A large part of TAP® New York has always been the food. Not just the sumptuous morsels available during the event... but showing you how to cook with beer. Cooking demonstrations from popluar area chefs will teach you the techniques and ingredients they use to create their signature dishes. Cooking Demos will take place in the Colonel's Hall on both days.
Tim Lang, VanWinkle's Restaurant -
Richard Kukle, Private Chef -
After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1977, he worked as a head chef in many different upscale restaurants around the world and eventually settled back in the US. His passion for skiing inspired him to move out to Colorado where he became the personal chef and a close friend to the movie star couple Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. The notoriety gained from his work with them led him to cook for countless other celebrities as well as stints as a personal chef for some of the wealthiest billionaires in the country including Mortimer Zuckerman, Ronald O. Perelman, George Soros and William Koch.
Over the years, he has catered to and implemented many special diets for his clients including Diabetic, Vegan, Atkins, Palio, Ayurvedic, Kosher and Gluten Free. He brings a clean and healthy approach to cooking incorporating a lot of fish, vegetables and grains into his dishes.
Recently, Richard has decided to give back and help young aspiring chefs make a name for themselves within the industry through his recently launched website “Kitchen Magic Made Easy Cooking Tricks and Kitchen Tips”, providing educational videos and personal correspondence with Richard via www.kitchenmagicmadeeasy.com. Along with running his website and helping others develop fun and easy ways to cook wonderful meals; Richard continues to cook for a handful of America’s most affluent and influential families.