Cooking Demos

Each day we will feature chefs from in and around Rochester, New York to cook garlic items for festival goers!
Cooking demos will last about 45 minutes to 1 hour each day in the same time slot both days!
Please arrive 15 minutes early to grab a seat and enjoy!

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Chef Mike Jamieson

Sous Chef at Wegmans Food Markets, Lyle Ave Location

Michael Jamieson has been a Chef in the Rochester, New York area for over 20 years. Before joining Wegmans Food Markets, Inc he gained much of his experience working at multiple restaurants and country clubs throughout Rochester. He joined Wegmans in 2011 and Chef Michael is currently the Store Chef at Lyell Avenue Wegmans. These days his passion is sharing a love of fresh ingredients and teaching his employees and customers about healthy and affordable meal solutions.

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Chef Anthony Pollino

Executive Chef at Murphy's Law in Webster

The youngest in his family, Anthony Pollino spent time watching his grandmother and mother create not only the daily meals but those wonderful Sunday dinners you have only dreamed about. All though he spent his late teens and early 20’s pursuing a career in law enforcement it was in the end that he decided to follow in the steps of his grandmother and mother joining the culinary world. After culinary school Chef Anthony interned in some well known restaurants until starting his own cooking path in Syracuse, New York. Along the way there was a small stop for some tv opportunity but ultimately the bright lights weren’t for him. After time as the executive chef at the famous Gould Hotel and other finger lakes restaurants Chef Anthony has joined us in Rochester, New York as the executive chef of Murphy’s Law in Webster, NY.

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Chef Gary Guisti

Sous Chef at Wegmans Food Markets, Holt Road Location

Gary Giusti has had incredible customer service working with Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. since 1988. He has worked in many areas of the stores including Bakery, Seafood as a manager and the Chef in the Menu Cooking School featuring professional recipes and techniques to help making home cooking easier. Currently, Chef Gary is the Sous Chef at the Holt Road Wegmans. His passions including cooking, fishing and playing the guitar.