

The latest trends, technologies and tastes will emerge at the thriving Dallas Housewares & Gourmet Market, June 18-24, featuring more than 1,500 product lines and dozens of events.

The Culinary Stage in the World Trade Center (WTC) Hall of Nations will feature live cooking and product demonstrations by high-profile chefs on Thursday, June 19 through Saturday, June 21. Celebrity chef Blythe Beck, a native Texan who launched her career in Dallas, presents a cooking demonstration on Saturday, June 21 at noon. Beck is currently executive chef at the Movie Lounge in Fort Smith, Arkansas and was recently recognized as one of Dallas' top chefs by Modern Luxury magazine's "The Five Factor" award, as well as being named one of NBC DFW's 25 Most Interesting People.

Additional chefs to take the Culinary Stage throughout Market include:

  • Tim Byres, owner and chef at Smoke – Thursday, June 19 at 2 p.m.
  • Chad Houser, chef and founder of Café Momentum – Friday, June 20 at noon
  • Scott Gottlich, owner and chef at Bijoux – Friday, June 20 at 2 p.m.
  • Anthony Van Camp, executive chef at SĒR Steak+Spirits – Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m.

The fifth annual Dallas Gourmet Gold Awards reception will be held Friday, June 20 at 6 p.m. on WTC 1. Gourmet Gold Awards celebrate exceptional manufacturers in the gourmet products industry who exhibit in Dallas. The categories include: Best Sweet, Best Fruit Confit, Best Snack, Best Beverage, Best Soup or Chili, Best Condiment, Best Kitchen Gadget, Best Kitchen Textile, Best Tabletop, Best Cookware or Bakeware and Best Small Appliance. The deadline for entries is May 23. For more information, visitdallasmarketcenter.com/gourmetgold.