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Food City Hosts Relish Magazine Cooking Show in Maryville, TN

ABINGDON, VA (Tuesday, October 18, 2011) – Preparations are underway for The Relish Magazine Cooking Show, hosted by Food City.  The event will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Clayton Center for the Arts, located on the Maryville College Campus. 

“We were privileged to work with Relish Magazine and Celebrity Chef Jon Ashton earlier this year during our Tri-City Food Show.  We’re thrilled to have another opportunity to partner with them to bring a food show to the Maryville area.  We hope the show will be well received and become an annual event,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer.

The Relish Magazine Cooking Show will feature a number of vendor booths.  Relish Chef Jon Ashton will headline the show.  Ashton is currently the food correspondent of the nationally syndicated Morning Show “The Daily Buzz”, seen on over 160 stations.  He is also the Executive Chef for Relish Magazine, where 15 million households receive his recipes every month.  Ashton is well known for his “RECIPES FOR LIFE’, which are synonymous with living life well. 

Ashton will conduct a special cooking demonstration on Thursday evening from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.  Advance tickets may be purchased from The Maryville Daily Times, 307 Harper Ave.  General admission tickets for both the cooking show and demonstration are $12, with children 12 and under admitted free of charge.  VIP tickets are available for $25 and include admission to the cooking show and demonstration, as well as a backstage party featuring gourmet food sampling and a meet and greet with the Relish Team.     

The cooking show will also feature an assortment of prize giveaways, courtesy of local and national sponsors and every attendee will receive a fully loaded goody bag that includes a special 50-page Relish Magazine keepsake cookbook and a variety of money-saving coupons and samples.  For more information, go to

Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. operates 105 retail food outlets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.