Taste of Home Cooking School sells out fourth year in a row
April 30, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Updated April 29, 2013 at 11:30 p.m.
Tickets have sold out again for the Victoria Advocate's Taste of Home Cooking School.
"We are always pleased at how quickly the show sells out," said Karen Horvath, event co-coordinator and retail operations manager for the Advocate. "There is certainly a local following for this event. And those who have attended in the past know that tickets go fast."
This is the fourth year in a row the event has sold out.
The event is Thursday.
Ticket holders are encouraged to arrive early to peruse vendor booths, enjoy food samples and watch cooking demonstrations from area chefs.
Doors will open at 3 p.m. for VIP ticket holders, and a special VIP preshow will start at 3:30 p.m. The expo, open from 4 to 6:30 p.m., includes demonstrations from The Cooking Depot chef instructors. The cooking school will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with cooking demonstrations led by Taste of Home culinary specialist Jamie Dunn.
H-E-B is sponsoring a food drive during the event and is partnering with the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent.
"Last year, our generous attendees brought 750 pounds of food for the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, and we hope to exceed that amount at our 2013 event," said Emily Weissmiller, event coordinator and Advocate marketing manager. "We recently learned that their supplies are running low, so the need is great, and our attendees always support this drive."
Participants who bring a canned food will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket donated by H-E-B.