E.J. Krause & Associates Takes Majority Stake in MetroCooking DC’s Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show

April 27, 2014

Adding to its extensive worldwide food and beverage portfolio, E.J. Krause & Associates took a majority ownership stake in MetroCooking DC’s Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show.

“EJK is excited to work with Tiny Kitchen on expanding MetroCooking DC which offers exciting potential for growth,” said Ned Krause, CEO, E.J. Krause & Associates.

He added, “This joint venture also fits our aim in continuing to develop a wide range of global food and beverage events.”

The 9th edition of the DC Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show will be held Nov. 8-9 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with E.J. Krause & Associates on MetroCooking DC,” said Denise Medved, CEO of MetroCooking.

She added, “Their 30-plus years of event expertise and resources will be invaluable to take MetroCooking DC to the next level and will allow us focus on and grow ShopMetroCooking, our e-Commerce platform that was launched in December 2013.”

The cooking show has become a one stop shop for the food, cooking, and entertaining community, generating more than 20,000 attendees annually.

The consumer event features 300-plus exhibitors including specialty food companies, restaurateurs, caterers, party planners, personal chefs, kitchen planners and appliance manufacturers.

MetroCooking DC draws top celebrity chefs such as Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Rachael Ray, Paula Deen, Tyler Florence, The Neelys and Jacques Pepin.

This year’s event already has confirmed Food Network star Bobby Flay, as well as a several other award-winning chefs from the DC metropolitan area.

Besides the showfloor, the show will include hands on workshops, cooking theaters, beer wine and spirits tastings, food and wine pairings, children’s cooking events, onsite bookstore, celebrity book signings, as well as a Grand Tasting highlighting local restaurants and chefs.

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