Meet the Chef

Culinary Specialist Amy Zarichnak!

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Amy’s first food memories are of making potato candy with her grandmother, and the Steelers Super Bowl parties during the 1970’s.

“I was never interested in the football, but that black and gold cake was so exciting for me,” Amy explains.

While studying and living in England and Ireland during college, Amy realized that she was completely preoccupied with food.  “Anything that was a slight bit different than what I grew up with fascinated me. Fries with garlic mayo?  Yes, please!  Curry?  Absolutely! Kebabs from a take-away shop?  I’ll have two!” she exclaims.

Amy graduated from Penn State and followed a career into marketing that had begun in her early college years.

“The jobs I had in marketing never felt like they fit me, but I would have to go back to school to change the trajectory of my career, and I didn’t have the time or money for that.  I had applied to culinary school in 2009.  But I couldn’t afford it.  However, I got a small windfall in late 2012.  I SPRINTED to culinary school,” she says. 

“I was there within two months of receiving the windfall!”

She graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 2014 and was also the editor of the student newspaper.  Now, she is thrilled to be working with Taste of Home and excited to travel the country, meeting Taste of Home fans.  “I love Taste of Home, it’s so comforting to me because it reminds me of the rural community that I grew up in, everyone sharing recipes and cooking for each other.  I can’t wait to share my cooking knowledge with everyone!”

When Amy isn’t on the road conducting Cooking School shows, she’s home in Poughkeepsie, New York.

WELCOME

The Worlds #1 Cooking & Entertaining Magazine, Taste of Home, is coming to OLEAN, NY!

The LIVE Cooking School show begins at 7:00 p.m., but doors will open at 3:00 p.m. for the Vendor Expo. Come early and enjoy the many vendor booths.  Every ticket holder will receive a gift bag filled with the Taste of Home Cooking School magazine, coupons and other goodies from national and local sponsors, plus a subscription to a digital edition of Taste of Home magazine!

Taste of Home Culinary Specialist, Amy Zarichnak, will share her home cooking tips and tricks while demonstrating step-by-step recipes for the seasons best dishes.

Find out for yourself why people keep coming back to the Taste of Home Cooking School, year after year! Food, fun, and delicious memories are waiting for you, so get your tickets today!

VENDORS

This list will be updated as vendors sign up.

Rieds

Shults Toyota

Cutco

Thirty One Gifts - Lucy Nuzzo

Olean Family YMCA

Greater Olean Chamber of Commerce

Kitchen's by Karl - Karl Rosenow

Body Vitality Center and Smile's Lab

Sweet Lace Cakes

Tupperware Consultant - Chrystal Costello

Pink Zebra - Jenny Nielson

Plexus - Tami Morton

Edward Jones

B&C Country Boutique

Rainbow

LuLaRoe

The Scarlet Lily

Olean General Hospital

Catch It All

Chef Specialties

 The Village Outlet

Forever 

ARAGO

Aramark

Young Living Oils (Little Oils)

Bradford Publishing Subscriptions

Women's Health of Western NY

 

SIGN UP TO BE A VENDOR - CLICK HERE!

FOR DETAILS CALL NICHOLE AT 716-372-3121 ext. 266

Get your tickets today

General Admission Tickets

$15 per person

includes vendor show and cooking show, a gift bag filled with the Taste of Home Cooking School magazine, coupons and other goodies from national and local sponsors, plus a subscription to a digital edition of Taste of Home magazine!

Tickets can be purchased online - CLICK HERE

OR

In person at the Olean Times Herald, The Bradford Era, and The Salamanca Press

VIP TICKETS!

$55 per person

includes special VIP dinner, open bar, meet and greet with Chef Amy Zarichnak, special VIP seating at cooking show, vendor show, a gift bag filled with the Taste of Home Cooking School magazine, coupons and other goodies from national and local sponsors, plus a subscription to a digital edition of Taste of Home magazine!

VIP TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN PERSON AT THE OLEAN TIMES HERALD OR THE BRADFORD ERA.

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