The Inspired Home, Garden, and Gourmet Expo of Paso Robles will be gathering local businesses in SLO County for an inspirational two-day event Feb. 22 and 23.

Over the last three years, the legislature has passed many housing measures including reforms designed to prioritize quality jobs, transportation and affordable housing to fight income inequality. The workers building our homes are essential in reducing income inequality and Inspired Expo aims to support these workers and their families. This year, hundreds of local home improvement businesses will exhibit at the show Feb. 22nd and 23 at the Paso Robles Event Center as they showcase the positive influence their industry has been making on SLO County’s economy these past few years.

Local homeowners are looking for ways to reduce their home project budget without cutting corners or sacrificing quality. The Inspired Expo can help them do just that, by delivering more than 100 home improvement vendors to the Paso Robles Event Center over two days in February.

Instead of driving from one end of town to another, hours of DIY research, and visits to showrooms, homeowners can visit the Inspired Expo to meet every professional on their list including general contractors, landscapers, painting contractors, landscape designers and experts in flooring, kitchen and bath, cabinets, counter tops, tile, granite, appliances, solar energy, synthetic turf, HVAC, garage doors, windows, furniture, mattresses, and much more all from around San Luis Obispo County.

Local wineries will be hosting $5 wine tastings with all proceeds benefiting The Wellness Kitchen & Resource Center, a Templeton-based nonprofit that provides restorative nutrient-rich food, education, and resources to individuals with critical or chronic conditions.

This two-day event also includes gourmet food tasting, SLO County’s Best Chef Showdown, and hundreds of home improvement exhibitors.

EnjoySLO will be hosting the SLO County Best Chef Showdown at the Inspired Expos, which will gather four of SLO County’s best chefs in a head-to-head competition. Three industry professionals will be judging in a blind setting. The winner receives the title of Chef Showdown Champion and will claim a $1,000 cash prize!

The People’s Choice winner will receive a gorgeous hand-forged gyuto knife made by Bruno Medieros of Medieros Knives. The competition begins at 12 p.m. and the last two standing chefs will compete with a mystery box starting at 2 p.m. Winners will be announced Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

The community is encouraged to visit this inspirational two-day event at the Paso Robles Event Center on Feb. 22nd and 23. Admission and parking are free.

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