Professional chefs generally know more than the average cook, including how to remove the poisonous glands from onions. Dine out with this GrouponLive deal to MetroCooking DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on November 3–4. The cooking convention opens at 10 a.m. on both days and runs until 7 p.m. Saturday and until 6 p.m. Sunday. Choose from the following options:
For $33, you get a one-day pass for Saturday, November 3 (a $67.50 value). The pass grants unreserved or open seating at the following celebrity presentations:
For $33, you get a one-day pass for Sunday, November 4 (a $67.50 value). The pass grants unreserved or open seating at the following celebrity presentations:
For $54, you get one two-day pass good for all celebrity presentations on both Saturday and Sunday (a $109.50 value).
After you purchase your Groupon, you must register online by 10/26/12 to receive your ticket by email. You must print your ticket and present it at the event for admission; your Groupon is not a ticket.
Boasting a full lineup of presenters and culinary exhibitors, MetroCooking DC enlightens visitors on the latest culinary trends as demonstrated by both local and celebrity chefs. Italy-born Giada De Laurentiis takes to the stage twice to display the skills that made her a Food Network star and an Emmy winner before Iron Chef Michael Symon teams up once again with fellow cohost of The Chew Carla Hall. New York restaurateur Tom Colicchio and Food & Wine's Gail Simmons, Top Chef judges both, join forces to demonstrate recipes and dish about their Bravo TV gigs. Public-television chefs Jacques and Claudine Pépin astonish onlookers with their renowned cooking techniques, and Food Network Star winner Jeff Mauro calls upon his former career as a comedian as he dresses and seasons a rubber chicken.
While perusing a bevy of booths and thrilling taste buds with an eclectic assortment of samples, guests can witness cooking demonstrations by experienced and renowned chefs. Tasting and entertaining workshops held throughout the weekend educate show-goers on a vast array of gastronomic topics, such as vegan baking and holiday cooking. Visitors leave with improved culinary know-how, a full stomach, and the ability to grill a steak to a perfect medium-rare with a single menacing glance.