Guy Fieri, José Andrés and Carla Hall will participate in the two-day culinary showcase.
Metro Cooking DC will host dozens of cooking demonstrations, chef talks and special activities like a gluten-free brunch cooking class. You may shop from aisles of over 200 specialty food products, including holiday gift options, experience live demos from James Beard honored chefs, participate in interactive workshops and attend book signings from authors from throughout the country. There will also be a Natural Products and Healthy Living Pavilion that will feature organic and natural products.
At the James Beard Foundation Cooking Stage will be an all-star lineup, including, Andrés, and RAMMY award-winners and local DC area chefs including Erik Bruner-Yang, Maketto; Vikram Sunderam, Rasika and Bindaas and Amy Brandwein, Centrolina along with other regional Beard honored winners and nominees. In addition, chefs from L’Academie de Cuisine will lead hands on cooking classes.
Several interactive events within the event include a two-day Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden, with craft beer, specialty wines and spirits. The BBQ Bash on Saturday, December 9 with Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley, of DC’s Smoked & Stacked and Top Chef, hosting this special event. Attendees will find the area’s top barbecue restaurants and pitmasters offering food samples and giving grilling tips and trends.
On Sunday, December 10, more than 50 restaurants will serve up signature sweet and savory bites at the 5th annual Grand Tasting Pavilion benefiting SOME (So Others Might Eat).
General admission tickets are priced at $21.50, which includes admission to the James Beard Cooking Stage and the Exhibitor Marketplace. The L’Academie de Cuisine cooking classes, Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden, BBQ Bash and the Grand Tasting are special ticketed events and sold separately. VIP ticket packages are available, which will afford a backstage meet and greet with Guy Fieri and José Andrés, plus access to additional ticketed special events. Tickets and more information are HERE.