What is MetroCooking DC?

MetroCooking DC is a culinary and entertaining extravaganza. The two day event fits everything a fan of cooking or entertaining could want under one roof. MetroCooking DC features a marketplace full of shopping, live cooking demonstrations by the hottest chefs in DC, cooking classes, tasting and entertaining workshops, and presentations from top Food Network celebrities. This is a one-of-a kind event for anyone who loves to cook or entertain!

Where is it?

The 12th annual MetroCooking DC show will take place December 9-10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Doors open at 10:00 AM.

Where can I purchase tickets to this event?

Click here to purchase tickets. Your tickets will be emailed to you from our ticketing agent. Please print them out to bring to the show.

I can't find my ticket in my email, will I still be able to attend?

Tickets are required for entry. You must bring your printed ticket for entry into the event. If you can't find the email with your ticket, please send an email to:

I bought a ticket for my friend but the ticket is in my name. Can my friend still use my ticket?

Great question! Your tickets are transferable. Plus, tickets make great gifts!

Is this a child friendly event?

Yes! MetroCooking DC is for everyone. There will be plenty of hands-on activities for all ages! Children under the age of 4 are admitted for free with a paying adult.

Is General Admission included in my ticket?

Yes, General admission is included in all tickets.

Does my General Admission ticket allow me access to the James Beard Cooking Stage?

Yes, General Admission tickets allow access to all James Beard cooking demos that day.

I have additional questions about tickets. Who can I call?

Contact Customer Service at 1-866-840-8822 or email


For accessibility service requests please notify management two weeks prior to accommodate: Email The Washington Convention Center does provide wheelchairs on a first come first serve bases. Please check in at their information desk located in the main lobby.
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