Nearly 50 chefs, cooks and entertaining experts appeared at this year's Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, held Nov. 7 to 8 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Among the chefs who hosted cooking demonstrations at the cooking and entertainment trade show were chef Richard Blais, of Trail Blais, Flip Burger Boutique and Season 4 of Bravo's Top Chef; Victor Albisu, chef at BLT Steak in Washington, D.C.; Giada De Laurentiis, host of Food Network's "Everyday Italian" and "Giada at Home;" Tyler Florence, Food Network's "Tyler’s Ultimate;" Daniel Giusti, chef of Washington, D.C.'s 1789 Restaurant.

Among other event highlights, Laurie Forster, of The Wine Coach, offered a wine seminar; Todd Thrasher of Restaurant Eve, Old Town Alexandria, Va., presented a cocktail seminar; and Domino Sugar sponsored a Just for Kids Interactive Cooking Area. More than 200 companies ranging from specialty food companies, caterers and party planners to personal chefs and appliance manufacturers exhibited at the show, which has been hosted by The Tiny Kitchen Inc. since 2005. The Tiny Kitchen provides trends and ideas to consumers for cooking and entertaining with ease.

Below are some photos from the event (courtesy of Eddie Arrossi).
Giada De Laurentiis presents in the Celebrity Theater

Chef Richard Blais and guests share some one-on-one time

An aerial shot of the show floor