Stillwater News Press

March 20, 2013

Taste of Home gets cooking

By Elizabeth Keys
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — The latest kitchen gadgets, along with a full-course meal demonstration are in store at the Taste of Home Cooking School on Thursday, said Ann Blunt, Stillwater NewsPress advertising director. With Oklahoma State University on spring break, there is plenty of close parking at the Wes Watkins Center, too.

 Show doors open at 4 p.m. for VIP tickets and 4:30 p.m. for regular admission. Tickets are available until noon Thursday at the Stillwater NewsPress, 211 W. Ninth Ave. A limited number of VIP tickets are still available for $35, with regular advance tickets $10. VIP tickets will be available at the door at 4 p.m. General admission tickets are $12 at the door at 4:30 p.m.

The cooking show starts at 6:30 p.m., with a fashion show by Dress Barn during intermission. The event ends at 9:30 p.m.

The program features Culinary Specialist Jamie Dunn who graduated from OSU. The event includes an interactive expo and cooking class with product demonstrations, sampling, recipes, cooking techniques, practical kitchen tips, simple plating ideas and door prizes. Local and national businesses will offer various free items, coupons and drawings for prizes, including cookbooks, gadgets and baking equipment.

Every participant receives a gift bag with numerous items, including the Taste of Home Cooking School magazine. The grand prize is a KitchenAid mixer.

The VIP package includes front of the house seating and a special lounge for ticket holders to visit with Dunn and enjoy refreshments .

The Stillwater NewsPress will donate a portion of the ticket sales to the Mission of Hope homeless shelter.