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Watermelon Festival Announces Carving and Cooking Demonstrations for Watermelon Pavilion.

The Watermelon Festival is pleased to announce the continuous Carving and Cooking Demonstrations for the festival for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 16,17, and 18. The demonstration will take place in the Watermelon Pavilion with Celebrity Chef Joseph Poon of Philadelphia, Chef Jesse Sanchez of the Los Angeles Mission School Culinary Department, students from The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire, a Campus of Argosy University, Culinary Arts Program, located in San Bernadino and Chef Daly Thompson of Memphis Bar-BBQ Catering. Previous owner of The Pig, Memphis style barbecue in Los Angeles and Universal City Walk. Be sure to stop by and get some tips on making and creating wonderful watermelon recipes and carvings!

 Friday, August 16                     Watermelon Pavilion

5:30pm                         Chef Joseph Poon Carving Demo

7:00pm                         Chef Jesse Sanchez Culinary Demo

8:00pm                         Watermelon Queen Amber Nolin

8:15pm                         Chef Jesse Sanchez Culinary Demo

Saturday, August 17                 Watermelon Pavilion Schedule

12 noon                        Student Demo with Watermelon Queen Amber Nolin

1:00pm                         Chef Joseph Poon Carving Demo

2:00pm                         Chef Jesse Sanchez Culinary Demo

2:00pm                         Watermelon Eating Contest

3:00pm                         Chef Joseph Poon Carving Demo with Student Carvers

3:30pm                         Student Carving Demo with Amber Nolin

4:00pm                         Chef Jesse Sanchez Culinary Demo

4:00pm                         Watermelon Eating Contest

5:00pm                         Student Demo with Watermelon Queen Amber Nolin

6:00pm                         Chef Joseph Poon Carving Demo

Sunday, August 18                   Watermelon Pavilion Schedule

1:00pm                         Watermelon Contest Winners

1:30pm                         Chef Joseph Poon, Watermelon Queen Amber Nolin, Students

2:00pm                         Chef Daly Thompson Watermelon Culinary Demo

2:00pm                         Watermelon Eating Contest

3:00pm                         Chef Joseph Poon, Watermelon Queen Amber Nolin, Students

4:00pm                         Chef Daly Thompson Watermelon Culinary Demo

4:00pm                         Watermelon Eating Contest

5:00pm                         Chef Joseph Poon and Student Carvers

6:00pm                         Watermelon Queen Amber Nolin and Student Carvers