Live Chef Demos


The New England Dessert Showcase Just Got Sweeter!

As an exciting annual feature of The New England Dessert Showcase, The Anthem Group presents Chef’s Table – Live! Get up close to the pros with live demonstrations from some of the top pastry chefs, chocolatiers and professionals in the country. Learn the secrets the professionals use to create simple yet astounding confectionery creations!

Check back to see who will be featured in 2017!

View the featured demonstrators from previous years:

2015 – 2014 – 2013 – 2012  – 2011 – 2010  – 2009


Here are the 2017 Demonstrators

Shilpi Ranjan - Owner of EZCompliments Indian Cooking Classes

Shilpi Ranjan, the owner and instructor of EZCompliments Indian cooking classes, is a passionate cook, educator, wife and a mother. She has been teaching Indian cooking in the Greater Boston area since 2009 and has received many compliments from her patrons, friends, and family. With her warm, hospitable personality and sense of humor, Shilpi brings lots of excitement and energy to the cooking experience. She adapts her cooking and teaching to the busy life style, spice levels, and abilities of each participant. All her classes offer balanced Indian menus- easy, flavorful, and diabetes-friendly- that incorporate lentils, vegetables, meats and basmati rice.

Chef Elliott Farmer - Owner of Farmer’s Gourmet Catering

Chef Elliott has the pleasure of being owner of a high-end Atlanta based catering company, Farmer's Gourmet Catering, an Ambassador for a luxury spirit brand, Martell Cognac Brand and his charitable partner, Feeding America’s Hungry Children. In the midst of his rising fame, he continues to provide culinary consultancy for various brands and restaurants, nationwide. He also offers personal chef placement and craft services for movie and television productions and is privileged to call himself personal chef to his celebrity friends and professional athletes.

He has grown a beloved fan base of chefs, cooks and foodies, through sharing his food creations via his cook books, Entertaining Solutions and Soulstice Recipes, his online radio show, Chef Elliott ’ s Entertaining Solutions and as a Food Network contestant on Cutthroat Kitchen for two seasons. He was recently selected as a High-profile Chef for an Atlanta-based television series on the Food Network. The production launches this Spring 2017.

Reflecting on his accomplishments, he considers himself blessed to have worked alongside some of this generation’s most well respected chefs, like Nancy Fuller and Jerome Brown, as well as his appearances and participation in Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, The Country Living, Fair Atlanta Georgia, Taste of the Runway NYC, Atlantic City’s Wine and Food Festival, Definitely Divorcing Movie taping and Real Housewives of Atlanta Show taping.