Spring is Coming to the CENTURYLINK Center- Omaha!

FEBRUARY 6 - 9, 2014

  The Home & Garden Event of the Year!




Amy Matthews Jared Dostie


See George Stella
Thursday, Feb. 6th at 7 PM

Friday, Feb. 7th at 2 PM

& 6:30 PM


To keep up to date on George, please click photo above to visit his website



Host of "Low Carb and Loving It" Show on Food Network and Best Selling Cookbook Author



Meet Celebrity Chef

George Stella “ The Good Carb Chef ”


As seen on Dr. Oz and Food Network, best selling author and Chef demonstrates fresh foods and secret recipes for low carb diets with your chance to taste!

George Stella lost a whopping 265 pounds in the late 1990’s. His wife and two sons followed suit losing an astonishing 560 pounds combined.  They did so by adopting a low-carb diet, and have managed to keep the weight off ever since by cooking and eating colorful fresh “good carb” foods. He has shared his family diet secrets with millions through a series of best selling cookbooks, most recently,  Real Food, Real Easy which features delicious, easy-to-follow low-carb recipes without a drop of white flour or sugar.  George was also host of the hit show ”Low Carb and Lovin’ It” on the Food Network.



Incredible Weight Loss Story










CClick the Family Photo Above to See a Video of their Story




George Stella's career in the food industry started at a young age while living in Deerfield Beach, Florida and although his first job was as a dishwasher at the age of 13, George quickly found himself working at some of Florida's leading restaurants.

In the early 80's he worked as an Executive Chef for the Philips Petroleum Company showcase restaurant, 'Windows on the Green' located in the Pier 66 Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale. George would then go on to work with the owner of the famous 'MARK'S' restaurants, Chef Mark Militelo. Together in 1984 with Dennis Max they brought the first California Cuisine menu to the state of Florida opening 'Café Max' in Pompano Beach; still open today.

Chef George Stella had no way of knowing that by the age of 40 he would reach the weight of 470 pounds. Being obese, George experienced serious heart problems that took him out of the kitchens and threatened his life and his career. After trying and failing every other diet, George turned to the then somewhat controversial low-carb approach and with his experience as a chef he was easily able to leave processed and sugar laden foods behind opting for colorful healthy fresh food choices that lead to an astounding 265 pound weight loss.

By 2002 George was healthier than ever and returned to his passion for the kitchen as a Disney chef at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort. During his time there, he catered fairy tale weddings and practiced his culinary talents at such fine restaurants as Victoria & Albert’s and Citricos. He also conducted healthy cooking classes and personal chef catering services in Orlando, Florida that were ultimately recognized by local television.

Along the way to getting healthy, George blended his passion for fresh food and cooking with helping to inspire and motivate others to eat healthier and make better fresh food choices; to get back in their kitchens and cook!

George has been written about in magazines and newspapers and featured on national television networks and shows such as Dr Oz, ABC's 'The View, CBS 48 Hours, Entertainment Tonight and The Insider.

He went on to have his own Food Network weekly series: “Low Carb and Loving It”, has authored Six bestselling cookbooks and appears regularly on the QVC shopping channel.

Today George is a self described “Motivational Chef” on a mission to lead people back to their kitchens to cook and have Fun with Families, Friends and Fresh Food! He is most proud of his representation of 250 Chapters of the Association of Junior Leagues International for their ongoing childhood obesity awareness campaign called: “Kids in the Kitchen”, designed to inspire and teach kids and families to eat healthier.




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Meet Amy Matthews

Friday, Feb. 7th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, Feb. 8th at 2 PM






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Meet HGTV Star Amy Matthews

Host of the HGTV’s Top Rated  Renovation Raiders as well as DIY Network’s Sweat Equity and This New House

Amy Matthews will share 'Behind the Raids: An Inside Look on Creating Your Own Ultimate Remodel!'

Amy Matthews and her crew beat the clock and take rooms from drab to fab on HGTV’s popular show “Renovation Raiders”.  Imagine the crew  from Ocean's Eleven are contractors, and instead of a heist they are pulling off a major remodel — all while the homeowners are out to dinner. Just like in every caper film, our crew will need intel, a warehouse to mock up and practice the job, and time at the site without getting caught. Those homeowners better eat slow and order dessert!

Amy is a licensed contractor, personal trainer, TV star and former host of DIY’s Sweat Equity as well as co-host of This New House with Kevin O’Connor of This Old House, She is constantly working on something. But she doesn't mind...she's always looking to take on a new project!

At the ripe age of 14, Amy got her first taste of home improvement when she traveled with her church youth group to repair homes for families in need. For the next several years, she tackled similar fix-it-up projects through various organizations. From underpinning to building porches to tarring a tin roof, she learned the most important tools for home renovation are patience and a good sense of humor!

After studying at Boston University and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City before she found her passion within the home improvement movement. This passion can be seen not only in her work with Habitat for Humanity in cities such as New Orleans, Los Angeles, St. Paul, Singapore, and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

In addition to HGTV and DIY, her work has been featured in publications such as People magazine, Esquire, Country Living, Real Simple, Men's Health, Good Housekeeping, Fox Business, USA Today, This Old House, US News and World Report, Parents, the New York Times, and the New York Daily News. She has also appeared numerous times on national news programs such as the Today Show, CBS Morning News, ABC, and CNN.

From power tools to painting, Amy flushes renovation fears away, making it easy for everyone to take part, get their hands dirty and enjoy home improvement!


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Meet Jared Walker Dostie

Saturday, Feb. 8th at 6 PM

Sunday, Feb. 9th at 2 PM



Click Photo above to see

Jared's HGTV Clips



Meet Jared Walker Dostie of HGTV

Carpenter on HGTV's Rate My Space

and Mom Caves


Presenting “New Design Trends, custom furniture and carpentry ideas”

Jared is a Building and Design Expert for Bravo, Style, & HGTV.  He is currently a Licensed Contractor and Artisan that grew up in a family from Maine filled with carpenters and builders. Jared Walker Dostie began building treehouses at age seven. He traveled the world, visiting Japan, Germany and South Africa, where he developed an insatiable craving for architecture and design.

Going back to his roots as a carpenter, Jared found his passion for building and design and soon realized a successful career in home renovations and remodels. He gained a reputation for doing construction projects with an emphasis on aesthetics and a willingness to involve the homeowner in the process.


 As a carpenter on several HGTV shows including longtime favorite  Rate My Space with Designer Angelo Surmelis, Jared enjoys the perfect combination of his love of carpentry with his on-camera experience.  






Click photos to see videos of HGTV's Mom Caves

Jared also headed the renovation crew for HGTV’s Mom Caves with Designer Beth Stern. He enjoyed surprising a hardworking mother with a lavish makeover of one room in her house that she can call her own.

Jared will be featured on a new show soon to launch on the Food Network called Save My Bakery. He is the lead carpenter with renowned Cake Maestro Kerry Vincent who answers the desperate call of a bakery owner in over his or her head, and helps get the establishment back on its feet. Jared helps give each place a makeover from the inside out, turning outdated decor into a brand-new, inviting space.






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