MetroCooking DC returns in November for 14th season

Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse headline 2019 culinary show

MetroCooking DC returns for its 14th season to Washington, D.C. November 16-17. Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse headline the show this year at the Walter E. Convention Center. Always a universal crowd magnet, Martha Stewart, a celebrity television host, entrepreneur and author, will make her first appearance at MetroCooking DC. Also, celebrity chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck will be part of the cooking demonstrations. A MetroCooking show favorite, Chef Lidia Bastianich and Myron Mixon, a television host and restaurateur with a specialty in barbecue, will be on hand, as well.

The James Beard Foundation Cooking Stage will host Stewart and Puck. Soon-to-be-announced 2019 RAMMY Award winners and local D.C.-area chefs will make their appearance. Expect to see Victor Albisu, owner of Paco Madre and Taco Bamba restaurants; Amy Brandwein, 2018 RAMMY Chef of the Year, from Centrolina; Erik Bruner-Yang, of Maketto; Haidar Karoum, owner of Chloe; and various regional James Beard winners and nominees.

The RAMMYS are the D.C. area’s top restaurant awards for excellence, hosted by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington and Events DC. (Tickets for the awards ceremony and gala are selling out quickly.)

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Additionally, the two-day Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden features craft beer, specialty wines and spirits. Saturday, November 16, check out the BBQ Bash at MetroCooking DC, which is hosted by Mixon and is an ideal place to sample top barbecue pitmaster and restaurateur food. Last year, the Swizzle Chill team was able to sample food from top restaurants and vendors, grab lunch at the BBQ Bash and witness dozens of specialty and international food & drink exhibitions.

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Enjoy the Grand Tasting Pavilion benefiting SOME (So Others Might Eat), scheduled for Sunday, November 17. Some 50+ restaurants offer signature bites. Also, the Natural Products & Healthy Living pavilion will showcase healthy dining and culinary innovations.

The two-day MetroCooking DC culinary show features plenty of food samples, food and drink displays, featured cooking demonstrations, classes and workshops. 200 specialty food exhibitors will exhibit tasty, innovative and specialty products and treats that can be purchased just in time for the holidays. MetroCooking DC general admission tickets run $21.50. Tickets for cooking classes, Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden, BBQ Bash, and the Grand Tasting are special ticketed events and sold separately.

Attendees can also purchase VIP packages, which include backstage meet-and-greets and access to special ticketed events. Click over to for additional information, schedules and tickets.

Photo credit: MetroCooking DC

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