FREE Parking, Plus a Taste Buds Chef Competition and Wine Tasting to Benefit The Wellness Kitchen!

After a year of paid parking to park in the lot across for the event at the Paso Robles Event Center, The Inspired Home, Garden and Gourmet Expo brings back Free Parking for all of the attendees on Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25.

“The Paso Robles Event Center is currently raising funds for facility improvements and last year had paid parking for all public events at the fairgrounds. This year they let us sponsor the parking lot so that we can continue to offer free parking to our attendees!” says Kelley Braga, Event Coordinator of Simply Clear Marketing & Media, Inc.

The Inspired Home, Garden and Gourmet event is where you can find professionals to make your Pinterest boards a reality! At the event, you can see new products, and see a POP-UP Living Room courtesy of local companies such as Smitty Built Construction, Idlers Home, Browder Painting, California Cast Stone and more!

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The expo includes cooking demonstrations and the Taste Buds Best Chef Competition on Sunday.

A POP-UP bold bedroom will also be on display courtesy of Handy Home SLO, Cal Deals Furniture, Browder Painting and Chameleon Home. Stop by and speak to local professionals including general contractors, flooring experts, landscapers, kitchen and bath cabinet companies, solar energy professionals, to make your home dreams a reality!

Along with these home and gardening experts, the Home Expo will offer the Taste Buds Chef Competition where using fresh ingredients from Talley Farms Fresh Harvest and Larder Meat Company in a “Chopped” style battle, the chefs will be judged by a panel of professional judges, as well as attendees of the home and gourmet expo.

The Wine and Gourmet Food Garden will offer samples from local wineries and restaurants. Attendees can wine taste for $5; all proceeds will benefit local non-profit, The Wellness Kitchen & Resource Center. There will be a variety of live cooking demonstrations and workshops taking place throughout the weekend as well as the Taste Buds Best Chef Competition with nominated chefs, Casey Walcot of the The Sea Venture, Doug MacMIllian of Rosa’s Restaurant , Kurt Metkger of Thomas Hill Organics, Slavic Popovich of The Cracked Crab, and defending his trophy and name of Best Chef 2017 is Chris Beckett of Fish Gaucho.

Chefs will receive a Talley Box of produce and fruits and protein courtesy of Larder Meat Company. A panel of professional judges will oversee the blind arbitrating while the attendees of the Inspired Home Expo can taste and vote for the People’s Choice. Chefs will be judged on use of ingredients, presentation, taste and originality.