Where’s Amy: Fantastic Food Fest 

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    Volunteers Jennifer Hanshew (Fishers) and Mauvene Borton (Indianapolis) had fun working with the Media at the Fantastic Food Festival.  (Photos by Amy Pauszek for Current Publishing LLC. Copyright 2016. All Rights Reserved.)
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    Zionsville’s Traders Point Creamery was in the house with Local Sales Manager Mike Kessler (Zionsville) and Local Brand /Merchandiser Sarah Ribolzi (Zionsville).
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    Market District’s Dan Mixan , Indiana Grown Program Director David King and Market District’s own Food and Beverage Director Rick Hopkins take time to pose for “Where’s Amy?” 
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    Everyone loves Graeter’s Ice Cream located in Carmel AND Fishers … Maggie Philpott with dad Tim Philpott said both locations are busy even in the freezing weather.
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    Melodie Donovan (Fishers) and Mendi Funk (Fishers) said they were having a blast volunteering and selling celebrity chef cookbooks … I could not resist local celebrity Ted Allen’s book.
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    Midwest Ballon Rides Owner/FAA Pilot Tony Sandlin (Fishers) and FAA Pilot David Stringer (Fishers) invited "Where’s Amy?” to take a test ride up in a balloon this spring - Yep, I said “YES!” - Up up and away - Check there business out.
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    Conner Prairie Food & Beverage / Special Events Manager Don Wilderson with his lovely wife Nancy (Fishers) with Food Service Director Richard James (Geist) were all smiles on the Red Carpet at the Fantastic Food Festival.
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    If you love gluten free and have PALEO needs - check out BeeFree fresh baked goods by Owner Jennifer Wiese (Noblesville) - Delicious! 
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    Celebrity Chef and Carmel Native Ted Allen drew a big crowd at the Fantastic Food Festival - Mary Willey (Fishers) and Abigail Tu (Fishers) were excited to meet him and loved watching him cook live on stage.
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    Paula and Matt Farmer (Carmel) had fun chatting with WTHR-13 TV personality Julia Moffitt (Carmel) about their son Taylor’s local connection with Celebrity Chef Ted Allen who was in town for the Fantastic Food Festival.
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    Rhonda Foster (Noblesville) stood in a long line to meet and have celebrity chef Ted Allen sign her new cookbook. She said she was so excited and nervous to meet him in person. 
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    "Where’s Amy?” … always has a great time catching up with pal KC Cranfill (Zionsville) who is the Co-Founder and Principal of Hoosier Momma Cocktail Makers … Yep, Pure Heaven! 
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    “Where’s Amy?” … had fun catching up with these two "Zionsville Supergirls" … KC Cranfill (Owner,Hoosier Momma Cocktail Makers) and Kathy Weed (Owner, B.Happy Peanut Butter) … Be sure to try and buy their locally made products.
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    “Where’s Amy?” … loved meeting celebrity chef Loreal Gavin (AKA: "The Butcher Babe”) - She told me she loves Indiana and was excited to live on stage cooking at the Fantastic Food Festival.
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    The Ville in Noblesville was a hot spot at the Fantastic Food Festival - I had fun catching up with Keith, Raquel,Marvin and Reims of the Brooks family (Noblesville) and my pal Marlon Brooks of Carmel. 
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    One of the busiest places at the Fantastic Food Festival was Carmel’s own Neighborhood Pizza. The lines formed around the bend just rot get a slice of heaven. I loved seeing Regan Watkins and Owner Tami Maslyk - be sure to order a pizza today.
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    “Where’s Amy?” … loved meeting Donna Adams (Carmel) who is the Mother of the Fantastic Food Festival’s Celebrity Chef Guest Ted Allen - Allen is a Carmel Hugh School Alumni and drew a huge crowd to see him cook and sign his new cookbook. It was the high light of my day to meet these two. 
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    If you love AND are craving award winning chocolate - check out 'Chocolate for the Spirit' in Carmel.  President and Owner Julie Bolejack gave me the low down on how she makes her mouthwatering fine chocolates with the help of famous husband “The Choc Doc”  - pure love right here in Carmel. 
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    “Where’s Amy?” enjoyed meeting her new pals Gunnar and Nathan Coble of Carmel - these two brothers worked hard as volunteers at the Fantastic Food Festival. Hats of to these fine young men and the rest of the volunteers who helped make the festival run so smoothly. 

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