Celebrity Guest Lineup Announced for the 2023 KitchenAid Fairway Club
Andrew Zimmern, Scott Conant and Jasmine Roth slated to appear at 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at PGA Frisco
KitchenAid unveiled the full schedule of celebrity guests that will take the stage at the KitchenAid Fairway Club, the centerpiece of the fan experience at PGA Frisco during the 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. Renowned celebrity chefs Andrew
Zimmern and Scott Conant as well as HGTV personality and design expert Jasmine Roth will join KitchenAid chefs Chris Covelli and Brett Wagner in providing golf fans and culinary enthusiasts alike with the chance to ask questions and learn from the experts during daily cooking demonstrations.
In addition to the celebrity lineup, local favorites will also be providing featured demonstrations throughout the event, highlighting their best tips and favorite KitchenAid products. Chef Nikky Phinyawatana, founder and CEO of Asian Mint, Leo Kekoa, executive chef and owner of Kinzo in Frisco and a former chef at Nobu Dallas, and Earnest B. Morgan, owner of Earnest B’s BBQ & Catering Company will also take the stage. The full KitchenAid Fairway Club schedule is as follows:
Thursday, May 25
● 1 p.m.: Celebrity Chef Andrew Zimmern, cooking demonstration
Friday, May 26
● 1 p.m.: Celebrity Chef Scott Conant, cooking demonstration
● 2 p.m.: Local Chef Leo Kekoa (Kinzo), cooking demonstration
● 3 p.m.: Local Chef Nikky Phinyawatana (Asian Mint), cooking demonstration
Saturday, May 27
● 1 p.m.: Celebrity Designer Jasmine Roth, design Q&A and cooking demonstration
● 2 p.m.: Local Chef Earnest B. Morgan (Earnest B’s BBQ & Catering Company), cooking demonstration
“We pulled out all the stops for the KitchenAid Fairway Club this year,” said Deb O’Connor, director of community relations at Whirlpool Corporation. “The chef demonstrations have become a fan favorite staple at the Championship over the years, so we knew we were looking forward to doing the same for Frisco. This year, we’ve also added a special design-focused element to the mix that we think fans are really going to learn from and enjoy.”
Andrew Zimmern is an Emmy-winning and four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and social justice advocate. As the creator, executive producer and host of the Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, MSNBC’s What’s Eating America, Magnolia Network’s Family Dinner and the Emmy-winning The Zimmern List, he has devoted his life to exploring and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food. You can also find him judging the epic culinary battle Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend on Netflix and teaching live fire cooking on Outdoor Channel’s Andrew Zimmern’s Wild Game Kitchen.
Scott Conant is a two-time James Beard Award-winning chef, cookbook author and TV personality. With a career spanning more than 35 years, Conant brings a deft touch and unwavering passion to creating culinary experiences with thoughtful hospitality and soulful cuisine. His portfolio of acclaimed restaurants includes Mora Italian (Phoenix, AZ), The Americano (Scottsdale, AZ and Atlanta, GA), and Cellaio at Resorts World Catskills (Monticello, NY). Conant has been a popular presence on Food Network as a recurring judge on Chopped since 2009 and frequent co-host of Beat Bobby Flay.
Jasmine Roth is the founder of Built Custom Homes, curator of the online retail store The Shop by Jasmine Roth and host of HGTV’s hit shows Hidden Potential and HELP! I Wrecked My House. She was also on HGTV’s Rock the Block Season One. As owner and founder of Built Custom Homes, Roth runs her projects with a hands-on approach and customizes each home to the family that will eventually live there. Her blog is rapidly growing, and her first book, titled, “House Story: Insider Secrets to the Perfect Home Renovation,” was published in September 2021.
Located behind the ninth green, the KitchenAid Fairway Club is open to the public each day of the Championship and serves as the main experience center for fans to embrace their love for making. From samples at the KitchenAid Cafe and the opportunity to demo our small appliances, to a fully designed kitchen to serve as design inspiration, there’s something for everyone at the Fairway Club. Chefs Covelli and Wagner will be on hand all week to share recipes and answer culinary questions. KitchenAid always brings unique, culinary fan experiences to this historic and prestigious senior major, and 2023 will be no different.