Celebrity Chef Kevin Roberts
Celebrity Chef Kevin Roberts

Dometic to Vary Themes at Open House

Dometic’s Open House event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18 at its headquarters located at 1120 N. Main St., Elkhart, IN 46514, and the Wellfield Botanical Gardens across the street from Dometic.

The theme, “Roadtrip Across America,” will allow attendees to visit five destinations in the garden, each representing a different region of the country.

Attendees will make their way through the garden and experience tantalizing creations from each of the destinations as prepared by Celebrity Chef Kevin Roberts and Villa Macri.

Roberts, previous host of TLC’s BBQ PitMasters and star of the new series Grill of Victory, travels the country with Dometic to trade and retail shows to give live demonstrations on how to properly prepare delicious dishes on an RV appliance.

The five destinations include:

  • Northeast – Hamptons themed
  • South – New Orleans themed 
  • Southwest – Tex Mex themed
  • West Coast – Pacific Coast themed
  • Mid-West – America’s Heartland themed

Along with the numerous food options, specialty cocktails have been created and local beers selected to embody each region. The Dometic fifth wheel will be in the Mid-West destination of the gardens where Roberts will be showcasing the various recipes.

Three bands will also be performing throughout the garden.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to take part in the Open House week,” said Dave Schutz, senior VP of RV OEM sales for Dometic. “We chose to kick off the week on Monday night with our event before the big OEM festivities.”

Prior to visiting gardens, attendees are invited to visit the Dometic Headquarters, located across the street from the gardens, to see the product showcase, including new items such as the CFX-75DZW and the CFX-100W portable refrigerator/freezer.

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