John Rivers Announced as First Publix Chef Series Host

John Rivers Announced as the first host of the Publix Chef Series at the Dr Phillips Performing Center!

Chefs at Dr Phillips

Friday it was announced that John Rivers, 4R Restaurant Group Chef and Owner, will host the first live performance as part of the Publix Chefs series at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. The first show will star Emeril on December 1 at 8 p.m. The show will feature live question and answer segments, a cooking demonstration, and a book signing of his latest book, Essential Emeril.

Restaurant entrepreneur John Rivers is the head chef of the award-winning 4 Rivers Smokehouse. Rivers left his 20-year career in Healthcare where he was the president of a billion-dollar company to pursue his passion of helping children through his garage-based Barbecue ministry. A calling fueled by faith and supported by family.

After decades spent of traveling the country, mastering his taste and talent for Barbeque, Rivers has over 10 restaurant locations in Florida and with continued plans to expand in the upcoming year. Rivers has received national recognition having cooked at the James Beard house in New York City. Rivers has participated for four consecutive years in the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival and two years at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Renowned outlets such as USA Today, Cooking Light, and Paula Deen Magazine have featured Rivers and his growing brand.

The COOP, River’s latest restaurant concept has taken new and fresh take on Southern Comfort foods and has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. He has recently published his first cookbook, The Southern Cowboy.

Dr. Phillips Center has partnered with Publix Super Markets to present the 2015-2016 Publix Chefs at Dr. Phillips Center Series. The series will showcase three kitchen legends in the Walt Disney Theater. Next in the series on January 21, 2016 will be Ina Garten, followed by Guy Fieri on 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 groups@drphillipscenter.org or call 407.455.5550.

 

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Hey Guys! My name is Kaitlin and i'm the Intern for OrlandoFunandFood.com! Just a little bit about me; I'm a senior at the University of Florida, Go Gators! A TV Junkie, Coffee Addict, Disney super fan, obsessed Harry Potter fangirl, and Disney College Program Spring 2015 alumni. I love all things Orlando and discovering new fun and cool things to do in my favorite city!