Love cooking and all things kitchen? Then get ready for the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show (MCES), slated for November 5 and 6 in Washington, D.C. This year's event will feature presentations by celebrity chefs Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, and Giada De Laurentiis, among others. The star-studded trade show is making its way to the District of Columbia for a sixth consecutive year, and will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
In addition to appearances by well-known cooks, the MCES will feature dozens of exhibitors, from Tupperware to Agave Dream Ice Cream. Exhibitors will have a chance to sell their products face-to-face to consumers, making it a great opportunity for brand exposure. "Exhibiting at the Show is a great experience all the way around," said Holly Di Maura, owner of Holly's Oatmeal. "The staff is so supportive, pays attention to detail and gives a personal touch to everything. And they bring in attendees who are there to buy, which has been essential in helping us build our brand in the marketplace."
Interested individuals are encouraged to sign up at MCES's Web site for updates on events, sales, and to enter to win promotional cookbooks and other fun custom printed home items. If you're not looking to exhibit, and instead interested in shopping, take a look at the ticket assistant guide to determine which ticket is right for you.