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    Cooking Class with Blue Ribbon Winning, Local Food Network Star Nash Roe

    The Kitchen at the Iowa State Fairgrounds

    Register Today!

    Kids Baking Championship Season 11 contestant Nash Roe is also the owner-operator of Nash’s Confections. Baking from an early age with his mom and grandma, Nash has created a business built on pastry. Want to learn the tips and tricks that got him on the Food Network or what earned him first place at the Iowa State Fair?  New and experienced bakers ages 7-15 years old can sign up and gain valuable confidence in the kitchen. The class will include cookie-inspired cupcakes, featuring chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes and cookies and cream cupcakes with OREO®.

    Kids in the Kitchen with Nash Roe
    The Kitchen, Iowa State Fairgrounds

    Saturday, February 25 at 2 p.m. SOLD OUT!

    Cost: $40 (Class size limit of 20 people)

    *Class includes step-by-step instruction and four take-home cupcakes.

    Register Today!

    During the Fair, The Kitchen was a popular demonstration kitchen for anything from cuts of meat to wine mixology, cake baking, charcuterie and chocolate bombs. Through April, watch for interactive, educational and fun cooking classes for any and all skill levels. Learn from local experts, using local products.

    Mark your calendars for March 19, 2023, at 2 p.m. for a take and bake pie making class and April 22, 2023, at 10 a.m. for a basic cake decorating how-to class. Email ewynn@iowastatefair.org to get on the announcement list.

    Kids in the Kitchen