Getting out of the house is often hampered by the fact that most houses are located inside a bigger and fancier house. Step outside the house outside your house with today's Groupon to the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show on Saturday, September 17 or Sunday, September 18 at the Reliant Center.
- For $12, you get one general-admission ticket valid on September 17 or September 18 (a $24 value).
- For $35, you get one tiered-seat ticket to see Paula Deen on September 17 at 11 a.m. (a $71 value).
- For $35, you get one tiered-seat ticket to see Paula Deen on September 17 at 4 p.m. (a $71 value).
- For $35, you get one tiered-seat ticket to see Paula Deen on September 18 at 1 p.m. (a $71 value).
Tiered seating is located in the green sections on this seating chart. Customers who purchase tickets to see Paula Deen also receive complimentary general admission to the rest of the event on the same day. The expo runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
Boasting a full line-up of presenters and more than 100 exhibitors, The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show enlightens visitors on the latest culinary trends as demonstrated by celebrity chefs such as Food Network personality Paula Deen. Learn the ins and outs of traditional Southern cooking from Paula, who has authored more than 10 cookbooks and publishes a culinary-focused magazine. The energetic chef and restaurateur will interact with the audience and divulge kitchen-taming secrets such as how to slice a stick of butter without making it squeal.
While perusing a bevy of booths and thrilling taste buds with an eclectic assortment of samples, guests can witness live 45-minute cooking demonstrations by James Beard–award winning and nominated chefs. Events and workshops throughout the weekend educate show-goers on a vast array of gastronomic topics such as cooking with coffee and knife skills. The Hints from Heloise seminar, free to all Sunday ticketholders, covers helpful tips on subjects ranging from dealing with kitchen disasters to conquering stinks and stains. Visitors leave with improved culinary know-how, a full stomach, and the ability to identify which type of tuber is growing out of the washing machine.