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Among the chefs participating are Chef Bernard Guillas of The Marine Room, Chef Brian Malarkey of Searsucker, Chef Scott Wagner of ChileCo and Chef Jeff Rossman of Terra.
The expo offers foodies the chance to taste, test and shop new products just hitting the market - from mouthwatering chocolates, sauces, snacks and cheeses to the season's hottest trends in kitchen appliances and culinary products.
At the same time, the event will showcase live cooking demonstrations and mixology lessons.
Get $10 off admission by going to the event website to buy your tickets in advance. Enter the discount code DEAL10.
"Our priority is and has always been to bring fun and relevant content to our attendees and this year's round up does just that," said Michelle Metter, co-producer of The Gourmet Experience.
Other notable attendees include Chef Bridget Bouche of Fixtures Living, World Champion Flair Bartender Hayden Wood, Chef Elaine Ardizzone of Sweet Cheeks Baking Co., Chef Rosanne Zinniger of Ro Z's Sweet Art Studio, John Alonge of the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center and Catt Fields White of San Diego Weekly Markets.
The Gourmet Experience
October 9 – 10
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Pat O'Brian Hall
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tickets: $30 – 45
12 and younger free.