If you’ve ever wanted to be a VIP, this is a good year to go for it.
The Taste of Home Cooking School is once again coming to Omaha, and this time, there are more special perks for those who purchase VIP tickets.
The April 9 show, sponsored by The World-Herald, has moved to the Ralston Arena, where the seat setup for the VIPs will be different than it has been at previous shows. For $35, VIP ticketholders will get exclusive seats at tables on the arena floor directly in front of the stage. They also will be admitted to a special meet-and-greet session with culinary specialist Guy Klinzing, in Omaha for the third year. And they’ll receive a special gift in the gift bag that goes to all who attend the event.
Tickets for this year’s Taste of Home Cooking School go on sale Friday. General admission tickets will be sold for $12 in advance at Hy-Vee Supermarkets in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area.
VIP tickets only are available online at www.omaha.com/tasteofhome. General admission tickets also are available online. This year, tickets purchased online before April 2 will be mailed to eliminate waiting in line once the doors open at 3:30 p.m., said show organizer Tam Webb.
Local merchants and others will have booths with information and free samples at the show. Some of the participating businesses include Burbach’s Countryside Dairy, Handcrafted Glass Jewelry, Savory Spice Shop, Old World Oil and Vinegar, Nebraska Pork Producers, Nothing Bundt Cakes and the Nebraska Beef Council.
The cooking demonstration will start at 7 p.m. Klinzing, who has a degree in performing arts and a background in the food industry, will demonstrate 10 recipes in a lively, music-filled show that offers lots of practical tips for home cooks. The demonstration is broadcast on big screens so everyone in the arena can see.
If you have a day to devote to the cooking school, you can go to www.omaha.com/tasteofhome for information about being an onstage helper for Klinzing.
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