MetroCooking D.C. has added additional household names to the show’s all-star lineup December 1-2. Chef Jacques Pépin will make his appearance at the December event. Bethenny Frankel will also join MetroCooking D.C.. She is a lifestyle maven and entrepreneur. These added personalities bolster the cast of stars already scheduled to appear, including headliner Chef Emeril Lagasse and chef-authors Carla Hall and Lidia Bastianich.
Chiko will be spotlighting Jamie Bissonnette, the chef and owner of Coppa, Toro and Little Donkey, at its next After Dark Series evening Friday, September 28. Bissonnette is a culinary “household name.” He earned a Culinary Arts degree from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale at only 19. The early part of his storied culinary career spans major metropolises, including Paris, San Francisco, New York and Phoenix.
Emeril Lagasse headlines 2018 MetroCooking DC
The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show is returning to Washington, D.C. December 1-2 in full form. Emeril Lagasse will headline the show, flanked by TV Host Carla Hall in encore appearances. MetroCooking DC welcomes Emmy-winning Chef Lidia Bastianich. Hall co-hosted “The Chew” on the ABC TV network, which saw its seventh season this year, and Bastianich is a celebrated chef.
And the 2018 James Beard Foundation Award winners are…
The James Beard Foundation Awards were presented Monday, May 7, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Gathering some of the top names in the food industry, as well cultural, civic and foodservice leaders from around the country, the awards celebrated the best in the national food scene. Carla Hall, the co-host of “The Chew” on ABC and long-time D.C.-area resident, was on hand to host the event. During the night, the winners in the Restaurant and Chef and Restaurant Design categories were announced for the first time.