The Isanti County Historical Society is hosting the Taste of Home Cooking School & Expo on April 20 at the Hardy Performing Arts Center in Cambridge.
Taste of Home conducts 300 of these shows nationwide each year. Their trained culinary specialists prepare selected recipes from with products from their National Show Sponsors that are from their cook books and magazines. The show starts at 1 p.m. and lasts about 2 1/2 hours.
Here’s your chance to participate in a local “reality” show to hone your cooking skills and practice your on-stage presence–all for free. Eight sous-chefs (assistants) are needed to work on-stage and behind-the-scenes with Taste of Home Culinary Specialist Guy Klinzing.
Sous chef volunteers will work before, during, and after the show, and will be provided a Gold VIP Guest Bag with an autographed cookbook, lunch, special thank you aprons and the opportunity to work with Klinzing. If you would like to participate as a sous chef on April 20, call Sue at 763-689-4229 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for this event are $20 General Seating/$40 Silver VIP/$60 Gold VIP. All levels may be ordered on-line at www.ichs.ws, by US Mail with a SASE envelope to ICHS, 1700 E. Rum River Dr. So, Suite K, Cambridge, MN 55008, or in person at the ICHS office. The $20 General Seating tickets are also available at Cub Foods in Cambridge. Each person attending the show will receive a free one-year subscription to one of two magazines, in addition to a gift bag stuffed full from national and local sponsors.
For all information regarding the Taste of Home Cooking School & Expo visit www.TasteofHome.com, www.ichs.ws, or call 763-689-4229.
Meet Taste of Home
Culinary Specialist Guy Klinzing
Klinzing holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts from Northeastern University and an MBA from Dominican University. He has worked in the snack food and chocolate industry for over 34 years, not only building and managing large candy production facilities, but also serving as a corporate media spokesperson in the Midwest. Klinzing has also conducted many seminars and training sessions on food-related topics including chocolate, candy, and food safety.
Klinzing’s favorite part of the Cooking School experience is meeting enthusiastic Taste of Home fans.
“They inspire me with their love of cooking and support for our program,” he said. “I love being able to share practical information with the attendees that they can go home and use the next day. The energy and fun at these events makes all the preparation worthwhile.”
Klinzing has a special touch for baking, which he learned from his grandmother at an early age. He credits his love of food and success as a cook to all of the time he spent cooking with his family including Christmas Eve dinner, a tradition he continues today. He also boasts a serious love for breakfast foods, and his fridge is constantly stocked with eggs, breakfast meats, fresh jams, home-grown berries and lots of fruit juices.
When not entertaining thousands at Cooking School shows with his singing, acting, and cooking, Klinzing enjoys tornado chasing, wilderness fishing and being surrounded by his children and grandchildren.