Sunday, February 17, 2008

Paula Deen, Alton Brown and Jamie & Bobby Deen Headlining at The 2008 Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgia's finest culinary celebrities, Paula Deen, Alton Brown and Jamie & Bobby Deen, will be headlining The 2008 Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Atlanta, Georgia on May 3-4, 2008.

"I am so thrilled about the success of the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington, DC, where Smithfield was our title sponsor, and can not wait to bring the Show to Atlanta where there are so many people that are passionate about cooking and entertaining," said Denise Medved, CEO of The Tiny Kitchen, Inc., producer of the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show. Smithfield is the title sponsor for Atlanta as well.

The two-day show, which is designed to inspire creativity and to offer hip trends and fresh ideas for cooking and entertaining enthusiasts, will feature interactive cooking sessions and demonstrations with award-winning local and national chefs; product samplings from 100+ exhibitors; tastings and entertaining workshops; a children's cooking area; and, a beer, wine and spirits tasting area.

Some of the hot Atlanta chefs that will be doing culinary demonstrations at the upcoming event include:
Chef Dominic Colossale, Wolfgang Puck Express
Chef Todd Ginsberg, TAP
Chef Tom Harvey, ONE
Chef Jeremy Lieb, Trois
Chef Hector Santiago, Pura Vida
Chef Riccardo Ullio, Sotto Sotto, Fritti, Beleza, Cuerno

The show will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA. Show hours on Saturday, May 3 are 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 4. Tickets went on sale on Sunday.

General admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on-site. Children ages 4 - 12 are $10 in advance and $12 on-site. Children 4 and under are free. General admission includes demonstrations and entertaining presentations on the exhibit floor. Additional tickets are required for the feature presentations, Interactive Cooking Experience, the Just for Kids Interactive Cooking Experience, the VIP Luncheon with Paula Deen and the Beer, Wine & Spirits Tastings.

For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.metrocooking.com/.

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