On Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, held at the Convention Center in Washington, DC. It. was. awesome.
As a huge fan of the Food Network, I was excited for what the tickets granted me – full access to the MetroCooking Marketplace filled with gourmet food vendors, as well as access to Celebrity Theater, which involved cooking demonstrations and Q&As with Giada De Laurentiis, Gail Simmons, and Tom Colicchio. Giada is an Italian chef with her own Food Network show, Gail is a food critic and Top Chef judge, and Tom is a chef and Top Chef judge.
The celebrity chef demonstrations were awesome. Tom cooked rabbit, which was weird, but it was interesting getting to hear all the audience questions (especially those from their youngest fans – adorable 7 year olds!)
The vendors were also great. They had everything from mason jar cookie kits, to handmade pasta, to frozen wine slushies, and more. All in all, it was a great experience and I’d love to go back next year!