JOHN RIVERS TO HOST AND COOK WITH EMERIL
IN THE FIRST IN THE PUBLIX CHEFS AT DR. PHILLIPS CENTER
PERFORMANCE DECEMBER 1
Dr. Phillips Center and Publix announce local restaurateur and chef as the first host for the series
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Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts today announced that John Rivers, 4R Restaurant Group Chef and Owner will host the live performance of Emeril, part of the Publix Chefs at Dr. Phillips Center series. The first show in the series stars Emeril at 8 p.m. on December 1 and will feature live Q&A, a cooking demonstration and book signings of his latest book, Essential Emeril.
As a national TV personality, Emeril Lagasse has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America. Most recently, Emeril’s Florida entered its third season in January 2015 on the Cooking Channel. Lagasse is the author of 18 bestselling cookbooks including his first, Emeril’s New New Orleans Cooking, which introduced his creative take on Creole cuisine.
Restaurant entrepreneur and head chef of the award-winning 4 Rivers Smokehouse, John Rivers spent two decades traveling the country honing his taste and talent for barbecue. The Jacksonville native and Florida State University business graduate ended a 20-year career in healthcare as president of a billion-dollar company to pursue a passion for helping children through his garage-based Barbecue Ministry — a bold switch fueled by faith and supported by family.
With 10 restaurant locations throughout Florida and plans for continued expansion in 2015, John has received national recognition, having cooked at the James Beard House in New York City and participated four consecutive years in the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival and two years at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Other renowned outlets, including USA Today, Cooking Light, Food & Wine, The Local Palate, Saveur and Paula Deen Magazine have also featured Rivers and the growing 4R brand.
John’s latest restaurant concept, The COOP, has quickly become a neighborhood favorite, with its fresh take on Southern comfort foods. He recently published his first book, The Southern Cowboy cookbook, serves on numerous charity and school boards, and lives in Winter Park, Florida with his wife and two children.
Dr. Phillips Center has partnered with Publix Super Markets to present the 2015-2016 Publix Chefs at Dr. Phillips Center Series, which will showcase a trio of kitchen legends in the Walt Disney Theater. Next in the series is Ina Garten, January 21, 2016 and Guy Fieri, February 11, 2016.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Box Office at 445 Magnolia Avenue, Orlando Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., or online at drphillipscenter.org. Online and phone ticket purchases include handling fees. For groups of 10 or more, please contact Group Sales at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407.455.5550.