The National Restaurant Association announced that celebrity chefs from across the country — including Top Chef Masters winner Rick Bayless, Iron Chef's Cat Cora and judges Maneet Chauhan, Marcus Samuelsson, Marc Murphy and Aarón Sánchez of Food Network's Chopped — will perform live on the World Culinary Showcase stage at the 2013 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show. NRA Show 2013 will take place May 18-21 at Chicago's McCormick Place.

The World Culinary Showcase cooking demonstration theater features some of the country's top chefs showing their skills live, as well as hot menu trends, including the latest in healthful options, local sourcing, molecular gastronomy, gluten-free alternatives, high-profit commodities and creativity.

"We look forward to welcoming some of the world's most celebrated culinary artists to NRA Show 2013's World Culinary Showcase. As highly successful restaurateurs, these chefs serve as inspiration not only to television audiences from coast to coast, but also to fellow industry professionals," said Jeffery W. Davis, convention chair for NRA Show 2013 and CEO of the United States Beef Corporation. "Throughout all four days of whirlwind energy and excitement at the NRA Show, these culinary masters will provide attendees with tips, techniques and recipe ideas that are sure to please every restaurant guest."

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