Ever want to go “behind the scenes” of one of your favorite home and entertaining magazines? Wish you could ask the writers, editors, photographers and stylists about how they make everything look so beautiful and delicious? Well, now’s your chance!
Friday-Saturday, October 10-11: Better Homes and Gardens’ Cooking Experience. BHG is opening the doors of its famed Test Kitchen to host the brand’s first-ever consumer cooking experience at the Better Homes and Gardens headquarters in downtown DSM.
Attendees get to observe cooking demos from notable chefs and BHG editors, taste scrumptious meals, take tours of the never-open-to-the-public BHG Test Kitchen, and go home with 1) a swag bag “curated” by BHG editors and 2) a limited edition cookbook featuring recipes from the event.
The purpose of the event, according to BHG Editor-in-Chief Gayle Butler, is to “bring our holiday pages to life and invite consumers into our kitchen to engage with editors…, meet other entertaining enthusiasts and learn simple and inexpensive ways to make their holiday table shine.”
Some highlights of the two-day event:
- Kickoff reception and welcome dinner featuring trendy holiday recipes from BHG magazine.
- Hands-on southern cooking class with James Beard Award-winning chef Scott Peacock
- “Magically Delicious” and spectacular “centerpiece” desserts with master baker and cookbook author Gesine Bullock-Prado.
- A peek behind the scenes at the (never-open-to-the-public) BHG Test Kitchen with Better Homes and Gardens Editors
- A slow-cooker appliance class called “Everything You Need to Know to Cook SLOW,” taught by the Better Homes and Gardens Editors, featuring a dozen go-to holiday recipes.
This rare opportunity to experience the BHG facilities and meet the chefs, authors and editors in person is $395.00. Registration required, more info at this link.
Also? A very special dinner. Consumers are also invited to book a seat at the table for the Tastes of the Season Dinner following Saturday’s cooking festivities. This intimate dinner in the Better Homes and Gardens kitchens will give readers a chance to “dine and dish” with Editor-in-Chief, Gayle Butler, Senior Deputy Food and Entertaining Editor, Nancy Hopkins, Test Kitchen Director Lynn Blanchard, and Contributing Editors Gesine Bullock-Prado and Scott Peacock. The menu features a four-course meal with wine pairings. This Saturday evening (Oct 11) dinner is available as a separate ($150) ticket price. Seats are limited. Tickets and more info here.