It’s almost time again for the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show. I covered this show last year and had a lot of fun (click on the Metropolitan Cooking Show tag to see the articles). This year, it occupies the Washington Convention Center on November 3rd and 4th.
This year’s big names will include Giada De Laurentiis, Jacques Pepin and daughter Claudine, Top Chef judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, The Chew’s Michael Symon and Carla Hall and Next Food Network Star winner “The Sandwich King” Jeff Mauro.
Local and regional chefs with a connection to the James Beard Foundation will be showcased at a cooking stage on the show floor, including Scott Drewno from The Source by Wolfgang Puck and Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore. Then there will be tasting and entertaining workshops, including one by Doron Petersan of Sticky Fingers Bakery; 400 specialty vendors offering products for sale; and a beer, wine and spirits pavilion.
There are several levels of pricing for admission, allowing access to different shows and events. More information can be found at www.MetroCookingDC.com.