Field & Stream to Present Wild Game Cooking Demonstrations at Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expos


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 23, 2020) —Field & Stream magazine has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Wild Game Cooking Demonstrations with Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois at the remaining four Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo Series presented by Suzuki KingQuad events in 2020.

The Wild Game Cooking Demonstrations presented by Field & Stream will part of the Expos in Lansing, Mich., (March 13-15), Columbus, Ohio, (March 20-22), Madison, Wisc., (April 3-5) and Lakeland, Fla., (July 24-26).

“We were interested in sponsoring these cooking demos because we saw it as an opportunity to collaborate more closely with the Events team at Bonnier and as a new way to engage with our audience,” said Colin Kearns, Editor-in-Chief, Field & Stream. “We’ve always taken a lot of pride in the wild game recipes we share in the magazine and on our website, so to now be able to take those recipes directly to our audience and show them how much fun cooking can be is really exciting.”

“We are super excited to be working with our Field & Stream Publication Brand to bring these informative and entertaining cooking demos to the Expos,” said Chris O’Hara, Vertical Director, Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo Series. “I have spoken with Chef Jean-Paul several times and he is truly an outdoorsman who loves to harvest and cook wild game. Our attendees are going really love these demonstrations.”

Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois, who hails from Thibodaux, La., began his cooking career boiling crawfish, crabs and shrimp at a local seafood shack in his hometown. Bourgeois has spent the last decade, serving as the Executive Chef of Blue Smoke restaurants in New York City.

The Louisiana native has the outdoors in his blood and returns to his home state as well as various other parts of the United State, yearly, to “feed” the outdoorsman in him. Bourgeois is well known as an aficionado of food and greatly values individuals who cook extraordinary meals around the world.

“Chef Jean-Paul has been contributing wild-game recipes to Field & Stream for a few years now, so are audience is already familiar with him,” stated Kearns. “What they might not realize, though, is what a larger-than-life personality Jean-Paul has. He has so much enthusiasm and passion for hunting and cooking wild game, which makes him a perfect fit for these cooking demos. Once people see how much fun he has in the kitchen, they’ll want to rush home and do the same. The best thing about cooking wild game is getting share the finished meal with friends and family, and that’s a quality that Jean-Paul brings to the table.”

For more information on the Outdoor Life/Field & Steam Expo Series presented by Suzuki KingQuad and to learn more about Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois, visit www.fieldandstreamexpo.com.