The Rome News-Tribune sponsors the annual cooking school, which features culinary specialist Michelle “Red” Roberts demonstrating how to prepare a range of recipes.
Roberts works as a culinary specialist for the Taste of Home Cooking School in Greendale, Wis.
She travels to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and Tennessee conducting Taste of Home Cooking School shows. She does about 40 shows a year.
Roberts graduated from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Miss., with a culinary arts degree.
She gained previous experience in the restaurant industry and served as a foods intern with a popular national magazine.
Advance tickets are $4 and are available at the newspaper office, 305 E. Sixth Ave., the Lindale Piggly Wiggly and the West Rome IGA.
They’re also available online through The Forum’s website at www.forumevents.org.
Tickets will be $6 at the door on the day of the event
More than 1,000 tickets were sold for last year’s event, and each attendee received a gift bag full of coupons, recipe guides and issues of Taste of Home magazine.
Door prizes and food samples also are part of the annual event.
The grand prize is a seven-piece dining room group valued at $1,799 from Ford’s Furniture, 1428 N. Broad St.
There is free parking on Broad Street. The Third Avenue Parking Deck will be open. Parking fees are $1 per hour with a $5 maximum.